Five million mark for ChipsAway

ChipsAway International, the SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist, has celebrated in style presenting a bouquet and a bottle of bubbly to its five millionth customer Kay Wellings, who had her damaged paintwork repaired by Lichfield franchisee Ian Byrne.

The repair to Kay's bronze 350z Nissan Roadster sports car marked a spectacular five million customers since ChipsAway first introduced their newly developed concept of SMART repairs to the UK 12 years ago.

'I'd had ChipsAway recommended to me by a friend,' Kay explains. 'I was rather anxious as the car is my husband's pride and joy, but I needn't have worried. The quality of the repair both to the paintwork and one of the alloy wheels was fantastic. You literally couldn't see where the damage had been and the price was about half the quote I'd received from a local body shop. I'm absolutely delighted and will certainly spread the word about ChipsAway.'

The company adds: 'The unique ChipsAway SMART repair system enables automotive paintwork to be repaired by a trained technician to factory finish standard, in a fraction of the time taken by a traditional body shop, and at a highly competitive price. With over 30 million cars on the road in the UK and around 15 million repair opportunities a year, clearly ChipsAway has hardly 'scratched the surface' of this £5.5 billion marketplace.'

ChipsAway International remains the dominant brand in the lucrative SMART repairs sector, with around 350 successful franchisees operating nationwide, and 11 Master Franchises across the world.