Industry Insider: August 29, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — On August 26, Collision Repair’s Allison Rogers sat down with John Marlowe and Giuliano Bernabei, co-founders of Level 5 Drive. Level 5 Drive, which officially launched in July of this year, is a facility strictly dedicated to providing advanced driver assistance systems⁠—or ADAS⁠—calibrations. The Burlington, Ontario-based company operates strictly business-to-business, working directly […]

Industry Insider: More on the CSN merger featuring Ryan Bruno, president and CEO

Toronto, Ontario — This past week was a big one for Canadian network CSN Collision Centres as the network announced its merger with the U.S.-based 1Collision. This new union, deemed “a natural fit” by CSN, allows the two companies to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and […]

Industry Insider: Central Auto Repair solves windshield woes

Toronto, Ontario — On this week’s episode of Industry Insider, Collision Repair chatted with Naeem Hassan, owner of Calgary’s Central Auto Repair, to hear how his facility has stepped up to help its community in crisis. On June 13, Alberta experienced the costliest hailstorm in Canadian history, resulting in more than 1.2 billion dollars in […]

Industry Insider: On industry relations

Toronto, Ontario — While industry relations and networking have always been integral in collision repair, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a conversation on improving industry relationships to improve the overall function of the industry.

Industry Insider: Experiencing parts shortages

Toronto, Ontario — As automakers restart assembly lines across the country with extensive safety protocols and screenings in place, some auto repair facilities are struggling with parts supplies.

Industry Insider: Catastrophe estimation tools prove useful amid pandemic

Toronto, Ontario — On this week’s episode of Industry Insider, we take a look at the product PDR Canada has been using to complete estimations amid social distancing protocols. According to Domenic Serra, owner and operator of PDR Canada, the company has been using its custom-tailored light tunnel to provide estimations at a distance. Serra says the […]