ROMANS REPORT

Highlights from A 2020 Profile of the Evolving U.S. and Canadian Collision Repair Marketplace In late December, the Romans Group LLC unveiled its 15th annual white paper, A 2020 Profile of the Evolving U.S. and Canadian Collision Repair Marketplace, detailing the market happenings of the U.S. and Canadian collision repair industries according to its own […]

TAKING ATTENDANCE

Collision repair industry weighs the peril of in-person events Story by ALLISON ROGERS After hosting its 2020 event online, the SEMA Show went off without a hitch at the Las Vegas Convention Centre last November. Most attendees hadn’t physically been on a trade show floor for nearly two years, and the air was thick with […]

CHARGED OPINIONS

When it comes to EVs, everybody’s got something to say —but what do you really know? Story by MAX REID Depending on where you live in Canada, the idea of electric vehicles likely elicits a different reaction for each person who reads this. For something that has for the large part of automotive history only […]

FEWER SHADES OF GREY

AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022 Monochrome tones remain king—but not among consumers Story by KATE NG Modern automotive coatings are more complex than ever— radar detection, EV sensor compatibility and supply chain issues are some of the factors companies must consider before developing the colour hue itself. Most customers don’t see that though—pretty colours are […]

BUCKLE UP

The trends and trials to expect in 2022 Welcome to 2022—it’s set to be a thrilling ride. In the wake of nearly two years of what most business owners would label less-than-ideal, the automotive aftermarket—and global population, really—are more than ready for some excitement. Lucky for the collision repair sector, it appears this year is […]