We Are The Karl Vella Group
Vehicle Damage Repair Specialists

Our vision is to provide an industry leading vehicle repair solution to all of our customers.

We Are The Karl Vella Group
Vehicle Damage Repair Specialists

The Karl Vella Group was established by current chairman Karl Vella MBE, who opened his first bodyshop in Southport in 1986. With the help of just one apprentice, Karl Vella built a reputation for quality and attention to detail, which soon resulted in a steady increase in business. The group has expanded to a network of six strategically placed car body repair centres in Skelmersdale, Preston, Barrow, Workington and Chester in addition to the original site in Southport.

We operate an in-house apprentice training programme, bringing in new recruits every year and giving them the opportunity to develop their skills across a number of body repair disciplines. We also operate a continuing professional development programme, which has seen the majority of our team achieve Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) qualifications and pass advanced certificates in their own disciplines.

The Karl Vella Group went the extra mile to have me and my vehicle back on the road.

Mr Singleton, Preston

After our vehicle was damaged in an accident, it was reassuring to know that Karl Vella were doing the repairs

Mr & Mrs Baldwin, Skelmersdale

Thank you Karl Vella Group, you have made this process effortless!

Ms Charnock, Southport

What we do
Our Services

A highly skilled professional service with a personal touch.

Accident Repair
Collision Damage

We are specialist vehicle damage repairers and are here to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Kitemark Approval
Assuring Your Safety

Our customers can have complete peace of mind that their vehicle has been repaired to the highest standards.

Bodyshop Management System

All of our jobs are managed using Autoflow BMS, meaning we have live information on all of our jobs and can raise instant reports.

KV Assist
Customer Support

Our centrally operated customer services team ensures that the highest standard of customer service is achieved across the group.

KV Express
SMART Repairs

For cosmetic damage, our dedicated fast-track SMART repair service allows for a quicker turnaround on minor repairs.

Fleet Repairs
Keeping Your Business Moving

Following our recent upgrades to our premises, we offer auto body repairs for commercial fleets and vehicles.


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Here Are Some Of
Our Work Providers

We offer vehicle damage repair for a number of leading brands.

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0844 264 6000

Head Office
Gillibrands Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9TA.


Gillibrands Road, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9TA


Allerton House, Chain Caul Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YL


Blackwood Road, Lilyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JW


118a Cemetery Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 5EG


First Avenue, Deeside Industrial Estate, Flintshire, CH5 2NU