By CRM Staff
Peterborough, Ontario -- June 19, 2017 -- The latest issue of Collision Repair magazine is now available in digital release! This issue has all the great features and columnists you’ve come to expect from Collision Repair magazine.
The cover story for this issue focuses on Sandy and Nick Liguori of Woodchester Auto Group and how they’ve expanded over the years by forging strong relationships with dealerships, and getting into the auto dealer game themselves. Sandy is also President of CCS, the dealer-only collision repair network run by Consolidated Dealers. You can read their story starting on page 23.
The Boyd Group and Assured Automotive stunned the world when they announced that Boyd Group would acquire Assured’s operations. Assured has a very strong presence in Ontario, and Boyd has many shops in Western Canada and throughout the US. Check out our exclusive interviews with the CEOs of both companies for how this will impact the Canadian collision repair landscape, and what comes next. Read all about it on page 26.
Are you leaving money on the table when you replace plastic components instead of repairing them? The manufacturers behind plastic repair equipment would certainly say so. Check out our feature article on page 39 of this issue for their views on what you can do to increase profitability and decrease cycle time with plastic repair.
The Scanning Gap
The OEMs say scan, but reports from repairers indicate that some insurance adjusters still haven’t gotten the message. We reached out to repairers and insurers for their views on this topic. Check it out on page 65!
Sean Carey of SCG Management Consultants foresees a day when the car itself starts the claim process and data flows to all concerned stakeholders. The day is not too far off, according to Carey. In fact, he says all the pieces are essentially in place now. Take a look into the near future starting on page 69.
The latest issue also has complete results from our latest reader surveys, updates on the big and small financial moves throughout the sector and news on the latest in training, new equipment and much, much more! You can check out the digital edition right now at this link!