By Jeff Sanford
Toronto, Ontario -- September 2, 2015 -- Anthony Iaboni grew up working in his family’s collision supply centre. He learned the business and developed an understanding of what it takes to succeed.
Eventually he felt a need to go out on his own and decided to try out the role of entrepreneur. Just over a year ago he started Collision 360, which is a new Toronto-area refinish supply story located on Toryork Road.
Starting fresh, he turned a building that had functioned as a collision facility into a new distributor for the industry. The 3,000 sq. ft. space features a paint mixing room. He sells three paint lines, PBE products, refurbished bumpers and aftermarket parts. The accent is on service. All of his drivers are equipped with iPads so that they can offer sales and credits on the spot.
“We’re focused on products. We’re here to save shop owners time and money,” says Iaboni. Collision Repair magazine recently toured the facility. During the tour he explained how it is early clients have supported him from "the get go."
“This industry proved its charitability and loyalty,” says Iaboni. As a way of giving back Iaboni says he is focused on helping the next generation of techs get into the industry. Iaboni offers a mentorship program for those looking to get into the industry. “This is what this industry is all about,” says Iaboni. “Helping out.”
He also plans on making these training programs available on YouTube.
“Technology is important for us,” he says. There are also has plans to expand beyond Toronto and Ontario.
For more information, please visit collision360.ca.