Much Ado About Change: IBIS Global Summit session centres on ideas to change the industry

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — One of the repeated topics during last week’s IBIS Global Summit speaker sessions was the industry’s attitudes toward widespread change. A forum on the topic, entitled, “Achieving Collaboration is an ongoing challenge, but what are the opportunities the collision industry has to “Optimise” business results?” was presented on June 16 by Advantage […]

Knaus Coming to CONNEX: Chad Knaus, NASCARcChampion crew chief joins top industry speakers at annual CIECA CONNEX Conference

Charlotte, North Carolina — Chad Knaus, NASCAR champion crew chief and current vice president of competition for Hendrick Motorsports, will be a guest speaker during the upcoming CIECA CONNEX Conference.  The theme of this year’s in-person conference is “Racing to the Future: The Digital Transformation of the Collision Industry.” Presentations will focus on current and […]

The ‘New Normal’: CIECA webinar guest says industry should not ‘fight’ AI

Toronto, Ontario — On Thursday, CIECA held a webinar on the future of AI in the collision repair industry.  Driaan du Toit, vice president of strategy and development at Solera hosted the webinar, alongside Evan Davies, Solera’s chief technology officer (CTO).  The two covered a variety of topics ranging from the impact of COVID-19, to […]

Infrared Info: Global Finishing Solutions released a free guide on infrared drying

Toronto, Ontario — Global Finishing Solutions has released a free guide on how short wave infrared (IR) drying technology can speed up shop’s operations.  As the number of work orders and competitors in the collision repair industry continues to rise, body shops must find a way to increase throughput while maintaining quality. Both are achievable […]

In the Year 3000: Guild 21 to host Future of the Industry webinar

Toronto, Ontario — Guild 21 will be hosting its latest webinar on Thursday, April 8, tackling topics on the future of the collision industry. Patrick Dorais, chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)of California will serve as this month’s speaker. Chief Dorais was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. as chief of the […]

Mitchell Industry Trend Report: big changes demand incremental improvements

Mitchell’s Q2 Industry Trend Report packed a serious punch for readers in the collision repair industry.

Toronto, Ontario — June 14, 2018 – Mitchell’s Q2 Industry Trend Report packed a serious punch for readers in the collision repair industry, warning them to avoid drastic business overhauls and to focus on making incremental improvements.   The report highlights the impact data analytics have on auto insurance claims and how they can provide […]

AIA to publish an industry toolkit on human resources

On June 13, the AIA will publish an online resource providing human resources support for businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Toronto, Ontario — June 15, 2018 — The Automotive Industry Association (AIA) will be publishing a human resources toolkit this weekend.   “Written with the automotive aftermarket industry in mind, this first of its kind HR toolkit is perfect for the hiring needs of small and medium-sized businesses across Canada!” the AIA wrote in a […]

I-CAR reveals course lineup for NACE Automechanika 2017

Chicago, Illinois — June 7, 2017 — I-CAR has announced seven courses that its collision repair instructors will offer at the 2017 NACE Automechanika Chicago trade show and conference, July 26-28, in the West Hall of McCormick Place. For the first time, NACE and Automechanika Chicago have combined programs to create a single event for […]