Dazzling Array: BASF unveils 2022/23 colour trends collection

Toronto, Ontario – BASF has announced 2022-2023’s Automotive Colour Trends – a collection of shades and hues designed to inspire automotive designers around the globe. According to the company’s newsletter, this year’s collection, titled ‘New Array’ refers to the thoughtful process of ordering values and responding to new needs, moving into new colour spaces with […]

Tuesday Ticker: August 3, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— As second-quarter financials are unveiled, this week’s Tuesday Ticker takes a look at major industry players Driven Brands, Axalta and PPG’s quarterly numbers. Driven to grow Driven Brands Holdings reported financial results for the second quarter of 2021 earlier this week, marking revenues of US$374.8 million, an increase of 123 percent versus […]

AutoHouse Technologies 2020 Canadian Benchmark Report: Sales and Gross Profit Trends

Vancouver, British Columbia ⁠— AutoHouse Technologies has released its 2020 Canadian Benchmark Report for the collision repair industry, wherein the company details sales, gross profit trends, cycle times and touch times for the Canadian autobody sector last year. Today, we take a closer look at some of the big takeaways from the report’s look at […]

Mitchell trends report looks at shrinking ‘price gap’

Mitchell's Q2 report looks into artificial intelligence and the growing importance of scan tools.

San Diego, California — June 13, 2017 — Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the second quarter of 2017. In this edition, Mitchell executives take a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in the insurance industry and the use of scanning tools for complex autobody repairs. The report’s feature […]

Latest Mitchell report shows increased use of OEM parts

Mitchell's latest Industry Trends Report is now available.

San Diego, California — December 13, 2016 — Mitchell has released its Industry Trends Report (ITR) for the fourth quarter of 2016. This edition features the Canadian Collision Summary, insight into Mitchell’s annual P&C Conference and total loss trends. Mitchell’s P&C Conference took place in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s Conference provided executives the chance […]

Report: The Romans Group says Canada still more consolidated than US

The Romans Group has released a new whitepaper, A 2015 Profile of the Evolving North American Collision Repair Marketplace. The report was prepared by Vincent Romans (above) and Mary Jane Kurowski.

Chicago, Illinois — November 28, 2016 — The Romans Group has released its 10th anniversary annual research report, A 2015 Profile of the Evolving North American Collision Repair Marketplace. The report is the result of The Romans Group ongoing propriety research, analysis and collaboration with specific market experts and leadership throughout various auto physical damage […]

Mitchell hosts annual P&C Conference

Alex Sun, President and CEO of Mitchell, delivers the opening keynote at the Mitchell 2016 Property & Casualty Conference.

San Diego, California — November 20, 2016 — Mitchell held its annual Property and Casualty Conference recently at the La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas. The gathering of experts in auto physical damage, auto casualty and workers’ compensation insurance claims served as a platform for Mitchell to share insights and listen to their customers […]

NACE Automechanika to offer no-cost training opportunities

NACE Automechanika 2017 will take place at McCormick Place West in Chicago.

Santa Monica, California — November 16, 2016 — NACE and Automechanika announced in September that they would join forces to run a combined show in July 2017. NACE Automechnika has just released the first details of no-cost training opportunities that will be available at the first show, taking place July 26 to 29, 2017 at […]

BASF releases ‘Parallax’ colour trend report

Global BASF designers outline 65 colour predictions for vehicle models three to five years down the line based on societal and technological factors.

Southfield, Michigan — May 15, 2016 — Every year, designers from BASF’s Coatings division try to predict the up-and-coming colours of automotive design. The overarching theme for this year’s collection of 65 colors is “Parallax,” referring to how objects appear to move when viewed from different angles. According to a statement from BASF, the two […]

Greg Horn of Mitchell on communicating repair costs to your customer

Greg Horn of Mitchell discussed how shop owners can better communicate rising repair costs in a recent interview.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 22, 2016 — Mitchell International recently published its quarterly Industry Trends Report. In the latest edition, Greg Horn, Vice President of Industry Relations at Mitchell, focused on the inflation rate driving car repair prices. The results reflect what any shop owner knows intimately—the costs of repair are rising […]