Activate Accident Repair has announced the opening of another body shop in Manchester that can repair electric cars. The opening of the location – Activate Accident Repair’s fifth – continues the growth of its hybrid repair network with locations that complement relationships with partner repair groups across the UK.

Its own chain of body shops works with an approved network of 200 repair shops to handle hundreds of thousands of claims per year for its fleet and insurance customers.

As with existing locations, Manchester is purpose-built and has made significant investments in energy efficient infrastructure, processes and technology that make it possible to repair all types of vehicles, including the latest electric and HEVs.

The focus is equally on investing in people, with dedicated training and support processes embedded in day-to-day operations.

In 2020, the Accident Group announced plans to expand its Activate Accident Repair business with the appointment of Victoria Turner as CEO and an investment of £ 15 million in a mobile repair offering and new locations.

The company is part of the Activate Group, a group of companies that includes Motor Repair Network, sopp + sopp and Activate Parts.

Turner said: “Environmental, social and corporate governance are high on the customer agenda for us and in the fleet and insurance industries.

“From the installation of heat recycling paint ovens to the integration of environmentally friendly and alternative parts into our supply chain, we take our goal of zero CO2 emissions seriously.”

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