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Contents

9 13 Today’s trends give insight into tomorrow’s industry.

Product Spotlight 23  Abrasives & Adhesives There’s serious science at play with these latest products. 29 ALignment & MeASuring Get those cars back on the road with the slickest products.

The hottest equipment, straight from the show floor. Check out the coolest gear for 2017!

37 management & Software Big data is big business. Keep your data in the right place at the right time.

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43 Paint & Refinish Repair cars beautifully with innovations in mixing, painting and more. 56 Tools & Accessories These products promise to make work easier. 61 Welding Get ready for the next materials revolution with these welders!

WareHouse Distributors 66 A convenient, one-stop source with all the industry contacts you’d ever need.

Consolidators Innovative products are in the spotlight, starting on page 21!

84 Our exclusive guide to the biggest players in Canada’s collision industry!

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Distributors are your gateway to training, product knowledge and more!

Go straight to the source with our exhaustive Manufacturer’s Directory!

Directories 66 Distributor Listings Whether you need sandpaper or a spray booth, these folks have you covered. 84 Consolidator Listings Keep an eye on the industry’s biggest players. 98 Training Listings Do you need training? Find the experts, and make it a reality. 100 Government Listings Province-by-province guide to the people who work for YOU.

102 Insurer Listings Check out our guide to your biggest industry partners. 104 OEM Listings Get in the know with the industry’s foremost experts. 106 Accreditation Listings A quick reference for the industry’s accreditation programs. 108 ManufacturER Listings Our guide to the people and companies who make the items you use every day!

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Departments 06 Publisher’s page The Best Solutions ~ Darryl Simmons 122 Last Word Deep Scan ~ Mike Davey


Publisher’s Page

The Best Solutions The Guide & Directory will help you find them

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DARRYL SIMMONS (647) 409-7070 publisher@collisionrepairmag.com

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR

JAMES KERR (416) 628-8344 james@mediamatters.ca

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

By Darryl Simmons

hat you hold in your hands is the key reference for business success for the rest of 2017. Drawing from the resources of Collision Repair magazine’s more than 15 years of publication, this is a comprehensive view of the collision repair industry today and tomorrow. In these pages you’ll find information to help your shop grow and prosper. At the beginning of the collision repair industry maybe all you needed was a good hammer and a welder. What you need to make effective repairs today is now infinitely more complex. Shops are inundated with a million possible purchasing decisions for relevant, up-to-date resources that will make a positive impact in repair times and quality.

PUBLISHER

MIKE DAVEY (905) 549-0454 editor@collisionrepairmag.com

You’ll find showcased in this magazine an overview of the resources of the collision repair industry as a whole, not just with pages of products, but with a seemingly endless directory of information—all the research, leg-work, and know-how you could need—making sure you can connect your shop with the companies that will help you take the best steps forward. This magazine also acts as a reference guide for everything you already know, compiled finally into one place. Do you need to know who to contact for training, for insurance, or what manufacturers make the products you need? You might already know, but remember those times when you went looking for that information, and you couldn’t seem to find it? Here’s the

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ERIN MCLAUGHLIN (905) 370-0101 erin@collisionrepairmag.com

FRENCH EDITOR

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Barett Poley barett@mediamatters.ca Jeff Sanford jeff@collisionrepairmag.com

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Managing Director iMM/Director Business Solutions & Marketing ellen Smith (416) 312-7446 ellen@mediamatters.ca

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“The power to advance your business is within these pages.” It’s not an issue of whether these new technologies will help you. Some of the best engineering minds in the world are continuously working on better and better solutions for everyday collision repair problems. The question you have to ask of every new product and service is: will it benefit your shop in the right way? Different shops face different problems, and it’s difficult to make an informed decision with so many options, and diverse opinions. What you need to know is if this paint, if this welder, if this scanning system, is right for your business, and will it make you money? That’s why a resource like this Buyer’s Guide and Directory is so important, to guide shop owners through the maze of new products and new possibilities. Giving you as much information as possible brings you one step closer to the right purchasing decision.

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solution: a buyer’s guide & directory for the collision repair industry as comprehensive as if it had been pre- and post-scanned itself. Keep this by your desk. Fill it with notes in the notepad sections provided. Keep it at your bedside table. This is your immediate reference. The power to advance your business is within these pages. If you need to expand your shop, if you need to innovate to get ahead of your competition, or if you just want to see the collision repair industry from the perspective of today, tomorrow, the next year, and beyond, it’s all here. With the 2017 Buyer’s Guide and Directory, you hold the potential for business success in your hands.

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The Future of Canada’s Leadership Position Consolidation will play out overseas as well By Mike Davey

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here’s a paradox inherent in trying to predict the future. This paradox arises when we consider that actually predicting the future is both very easy and literally impossible. Take a look at just about any broad social trend, consider where it’s headed, and your predictions will essentially write themselves. That’s the easy part. What makes it literally impossible is the existence of many millions of human beings, all of whom have individual agency. We can predict their aggregate behaviour with some degree of accuracy, but not what they’ll do as individuals. It’s tempting to look at the collision repair industry and the broader auto claims economy and predict increased consolidation across all sectors. There’s a few reasons to think this is a

safe bet. First, today’s collision repair industry is still very fragmented compared to many other industries. An independent hardware store, for example, is a rare sight these days. This is not at all the case for bodyshops. We’ve seen explosive growth for the banners and networks over the last 10 years, but they still comprise a very small piece of the pie in terms of total shop numbers. Canada’s largest consolidators are the Boyd Group, CARSTAR, Fix Auto and CSN Collision Centres / Carrossier ProColor. Those are the biggest organizations operating in the country, but the total number of shops operating under those banners is only slightly over 890. Shop numbers across the country have declined enormously over the last 10 years.

What was once a landscape of over 10,000 collision repair facilities has shrunk to the levels we’re seeing today, somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 bodyshops across Canada. Take away the 890 shops under the national banners, and we’re left with somewhere between 3,120 and 4,120. Not all of those shops are independents. The regional banners and chains, such as Assured Automotive in Ontario (recently purchased by Boyd), Craftsman Collision in British Columbia and Alberta and Speedy Collision, Herbers and Birchwood account for some of those numbers. We’ve also seen some newer players come onto the national stage, such as CarrXpert, further lessening the number of independent facilities. The majority of shops remain Buyer’s Guide 2017 9


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“The consolidation story is also playing out throughout the larger auto claims economy.”

independent, but the number seems to shrink every year. There are numerous reasons for this. There has been significant business pressure to create large repair organizations to ease the claims process. It’s fairly obvious that most insurance executives would rather make one phone call than 200 phone calls. There are other advantages to be gained from larger organizations, such as the oft-heard “economies of scale.” This applies to everything from training to equipment and consumables. We shouldn’t b e surprised if we find that a paint company is willing to give a break on price if they’re guaranteed to sell product into 200-plus shops across Canada. Another reason is the entrance of private equity into the collision repair space. Jeff Sanford of Collision Repair magazine has been tracking this for the last two years. A business reporter of more than 20 years experience, Sanford believes that private equity funds simply overlooked the collision repair business for a long time. Their interest has become more focused in recent years. “Over the past couple of years, some of the biggest financiers on Bay Street and Wall Street—including the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and Carl Icahn—have jumped into the race to create national and even international collision repair brands. We’ve even seen Warren Buffett get involved. His Berkshire Hathaway bought up the Van Tuyl Group in 2014, the largest privately owned auto dealer in the US. That group already operates collision centres at 10  Buyer’s Guide  collisionrepairmag.com

some of its dealerships and it wouldn’t be difficult for them to increase their footprint,” he says. “Just as the Home Hardware and Ace Hardware brands rolled up all the independent stores in the ’80s and ’90s, the big money is betting it can do the same thing with collision repair. Tying autonomous shops into a corporate structure is a great way to make a big return on investment. Interest rates are low, which makes financing cheap.” There’s also the question of dollar volume. This may be a better indication of which way the business is headed as opposed to shop numbers. Vincent Romans is the Principal of the Romans Group, a consultancy that studies and reports on the North American collision repair industry. Romans estimates the private automotive insurance repair market in Canada at about $2.9 billion a year. Note the use of the word “private.” Business done through public insurers are not included in that total, so it leaves out most of the work done in BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. However, just looking at the private insurance markets, Romans’ research shows that the banners and franchises have a significant presence in terms of dollars. “The Canadian market continues to consolidate with the franchise and banner segment, representing a significant 52 percent share,” he says. Those are just the national banners. The regional networks and larger multi-store operators (MSOs) account for a huge part of the rest of the market. “When including the Canadian MSOs bringing in more than $10 million a year, the combined larger segment has a significant 71.8 per-

cent of all the private passenger insurer and consumer-paid market.” In other words, the networks and large MSOs are punching far above their weight, judging by the percentage of the business they control. Brad Mewes is an independent consultant studying the collision industry and a specialist in mergers and acquisitions. His predictions for 2017 may seem somewhat radical: nothing will change. “Last year I made three predictions for 2016. Consolidation would continue. Technology will continue to impact the industry. Interest rates will rise,” he says. “My predictions for 2017? Consolidation would continue. Technology will create winners and losers. Interest rates will rise.” There is likely to be more consolidation to come in the collision repair business, but the consolidation story is also playing out throughout the larger auto claims economy. We’ve seen significant consolidation on the supplier side in the last year alone. Uni-Select in particular has been on something of an acquisition spree of late, buying up independent stores and smaller chains throughout Canada and the US. The company now operates well over 250 locations and 14 warehouse distributors throughout North America. Other smaller acquisitions were also announced in Canada and the US. Only time will tell if these companies continue to grow through acquisition. The paint companies are major suppliers to the collision industry. Again, we’ve seen consolidation play out here as well. The consolidation story with the paint companies


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is a bit different. The parts of the companies that we see and interact with are in fact just parts of much larger organizations. Without exception, they’re all sprawling multi-nationals with interests in many diverse areas far removed from automotive refinish. In the automotive claims economy, only the largest insurers rank alongside the paint companies for global reach and business volume. Just recently, AkzoNobel has rebuffed several multi-billion dollar offers from PPG. Sherwin-Williams has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valspar for about $11.3 billion. Regulators insisted on some divesture to allow this to take place, and Valspar’s wood coatings unit is being sold to Axalta. This is a major factor in why we haven’t seen more consolidation in the paint sphere in recent years. The companies are already so large that buying one is complicated, extremely expensive and will almost certainly cause government regulators to examine the deal with great scrutiny. Nevertheless, as shown by the Sherwin-Williams and Valspar deal, consolidation is proceeding here as well. We’ve discussed the Canadian landscape, but any analysis of the current situation has to take into account that it’s a smaller world

than ever. The big insurers and suppliers are all multi-nationals, but it’s only recently that we’ve seen this trend start to seriously impact the collision repairers. CARSTAR is now officially a North American organization, rather than two separate companies with the same name. Boyd/Gerber has long operated

to change a few years ago under Steve Leal. His organization more or less absorbed the others and went on a vigorous international expansion drive. Today, we’re looking at Fix Auto World, a multi-national company with operations in Canada, the US, the UK, Turkey, France, Australia and China.

