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 […]

Going Global: Industry delegates gather for 2022 IBIS Global Summit

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — Collision repair industry delegates from across the world have arrived in Monaco for the 2022 International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit. The event kicked off Wednesday night on Le Meridien Beach Plaza’s private slice of paradise overlooking the French Riviera. Delegates were treated to welcome drinks, hors d’oeuvres and plenty of […]

All Star Acquisition: Driven Brands acquires U.S.-based All Star Glass

Charlotte, North Carolina — Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of U.S.-based auto glass repair chain, All Star Glass, on Friday. It was 40 years ago Sam Scharaga founded All Star Glass, a company that would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that […]

Talking Shop: Thursday’s AIA Curbside Chat to cover aftermarket future

Toronto, Ontario — Got time for a chat? Join AIA Canada chairman Bob Jaworski this Thursday as he sits down with Mike Kealey from Dorman Products to talk about the ever-changing aftermarket landscape. This week’s AIA Canada Curbside Chat, “Today’s challenges, tomorrow’s opportunities. A changing landscape for the automotive aftermarket”, is currently scheduled for 11 […]

Springtime Supply: Auto maintenance shops see surge in traffic and repairs

London, Ontario — Spring tends to be a busy time for the auto shops—even amid a global pandemic—as drivers switch from Winter to Summer tires.  However, according to a CBC article some London, Ont., auto shops are beginning to notice an increase in battery issues and brake work, on top of the tire change demand.  […]

Bumpy Ride: Manufacturing sales slip 1.6 percent in Feb., according to StatsCan

Toronto, Ontario  — A new report from Statistics Canada shows that the manufacturing sector has already started to see sales starting to dip, with figures dropping by 1.6 percent in February. Canadian manufacturers saw a glimpse at recovery in January, when the industry saw an overall 3.4 percent bump in sales volume; the highest peak […]

Industry News – CRM 20#2

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS An active voice in the debate surrounding vehicle data rights, the CAR Coalition, a U.S.-based lobbying group advocating for “Right to Repair” legislation for collision repairers, has released their organization’s Call-to-Action. The CAR Coalition released a video where they outlined their call on government to draft consumer-minded legislation that aligns with […]

The McManus for the Job: Uni-Select to appoint Brian McManus as Executive Chair

Boucherville, Québec — Leaders in the world of automotive refinishing industry, Uni-Select, is excited to announce that Brian McManus is to be appointed Executive Chair of the company’s board of directors later this spring, according to a press release from Thursday. McManus is set to officially take on the position following an election among the […]