An accident repair firm is set to open a new £250,000 centre in the Black Country which will create up to 12 new jobs.

BodyKraft will unveil its new business 'Fastrack' in the 6,202 sq ft facility within the Pensnett Estate's Progress Point development in Kingswinford.

It is the company's second repair centre on the business park which will focus on minor body repairs.

It said that, by using the latest technology, the centre would speed up the spraying and drying of customers' vehicles to just five minutes, helped by a £78,000 moveable spray booth and UV infrared drying system which it claims is the only technology of its type in the region.

BodyKraft was founded in 1998 by owners Mike Pugh and Lorna Freeman and now employs a team of 90 staff across four sites including Dudley, Wolverhampton and Merry Hill.

Much of its work involves accident and business insurance repairs and its clients include Vauxhall, Chevrolet, Kia and Citroen.

Mr Pugh said: "As we mark our 17th anniversary, we have invested into providing one of the most high-tech vehicle repair and spraying facilities in the country.

"Many of our customers are local people and businesses who rely on their vehicles and need them back on the road as quickly as possible so our new rapid service means owners can have their cars and vans repaired on the same day.

"We're delighted that this new facility will mean more jobs for people in the Black Country.

"It's the engine room of Britain and we need the best local people to be part of our team and what is the most ambitious initiative in our history."

Paula James, industrial lettings manager at London & Cambridge Properties which owns the estate, added: "BodyKraft is a long-standing tenant of ours so we were only too pleased to help the company find suitable premises for its new Fastrack repair service.

"It's great to see such a successful family-run firm that is continuing to grow in the West Midlands."