“There has been significant business pressure to create large repair organizations to ease the claims process.” on both sides of the border. However, the real international success story has to be Fix Auto. Fix Auto was founded in Quebec and quickly expanded into other parts of the country. A number of master franchises were then set up in other countries, such as the US. However, the company was itself somewhat fragmented even within Canada, with different operations in Ontario, the Atlantic provinces and the West. That started

We can likely expect other operators to follow suit. Canada’s collision industry may be reaching its maximum consolidation level, but this story has not played out the same way around the globe. It would be somewhat surprising if Canada’s largest operators didn’t follow Fix Auto’s lead, and start eyeing other countries that could benefit from proven Canadian expertise in consolidating the collision business.

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TOOL TRENDS

Hot & Cool Equipment For

2017

The latest and greatest in tools, from big and powerful to small but mighty By Jeff Sanford

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he digital revolution continues to play out on the shop floor. Techs no longer simply pull metal, but work on vehicles that are essentially rolling computers. Along with new tools for aluminum repair there are many new digital tools on the market. The high-tech, futuristic sheen that defines this year’s crop of cool new tools is a reflection of the evolving sophistication of the industry. There is a lot to get excited about this year. Among them are the three winners of the New Products Showcase Awards show at the SEMA Show. Buyer’s Guide 2017 13


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Remote Assisted Programing Kit Taking first place in the Collision Repair & Refinish category at the SEMA Show was a new tool that is a perfect example of the ongoing trend toward the digitization of collision repair. The winner this year is the Remote Assisted Programming (RAP) kit from Drew Technologies. The device allows any shop to reflash a vehicle’s J2534 controllers. Reflashing, of course, is the process of replacing existing software in a vehicle controller with new software by electronically transferring calibration files from the website of an OEM. This process is achieved through the use of a standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers known as J2534. The RAP kit (including a Windows PC, J2534 device, modem, OEM subscriptions and battery maintainer) allows techs to simply plug in the kit, call the company’s toll-free number and flash the car to update the system.

Dust Extraction System Pro Spot introduced a new dust extraction system that can help avoid issues around aluminum dust explosions. The device does not run on electricity. It’s fully pneumatic, which mean it’s unbelievably light. There are two different hoses for dealing with steel or aluminum. The hose for steel is not conductive while the hose for aluminum dust is, which allows it to be grounded. The unit can be wall mounted or installed as per workshop requirements.

SATA Jet 1500 SoLV gun Paint gun manufacturer SATA continues to evolve its SATAjet 1500 SoLV gun. Designed for low VOC basecoats, the latest iteration of this stalwart bit of kit provides an even and wide spray pattern at an affordable price. The device efficiently transfers paint and maintains the wetting required for today’s Low VOC solvent basecoats. Air pressure ranges from 14 to 35 psi. There are two nozzle sizes as well as two different colours (blue or black).

Magnetic Utility Gloves MagnoGrip’s Pro Impact Magnetic Utility Gloves were created to solve a challenge that has only come up in the last few years: protecting your hands while still using a touchscreen. These gloves provide impact protection to the knuckles and fingers, while powerful magnets on the back allow users to store nuts and bolts for easy access. Special touch screen fingertips allow you to use smart phones and tables without ever removing the glove.

Setting Saver An Arkansas-based company known as the Whistler Group offers a couple of neat little products. First, there’s the Setting Saver, a set of OBD II cables that saves all the pre-sets in a car before the battery is disconnected. Considering how many pre-sets there are in cars today (from seat positions to radio stations) this is a smart idea.

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Quick Check A product from Bonding Solutions, the Like90 Quick Check Temporary Gloss Simulator, took a runner-up position at the SEMA Show. This is a sprayable product that simulates the depth and clarity of fresh clear on base. Using it eliminates the need to spray expensive clear coat on spray out cards. Quick Check can be sprayed to match colours as they would appear under clear. It dissipates completely so another colour coat can be applied if the first try does not match. Quick Check can also be used to check repaired panels for defects, as it stays wet long enough to evaluate the straightness of repaired panels.

Universal Dolly Beyond the award winners many other impressive new products were released this year, among them the Universal Dolly System from DJS Fabrications. This compact but effective dolly system “works for every situation,” and gives the tech great control in moving any vehicle safely and efficiently across a shop floor. Chip Foose is said to have been the first to have a set of four.

TOUCH Virtual Spanesi Americas’ TOUCH Virtual utilizes a pair of glasses similar to Google glasses to put everything techs need front and centre in their vision, without the need to turn to a PC or mobile device. The system is controlled with a touch pad and allows technicians to call up any information they need. TOUCH Virtual also records video and photography of the work being performed, allowing the collision repair facility to fully document the repair process. A technician using the system can call up repair procedures, use Spanesi’s TOUCH measuring system, go to I-CAR, access estimating resources and document the repair order at the same time.

T-Hotbox Rounding out the top three SEMA winners is a new product from Betag Innovation, the Aluminum T-Hotbox. This is a programmable paintless dent repair device. As aluminum is used in more vehicles, tools that can facilitate a successful repair on this metal are becoming key bits of kit in a tech’s tool box. This past year the team from Betag Innovation demonstrated this product at various locations across Canada. The T-Hotbox has several settings that can be adjusted or pre-set to avoid burning the paint during dent removal.

JTAPE Masking Discs JTAPE Parking Sensor Masking Discs are specifically designed to mask parking sensors without the need for removal. The adhesive cover protects the sensor throughout the repair process, preventing damage from sanding, painting and polishing. According to the company, this saves time and also reduces the risk of problems or malfunctions with the sensors afterwards. JTAPE products are available in Canada exclusively through Dominion Sure Seal.

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MiG Buddy The MiG Buddy is a great little inexpensive gadget that can make a tech’s life easier. It’s a holder for a MiG welder that attaches to a cart, bench or table. It’s also available with a magnetic mount that allows it be moved. Techs can put the welder into the holder to free up their hands, while keeping the welder in easy reach. Lines don’t get tangled up and safety is improved.

The Tape Thing A company called Collision Edge introduced a couple of neat and inexpensive devices this year. The Tape Thing is a fun device that uses velcro and magnets to give paint tape a place to sit, say, on a hip, a car, or near a work station. No more lost rolls of tape due to a fall on a wet floor! There’s even a place to store a razor blade, cutting down on the loss of those through floor grates.

NitroHeat NitroHeat converts compressed air to 98 percent nitrogen, ideal for use in waterborne paint applications. Nitrogen is effectively moisture free, so application is more consistent with heated nitrogen as opposed to compressed air. The company says this uses less material while providing better coverage. NitroHeat supplies a constant flow of nitrogen through a heated hose to maintain a spray temperature of over 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dent Viewer XL Collision Edge also introduced the Dent Viewer XL this year. The tool is a dent viewing board that can be used to create pictures to send to the insurance company for an estimate. Collision Edge previously introduced a smaller version. The XL is a much larger, free-standing board that can help techs get pictures and estimates out faster.

PR-5 Riveter Pro Spot continues to step up and offer the tools necessary to work on aluminum. The company has already introduced the PR-5 selfpiercing rivet (SPR) gun. New this year is an adapter for the PR-5 that allows techs to use the device to apply blind rivets, which are required on some aluminum jobs. Just affix the device to the PR-5 and you’re set—blind rivets are a go.

Neutralizer AC Also new this year is an anti-static blow-off gun, the Neutralizer AC. As any good painter knows static electricity can occur on bumper covers during painting. Not only will a static charge attract dust but it can orient the metallic flakes in paints, leading to flaws. The Neutralizer AC gets rid of that static charge, ensuring that the metallic orientation is correct—as metallic flake is produced in ever finer grains avoiding static charge issues is become a greater concern.

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MDT 10 Another new product in the diagnostic space comes from Mac Tools. The company has launched a diagnostic scanner it calls the MDT 10. The device is built into an Android tablet. It features coverage for more than 25,000 vehicle systems and diagnoses drivability issues on virtually any vehicle. An optically-bonded screen, a rear camera with flash, front camera, dual speakers and HDMI output to an external monitor are some of the features. The device also provides on-tool resource information, scan and scope troubleshooting repair info and specific tech tips as well as embedded training videos. Chip Foose is said to be a fan of the MDT 10.

I-CAR A new “product” can also be found through the I-CAR Technical Reparability Support at rts.i-car.com. The trendiest topic this year involves diagnostic scanning, pre- and post-repair. A new section on the site allows collision repair experts to search OEM calibration requirements related to automatic braking and lane-assist systems. The section provides the need-to-know information for recalibrating the many new cameras and sensors on modern vehicles. This is a key new product for the future of repair.

Matrix Wand Another new bit of high tech magic is a software solution to be used with the Matrix Wand that determines the geography of a surface from photography. Until now the Matrix Wand has been used as a blueprinting tool. But the new add-on, Matrix Active Map 3-D Technology, allows the Matrix Wand to, “fully integrate into the repair process.” The Matrix Active Map 3-D Technology uses a database of 18,000 vehicles to allow a technician repairing or replacing a structural component to sample multiple locations as a way of identifying the proper location of the part with, “confidence and accuracy.” According to the manufacturer the new capability allows The Matrix Wand to make the “leap from being considered primarily a blueprinting tool to a fully-fledged 3-D repair system.”

