Leading-Edge Learning: CWB Group and Volkswagen Group Canada to open first OEM Collision Repair Training Centre in Canada

Milton, Ontario — The CWB Group has announced an exciting new collaboration alongside Volkswagen Group Canada–a dedicated OEM collision repair training centre to serve Audi and Volkswagen brands. The first-of-its-kind facility will be located at the CWB Group facility in Milton, Ontario. It will showcase an OEM training environment utilizing the latest equipment and developing […]

CARSTAR Does Calibration: CARSTAR, Uniban host ADAS information event

Hamilton, Ontario — Last Week, Collision Repair magazine visited Driven Brands’ Canadian headquarters in Hamilton, Ont. for an ADAS and calibration training event, where Bill Davidge, CARSTAR’s director of innovation and technology, and Willy Williams, Uniban’s technical trainer, delivered an in-depth presentation and demonstration. Attendees included collision repair facility owners, staff, and insurers representing various […]

Fix Chats: Interviews with Fix Network’s conference speakers

Quebec City, Quebec — From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Fix Network hosted its industry partners for the company’s annual conference. Attendees were treated to a lineup of on-trend presentations from Fix Network’s own executives and special visitors–and Collision Repair was lucky enough to catch up with the speakers following their presentations. Scroll through the […]

EV/AV Report: Waterproofing the Cybertruck; Loblaws deploys autonomous delivery trucks 

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly electric and autonomous vehicle report, Elon Musk teases some Cybertruck features; Loblaws deploys autonomous grocery trucks in Toronto and Nissan announces pricing for its upcoming EV.  Waterproof…enough? Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the Cybertruck is going to be “waterproof enough” to cross rivers and act as a marine […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada enters used-vehicle auction market

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada enters the used-vehicle auction market with an acquisition; Magna makes electric-centric moves in India and Rivian sets a date for its Q3 results call. AutoCanada and auctions Last week, AutoCanada entered the used-vehicle auction market by acquiring North Toronto Auction (NTA), a fee-based used-vehicle auction business […]

Can You Believe This?! October 7, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — Happy long weekend Friday, folks! Why not celebrate with a zany clip? This week, witness warrior vehicles on the road–including an RV-limousine crossover and triple-decker transporters. Plus, see Disney’s foray into car parts; witness the world’s tiniest delivery and much, much more!  

Bigger Than the Last: SEMA Show 2022 to feature 30 percent more exhibitors than 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada — This year’s SEMA Show will feature 30 percent more exhibitors than last year’s event, according to show organizers. An email blast from Monday says that exhibit space for SEMA 2022 is 30 percent larger, compared to the 2021 exhibition. “That’s more than three football fields in growth,” wrote organizers. Exhibitor participation […]

Rivian is Ready: OEM can now sell vehicles in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario — As of this week, Transport Canada has authorized Rivian to sell vehicles in Canada. While Rivian has yet to kickstart its Canadian deliveries, despite original promises that customers would receive orders by Nov. 2021, the automaker has now been certified and registered by Transport Canada. The news comes a few days after […]

Welcomes of the Week: Simplicity Car Care St. Boniface

Saint Boniface, Quebec — Simplicity Car Care has announced its newest franchisee location in Saint Boniface, Quebec. Simplicity Saint Boniface owner, Luc Bistodeau, acquired Carrosserie St-Boniface & Fils in December of 2019, and has been working in the field since 1989. Working as a body painter, technician, and paint representative, he knows the details needed […]