By CRM Staff
Peterborough, Ontario -- October 11, 2017 -- The latest issue of Collision Repair magazine is now available in digital release! This issue’s cover story looks at Simplicity Car Care, one of Canada’s newest networks. You may know the founders as some of the people behind the successful Toronto repair chain Prochilo Brothers Auto Collision. Now they’re ready to help customers and franchisees live the simple life through streamlined processes. See how they’ve done it, starting on page 25!
What is the ultimate destiny of the collision repair industry? Have we reached the limits of consolidation in Canada? Consultant Brad Mewes seeks to answer these questions in our latest issue. He also looks at the impact of OEM involvement in the repair process, and why we’ve seen acquisitions slow while greenfield and brownfield development have picked up. Find the answers starting on page 28!
The Stars Align
Charlotte, North Carolina served as ground zero for CARSTAR’s first-ever combined North American conference. Find out the unified organization implies for the wider industry starting on page 41.
The Edmonton meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) cracked 400 attendees, beating the previous record. CCIF also rolled out some new initiatives at this meeting, including the launches of CCIF Career Day and College Tours. The meeting itself shone a spotlight on the rise in repair costs and trends we can expect to see in the new few years. Check it out on page 48!
SEMA Show Guide
SEMA is just a few short weeks away! Make sure to make the most of your time at the show with our exclusive Show Guide, and watch for more reports from the show floor! You can read about it on page 52.
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!