Activate Accident Repair opens Manchester body shop for EVs


Activate Accident Repair has announced the opening of another body shop in Manchester, able to repair EVs. The opening of the site – Activate Accident Repair’s fifth – continues the growth of its hybrid repair network, with sites that complement its partner repair group relationships across the UK.

Its own chain of body shops works alongside an approved network of 200 repairers to service hundreds of thousands of claims a year for its fleet and insurance clients.

As with existing sites, Manchester is purpose built and has seen significant investment in energy efficient infrastructure, processes, and technology, making it possible to repair all vehicle types including the latest EVs and HEVs.

It has placed equal focus on investing in people, with dedicated training and support processes embedded into the day-to-day operation.

In 2020 Accident Group announced plans to drive expansion of its Activate Accident Repair division with the appointment of Victoria Turner as CEO and a £15m investment in a mobile repair offering and new sites.

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

Turner said: “Environmental, social and corporate governance is at the top of the agenda for us, and for the wider fleet and insurance industries, which is why we’ve focused heavily on ensuring our body shops deliver for the environment as well as our customers.

“From installing heat recycling paint ovens to integrating green and alternative parts into our supply chain, we’re serious about meeting our net zero carbon target.”


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