Spectre Scanner Advanced Measurement Systems has introduced the Spectre Laser Measurement System. According to the company, it’s the world’s first wireless, cable-free laser measurement system and it’s powered by the industry’s smallest scanner. It’s definitely a niftylooking piece of tech.

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Cubitron II Cut Off Wheel and Flap Disc Another new product from 3M is the Cubitron II Cut Off Wheel and Flap Disc. According to 3M, the tools are optimized for the bodyshop as they are not “over-engineered for heavy duty industrial applications.” The new tools offer a composite body providing durability at a lighter weight and better user comfort and handling. The tool is also less prone to condensation. According to 3M the device cuts 30 percent faster and lasts up to twice as long as conventional discs.

Maxi-Miser 3000 Apollo Sprayers International recently unveiled the Maxi-Miser 3000, a new paint system for high-production collision repair facilities. The device is distributed in Canada by Innovative Refinish Sales and Solutions. Known as a turbine high-volume low pressure (HVLP) spray system, the Maxi-Miser 3000 consists of its own turbine air generator, hose and spray guns. According to the manufacturer the system lowers paint costs, reduces filter and compressor maintenance, reduces dirt imperfections, environmental impacts and provides greater painter comfort. It is claimed this has resulted in a reduction in paint usage of up to 40 percent. That makes the Maxi-Miser a really cool tool.

Total Automotive Sanding System 3M announced a strategic collaboration with the makers of Festool brand products in February of 2016. The result of the collab is a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system, the 3M Total Automotive Sanding System. Designed and equipped for body repair, paint prep and paint finishing, the system officially launched in Canada on August 1, 2016. According to 3M, “This system is a great example of the shop of the future—with mobile workcentres, a focus on dust extraction and the ability to deliver an excellent repair—more productively, efficiently and cleaner than before.” This is all about reducing particle contamination in the shop.

Headlight Restoration Kit 3M has introduced Quick Headlight Renewal to restore hazy and dull headlight lenses, as well as other plastic lens surfaces, including taillights, trailers, snowmobiles, emergency vehicle light bars, plastic motorcycle lights and more. It uses 3M’s Trizact technology. The kit is intended to restore two headlight lenses. This might make a good value-add for a repair, or something you could sell to consumers at the counter. According to 3M, it’s a simple two-step process that requires no tools.

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Brilliant Solutions LED curtains A really neat new product that can improve welding safety are the LED fitted curtains from Car-O-Liner. Under the brand name Brilliant Solutions, the curtains can be used to protect technicians, create work bays or an aluminum room. Best of all, the curtains feature four LED “light ropes” positioned horizontally and providing floor to ceiling lighting along the side of a vehicle. According to the manufacturer the curtains create, “not only a safe environment for your guests but also give a professional image.” Clearly defined work areas can be demarcated. The shop takes on the appearance of a brightly light, well-ordered space, giving clients confidence, while improving safety.

Pure-10 Regenerative Dryers Also on the list this year are a new line of air dryers from Tsunami Compressed Air Solutions. According to a statement from the company the Pure-10 Regenerative Dryers offer similar high performance results as the standard Ultra Dryers, but at a reduced cost. The Pure-10 line offers low relative humidity (down to .01 percent RH) and a low cost of maintenance. According to Tsunami, maintenance on one Pure-10 unit is under $100 a year on average.

Autodip Plus Autodip Plus from Autodip puts the technology to apply stylish and trendy vehicle wraps right into your painter’s hand. According to the company, a trained painter can use the technology to spray wrap complete cars, wheels and accessories. The original product, Autodip, was developed after two years of research and development and premiered at the 2014 SEMA Show. Autodip Plus is the advanced version and should be available later this year.

6146 Bumper Pliers Kit Last but not least, Polyvance has released the new 6146 Bumper Pliers Kit. The kits make it easy for technicians to repair the rectangular “slot tab” features often found on bumper covers. The Bumper Pliers Kit aids in the repair of these detailed areas, which can be difficult to restore to the correct dimensions critical for proper fit-up of the panel. The Bumper Pliers Kit comes with six steel dies, including a 3/16-inch (5 mm) one with a round recess which is commonly used on bumpers, especially on Hondas.

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Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight

23 Abrasives & Adhesives Advances in this technology appear subtle. Their results are not.

43  Paint & Refinishing A marriage of art and science. Perfect it with the latest products.

29 Alignment & Measuring Restore a vehicle to its pre-collision condition with the latest tech.

56 Tools & Accessories It’s all in the details. Boost efficiency and quality in surprising ways.

37 Management & Software Strengthen your business with management and software systems.

61 Welding Stay modern with sophisticated welders and welding products.

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Abrasives & Adhesives

Abrasives & Adhesives

There’s serious science at play in the latest products

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t’s often said that an enterprise succeeds or fails based on the small details. The advances we’ve seen in abrasives and adhesives in recent years bring this message home. The advancements are often invisible to the naked eye, which is part of what makes them so impressive. Even something as seemingly simple as sandpaper has changed dramatically. Manufacturers have invented new materials and processes that allow them to make changes on the nano-scale. The very grit itself is different. Top-of-the-line abrasives, viewed under a microscope, look very different than the traditional product. Each grain is precisely shaped and positioned for maximum effectiveness. Adhesives too have seen their share of advancement. The OEMs are often using them structurally, and for other purposes such as noise cancellation. Turn the page for some of the latest ways you can stay up-to-date.

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Cubitron II

Gravel Guard

3M

Dominion Sure Seal

3M’s Cubitron II line includes abrasive discs, wheels and belts. All of the items in the line feature 3M’s Precision-Shaped Grain technology. 3M says this allows the products to slice through paint and metal and even high-strength steel or aluminum with ease. A statement from 3M says the secret is that this proprietary material continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges – slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler and lasting twice as long as other high-performance abrasives.

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1-2-G3 Premium High Cut System Farecla Farecla has three offerings under its 1-2-G3 Premium High Cut System range. The products are for use on all paint types, including the very latest clearcoats. The line consists of the G3 Premium Abrasive C o mp o u n d , G 3 F i n e Finishing Compound and G3 Wax Premium Liquid Protection. Farecla says the G3 Premium Abrasive C ompound provides permanent results fast with no risk of dragging, staining or hazing on fresh paints. G3 Fine offers rapid removal of minor surface defects and swirl marks from all modern paint systems, while G3 Wax gives off a durable, high gloss finish on fully cured paintwork, providing up to three months protection.

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Dominion Sure Seal offers a whole range of sprayable coatings for the automotive aftermarket, including its Gravel Guard for rocker panels. According to the company, Gravel Guard is easyto-use and can be applied either via an aerosol can or standard schutz gun. Gravel Guard is a high build, paintable rocker coating that matches OEM textures and provides excellent abrasion and chip protection, sound deadening and c or ro s i on re s ist anc e. Dominion Sure Seal says it is ideal for those applications where average or medium texture patterns are desired. The standard Gravel Guard comes in black, but Dominion Sure Seal also produces a clear version.

dominionsureseal.com


Abrasives & Adhesives

MIRKA DEROS Mirka Canada Mirka’s DEROS kit includes the Dust Extractor Trolley, Portable Dust Extractor, 13-foot antistatic hose, two sanding blocks in different sizes, exhaust hose for the blocks and connector air inlet, dual operator vacuum fitting and a Mirka DEROS electric sander. The DEROS sander features a powerful brushless motor, constant speed load, vibration reduction system and more, all in a package weighing only 2.3 lbs. The MV-912 is a 30-litre industrial-grade dust extractor with adjustable suction control, automatic electric start with tooltriggered activation and it is powerful enough for two-person operation. The trolley features adjustable shelves and hooks. According to Mirka, this kit provides the perfect dustfree solution and better surface finish.

mirka.com

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Abrasives & Adhesives

No-Fil A995 Blaze

Dolphin 1K Combination Putty

Norton Saint-Gobain

U-POL

According to the company, the new No-Fil A995 Blaze paper disc line provides as much as two to three times the tear resistance of any other flexible paper disc on the market due to a super-tough, polyesterreinforce d D-weig ht hook and loop backing. The abrasive is a special ceramic aluminum oxide abrasive featuring extremely sharp grain edges. As the grains fracture, these edges generate a consistent cut throughout the life of the product. According to Norton, Blaze increases productivity due to fewer disc changes and a cleaner work environment, while labour costs are reduced through less sanding time. Norton also says the disc’s multi-hole pattern fits any random orbital vac-hole configuration without aligning the holes to the backup pad.

A new product from U-POL, t he comp any’s D olphin 1K Combination Putty comes ready to use, with no hardener required. According to the company, the ne w Dolphin 1K is p erfect for surface imperfections and pinholes, especially in last minute situations. Dolphin 1K Combination Putty can be used straight from the tube with no mixing required. U-POL says it is quick drying and offers excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates, including direct-to-metal, prepared OEM p ai nt s u r f a c e s , a lu m i nu m , galvanized steel, SMC, fiberglass, lightly abraded e-coats and most plastics. It comes in 200g tubes and six tubes to a carton.

nortonabrasives.com

u-pol.com

REPLAST Wurth Canada

The Wurth REPLAST structural adhesives range consists of a full line of urethane structural adhesives designed to bond and repair all plastics, fibreglass, SMC, metal and glass. Most of the products in the REPLAST line are delivered via a dual-mix cartridge system. Wurth says the product is OEM-approved and can be used in most automotive and heavy truck applications. The REPLAST line is part of Wurth Canada’s REPLAST Easy Plastic Repair System. The system also includes primers, cleaners, contour film and reinforcement tape.

wurthcanada.com

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

ALignment, Measuring & Scanning Equipment you need to return cars to the road

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hen it comes to structural repairs, you can save yourself and your customers some major headaches if things are done right the first time. An essential element is making sure you’ve got the right tools for the job. There was a time when those tools could consist of strong chains and a stout tree for frame straightening, and your own thumb for measuring. Scanning wasn’t even on the radar. Times have certainly changed. Repairs have to be done to extremely precise tolerances to ensure the car functions as it should in the case of another accident. Automotive scanners, long a part of the automotive service trade, have increased in importance in collision repair. Restoring the vehicle to pre-accident condition has always been the goal, but reaching that goal now is a much more sophisticated process. Turn the page for updates on how modern equipment can help you reach that goal.

