Accident repair specialist, FMG Repair Services, will open a brand-new flagship accident repair centre in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire next month. The new addition, which is the company’s 65th site in the UK, will be equipped with all the latest automotive repair technology – enabling repairs to all vehicle derivatives including EV, Hybrid, and multi material vehicles, alongside LCVs.
The Hoddesdon site is FMG Repair Services’ first purpose developed site since its new ownership in September 2020. At 24,000 square feet, the new facility will allow the business to expand their existing footprint in the London region, offering a prime location with good logistical links to the M25 – a strategic location where the additional site will support high customer demand.
Describing the development plans, Operations Director Paul Wrigglesworth said:
“The new site is a perfect addition to our existing estate, well positioned for the North London area, with good arterial roads and logistical links. It’s a perfect fit for our strategic plans, and we recognise Hoddesdon as a high-profile claims area where capacity is at a premium.”
Site planning and preparation to transform the former empty industrial unit into a cutting-edge facility started back in Autumn 2022, with construction work starting earlier this year in February 2023. The extensive fit out program was project-managed by Rhys Walters, South East Senior Regional Operations Manager.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming new colleagues and customers to our purpose-built facility, strengthening our regional proposition and being future ready to serve our client base”
The opening in Hoddesdon forms part of FMG’s wider growth plans, with investment and upgrade works scheduled for the existing estate, as well as purpose developed sites in new locations. The site features fully trained technicians working with all the latest standard repair equipment and technology, plus specialist additions for commercial vehicle repairs, including a large commercial spray booth, a curtain-heat-and-extract prep area, and extended heavy duty geometry equipment and alignment Jig.
Hoddesdon opens in late September – taking the combined operation of FMG Repair Services to 65 sites, with over 1,500 colleagues and the capability to repair in excess of 100,000 vehicles per annum.
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