Mitchell trends report looks at shrinking ‘price gap’

Mitchell's Q2 report looks into artificial intelligence and the growing importance of scan tools.

San Diego, California — June 13, 2017 — Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the second quarter of 2017. In this edition, Mitchell executives take a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in the insurance industry and the use of scanning tools for complex autobody repairs. The report’s feature […]

Tiger Auto Parts to open Montreal-Lachine warehouse

Tiger Auto Parts’ new location in Montreal-Lachine

By Josh White Montreal-Lachine, Quebec — June 14, 2017 — Tiger Auto Parts is set to open a new Montreal-Lachine warehouse location by the end of the summer. While there is not yet an official opening date, Tiger Auto Parts aims to have the franchise open at the end of August or early in September. The […]

OEConnection Holdings to purchase Clifford Thames Group

Geo Money, Director of Branding and Culture for OEC, says “Clifford Thames is the perfect match for OEC.”

By Josh White Richfield, Ohio — June 13, 2017 — OEConnection Holdings has announced it will add another company to its portfolio, Clifford Thames Group (CT), a data management company.  CT provides data needed for vehicle maintenance and repair for manufacturers, repairers, and leasing companies. According to OEC Branding and Culture Director Geo Money, the data […]

Day one of IBIS 2017 focuses on new technology, geopolitics and ongoing consolidation

Thomas Lake, Senior Analyst, Political Risk for BMI Research. Lake’s session at IBIS 2017 examined geopolitical factors impacting the global collision repair industry and automotive claims economy.

By CRM Staff Madrid, Spain — June 13, 2017 — Nearly 400 of the world’s leading collision repair industry influencers have gathered for the 2017 IBIS Global Summit. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian Media Partner for IBIS. Themed “The Currency of Trust,” the two-day conference and networking event takes place at the Melia […]

Campbell Auto Shop first opened the doors 102 years ago

The team at Campbell's Auto Shop in Belleville in 1956. At this point, the shop had already been in operation for over four decades.

By Josh White Belleville, Ontario — June 19, 2017 — 102 years old never looked so good. Campbell’s Auto Shop in Belleville has been open since 1915, when the collision repair industry was strikingly different. In fact, founder Matt Campbell was repairing and painting carriages at the time the doors opened to the public. Once […]

Guild 21: Agustin Diaz of Toyota on driver assistance tech

Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota, discussed precautions and procedures for Toyota sensors and calibrations during the recent Guild 21 call.

By Jeff Sanford Newport Beach, California — June 12, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call suffered some technical glitches, but still managed to provided much-needed direction around an issue more important than ever—the proper recalibration of the new driver assist functions that are rapidly becoming standard issue on the most basic vehicles. The special […]