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

AirPro

Maxisys

AirPro Diagnostics

Autel

According to the company, AirPro is a remotely controlled scan tool capable of delivering OEM dealership-level services using both OEM and independent, proprietary software. AirPro Diagnostics says this combination of software gives the AirPro 98 percent coverage. AirPro can perform multiple calibrations needed during and after repairs, including passenger presence systems, steering angle sensors, brake pedal position sensors, active grill shutters, park assist, object detection, active cruise control, adaptive headlamps, crankshaft relearns, idle air volume learn and more. The company also says AirPro delivers OEM programming for most replacement control modules.

Designed with the DNA of Aute l’s diagnostics family, the company says the MaxiSys is built to offer many of the same qualities of the company’s MaxiDAS DS708, combined with extreme ease of use and powerful diagnostic performance. However, the MaxiSys has evolved far beyond the capabilities of the previous generation. The unit offers vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes and complete capabilities for codes, live data, actuation tests, adaptations and ECU coding. Live data is displayed in text, graph, analog and digital gauge for data review and analysis. The unit can record and playback the live data to pinpoint troubles with sensors and components, and the cloud-based Data Manager saves customer and vehicle records, scanner data and technician notes.

airprodiagnostics.com

auteltech.com

Autologic Assist Autologic Diagnostics

The all-new Autologic Assist is a cloud-based, vehicle-connected aftermarket automotive diagnostics machine. Developed by the professionals at Autologic Diagnostics, the company says the integrated fix and support system has been built from a set of distinctive capabilities to help repair shops fix more cars faster and more profitably. With access to more than 100 dealer-trained Assist Master Technicians and critical third-party vehicle repair information, Assist will provide repair shops with the opportunity to improve productivity, increase profits and enhance customer satisfaction, according to Autologic Diagnostics.

autologic.com

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

Quick42 Frame Alignment System

Vision 2

Car-O-Liner

Car-O-Liner

The Quick42 is a multi-functional bench that Car-O-Liner says provides easy access for cosmetic repairs and offers the ability for anchoring on the same platform if structural repairs are needed, thus shortening repair cycle times and resulting in a “quick” solution to increase shop profitability. Compatible with the Car-O-Tronic Vision2 X3 measuring system and EVO Universal Anchoring and Holding System, the company says the Quick42 offers a complete repair solution, providing technicians a timesaving process to easily diagnose, fixture, and repair automobiles to their pre-accident condition. The Quick 42 also features an integrated power unit, removable ramps and a 10-ton draw aligner with multiangle pulling 360-degree access.

Vision2 is Car-O-Liner’s electronic measuring software. It’s available for both the Car-O-Tronic (shown here) and PointX measuring tools. According to a statement from the company, Vision2 guides the entire repair process and performs automatic centering, measuring and documentation. Vision2 features enhanced graphics and is photo-based. The software is also integrated with the Car-O-Data vehicle database. Car-O-Data includes over over 15,000 measured vehicles (7,000 for Point-to-Point measuring) and features 3-D presentation of measuring points.

car-o-liner.com

car-o-liner.com

LaserLock Live Mapping

X-431 PAD II

Chief Automotive

Launch Tech USA

LaserLock from Chief Automotive uses a laser scanner that features out-oflevel measuring capabilities, so in addition to monitoring a repair, it can be used with a simple two-post lift for blueprinting repair plans. This keeps the frame rack free for pulling, which Chief says improves productivity and cycle times. In addition to the laser scanner, LaserLock includes a computer, dual flat screen monitors, 45 targets with a wide range of attachments, a colour printer and exclusive Chief software. An aluminum collet kit is available as an option for use with vehicles manufactured with aluminum, carbon fibre or other non-ferrous materials.

According to Launch Tech USA, the PAD II is robust, drop-tested and waterproof. In brief, it’s an Android-based scan tool tablet with a 10.1 inch ultra-high resolution IPS touch screen. The PAD II boasts the same software as previous Launch Pro-line scan tools. Full system diagnosis is through a Class-1 Bluetooth 2.1 connector for optimum wireless connectivity. Also new in the PAD II is a Customer Remote Diagnostics capability called GOLO that allows the shop owner and technician to remotely analyze customer vehicle data outside the shop, even from thousands of miles away. A built-in customer management system and online user community link further extends the utility and efficiency of the PAD II.

chiefautomotive.com

launchtechusa.com

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

3D Naja Universal Diagnostic Measuring

Sevenne

Celette

Celette

Celette’s Naja Evolution 3D software directly takes measurements from OEM-provided 3-D CAD drawings and provides technicians with unique views of the control points in relation to length, width and height, allowing for an efficient damage analysis on a database of more than 14,000, the company says. Product features include: completely wireless Bluetooth software, diagnostics at 0.5mm tolerance, calibration check bar for ISO process, vehicle data, comparative and point to point data and Europe-US standard NF X06044. The Naja Evolution 3D took the runnerup for ‘Best New Tools and Equipment Product’ at the 2015 SEMA Show.

Sevenne is a universal mobile bench from Celette. The basic Sevenne can be upgraded to a Rhone or Griffon unit. Sevenne offers anchoring all around the bench, thanks to its peripheral frame and the quick adjustments offered by wheels, clamps, multi-use supports and a built-in steering handle. The basic design is also available as the Sevenne XL, an extended length Bench on wheels designed to repair larger commercial vehicles. The Sevenne XL allows positioning under a two post lift for loading or moving the vehicle. Sevenne and Sevenne XL comes with four wheel supports, four anchoring clamps, a pulling unit, vertical arm extension and a storage trolley.

celette.com

celette.com

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

Matrix Wand

asTech

Matrix Electronic Measuring

Repairify

The Matrix Wand differs from many other measuring systems on the market today. It’s a handheld portable unit that only requires a single target. The technician simply scans the vehicle, then uploads the scans to a computer. From there, Matrix Electronic Measuring says it’s possible to zoom in on any part of the 3-D image and select any XYZ points you like. You can also use the Matrix Wand to scan an undamaged vehicle (or the undamaged side of a vehicle) to determine accurate measurements.

The asTech device is a remote diagnostic tool that provides scans before or after repair work is done. The technician connects the asTech device to the vehicle, puts the key in the car, turns the ignition on and connects a battery support to keep the car battery from running down during the scan. The technician then submits a service request through astech.com. Once the scan is completed, the asTech staff transmits a full report to the shop. According to the company, the report includes issues causing dashboard warning lights to stay lit, ensures all sensor systems are functioning properly, identifies any hidden damage due to collision and reveals hidden problems that do not cause warning lights.

thematrixwand.com.

astech.com

Universal Jig

Touch System

Spanesi

Spanesi

Spanesi has been producing its Universal Jig system since 1990. Since then the company has produced 13 different versions to suit different needs. The unit features five sliding cross members, mounted on the bench together with the bases and the ramps. According to Spanesi, this allows technicians to quickly anchor the vehicle. The company says the system can anchor any vehicle at four points on its frame without using clamps or additional supports. A rack gear system allows techs to pull the vehicle up or down on the same jigs. Inserting the included spanner allows techs to slide one or more cross members at the same time, moving the vehicle back and forth depending on need.

The Touch System from Spanesi is a universal electronic measuring system that the company says allows technicians to quickly carry out a diagnosis on damaged vehicles and to easily and quickly determine the accuracy of the repair. Spanesi also provides a database containing all the main points of chassis and suspensions, and also provides you with the ability to create a personal database. Spanesi also says the Touch System offers a quick diagnosis without the need for adapters.

spanesi.com

spanesi.com

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Alignment, Measuring and Scanning

Eclipse Electronic Measuring System

EZE Tie Down/Chainless/Full Frame

Wedge Clamp Systems

Wedge Clamp Systems

The Eclipse Electronic Measuring System combines a polar laser scanner (shown here) with portable live targets and intelligent stems positioned by the body technician at strategically marked frame or body points. Wedge Clamp says each sweep of the laser precisely locates each of the targets, which then transmit the measurements to the computer and its database of manufacturer specifications. As the pulling process begins, the live targets’ verification lights change to indicate severity of damage – to red, yellow or green depending on closeness to manufacturers’ specifications. When all the lights are green, the frame is restored to its proper measurements.

Wedge Clamp Systems offers three entries in its anchoring line. The EZE Tie Down System is for light pulls and panel pulls. The company says it’s ideal for quick pulls on radiator supports, sheet metal alignments and door posts. The company’s Chainless Anchoring System (shown here) steps things up and is for use in repairs on most medium-size vehicles. The unit features four lightweight anchor stands that lock the frame firmly in place for pulling or straightening. Finally, the company’s Full-frame Anchoring System is for use with trucks and SUVs. It features the company’s patented universal 2-axis swivel clamp that Wedge Clamp says adapts to virtually all vehicle frame configurations. It can be used in combination with the company’s EZELift system.

wedgeclamp.com

wedgeclamp.com

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management & Software

management & Software Big data is big business

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f it feels like you’re drowning in an ocean of data, it might be time to upgrade your management system. Today’s software providers are experts when it comes to tossing you a figurative life preserver. In fact, it may be more accurate to say that they can build you a boat! With the right software, you can keep better track of inventory, order parts, track repair orders, provide estimates faster and more accurately and make life in the shop easier overall. The ability to access procedures with just one click is also incredibly valuable. There are also offerings that go beyond shop management. Customer research is more important than ever before, and there is software available to help you here too. Whether you’re tracking repair orders, checking customer satisfaction levels, or simply want to be able store and find images easily, today’s software has you covered.

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management & Software

Audatex estimating Audatex

Audatex says that whether you are working with insurers or walk-in customers, Audatex Estimating improves productivity, reduces supplements and drives faster, more accurate estimating for your business. Repair professionals can collaborate directly with insurers using a single estimating application. The company says this improves cycle time, streamlines communication, and ensures accuracy. Key features include APU, an integrated real-time alternative parts ordering system; one-click Labour Report; Inside-Out labour methodology which reduces supplements; 3-D Intelligent Graphics with substrate materials colour coding; vehicle specific option-driven database; fully-integrated airbag matrix and frame dimensions and much more.

audatex.ca

CollisionWay Carrus Technologies

According to Carrus Technologies, CollisionWay makes managers’ jobs easier by providing software tools that comply with the requirements of insurance partners and allows for optimal shop management. CollisionWay allows you to control the job cost before proceeding to the final invoice, which provides the ability to evaluate the profitability associated with each department. The software includes an appointment scheduler designed especially for the automotive repair industry and an integrated time cycle feature for easy personnel management. CollisionWay’s progress grid allows you to see what’s happening in your workshop in real time without having to leave your desk.

