For over 20 years, SMARTFIX have been designing innovative equipment and systems, supplying companies in a variety of industries, all over the world.
It all started with a SMART repair business. While running his own franchise, founder Matt Wortley began to develop new alloy wheel repair techniques to make the job easier and more efficient. After travelling the world and discovering that nobody else was offering the same services, Matt saw a gap in the market and set up SMARTFIX with business partner Richard Wheeler in 2001.
SUPPLYING INDUSTRIES WORLDWIDE
Since then, SMARTFIX has supplied workshops and mobile businesses with equipment for alloy wheel repair, bodywork paint repair, paintless dent removal and more. Our signature SMARTvan comes with everything you need to run a mobile SMART repair service.
But the story doesn’t end there. Our unique ‘plug and go’ spraybooths are used by manufacturers, schools and universities, government bodies and more, in Europe, Australia, North America and the Middle East. SMARTFIX technology has been adopted by the world’s leading museum of art and modern design, a global razor manufacturer and Formula One teams, to name but a few.
Joining together the combined experience of over 30 years in the SMART repair industry, Matt Wortley & Richard Wheeler identify the need for a quality, built for purpose solution for the alloy wheel repair industry and form SMARTFIX UK Limited.
We launch our first alloy wheel repair system. Aimed initially at bodyshops looking to make the process of repairing alloy wheels more efficient, the principles of this system are still present in our latest Business Packages.
We launch our innovative SMARTSUKKER portable spray booth. Initially designed for controlling the fumes and overspray when spraying alloy wheels, this is now used by many different industries that require a small but powerful extraction unit for spraying a wide variety of parts and components.
Our first mobile alloy wheel repair installation is built. This is the first of it's kind that allows the complete process to be completed inside the van, with the doors closed.
The unique SMARTBOOTH is launched. A free-standing "Plug & Go" Spray Booth that controls hazardous substances without the need for external ducting. Forming part of our alloy wheel repair system, the SMARTBOOTH is also used by other industries including the NHS, JLR, F1 teams and industrial component manufacturers.
SMARTFIX exhibit at the Top Gear Live show @ Earls Court London
SMARTFIX launch in Wales
Patent granted for SMARTBOOTH
SMARTFIX launch in Saudi Arabia
SMARTFIX launch in Scotland
We supply Gillette UK a SMARTBOOTH and mini paint mixing scheme for spraying new prototype razors
SMARTFIX launch in Belgium
SMARTFIX launch in Australia
SMARTFIX launch in Norway
SMARTFIX launch in USA
SMARTFIX launch in Canada
SMARTFIX launch in Germany
The first of our SMARTBOX units is built. A fully equipped alloy wheel repair workshop housed in a lightweight custom built box that can be floor or vehicle mounted.
With the release of the first ever mobile CNC lathe, we launch the SMARTBOX DIAMOND Our first mobile wheel repair facility specifically for repairing diamond cut alloy wheels.
The SMARTVAN is launched. Taking the design features from our SMARTBOX and incorporating them into our best ever alloy wheel repair van installation.
We build the first wheel repair facility with a CNC lathe into a standard panel van. Built into a left hand drive Peugeot Boxer for a customer in France, this build provides the concept for our SMARTVAN DIAMOND.
New SMARTVAN DIAMOND is launched
At SMARTFIX, everything we do is underpinned by five core values: Innovative, Can-do, Expert, Bespoke and Dependable.
SMARTFIX was built on innovation. We’re continually developing new techniques and technologies to help you get the job done better, faster, more safely and efficiently.
Some of our valued clients
Fox Car Specialist
With over 20 years of experience in the motor trade sector, Darren Saunders contacted SMARTFIX to help him start up his very own business, specialising in alloy wheel refurbishment. This case study takes a closer look at the final product, and the incredible results Darren has achieved in Fox Car Specialists' first three months of trading.