Solus opens new vehicle repair centre in Newport

Solus, an Aviva subsidiary, has opened its latest vehicle damage repair centre in Newport, South Wales.

The new centre is the first Solus site in Wales and is part of our strategy to support customers by increasing the number of claims managed from start to finish.

“We are extremely proud to open our newest branch here in Newport - the first site in Wales. By opening this centre, we can continue delivering great outcomes for our customers, helping them to get back behind the wheel as quickly and as safely as possible.”

Simon Smith, Managing Director at Solus

Located at St. Modwen Park, the 23,000 ft2 site will create more than 30 jobs, ranging from repair consultants and technicians to customer care. The Solus Newport site also incorporates solar panels, thermal lining and rainwater harvesting.

Solus, the nationwide network of vehicle damage repair centres, repairs and manages the loss of vehicles after a driving accident or incident, managing a third of our overall motor damage claims.

There are now 22 Solus sites across the UK, with other recent locations including Bolton, Castleford and Nottingham.

About Solus

  • Aviva’s network of motor repairers, including Solus, covers 80% of motor claims, showcasing its ability to mitigate inflationary pressures and control costs.
  • Solus aims to use recycled parts where appropriate and safe to do so, helping get customers and their vehicles back on the road as soon as possible.
  • Solus has an award-winning apprentice program as part of its focus on diversity and inclusion, with women now making up 20% of its apprentices. Women also make up half of the senior leadership team.
  • All Solus repair centres have the ability to repair accident damaged Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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