BMW Group joins environmental shipping initiative

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario – March 20, 2019 – The BMW group has become the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to join the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI). The independent platform, which was launched in March of 2018 by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, aims to improve measures, transparency, and awareness relating to the issue of ship […]

BMW expands its recall

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 29,2018 — BMW has expanded their recall notice to 1.6 million specified diesel models globally due to a potential fire risk. About 54,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S and Canada, the Financial Post reported. BMW said last week that the issue is derived from the car’s intake manifold, […]

Can you believe this?! – October 4, 2018

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 4, 2018 — Can you believe this?!, Honda, GM and Cruise have partenered up for a new project;  Kanye West defends Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, and much, much more.   Honda, GM and Cruise team up to build the ultimate autonomous vehicle Another autonomous vehicle is in the […]

Can you believe this?! – September 20, 2018

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — September 20, 2018 — In this week’s segment of the Can you believe this?! BMW released a video of their very own self-driving motorcycle, theres also another autonomous vehicle coming to the future that will deliver food, and say goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle after 80 years. Volkswagen squashes […]

Doug’s Place BMW event looks at vehicle technology and repair

By CRM Staff   Edmonton, Alberta — July 13, 2018 — Doug’s Place Strathcona recently hosted a BMW event in Edmonton, Alberta.    “The event went very well. 80 people came out from different areas of the industry – claims management, appraisers, dealers, suppliers, insurers, service people, OEM, aftermarket,” says Jack De Sena of Doug’s […]

Doug’s Place Strathcona to host BMW Canada event June 7

The I3 car shells, pictured above, will be present at the event for guests to check out.

By CRM Staff   Edmonton, Alberta — May 30, 2018 — A BMW Canada Event will be held at Doug’s Place Strathcona in Edmonton, Alberta from 5-7 pm. Those interested in attending are welcome to join as long as they RSVP by June 1.    Jack De Sena, co-owner of Doug’s Place comments, “We just […]

BMW invests $10 billion EV and AV research

Harald Kruger, BMW chairman. The German carmaker plans to spend over 100 billion in 2018 on research.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — March 28, 2018 — The BMW Group has announced that it plans to spend more than $10 billion on research and development for electric and autonomous vehicles – more than its entire operational budget last year. The company also suggested that repair facilities must start gearing-up for the onslaught […]

BMW, Daimler tied to study forcing monkeys to inhale car fumes

A group of java monkeys were exposed to diesel emissions from a Volkswagen beetle for four hours while another group was exposed to emissions from a Ford pickup truck.

By CRM Staff Wolfsburg, Germany — January 31, 2018 — The Volkswagen Group is once again in hot water after reports emerged that Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen knowingly took part in diesel inhalation experiments on monkeys. Java monkeys were situated in airtight chambers breathing in various types of exhaust fumes at an isolated testing facility in […]

Guild 21: BMW execs provide inside view of collision program

By Jeff Sanford   Newport Beach, California — September 17, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call hosted two guests from BWM to discuss the company’s Certified Collision Repair Centre (CCRC) program.    The guests were Marcos Ehmann, Manager of Wholesale Body & Paint, and Josh Fahlbush, Insurance Manager for BMW of North America. […]

Jesus Munoz joins Spanesi Americas’ education and development team

Spanesi Americas COO Tim Morgan and the company's newest hire, Jesus Munoz.

Naperville, Illinois — September 6, 2017 — Spanesi Americas has announced that it is expanding its team again to better serve its customers and the collision industry. The new team member is Jesus Munoz. In addition to other qualifications, Munoz has experience as a Body and Paint Instructor at BMW’s centre in Greer, South Carolina, […]