collision repair industry

  • From legal skirmishes to ‘AI’ and consolidation, here’s what to watch for this coming year.
  • 3M Company and TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products, announced a strategic collaboration to provide customers in the global automotive collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system.
  • I certainly believe that increasing technological complexity fundamentally changes the industry. And, depending on your inclination and your time horizon, it can either be seen as a huge opportunity or a huge threat.
    Brad Mewes
  • Collision industry representatives kicked off industry week in Palm Springs by helping the National Auto Body Council celebrate its 1,000th Recycled Rides car donation to a local area couple and their four children who have been struggling without transportation.
  • There are 3 main areas I see that will continue to impact the industry: technology, consolidation, and monetary policy, i.e. the Fed. Here are 3 collision industry predictions for 2016.
    Brad Mewes
  • With 2015 coming to a close, the most significant trends in the U.S. collision repair market continue to be the impact of new materials, the increasing importance of OEM certifications and the continuing growth of Multi-Site Operation (MSO) businesses--especially the largest MSOs.
  • From the courtroom to the aluminum “clean room,” 2016 is shaping up to be another year of change and drama for the collision repair industry. New laws will go into effect, new vehicle technology will roll into shops and new insurer and vendor practices are expected to play a role in the day-to-day business of shops.
  • Because of the everyday personal relationship I have with the industry, I find myself constantly evaluating the industry's ongoing progress and the many outside resources that help to create an improved customer experience that enhances the overall perception of our business.
    Michael Giarrizzo