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Exciting News For Glasgow Based Allied Vehicles

Allied Vehicles are pleased to announce the latest acquisition in exciting plans for growth for the north-Glasgow based business. Allied Autocare and Fix Auto Glasgow North are two brands in the Allied Vehicles Group, repairing vehicles through the largest independent bodyshop in Scotland.

Allied Vehicles are expanding their bodyshop offering into the north-west of England through the acquisition of Fix Auto Wigan. It's hoped the purchase will help bring Allied Vehicles headcount of employees to nearly 750 across the group.

The move signals a programme of expansion for the Scottish repairer with owner Gerry Facenna stating the purchase was the first of several planned over the next three years.

The sale includes the two main units that totals 17,500sq ft of bodyshop workspace and the additional 7,500 sq ft purpose-built bodyshop opened in March 2019 as the company’s dedicated smart repair centre that also houses its alloy wheel refurbishment facilities.

Shortly after securing the sale Gerry, said:

“These are certainly exciting times for the industry as a whole and for our business. After 30 years repairing cars in Glasgow where, I am extremely proud to say, we have built one of the largest bodyshops in Scotland, the time is now right to expand our business and explore other avenues."

“Andy has run an extremely tight ship, the business is in a great place and is ideally placed for further investment and expansion. It really is a perfect acquisition.”

Ian Pugh, Managing Director for Fix Auto UK, added:

“We are so delighted Gerry and his team have stepped in and taken Fix Auto Wigan over and kept it firmly within the Fix Auto UK family. Anyone who knows his business will know it’s a colossal organisation with several world class divisions to it. Gerry’s decision to invest and expand his own repair footprint is truly exciting, not just for Fix Auto UK but for the industry as a whole.”

Fix Auto Wigan has been bought from previous owner, Andy Sankey, who will continue the day-to-day running of the site, reporting directly into Fix Auto Glasgow North's General Manager, Ronnie Stewart.

Said Andy: “I have dedicated a huge part of my life to the business and fulfilled my personal ambition of owning my own repair centre. But, the time is now right for me to spend more time with my family, especially my grandchildren. Thankfully, while I’m still going to be helping to manage the day-to-day running of the site, my arrangement with Gerry and Ronnie will hopefully give me that much needed time.”

Andy concluded: “What has been absolute paramount to me has been to safeguard my team and to ensure the business remains part of the Fix Auto UK network. I know the business and each and everyone who works within it is in the safest of hands thanks to Gerry and his team. It really is a new chapter for Fix Auto Wigan.”


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