Kwik-Fit is a Scottish car-servicing company. It was founded by the entrepreneur Tom Farmer.
Kwik-Fit is best known for its advertising slogan "You can't get better than a Kwik-Fit fitter". This appeared in five television advertisements that ran from 1984 to 1999. These featured dancing, uniformed, Kwik-fit staff singing songs based around the slogan.
The first Kwik-Fit centre opened in Edinburgh in 1971. As of 2006, there are 600 Kwik-Fit centres in Britain. In 1973, it opened its first centre in The Netherlands, and by 1999 it had acquired 570 centres in mainland Europe, including centres in France and Germany.
Kwik-Fit was bought by the Ford Motor Company in 1999 for £1 billion. The company was acquired by CVC Capital Partners in 2002 who sold it in 2005 to the French based venture capitalists, PAI partners.
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