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Choose your own quality scheme

Allianz Cornhill has agreed a proposal that allows its network of approved bodyshops to operate with their own choice of quality control scheme.

Following discussions with the company’s approved repairer network consultative group, repairers will soon be required to have either RMIF QC, or PAS 125, or a manufacturer’s standard for single marque repairers.

The decision follows the recent introduction of the new British standard for crash repair – PAS 125. Previously, Allianz Cornhill had stipulated that repairers must adhere to the RMIF QC standard.

Phil Brailey, Allianz Cornhill supplier manager, says, “Through consultation with our repairers we have agreed a system of regulation that we believe benefits both parties.

“We have a diverse customer base, including large corporate fleets and motor traders, and this is reflected in the wide range of repairers within our approved network. It makes sense that we give them a choice of quality control scheme.

“Allowing this choice also reduces costs for the repairers,” Brailey adds.

“As an insurer we do not want to be the driving force behind motor repair regulation. That is something that the motor repair industry itself should lead.”

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