“BMW Group Canada wishes to congratulate Collision Repair Magazine for its 20th anniversary as a publication for the collision industry and, more recently, as an advocate for OE Certified Collision Repair. It’s hard to believe that this magazine is already in its 20th year of circulation. As a certified body technician, I have been reading this magazine from the beginning when it was the only magazine in Canada dedicated to the collision industry. Since my arrival at BMW Group Canada, I’ve viewed the publication through a different lens. It is great to see the publication’s focus on specialized OE repair and the need for generating awareness to a younger generation that the collision business has greatly evolved and is a viable career for those seeking adventure in the automotive business. 

We’ve also been pleased to have them along for the ride during some of our annual National Certified Collision Network Conferences. As the time has gone by and vehicle designs continue to evolve at a rapid and ever more complex pace, this publication, and its online presence, continues to be relevant as all parties in the industry from independent repairers, insurers, original equipment manufacturers, industry suppliers, among others grapple with this fast-changing industry. As the industry continues to become more specialized, Collision Repair Magazine will continue to be one of the best platforms to ensure everyone connected to the industry receives the latest news.”

— Gary Lin, Certified Collision Repair Program Specialist, BMW Group Canada 

“While we were unable to hold our traditional, National Certified Collision Network Conference in person once again this year, we wanted to latch on to the celebratory tone of this issue of Collision Repair Magazine to highlight the winners of our prestigious Annual BMW Group Canada CCRC Awards. Attaining and maintaining BMW Group Collision Repair Certification is not a simple process. In fact, some would argue that our certification process is as dynamic as the collision industry itself. As such repair facilities in our network need to keep pace with BMW Group’s ongoing technological advances and maintain the highest standards of repair quality— even in a global pandemic. To qualify, these facilities must demonstrate that they can restore a BMW or MINI vehicle to the same high factory standards of safety it had before an accident. Collision Repair Centres within the program also need to continue to show that same level of commitment to stay in the program year over year.”

“This program is about repairing highly complex vehicles and requires a sense of precision and exacting quality from the Collision Repair Centres in the program. Additionally, it requires substantial investment by the shops to maintain their certification which are audited annually. These investments typically come in the form of maintaining premium facilities, acquiring the right tools and equipment and the ongoing costs to train their technicians and estimators.”

“With this in mind, we wish to congratulate the following CCRCs for their achievements: 

2020 CCRC of the Year – Doug’s Place Strathcona Collision Repairs, Edmonton, Alberta 

2020 Paul Bird Award of Excellence, Best Audit Achievement, Western Region – Doug’s Place Strathcona Collision Repairs, Edmonton, Alberta 

2020 CCRC Award Best Audit Results Central Region – European Auto Body, Woodbridge, Ontario 

2020 CCRC Award Best Audit Results Eastern Region – Auto Bugatti, Dorval, Quebec 

2020 Sam Piercey Memorial Award – Golden Triangle Collision Cambridge 

2020 AutoHouse KPI Reporting Award – The Ultimate Performer Award – B&D Autobody & Glass Vancouver, British Columbia 

2020 Mitchell CSI Reporting Award – The Ultimate CSI Award – Centre De Collision Certifié BMW MINI Laval” 

“A big thank you to all of our BMW Group Canada CCRCs for their continuous commitment and investment to our BMW Certified Collision Repair Program. We truly believe they are the best of the best in the nation and continue to maintain the highest standards in the collision repair industry.” 

— Michel Matte, Manager Special Project GRD-A & B2B, BMW Group Canada 


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