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management & Software

CosmosSync

CRI

CosmosSync

Customer Research Inc.

CosmosSync was originally developed to help collision facilities manage images during the claims process, but it has grown to be much more. The latest version offers extensive features, including the ability to capture images, video, voice memos and notes; the ability to annotate pictures with symbols and text; real-time notifications for appraisers, managers and suppliers and the ability to share information with customers, insurers and suppliers. According to a statement from the company, the system is designed to help speed up the entire collision management process and boost revenues while reducing expenses and improving shop productivity. The CosmosSync solution is designed to work on most smart phones and tablets.

Customer Research Inc. has provided customer satisfaction measurement, customer loyalty, market research and contact centre solutions since 1967. Today, Customer Research Inc. utilizes multiple channels of communication to help businesses across the globe generate information, enhance reputation and drive business. Customer Satisfaction Index programs will provide your business with the detailed information, quality marketing materials and extensive management tools to retain customers and generate more referrals. According to Customer Research Inc., a specialized program will drive customers to your business using the online portal SureCritic to enhance your reputation and increase positive social sharing.

cosmossync.com

cri-research.com

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management & Software

BodyshopConnect

RepairCenter

Micazen/Leanstone

Mitchell International

BodyshopConnect is a new Cloud-based management system designed to “connect the dots” for shop owners. According to the company, it’s a “next generation” management system and attempts to simplify, streamline and improve administrative processes for collision repair professionals. The developers say that the new multi-faceted program is completely customizable to fit each shop’s individual needs and contains features devised specifically to help collision repair facilities work faster and more efficiently. Proven software in the marketplace that was initially launched by LeanStone over eight years ago such as EstimateConnect, UpdateConnect and PhotoConnect served as the building blocks of this new management system.

Built with your business goals in mind, Mitchell’s RepairCenter brings together tools to help shop owners generate more profit by better managing repairs, customer satisfaction and overall business, the company says. A personal management system that can be customized to meet individual shop needs, RepairCenter helps to gain real-time insight into cycle times to help promote better business practices. It works quickly to locate OEM repair procedures to restore vehicles back to pre-accident condition and includes programming to more accurately book and pay labour.

bodyshopconnect.com

mitchell.com

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Paint & Refinish

Paint & Refinish

Innovations in mixing, painting and more!

A

good painter may be a pearl beyond price, but anyone who has walked past the door of the booth knows that it takes more than skill to get the finish just right. Automotive refinish is a synthesis of art and science. The products featured on the following pages are designed to help you achieve that synthesis. The coatings themselves are just the start. This year has seen the introduction of numerous innovations in the areas of colour matching, spray guns, booths, mixing technology and more. We’ve also covered some of the latest products to provide your painters with the clean, dry air they need to get that perfect finish. A great paint job is nothing without a good cure. We’ve got you covered here too. Last but certainly not least, we’re very proud to present some of the newest merchandise to help keep painters safe while they’re laying down those coatings.

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Paint & Refinish

PPS Paint Preparation System

Automatchic

3M

AkzoNobel

3M says its PPS Paint Preparation System enables painters to mix less paint, reduce the amount of solvent used and speed cleanup. Paint is mixed and sprayed from the same cup, which includes a liner with a lid with a built-in filter. According to 3M, specially designed adapters allow painters to use the system with virtually any spray gun. Another key advantage of this closed system is that it enables a painter’s spray gun to function well at any angle, even upside down. PPS is available in five sizes: Large (28 fluid ounces), Standard (22 fluid ounces), Midi (13.5 fluid ounces), Mini (6 fluid ounces) and 3 ounces.

AkzoNobel says the Automatchic Vision is a revolutionary digital system that gives bodyshops a precise match of the existing colour on any area of a vehicle. The system consists of two elements: Automatchic Vision, the latest generation of AkzoNobel’s handheld device for digital colour analysis, and Automatchic Smart Search, colour retrieval software that the company says provides the optimum matching colour formula. AkzoNobel says the system uses the latest digital technology to guarantee precise, reliable measurements of colours, including curved parts of a vehicle that are traditionally difficult to read.

3mcollision.com

akzonobel.com

LPH400 LVB/LPH400 LVX Anest Iwata Anest Iwata says the LPH400 LVB high performance centre post gravity feed HVLP spray gun is designed for obtaining improved control on refinish paints that contain fine metallic and pearls that standard setups face difficulties such as mottling, blotching, streaking, floating, etc. Teaming up with the LPH400 LVB, the LPH400 LVX eXtreme (shown here) b a s e c o at t e c h n o l o g y w a s developed for use with 90 to 95 percent of basecoat colors and engineered to provide increased productivity in application for solvent or waterborne basecoats. The LPH400 LVB remains the set-up for the most difficult or complex colours and the LPH400 LVX handles all the middle range colors where productivity and speed is a must.

anestiwata.com

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Paint & Refinish

Acquire Quantum EFX

IR-B06, IR-B06-T

Axalta

B-Tec Systems

Axalta Coating Systems has introduced its fifth-generation spectrophotometer, the Acquire Quantum EFX. According to Axalta, the new unit is lighter, faster and capable of reading metallic, pearl and effect colours, and more. The Acquire Quantum EFX integrates into Axalta’s Acquire Color System. The reengineered Acquire Quantum EFX is almost half the size of its predecessor to enable comfortable, one-handed operation and access to hard-to-reach places. It includes a top-mounted touchscreen calibrated for high visibility. The unit comes with a “smart cradle” for charging and direct connection to a PC. The Acquire Quantum EFX is also Wi-Fi enabled.

The IR-B06 and IR-B06-T from B-Tec Systems are infrared curing systems featuring low base heights and two stage drying with half and full power bake cycles available. Each cassette on the units features separate switching and B-Tec says the gas-filled struts make it easy to position the cassettes. The units include a 32-foot power cable, digital memory function that can store up to four drying programs, a visible ultrasonic distance indicator and a two-year warranty. The IR-B06-T also includes temperature control. Optional c ass ette covers are a ls o available.

axalta.ca

bteccleaners.com

Glasurit 923-210 Low VOC Ultimate Clearcoat BASF

According to BASF, Glasurit 923-210 Low VOC Ultimate Clearcoat gives painters the option of flexibility while delivering exceptional results. A “glamour” finish, Glasurit 923-210 Low VOC Ultimate Clearcoat can be air-dried or baked at a multitude of temperatures. New climate specific reducers are available for optimal performance in all seasons and environments, while providing long-term durability and gloss. The product is designed to be used over Glasurit 90 Line and L-55 basecoat and provides an incredible look when used in conjunction with the new Glasurit Color Advance Boosters.

basfrefinish.com

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Paint & Refinish

TEKNA Basecoat

Colad BodyGuard

DeVilbiss

EMM Specialists

The TEKNA Basecoat spray guns from DeVilbiss comes in four different versions. The 703892 features 1.2 and 1.3 needle sizes, and 703893 uses 1.3 and 1.4. Both are uncupped and include an adapter. The 703894 and 703895 duplicate the needle size variations of the other models, but come with a 900 cc aluminum cup. D e Vi l bi ss’ T E K NA Basecoat guns feature low inlet pressure (14 to 18 psi), improved metallic control and are high-volume, low-pressure to accommodate waterborne and solvent-based coatings. All models include an HV20 HVLP air cap, a digital gauge with air adjusting valve, a gun wrench and colour ID rings.

The Colad BodyGuard from EMM Specialists provides optimum protection against overspray and prevents pollution of the paint job by fibres, dust and lint. According to EMM Specialists, the Colad BodyGuard is specially designed to guarantee painters a full day of working comfort. The overall seals tightly to prevent contamination of the painted surface, and it is made of breathable and stretchy material and comes with an anti-static coating. Due to the grey colour and non-see-through material used in its construction, EMM Specialists says the Colad BodyGuard is a representative overall that can be used for a long time.

autorefinishdevilbiss.com

emm.com

EDS Paint Use Monitor Enviro Database Enviro Database says its EDS Paint Use Monitor frees painters from paperwork. First, a sensor on the gun registers the amount of paint being used. During an inspection, you can simply go to the company’s website, log in and hit print. All of the data from when the painter starts the job is stored. No more checking scribbled notes or trying to reconstruct the data from paint supplier invoices. The paint usage monitoring system updates in real-time. The feed can be sent to a smartphone, so the owner or manager can see how much material painters are using from anywhere in the world.

envirobase.ca

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Paint & Refinish

La Rouge ProBand

Disposable Paint Mixing Cups

FBS Distribution

Finixa

La Rouge ProBand is a “new generation” fineline tape, specifically designed for use with all waterborne paint systems, including airbrush paints. The tape is extremely thin with a low edge, which FBS says translates to no paint buildup while painting. It also offers easy release from painted surfaces with no adhesive transfer, residue or paint delamination. While it is designed for waterborne coatings, FBS says it also performs very well with low-VOC solvent-based coatings. All La Rouge ProBand tapes are 60 yards in length. Available widths include 1/16-inch, 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch. There are 12 rolls in a box, except for the 1/2–inch tape, which comes six rolls to a box.

Finixa’s line of Disposable Paint Mixing Cups feature clearly printed content, 10 different mixing ratios and are available in five volumes: 400cc, 650cc, 1300cc, 2240cc and 5000cc. Each cup is constructed of “winter proof ” plastic and has base feet for protecting against cold transfer during mixing. The cups also feature fitted lids and stack supports for easy separation. The line is also available as a storage cup in non-transparent black plastic, which Finixa says is ideal for UV paints.

fbs-online.com

chemicar.eu

MPX-30

3000 Series

Fuji Spray

Garmat

Fuji Spray has specialized in HVLP turbine equipment since 1986. In addition to a full range of HVLP turbine sprayers, Fuji Spray offers a compressor spray gun line designed for mid-pressure, also known as reduced pressure. The MPX-30 is part of this line, and Fuji Spray says it is perfect for professional automotive refinishing. It’s designed to be versatile in terms of application and performance and to handle all types of coatings, including solvent-based basecoats, low-VOC colours and clear coat. The MPX-30 uses the same familiar controls as any high-pressure spray gun and still offers the many benefits of HVLP. Fuji Spray says its MPX Technology ensures transfer efficiency above 65 percent as required by VOC legislation. The company says an added benefit is a considerable savings in paint compared to conventional spray equipment, as the MPX-30 combines rapid application speed and high transfer rates. The MPX-30 is available in gravity feed and siphon models. A high pressure regulator gauge is included with all models.

