Welcomes of the Week: January 23, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this new weekly series, Collision Repair celebrates the latest shop openings from coast to coast. This week, CARSTAR welcomes its new Mississauga North location in Ontario, while CSN Collision Network and Lift Auto Group add CSN Klassen to its network family. 


CARSTAR Mississauga North opens in Ontario

Hamilton, Ontario — CARSTAR announces the opening of CARSTAR Mississauga North, located at 5340 Maingate Drive, Mississauga Ontario, L4W 1R8.

The owner of the new CARSTAR Mississauga North location is Munir Daya, who has been in the automotive industry for over 35 years.

 “We’ve been a part of our Mississauga community for over 15 years and we are excited to now be a part of the CARSTAR family to help raise awareness of my team’s incredible abilities,” said Daya. “With my son being a part of the business for over five years, it is exciting for both of us to start this journey together in joining the CARSTAR family and continuing to serve our amazing community.”

CARSTAR Mississauga North is a 10,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with a strong team of expertly trained technicians and the latest tools to provide premier repairs to all makes and model, including passenger cars, light-duty trucks and vans. The team also prioritizing training and working toward its I-CAR Gold certification.

The I-CAR Gold certification is a necessity for collision repair shops who want to continue gaining business in the future, especially regarding electric vehicles.

“Several of our CARSTAR owners look to join a brand that will provide the support and resources need to keep generational businesses going,” says Phil D’Alimonte, zone director, CARSTAR. “These longstanding business owners care about the quality of their work and the communities they serve, and we are thrilled to welcome owners like Munir and his son Nahid into the CARSTAR family.”

The entire team at CARSTAR Mississauga North are a tight-knit family dedicated to their community and craft. Giving back to charitable, religious and sports organizations in the past, the team is eager to continue doing so while also supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

CARSTAR is North America’s largest franchise network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities with more than 700 locations in 35 states and 10 Canadian provinces.


CSN signs collision centre in Klassen, Saskatchewan and joins the Lift Auto Group network

Klassen, Saskatchewan — CSN Klassen is the latest addition to the CSN network and the first for Lift Auto Group in the province of Saskatchewan.

“We believe Saskatchewan in an ideal region to continue to grow our portfolio of high-quality repair facilities and hope that this is the of many new acquisitions in the province,” said Lift Auto Group President and CEO, Mark Reineking.

With 40-years of service to the community, CSN Klassen is the largest collision repair facility in Swift Current. Owned and operated by Henry Klassen from the time it opened its doors, CSN Klassen is a fixture is a fixture in the Swift Current community.

“Lift is very proud to make CSN Klassen its first acquisition in the province of Saskatchewan,” commented Reineking. “With a 40-year commitment to excellence in all aspects of the repair process, Henry Klassen has successfully built the largest and most dependable collision repair centre in Swift Current. Henry will continue to manage to day-to-day operations of the shop, and in partnerships with Lift and CSN, will ensure that CSN Klassen remains at the forefront of a quickly evolving repair industry.”

One of the largest cities in Saskatchewan, Swift Current has an immediate market of than 50,000. CSN Klassen is ideally located on the Trans-Canada Highway, playing a crucial role in offering essential, high-quality collision repair to a significant volume both local and non-local traffic. Boasting a 12,000 sq. ft. facility CSN Klassen is the largest collision centre in the city which allows them to intake and repair a high volume of vehicles with a fast turnaround time — a great value for the drivers in Swift Current . Known for their outstanding customer service and modern approach to repairs, CSN Klassen is an SGI Elite Accredited repairer, making them a preferred destination for all types of insurance claims.

“This is an amazing addition to our growing network of CSN locations in Saskatchewan,” said CSN Western Sales Manager, Kari Barton. “Henry and his staff have an outstanding reputation for quality repairs and trusted in their community and that makes them the perfect fit for team CSN.”

CSN Klassen was activated as an official CSN Collision Centre on Jan. 1st, 2021.


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