New Cardiff base for thriving Chipsaway car body repair company

The owners of a thriving car body repair business have purchased new, larger industrial premises at Cardiff Business Park in Cardiff.

Alistair and Susan Hoy, who founded the ChipsAway franchise in Tremorfa in 2010, have bought Unit 20 Lambourne Crescent to enable them to expand their business and provide facilities for more advanced equipment.

ChipsAway has built a strong reputation in the city for providing high quality repairs to car paintwork scratches, bumper scuffs, alloy wheels, and dents to car body work.  Ali Hoy said: “We employ the latest techniques and use the most environmentally-friendly products in our repairs. Things are going very well and we have established a large client base.

“This acquisition is an investment for the future and will enable us to continue to grow.”

The unit was sold by Envitech whose managing director Jim Pickering said: “For many years our company has been primarily a distributor for water and waste water monitoring equipment made abroad, but has developed a manufacturing base in Wales and hence ran out of space at the Llanishen unit.

“Expansion to a new 10,000 sq ft premises at the Wentloog Capital Business Park brings exciting new capacity to develop a specialised environmental manufacturing facility within Wales.”

Commercial property consultant Knight Frank advised vendors Envitech SSAS on the sale of the 2,993 sq ft industrial unit. Neil Francis, partner in Knight Frank’s industrial agency, said: “It’s not often that the opportunity arises to purchase one of the units in this very popular location, so Ali and Susan have done well to secure such a good base for their company’s future growth.”