The Garmat 3000 series full downdraft paint booth offers numerous features including a touch screen control panel featuring all of the modes, spray, bake and purge, available at the touch of a finger and horizontally oriented light fixtures for virtually shadow free illumination. The 3000 series features 23 four-tube lighting fixtures for a total bulb count of 92. The 10-foot wide trifold doors feature heavy-duty hinges and vertical and horizontal adjustments. According to Garmat, the three row pit is the widest in the industry and comes fitted with heavy-duty lightweight grates. Garmat also says the air foil dual inlet reverse incline fans provide more consistent airflow as your filters load.

fujispray.com

garmat.com

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Paint & Refinish

Ultra XP 1 Global Finishing Solutions

According to the company, the Global Finishing Solutions’ Ultra XP1 paint booth incorporates virtually every feature that sets GFS booths apart from the rest. The Ultra XP1 includes added features such as integrated AdvanceCure Blade System, two-row exhaust pit, dual VFDs, best-in-class heater and upgraded smart controls for superior performance and energy efficiency. The Ultra XP1 also boasts premium lighting, airflow, ceiling design and construction, as well as ‘eco’ and waterborne friendly features.

globalfinishing.com

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Paint & Refinish

IRT Hyperion

G Series

Hedson Technologies

Herkules Equipment Corporation

According to Hedson Technologies, the Hyperion family does not resemble previous IRT products. The company says every part in a Hyperion dryer is based on a well thought-out and tested design based on user-friendliness and capacity. The new foot design even allows it to get under low cars and it is possible to place the mobile dryer around a wheel. The stand arm on the large model has acquired the characteristic Hyperion angle in order for the cassettes to reach above the roof of high vehicles or an SUV and still stand steady and stable on the floor. The company says moving a mobile Hyperion around the workshop is really easy thanks to its low centre of gravity.

Herkules has 12 offerings in its G Series Paint Gun Washer range. All washers are built with corrosion resistant components and support all types of paint guns. All machines are capable of cleaning at least one spray gun and one cup in one minute or less, with higher-end models such as the G200 series and G375 able to clean two guns and two cups, three or four spray guns or four guns and four cups. Various entries in the line are specifically designed for waterborne and solvent-based paints.

hedsonna.com

herkules.us

Quality Air Breathing Systems

Fastmask

Martech Services Company

Mask4paint

Martech’s Quality Air Breathing Systems are designed to provide Grade ‘D’ breathable fair from existing compressed air sources. Systems are available from 50 SCFM to 150 SCFM panels to fit customers’ particular needs and facilities and can service anywhere between one and 14 people at the same time. Custom-built systems are also available upon request. Free design, a shop layout and system configuration is also available. When working in a confined air space and the air inside is suspect, the use of a proper air supplied respirator is necessary, says Martech.

According to the manufacturer, Fastmask is designed to greatly accelerate the masking process. The company says that using the classic tape and paper method, it may take up to one hour to mask a vehicle’s front door. In the same time, someone using Fastmask could mask the front doors of three vehicles. In essence, Fastmask is a pre-taped masking film. Each roll is 25 metres long, except the FX400/50 which is 50 metres long, and is packaged in a transparent bag that contains instructions, measurements and the technical specifications of the product. The company says it is resistant to all paint thinners and withstands temperatures of 120° C during infrared drying and 110° C during blow drying.

breathingsystems.com

fastmask.eu

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Paint & Refinish

NitroHeat

SprayMax

NitroHeat

Peter Kwasny

NitroHeat is a stand-alone system that converts compressed air to 98 percent nitrogen, which the company says is ideal for use in waterborne paint applications. Because nitrogen is effectively moisture free, the paint application process is more consistent with heated nitrogen versus compressed air. The company says this results in a superior paint transfer and a higher quality finish, using less material while providing better coverage. NitroHeat supplies a constant flow of nitrogen through a heated hose to maintain a spray temperature over 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is not your ordinary spray bomb. SprayMax is a patented aerosol technology for professional users. Unlike most commercially available aerosols, the coatings are 2K. In fact, the SprayMax system uses the paint manufacturers’ original products. The system is used for repairs and spot repairs. According to the company, the spray pattern of SprayMax is comparable to a spray gun but delivers less overspray. They say it is a complete professional paint system that allows effective and profitable paint repairs, even outside the paint booth, and that the SprayMax system is used by shops all over the world.

nitroheat.com

spraymax.com

Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion

TouchMix XI

Polyvance

PPG

Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer is an advanced, low-VOC, solvent-based, non-sandable primer that Polyvance says is designed to stick to “problem plastics” like polypropylene, thermoplastic polyolefin (TP0) and thermoplastic elastomer olefin (TEO) without sanding or pretreatment. Bumper and Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer may be top coated with most solvent or waterborne base/clear top coats and single stage systems without sanding. The company says the low-VOC formula sprays smoother and has improved top coat compatibility over the previous formula. Polyvance provides an updated compatibility chart on its website.

The TouchMix XI computer is the first of three tools making up PPG’s new XI line. The computer provides easy navigation of the PaintManager software program. The TouchMix XI unit features plug-andplay functionality, a 15-inch colour touchscreen and a paint-resistant finish. Its small footprint enables it to be configured as stand-, pole- or wall-mounted with no external computer or keyboard required. In addition, the TouchMix XI computer provides a variety of networking options, including USB data backup, WiFi capability, and Ethernet and HDMI compatibility. The other two items in the XI line are the PaintManager XI software and the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer.

polyvance.com

ppgrefinish.com

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Paint & Refinish

21mm Random Orbital Polisher

SATAjet 5000 B PHASER HVLP

RBL Products

SATA Canada

RBL Products has recently introduced a new product that the company says is an industry first. The 21mm Random Orbital Polisher combines a powerful 21mm polisher with a built-in inspection light. According to the company, the combination saves time and energy by allowing staff to inspect for defects during the polishing process without wasting time going back and forth between polishing and inspecting. The built-in inspection light provides 180-degree light spread at 1,800 lumens. The 21mm Random Orbital Polisher also features a soft touch grip, two handle styles, one-touch instant on and off, noncrimping cord design and a six month limited warranty.

As SATA puts it, “A tuxedo is not for every day.” The PHASER uses the same technology and nozzle concept as the company’s SATAjet 5000 B HVLP spray gun. The body of the gun, however, was developed in co-operation with the Porsche Design Studio. The idea was to create a spray gun with exceptional optics and exceptional materials, to be used on exceptional projects. Design ergonomics go beyond the gun handle and into the optimized nozzle that SATA says offers the highest possibly versatility concerning inlet pressure and spray distance, corrosion resistant surface, easily adjustable control elements and the optimized half-turn spray fan control.

rblproducts.com

sata.ca

RAZOR HVLP Waterborne Sharpe According to Sharpe, the RAZOR HVLP Waterborne gun has been optimized for waterborne or water base paint. The spray gun features 100 percent stainless steel fluid passages and stainless steel needle and nozzle. Sharpe says the RAZOR offers longterm affordability thanks to its ultra-long life needle packing and also low cost of ownership due to cost effective repair parts. The nickel-plated finish allows for easy cleaning. A 3M PPS Adapter and 23-ounce plastic gravity cup are included. The gun handle features an ergonomic design for painter comfort. Aiding in this, the RAZOR HVLP Waterborne is also lightweight and features a low trigger pull. The gun is backed by a three year warranty.

sharpe1.com

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Paint & Refinish

AWX Performance Plus Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams says AWX Performance Plus Waterborne basecoat is an easy-to-apply, fast drying basecoat that provides excellent colour match while meeting the strictest VOC limits in North America. It consists of a compact system that is easy to mix. AWX Performance Plus is fully supported by Sherwin-Williams’ FormulaExpress Online Color Formula Retrieval System and Prospector Color Reference. The line also includes a full range of reducers, clearcoats and undercoats.

sherwin-automotive.com

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Paint & Refinish

FIXLINE

DeBeer

Symach

Valspar

The Fixline system from Symach is less of a product and more of a process that completely revamps the process of collision repair from start to finish. First, the repair is blueprinted. Body filler is applied if needed. The next step is priming and masking. Then, the painter selects vehicle or parts from pre-programmed options. The painter can input precise parameters or allow the system to scan the vehicle. The painter can also alter the program, for example to tell the system that curing is only required for certain areas. Part of the system is the Car Mover line, which uses tracks in the floor and special rollers to move the car, including right into the booth.

Valspar says DeBeer Refinish delivers high-quality colour mixing systems ranging from the OEM approved 900+ Series high-solids, water-based system to conventional solvent basecoat and a complete line of streamlined, productive ancillaries. According to Valspar, DeBeer is the ideal line for larger shops looking for premium colour, excellent match, advanced colour tools, high-performance primers and clears. The DeBeer 900+ WaterBase Series features a compact, easy-to-use, true water-based system that meets low VOC regulations globally.

www.symach.com

de-beer.com

Symach

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Tools & Accessories

Tools & Accessories

Better, faster, cheaper or all three!

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his category resists simple definitions. The following pages contain information on some of the latest advances in power tools, lighting and items that make jobs easier. Perhaps the best way to look at is to say that these items of equipment are designed to make the job faster, better or cheaper to perform. Some of them strive for all three. In some cases, the differences between a new product and an older one may seem relatively minor. Adding quick-change capability to an existing air hammer, for example, may look like a small difference. However, small savings in time add up quickly when you look at the course of a year. Saving an average of five minutes per day can mean a total time savings of more than 25 productive hours over the course of a year. There’s a lot a tech can do in 25 hours. Read on, and increase productivity.


