Crash repair firm Fix Auto has increased the number of company-owned bodyshops to two with the takeover of Ian Hughes Body Repair Centre in Colwyn Bay.
Activate Group (AGL) has announced the creation of a new body shop division - Activate Accident Repair - following a £3m investment and creating 200 jobs.
Car retailers with body shop facilities could cash-in next month as March tops the rankings of the year’s busiest for vehicle repairs and preparation, AX has reported.
The UK body repair sector is under threat from an industry-wide shortage of skills, according to a survey by Auto Body Projects and Trend Tracker.
The Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) Standard has been approved and published by the Institute of Apprenticeships, AutoRaise has announced.
ICDP, the international automotive distribution researchers, is predicting that the European crash repair market will reduce by 13% by 2030 as a result of new vehicle safety technology.
Vehicle repair group Nationwide has rewarded its high achievers with an expenses-paid weekend of sun, celebration and Porsche Carrera Cup racing in Italy.
Revive has expanded to the Isle of Wight, offering island-based motorists mobile bodywork and repair services.
Fix Auto UK has strengthened its head office management team with a trio of new appointments.
Jennings Motor Group has expanded its commercial with the acquisition of Nesmo Truck Bodies as part of an “ongoing expansion plan” in the Teeside region.
Changes to the way insurers categorise damaged vehicles which are salvaged will offer used car buyers a new way of finding out more about the history of cars.
Motor claims consultants Industry Insights has partnered with Autoglass BodyRepair as its mobile repair network partner.
The growth of electric and hybrid vehicles is set to fundamentally change the bodyshop landscape, according to Graham O’Neill, the CEO of ACIS.
Damaged company cars can be guided by fleet management firm FMG to Tesco-based rapid-repair Xpress Centres for maximum convenience.
Brown Brothers Distribution have signed a new long term agreement with Vauxhall to supply paint and dry goods for the Vauxhall Approved Bodyshop Programme.
Independent prestige car bodyshop The Beaconsfield Workshop, which is approved by Lotus, has relocated to purpose-built premises.
Hyundai Motor UK has reappointed Verex to operate its customer motor insurance and accident aftercare programmes.
Fix Auto Edinburgh West has completed a major new development to double the size of its facilities.
Fix Auto UK celebrated a hat-trick of successes at the British Bodyshop Awards, its network partners accepting awards in front of 800 guests.
Thatcham Research will showcase the bodyshop of the future at its Repair Focus conference.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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