Kwik Fit secures 21st consecutive BusinessCar award
Kwik Fit is celebrating 21 consecutive years of award-winning success after being voted the UK’s number one fast-fit company for 21 years in succession in the annual BusinessCar Awards. The company is the only organisation to have walked off with first prize each year since the honours were launched.
“Kwik Fit’s success once more in the fast-fit category of the BusinessCar Awards illustrates that the corporate marketplace is enjoying the excellent improvements the company is making to its network,” commented BusinessCar editor Paul Barker. “Our readers are appreciating the upgrades and extra services now available through Kwik Fit’s network, which can only help in terms of providing choice and value, so we’d like to congratulate the company on another year of success.”
Peter Lambert, Kwik Fit’s fleet director, added: “Innovation and investment to help fleet managers improve operating efficiencies is critical to business success. Kwik Fit was acquired by Itochu Group almost three years ago and that investment and innovation continues apace in 2014 to ensure that Kwik Fit remains at the forefront of the fleet market.”
In recent times, Kwik Fit further developed its LCV sector proposition across its more than 600 High Street centres and the company says it is seeing a significant rise in the volume of servicing and mechanical work undertaken on fleet vehicles, notably as a result of the introduction and continuing increase in the number of Kwik Fit Plus centres it operates in the UK. Kwik Fit plans to refurbish and modernise a further 100 centres this year.
“The challenge throughout 2014 remains to move the image and reputation of the fast-fit industry in the minds of the leasing industry, fleet managers and company car and van drivers away from simply being a ‘fast-fit operator’ to being a provider across a wide range of products and services for fleets including all-makes and models vehicle servicing and MoTs,” Lambert continued. “Judging by the result of this year’s BusinessCar Awards it is a challenge that Kwik Fit is continuing to win, led by the 2014 opening of more Kwik Fit Plus centres, which reflect the look and feel of a franchise dealer and will help the company to secure more fleet business.”