Tools & Accessories

ARS1210R

The Fender Extender

AC Delco

Astro Pneumatic

The ARS1210R from AC Delco is a 3-inch mini polisher with headlight restoration kit. The unit features a compact size for small area polishing and a two-positioned side handle for easy operation. Another highlight of the polisher is that it comes with a variable speed setting. This means you can avoid spraying polish compound during start-up. Just start slow and ramp up the speed. The kit comes with enough paste to restore eight average headlights and AC Delco says it delivers excellent crystal clear lens in about five minutes for the average job.

The Fender Extender from Astro Pneumatic is an 80-inch adjustable extension for portable work stands. It’s adjustable and works on any tube design work stand. The attached bungee cord loop can be used for tying down work pieces. According to Astro Pneumatic, the Fender Extender is ideal for working on long or wide bumpers, hoods and fenders that would normally be difficult to balance on a work stand. It has a maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs.

acdelco-tools.com

astrotools.com

SL-1530

Wall and Column Mounts

Bayco Products

Big Ass Light

Bayco’s new SL-1530 10,000 lumen LED Work Light is a high-powered LED convertible dual fixture work light on an 8-ft. tripod. The light also detaches for low angle illumination. The Bayco SL-1530 LED Work Light has dual light fixtures that can be directed independently of each other, allowing users to position each fixture exactly where light is needed. Each work light fixture has a tempered glass lens, and is powder-coated for long wear and durability with a multi-fin heat sink to keep each fixture cool to the touch. The comfort-grip handles makes transporting and positioning this work light easier. The centre-mounted handle aids in removing, mounting and moving the base unit.

mybayco.com

New wall and column mounts from Big Ass Light easily attach the company’s array of LED fixtures to any vertical surface for 360-degrees of bright, direct light. According to Big Ass, the mounting options are ideal for automotive shops. The wall mounts bolt directly to walls, while the versatile column adapters clamp onto steel I-beams 8 to 12 inches wide with no drilling required. Formed from laser-cut aluminum and powder coated to resist corrosion, Big Ass Light’s wall and column mounts are both tough and lightweight. They are available in three sizes: 26.9 inches for the Garage Light, 41.6 inches for most Big Ass Light High Bay and Low Bay LEDs and 50.4 inches for the largest 26,000-lumen fixture.

bigasslight.com

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Tools & Accessories

Extractor Lightning

Kresto GT

Can Am Auto Glass

Deb Group

Extractor Lightning is a wide blade cutout tool designed primarily for the removal of auto glass. Fronted by the auto glass experts at Can Am Auto Glass, the Extractor is offered in three variations – pneumatic, electric and cordless. According to Can Am, the entire line of auto glass removal tools has consistently proven invaluable to the auto glass and auto body industries. The company says the Extractor tools can also be used to remove commercial and residential glazing, as well as fulfilling a wide variety of other applications.

KrestoGT products are powerful hand cleansers formulated for professionals in the automotive aftermarket. Engineered to deliver high performance, the company says KrestoGT removes the toughest soils that professionals come in contact with every day. KrestoGT products effectively remove heavy grease, grime, oil, adhesives, tar and paint, yet they are fine tuned to be easy on technicians’ most valuable tools: their hands. Formulas include Orange Boost, Cherry Turbo, Paint Shop as well as Heavy Duty Wipes. KrestoGT doesn’t use sharp pumice or sand as scrubbing agents, because they can lead to micro-abrasions on skin-and in turn, downtime in the shop.

extractor.ca

debgroup.com

BossLifts

6085-C Nitro Fuzer

Herkules Equipment Corporation

Polyvance

Herkules offers a larger number of entries in the BossLifts line. The company’s most popular vehicle lift for collision repair shops is the K900, shown here. The unit offers a low closed height of under four inches. The K900 swing arms are easily adjustable, enabling quick and easy connection with the manufacturer’s recommended lifting points. Providing a straight raised height of up to 29 inches, the K900 lifts the vehicle frame on a single 38 by 50-inch platform. With a 6,000 lb capacity, an automatic internal safety arm to work safely at numerous heights, and eight rubber blocks that eliminate metal-to-metal contact, the K900 helps techs protect the vehicle while gaining needed access. The K900 has an easy-to-use hand controller with 12 feet of air hose, and can be surface mounted or recessed.

According to Polyvance, the 6085C Nitro Fuzer Welding System comes with everything you need to get productive right away doing repairs on virtually any type of plastic. The Nitro Fuzer welder combines hot air and nitrogen welding capabilities for maximum versatility. The 6085 welder features digital encoders to precisely control the temperature of the nitrogen and airless welders. It also automatically switches from air to nitrogen when the torch is removed from the holster and automatically switches back to air when the torch is placed back into the holster. The 6085 Nitro Fuzer also features an integrated airless welding system for smoothing out welds and for repairing thermoset polyurethane.

herkules.us

polyvance.com

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Tools & Accessories

MonsterLithium Impact Wrench

TOUCH Virtual

Snap-on

Spanesi Americas

The MonsterLithium Impact is one of Snap-on’s quickest and most powerful wrenches on the market. Packing a powerful punch with an output rating of 230 ft-lb of torque, the tool includes a wide range of features to ensure it meets industry needs. With a builtin one-watt LED to project light directly onto the work area, the tool increases visibility and maximizes efficiency for workplace professionals, says Snap-on. Providing 3,480 blows per minute and 2,400 RPMs for free speed to quickly break fasteners loose, the Drive 18 Volt MonsterLithium Impact Wrench also has a digital fuel gauge and micro-controller to sense temperature and amperage, cutting off power to the motor before it can overheat.

Spanesi Americas’ TOUCH Virtual utilizes a pair of glasses similar to Google glasses to put everything techs need front and centre in their vision, without the need to turn to a PC or mobile device. The system is controlled with a touch pad and allows technicians to call up any information they need. TOUCH Virtual also records video and photography of the work being performed, allowing the collision repair facility to fully document the repair process. A technician using the system can call up repair procedures, use Spanesi’s TOUCH measuring system, go to I-CAR, access estimating resources and document the repair order at the same time.

snap-on.com

spanesi.com

Miracle System

Tsunami Rove

Star Products

Tsunami Compressed Air Solutions

When Kosei Ishihara started working on the Miracle System over 30 years ago, his goal was to create a panel repair system that would allow technicians to repair panels that would normally require replacement. The Miracle System does this by attaching to several points at one time using special weld-on bits. This allows for flexibility as the panel is repaired and uses pullers made of lightweight aluminum/titanium alloy, which pulls the panel without stretching. The Miracle System is a complete panel repair system using a high powered welder which welds on contact to attach the reusable pulling bits. The system also includes a series of pullers, strong puller, 1200 & 1600 line pullers, easy puller, lever bar, hand pullers, slide hammers and special alloy body hammers all used in particular areas.

Ts u n a m i C o mp r e s s e d A i r Solutions has introduced a new air dryer to its line-up: the new Tsunami Rove. The Rove system incorporates Tsunami drying technology packaged as a mobile unit. The system includes a water separator, oil coalescing filter and automatic float drains to assure proper draining of water, oil and other contaminants. The unit is mounted on a 30-gallon receiver tank with wheels to provide mobility and storage of clean, dry air. According to the company, you simply plug your air connection into the ball valve inlet located on the Tsunami pre-filters and you’re ready to go. The idea behind the system is to provide clean, dry air whenever and wherever it’s needed. The unit features a compact design, wide tires to provide easy mobility and a 10 horsepower regenerative air dryer.

titanium22.ca

gosuburban.com

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Welding

Welding

Safe repairs need up-to-date equipment

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here’s no question that welding is more important today than ever before. The advances we’ve seen in steel alone make having the right equipment in your shop a necessity. Metallurgists pushed past the boundaries of mild steel long ago, and naturally the OEMs pounced on the opportunity to use high-strength steel and advanced high-strength steel to make their designs both lighter and safer. It falls to repairers to learn the characteristics of these materials and to master the techniques needed to repair them. Increased use of aluminum and other special materials has also helped push modern welding equipment to the top of the repairer shopping list. Supplier partners have stepped up to help. Today’s welders are very sophisticated, often featuring electronics and sensors that will determine metal type, thickness and other aspects of the material. Turn the page for some of the advanced designs currently in the marketplace.

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Welding

P1250/P1250D

CTR12000 and CTR7

AMH Canada

Car-O-Liner

AMH Canada has recently introduced two new entries in it MIG welding line: the P1250 and the P1250D (shown here). According to the company, both welders offer the high frequency pulsed technology require by OEMs for their certified collision repair programs. Both units are designed for a wide variety of applications including welding and brazing of aluminium, galvanized steel, stainless and high-strength steel. The P1250 offers a single torch, while the P1250D offers two torches that can be connected simultaneously with different reels and wire.

Designed to simplify vehicle collision repair, Car-O-Liner introduces the CTR12000 and CTR7 resistance spot welders. Each of the machines brings its own specific features to the table. The integrated quality assurance management system of the CTR12000 (shown here) monitors the joining process from start to finish. The system can recognize and adjust for specific situations, such as bonding material and shunt effect. The CTR7 is Car-O-Liner’s newest generation of welding machines. It provides quality spot welds with new high-strength steels using cutting edge inverter technology. The machine features a wide range of accessories, such as a new seven-inch colour screen and adjustable height system. The CTR7 contains the latest technological platform that Car-O-Liner says will support internet technology and wireless communication features in the future.

amh.ca

car-o-liner.com

TM242/TM236 FIMER Pulse MIG

SP-1/SP-2/SP-5

FIMER

Pro Spot

Arslan Automotive offers the Pulse MIG welder from FIMER in two different versions, depending on your needs: the TM242 model comes with two torches, and the TM236 model comes with a single torch. Both are fully-featured MIG welders, offering Pulse, Double Pulse, Synergic and manual welding modes. The units are designed for welding aluminum, silicon bronze and steel. The FIMER welders can also be used for TIG/MMA Stick welding. Both the TM242 and the TM236 include an integrated slot for an SD memory card to save your set-ups and upload new programs. The units come standard with a 5.7-inch LCD screen with settings the company says are easy to use.

