ChipsAway’s Corporate Head Offices are based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. These are home to the group’s administrative offices, state of the art IMI accredited training and warehousing facilities.
ChipsAway was launched in the UK in 1994 and is a full member of the BFA – the company actually started in the USA before it was brought over to the UK, pioneering SMART repair technology. With a rapidly expanding network of over 200 Franchisees in the UK, ChipsAway International is the originator and dominant player in the rapidly growing SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Technology) automotive repair market.
We now have the largest network of repair specialists in the UK, and all have undergone specialist training at our bespoke IMI accredited training centre!. Providing high quality, value-for-money repairs to car paintwork on a same-day basis, specialists work from vehicles fully equipped as mobile workshops, or fixed-base units known as Car Care Centres.
This means that many of our car body repair specialists can come to your home or work to do repairs – we just need a power supply! We also have 40 Car Care Centres dotted around the UK, which can carry out larger repairs.
ChipsAway was acquired in 2008 by international multi-brand franchisor Franchise Brands. Franchise Brands is also parent company of established brands Metro Rod, Ovenclean and Barking Mad, which means it has a collective trading history of over 50 years altogether. All Franchise Brand’s child companies are also full members of the BFA. Franchise Brands has notable strengths in areas such as marketing, franchise recruitment and franchise support, and the group’s strategy is to grow organically through expanding their existing brands and through further acquisitions.