As a company we pride ourselves on offering traditional values of customer service whilst adapting our techniques and services to match the modern market place. Starting as coach builders Fred Smith and Sons (Motor Bodies) Limited have grown throughout it's 80 year existence and branched into vehicle repairs on HGV's, Vans and cars, also MOT's and servicing on all types of vehicle (including motorcycles) and most recently Truck Rental.
The knowledge and experience that we have acquired throughout the years enables us to offer unrivalled customer service throughout all of our divisions. We are confident that whatever you require we will be able to serve your needs and offer you a service that gives you confidence and satisfaction and in turn leads to a long, harmonious relationship.
The customer is always at the heart of everything we do, we have a hard won reputation that we are proud of.
Things don't stand still for very long around here, it's part of the secret of our 80 year proud history.
For many of our customers we are always the first call they make when their transportation need changes.
Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Limited was founded in 1937 by Fred Smith and his son Stanley. The business started as coachbuilders in Lyng Lane, West Bromwich. The business remained there for the next 40 years until expansion was necessary due to increased work loads and an increase in services offered.
In 1977 the business expanded with body building and repairs moving to Sams Lane, West Bromwich. This allowed the company to expand rapidly into the HGV, Van and Car repair sectors at Lyng Lane whilst expanding its body building business. This expansion was managed by Stanley's four sons Patrick, Michael, Fred and William and they were supported by Stan's two daughters Ann and Jane.
With the business already handed down to the next generation, the next big step came in 1993 when the company moved into the vehicle rental business.
Originally serviced from the Sams Lane & Lyng Lane sites, a new block was built at Sams Lane to accomodate staff. Lyng Lane mechanical division also expanded to cope with the increased workload.
Due to the demands of the industry for rental vehicles, FS Rentals soon outgrew the Sams Lane site and new premises were purchased in Kelvin Way, West Bromwich. After what was nearly a year of renovation and building work the new site was opened in 1999.
Since it's relocation the demand has increased and an automated truck wash was installed in 2002.
The final part of the company's expansion came in 2008 when Fred Smith & Sons installed a motorcycle MOT bay allowing it to expand on it's services offered.
This seemingly small addition is a demonstration of our desire to offer a complete range of services.
With many significant changes due to affect our trade over the coming years Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Limited are confident that we have the knowledge and expertise to adapt to the ever changing business environment and continue to offer an unbeatable service for many years.