£2 million investment boosts repair capacity for insurance customers

Accident management specialist, Motor Repair Network, has opened two new state-of the-art repair centres, delivering guaranteed capacity for its insurance customers.

The centres, opened through sister-company Activate Accident Repair, represent an investment of more than £2 million in purpose-built vehicle repair facilities.

Based in Mildenhall in the South-East and Sunderland in the North-East, the sites are equipped with the latest technology, including the ability to repair ADAS, plastic and aluminium on all types of vehicles, including EV and hybrid.

State-of-the-art repair centres

Activate Group Chief Commercial Officer, Victoria Turner said: “We want Activate Accident Repair to set the standard in the industry. With each new site, we renew our commitment to invest in the latest technology, best training and effective processes to ensure we deliver high-quality repairs and efficient repair journeys for our customers.”

The announcement comes as the vehicle repair industry faces significant pressure, with demand for repairs outstripping available capacity in many parts of the country, increasing claim handling times.

Investment in these new state-of-the-art centres is part of a strategic growth plan that will see Activate Accident Repair further complement existing strategic repair relationships within the wider network.

Turner commented: “These two new sites are part of our strategy to build a hybrid repair network that includes guaranteed, owned capacity, and strong UK-wide partnerships with bodyshop groups and independent repairers.

“Many of our customers are reviewing their approach to insuring the growing number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road. As a supplier partner, we’re supporting these strategic decisions by investing in increased capacity, and the capability to repair the very latest vehicle technology.”

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