AutoHouse Technologies’ 2019 Benchmark Report

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Collision Repair will publish a series of pieces highlighting key findings from an exclusive AutoHouse Technologies’ report on the performance of Canadian collision facilities in 2019. “We are thrilled to have been chosen by AutoHouse Technologies to serve as the exclusive media partner for this report,” said Collision Repair’s publisher […]

Tackling Emissions Overseas: BASF and DiDi enter partnership

Hangzhou, China ⁠— BASF and DiDi, a China-based mobile transportation platform, recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, BASF will provide DiDi with sustainable automotive refinish products developed at its research and production site in Jiangmen. These products, specifically designed for the Chinese market, will reduce VOC emissions and meet the rigid […]

Pandemic Pandemonium: ICBC says financial plan in disorder amid COVID-19

Victoria, British Columbia ⁠— The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) says the pandemic has thrown its budget projections into disarray. Attorney General David Eby and ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez said on Thursday that a decrease in collision claims has resulted in $158 million in savings, but the public insurer has also generated hundreds of […]

Subsidy Stretched: Federal COVID-19 wage subsidy to last through August

Ottawa, Ontario ⁠— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for businesses hit hard by COVID-19 will last at least until the end of August. Trudeau says the idea in extending the subsidy is to give employers more runway and confidence to resume their operations more slowly if required. He also […]