28 juin 22

Fixico expands into UK, its 10th market

Fixico, a Dutch-based digital platform for car repair management, has today announced its expansion into the UK, its 10th market in Europe. The move reflects “the growing success of its digital solution”, the company states.

With the launch of Fixico in the UK, the company’s international partners can now leverage the platform for their UK operations; and new, UK-based businesses and repairers can get access to the full strength of digital repair management. 

“We have always had the UK on our roadmap, as it’s a multi-billion-pound market, where we can introduce cutting-edge technology to established processes and build a digital, more efficient vehicle servicing ecosystem,” said Derk Roodhuyzen de Vries, CEO and founder of Fixico.

280 body repair shops

Manchester-based Intelligent Vehicle Services (IVS) will be among the first businesses to use Fixico in the UK. IVS manages car repairs for insurers, fleet operators, insurance intermediaries, and other claim management companies. 

Partnering with Fixico means IVS can communicate with all customers via a single platform and optimise operations, eliminating non-value-adding activities. IVS’ network of over 280 UK-wide body repair shops will be fully onboarded to the Fixico marketplace, making it easier to coordinate and deploy repairs, which in turn supports Fixico’s expansion into the market.

“We chose Fixico because we believe their platform is truly changing the game across Europe. They offer impressive data insights and with their seamless integration to existing systems, there was no reason not to work together,” said John Boyce, Managing Director of IVS.

Most suitable solution

Fixico wants to shape the future of car repair by creating a smarter, digital marketplace for everyone. The company connects all stakeholders in car repair – rental and leasing companies, insurers and fleet management companies, repair shops and parts suppliers – in a single, digital environment. 

This enables seamless communication and eliminates the need for constant calling and emailing back and forth. It also helps Fixico find the most suitable solution (in terms of distance, availability, cost, etc.) for each individual repair case. 

Fixico also provides both customers and repairers with a comprehensive dashboard to keep track of repairs and review insights in real time. Ultimately, all of this increases efficiency and minimizes vehicle downtime. 

The Fixico platform now counts 2,500 repairers and 200 businesses, including industry leaders such as AON, Sixt, and Arval, across ten countries. 

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Authored by: Frank Jacobs