By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario -- October 9, 2018 -- The first-ever British Columbia regional meeting for the entire Fix Automotive Network, which includes Fix Auto, Speedy Auto Service and NOVUS Glass, was held in Vancouver late last month. With an agenda that included business updates, networking opportunities and a supplier trade show, B.C. is the latest region that brings together the franchise's brand representatives and strategic partners.
The network also now has a regional office located in Burnaby, B.C. which brings all of the brands of operation together. The building consists of a call centre and classroom-style training rooms available for franchise strategic partners. The FAN corporate team has also doubled the amount of support staff devoted to B.C. operators, including dedicated roles in operations, sales, and marketing.
“It has been an exciting year for the FAN in BC as we are now a distinct region within our national organization… With the tremendous growth we have achieved in western Canada, the time had come to recognize BC as a unique market, with dedicated staff throughout the province supporting our existing members and driving to expand the network,” said Thomas Maple, general manager of Fix Automotive Network BC.
Steve Leal, CEO and president of FAN World joined the meeting to give an update on how the network is doing from a global perspective.
“Our corporate team is now over 100 people strong and we’re all here to support and grow our collision, mechanical and glass banners across the country…We are constantly improving our systems and introducing new technology where appropriate; all of which is designed to ensure our franchise strategic partners have the management and operational tools they need to deliver high quality repairs with excellent customer service,” said Leal.
This year FAN is also recognizing five shops in the region for reaching 10 years with the network. The five shops include Abbotsford East, Abbotsford West, Chilliwack East and Courtenay Vernon Central.