Audatex to set new standards for Honda bodyshops

Audatex to set new standards for Honda bodyshops

27/04/2012 in News, All News

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Audatex to set new standards for Honda bodyshops

Software and services provider Audatex will deliver a bespoke programme to Honda’s 138 approved bodyshops nationwide, culminating in an Estimator of the Year award.

As part of its Honda Accident Repair Programme (HARP), the manufacturer has been working with Audatex to develop Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) benchmarking and training.

As well as testing delegates’ ability to apply the correct methodology, the courses will also equip VDAs with the skills to ‘fully utilise the Audatex system’.

John Powell, programme manager at Honda, commented: “We are pleased to announce that we have joined with Audatex to introduce this training.

“It will be particularly exciting as our Estimator of the Year will be announced at the inaugural ABP British Bodyshop Awards in June. We are anticipating an extremely positive response from our network.”

Paul Sykes, sales and operations director at Audatex UK, added: “This initiative is a clear demonstration of Honda’s commitment to its approved network of dealers and bodyshops.

“The programme is designed to create accurate, comprehensive and right first time assessments to enable faster approvals and completion of repairs.”
 

Author
Neil Kennett


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A management reshuffle and refreshed product range, including one of the best diesel engines on the market, are helping Honda target sales growth for 2014.

Future models include a new Civic Tourer while 2015 should herald the return of the NSX supercar to the top of the model line-up, coinciding with a return to Formula 1.

A new brand campaign will also raise awareness by associating the firm with advanced motoring and auto sports.

This activity marks the end of a 18 month to two-year period of relative 'inactivity' - and sales declines for Honda – which it attributes to the Eurozone financial crisis and supply-chain problems caused by the Japanese tsunami.

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