CrashBay’s Bold Plan: Canadian startup set to expand

Toronto, Ontario — Just six months after its creation, Canadian start-up, an online portal described as North America’s first online open marketplace for collision repair, is looking to expand into the United States. Last week, the founder, John Harvey, told Collision Repair, ”CrashBay is poised to grow to 300 Canadian locations in under 24 months, […]

Shop ’till You Drop: AIA Canada’s study of automotive e-tailing

Toronto, Ontario — Online shopping for collision repair shops may be seeing significant growth in the near future, according to AIA Canada’s latest report, titled What’s in Your Online Cart? A Study of Automotive E-tailing in Canada.   The report, as a part of AIA Canada’s Consumer Behavior Series, aims to breakdown newly observed purchasing […]

Scan Rebrand: Autologic to rebrand under Opus IVS moniker

Toronto, Ontario — Autologic is being rebranded under its parent company, Opus IVS, along with companies Drew Technologies, Farsight, Bluelink Diagnostics Solutions and all companies currently within the Intelligent Vehicle Support division of Opus Group AB.   Autologic was established in 1999 alongside the release of its scanning tool for European vehicles. It soon expanded […]

Driving Success: Driven Brands acquires the Automotive Training Institute

Toronto, Ontario — The Automotive Training Institute (ATI), a coaching and consulting company for collision and mechanical repairers, has been acquired by Driven Brands, according to an email ATI sent to its vendors on Tuesday. ATI president Richard Menneg issued an email statement to ATI’s vendors on Tuesday, assuring that the current management team will […]

Industry Impact: CARSTAR celebrates successful EDGE Performance Group meetings

Hamilton, Ontario – CARSTAR, North America’s network of independently owned collision repair facilities, is celebrating a successful round of EDGE Performance Group meetings this fall. These biannual coast-to-coast meetings bring together each CARSTAR location within its respected zone to engage in financial focus groups and do a deep dive into best practices alongside key industry […]

Prized Parts: Motorcar Parts of America receives MVP of the year award from Parts Authority

Toronto, Ontario — Motorcar Parts of America (MPA), a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United States and Canada, has been named this year’s recipient of the Parts Authority’s 2019 Most Valuable Partner (MVP) award. The MVP award⁠—which is handed out annually by Parts Authority, a distributor of automotive aftermarket and […]

Annual Awards: receives Company of the Year award from CIECA

Las Vegas, Nevada — During the Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast on Nov. 6, received CIECA’s Company of the Year award, honouring the company for its ongoing commitment to the collision repair sector. Held in conjunction with the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and sponsored by the Automotive Management Institute, BodyShop Business […]

Enter the Matrix: Dave Luehr to showcase Matrix Wand

Toronto, Ontario — Jack into Elite Body Shop Solutions’ Elite Product Showcase tomorrow at 2 p.m. CDT where Dave Luehr and a special guest will be demonstrating the capabilities of the Matrix Wand.   This upcoming episode of the long-running monthly webinar series aims to cover the future of 3D structural diagnostics. Dave Luehr, along […]

Repairer Raffle: SCRS announces prizewinner from 2019 SEMA Show

Toronto, Ontario — On Nov. 8, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) conducted its annual prize raffle from its booth at the 2019 SEMA Show, where the company gave away a Spanesi Touch Electronic Measuring System, including one year of Spanesi Touch Electronic Measuring System vehicle data⁠.   This winner of this year’s prize […]

True Colours: Color Compass’ annual product showcase in Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Color Compass Corporation is holding its yearly product showcase this week at both Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses in Regina and Saskatoon.    From 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at the school’s Saskatoon campus tomorrow and the Regina campus on Thursday, industry buyers will get the chance to see the latest equipment in welding, adhesives, […]