Fix Network now present across all major economic regions

Romain Thirion
Fix Auto Collision center de Riyad

With its arrival in Saudi Arabia in January 2023, the Canadian franchise network is now present in all major areas of economic development around the world.

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The Middle East is added to North and South America, Europe, South Africa, the Far East and Oceania. The network, known for its Fix Auto Collision and Fix Auto Service brands for bodywork and mechanical maintenance, currently operates 17 establishments in the Kingdom. In addition to international expansion, Fix Network is also focusing on growth on its home continent, with 25 new ProColor Collision centres in the United States, complementing the development of its Novus Glass and Speedy Glass networks. With over 1,030 service points globally, Fix Network is most prominent in glazing, followed by bodywork with more than 925 locations and just under 120 in mechanical services. The network employs over 400 people.

Strengthened competitiveness

This is why the agreements signed by the network at a global level are particularly beneficial for its franchisees. “No one is immune to inflation, and we have witnessed global cost increases, from parts to labour to materials. However, one of the many advantages of being part of Fix Network is our robust global supplier relationships, offering reliable supply chain management and potential savings to our franchisees”, argues Steve Leal.

Similar to the partnership signed with Axalta for paint work two years ago, the franchise recipe that Fix Network has been cultivating for thirty years has proved to be well suited to the consolidation experienced by the repair sector in many highly developed markets.

Diversification of its activity

The Fix Auto Service concept, created specifically for Saudi Arabia, exemplifies Fix Network’s commitment to diversifying its activities and attracting more investors. “Within Fix Network, many owner-operators provide a range of services, including collision repair, mechanical work, and glazing repair and replacement. We equip these entrepreneurs and their teams with the necessary training, operational guidance, technology, and marketing support”, says Steve Leal, President and CEO of  Fix Network.

As a result, the network is experiencing growth in mature markets like Germany, Canada, and Australia, and it continues to expand in Mexico. “Instead of outsourcing their repair needs, workshops should consider carrying them out in-house and ensure that quality is never compromised. For example, body shops integrate associated services such as windscreen repair and replacement and mechanical repair in addition to collision repair, and vice versa”, adds the executive.

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