Pro Spot says the SP-1 Pulse MIG is ideal for bodyshops welding stainless steel or aluminum. In synergic mode, the microprocessor controls optimal arc stability and weld quality. The SP-1 also comes equipped for MMA/stick welding. There is an optional TIG torch available. MIG and TIG welding can be done in continuous or pulse mode. The SP-2 Smart MIG has two MIG torches that can be set up for aluminum and silicon bronze or steel. The shielding gas and weld program with the appropriate synergic curve automatically switch when pulling the trigger. The SP-5 Smart MIG (shown here) steps things with up with three MIG torches that can be set up for three different base metals.

arslanauto.com

prospot.com

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Welding

MM250SL

Q5 Synergic MIG/MAG

Snap-on

Spanesi

The MIG Welder is more than just a simple welder according to Snap-on. It is a versatile, high-performing machine that can be used for a multitude of applications that could lead to higher profits and happier customers, the company says. The welder has been purposed for such MIG applications as shock mount and strut tower repair or replacement, vehicle structure repair, panel repair and replacement, frame repair and truck bed and tailgate repair. The MIG Welder also offers the ability to add a SpoolGun for aluminum welding or TIG Accessory Pack for ferrous metals. Among the many SpoolGun applications include truck body repair and body and fender panel repair or replacement, while TIG applications include exhaust welding and body and fender panel customization.

Spanesi’s Q5 is a 3-torch synergic inverter MIG/MAG welder that provides the ability to weld steel, silicon bronze and aluminum, all in one machine. Spanesi says the Q5 is on the approved equipment list for a number of OEM programs. It’s possible to install a coil of different material for each of the three torches. The machine can automatically recognize which torch is being used and select the correct preset welding parameters. The technican can also manually adjust parameters to regulate the thickness of the material to weld the welding arc. The welder comes with 18 synergic and manual programs. The trolley has storage space for two gas cylinders and extra space for tools or spare parts.

snap-on.com

spanesi.com

3664P/36EZ TECNA Automatic Smart Plus TECNA Arslan Automotive offers two entries in the TECNA Automatic Smart Plus Spot welding line: the 3664P and the 36EZ. B oth welders can be used on steel, highstrength steel and ultra highstrength steel, and both units offer “Smart Plus mode,” which senses metal type and thickness without operator input. Both feature a water cooled transformer and arms, a 20 ft. lightweight cable, powder coated cabinet and a 360-degree swivel gun with gun balancer, although the balancer on the 3664P is classified as “heavy-duty”. The 3664P offers more modes than the 36EZ, including modes for expert welders. Each unit allows users to upload new programs and record welds for printouts on the unit’s USB stick.

arslanauto.com

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Directory Listings

Directory Listings 66 Distributor Listings Be it quality training, equipment or advice, they want to help you make the grade.

102 Insurer Listings Get on the same page as your partners with our directory of insurance companies.

84 Consolidator Listings These companies control over 1,000 shops in Canada. Find them here.

104 OEM Listings OEM certification programs are making waves in the industry. Don’t miss out.

98-99 Training Listings Training increases in importance every year. Discover the benefits and profit!

106 Accreditation Listings Stay up-to-date with the lastest programs available.

108 ManufacturER Listings 100-101 Government Listings Go straight to the source for the latest tools, Sure, they might irritate you sometimes. But it doesn’t hurt to have their info on hand. equipment and products! June 2017  Buyer’s Guide 65


DISTRIBUTOR Listings

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e’ve all heard the phrase “cut out the middleman.” There are certainly advantages to that idea, but the benefits of distributors to the collision industry and its suppliers far outweigh the disadvantages. Distributors are an essential part of the collision repair industry. First, they add tremendous value for their custom-

3-D Canada

877-335-5922 bwalroth @3dproductscanada.com 3dproducts.com

A.P.T. AUTO PARTS TRADING 866-426-0666 parts@apt-autoparts.com apt-autoparts.com

ers by carefully selecting the products and equipment they carry. Second, they often offer training and expertise that’s on call whenever you need it. Third, many of them have found success by offering repairers a personal relationship built on familiarity and trust. A manufacturer’s core competency is making products. The core competency of repairers is repairing vehicles. A dis-

AUTO QUIP CANADA 905-778-9228 roger@autoquip.ca autoquip.ca

AUVECO PRODUCTS

800-354-9816 mabrams@auveco.com auveco.com

ABS WAREHOUSE

CANADIAN AUTO BODY SALES & MARKETING

ACCELE ELECTRONICS

Canadian car color

866-435-0725 abwarehouse.ca

562-809-5090 chrisway@accele.com accele.com

ACKLANDS GRAINGER 866-248-8801 contact@agi.ca acklandsgrainger.com

AIR FILTRATION CO. 641-872-1137 info@afcfilters.com afcfilters.com

ALLWEST AUTO PARTS

780-465-4730 steven.cox@allwestparts.com allwestparts.com

ARSLAN AUTOMOTIVE 800-465-8575 arslan@securenet.net arslanauto.com

705-790-3969 mike.mclean@bellnet.ca 877-877-8840 canadacarcolor.ca

CENTRAL ALBERTA PAINT & SUPPLY 403-346-6707 capsinfo1@gmail.com centralalbertapaintsupply.ca

COLLISION 360

855-660-1395 sales@collision360.ca collision360.ca

COLONIAL AUTO PARTS / A.P.M.

CRESCENT INDUSTRIES

905-364-5093 info@crescentindustries.ca crescentindustries.ca

D & E DISTRIBUTORS

800-463-4131 sal@monidex.com monidex.com

PBE DISTRIBUTORS

FLAT LINE SPRAY BOOTH SPECIALISTS

PRECISION MARKETING

905-475-5600 info@flatlinessi.com flatlinessi.com

GARD-X

+44-01243-376-426 product@gardx.co.uk gardx.co.uk

ISN INTEGRATED SUPPLY NETWORK 905-761-5004 info@isnontario.ca isnontario.ca

LAR

800-361-2284 info@larnet.com larnet.com

Lordco Auto Parts

COLOR COMPASS

LKQ CORPORATION

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MONIDEX DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL

800-665-5750 dande@shawcable.com customkolorcanada.com

709-579-4015 djsquires@aminc.ca colonialautoparts.ca

604-540-7200 cneale@colorcompass.com colorcompass.com

tributor’s core competency is just that: distribution. Focusing on that one area is what provides all the benefits listed above. The distributors you deal with, just like manufacturers, have a vested interest in seeing you succeed. In many ways, your success is their success. Read on, and see just how many people and organizations are out there to help you and your team succeed at your core competency.

604-467-1581 lordco.com 877-557-2677 lkqcorp.com

800-668-5634 pbedistributors.com

416-274-8882 ddominato@icloud.com pmarketing.ca

RBL PRODUCTS

905-826-1100 sales@rblcanada.com rblcanada.com

RONDEX

877-766-3392 rondex.ca

SPECIALITY PRODUCT SALES 403-271-9270 larry@spsales.com spsales.com

TIGER AUTO PARTS

888-664-6618 sony@tigerautoparts.com tigerautoparts.com

TITANIUM TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 416-587-1548 sales@titanium22.ca titanium22.ca

TRESCHAK ENTERPRISES 905-892-5556 treschak@hotmail.com treschak.biz

UNI-SELECT INC.

450-641-2440 questions@uniselect.com uniselect.com

UNITED AUTO PARTS (UAP) / NAPA 514-251-6540 edufresne@uapinc.com uapinc.com

WHITE & PETERS

604-526-4641 jmclellan @colorcompass.com whiteandpeters.com

WILSON AIRTOOLS & EQUIPMENT

905-847-6663 sales@wilsonairtools.com wilsonairtools.com


DISTRIBUTOR PROFILE

Community Builder

The Arslan Automotive family puts customers first Company Highlights • Founded in 1980 • 8 distribution centres • Introduced equipment for OEM certification • Located in Pointe-Claire, Quebec

“Our strength is our people and our company culture of loyalty and service to our customers.” – Arman Gurarslan

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hen Arman Gurarslan, President of Arslan Automotive Canada completed university in 1970, he already knew he wanted a business of his own. He became a Snap-On tool distributor in Ottawa for six years. Even in the early days of running a business, Gurarslan had a solid grasp on what he believes the formula of success to be: “keep your word, and service your customers to death.” After a journey of a lot of learning and a bit of luck, Arslan Automotive Canada was founded in the 1980s, and is still flourishing today. In 1981, the company started manufacturing bodyshop items, such as pressure sandblasters and sandblast cabinets. In 1982, Strain-Tec Mfg. was established for the production of paint strainers. “Within two years of introducing Strain-Tec Mfg.,” stated Gurarslan, “we captured not only the major share of the Canadian market but expanded the business internationally to 37+ countries.” Today, Arslan continues to supply many global manufacturers, country specific importers and under private labels. In 1984, Arslan bought S.D. Paint Engineering, an industrial distributor representing Simco Turbine spray equipment of France. The company introduced it to Canada, adding new customers in the industrial sector to its customer base and new technology in turbine based spray equipment. Arslan has continued to introduce several new items as firsts to the PBE segment in Canada, including Plastic masking and Vacuum sanding. Arslan Automotive is also an exclusive importer and national

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Norm Angrove of PPG and Arman Gurarslan and Jason Gray of Arslan Automotive at the NACE show

distributor of a variety of autobody repair products. Last year it took on the role of sole Canadian distributor for Tecna and North American distributor for FIMER, an Italian company that manufacturers welders for automotive and industrial applications. Gurarslan noted, “Arslan brings some of the best welders available globally to North America. FIMER welders are top of the line in terms of features, quality and performance. This is crucial in today’s fast-changing collision repair industry.” You don’t last in this business without a solid team. Gurarslan credits Arslan’s success to the company’s family atmosphere and attitude towards teamwork. “A huge source of our longevity, forward-thinking and progress has been largely due to our loyal and competent staff,” said Gurarslan. “Some have been with the company for over 25 years. There are no bosses

at Arslan, from production staff to warehouse, office and inside or outside sales personnel. It is a large family, all working together.” Arslan’s customers are also considered important members of this family, a fact that shines through in the service they can expect to receive. “No customer is too big or too small and no customer is left unserviced, no matter what product they purchase,” said Gurarslan. “We are grateful and indebted to our people and valued customers.” Equipped to support whoever walks in, Arslan carries service parts for all products, and offers a full repair department. Arslan Automotive supports many initiatives such as CCIF, Skills Canada and customer events. This reveals the pride and passion Gurarslan and his team feel toward the community. “Our strength is our people and our company culture of loyalty and service to our customers,” Gurarslan said. In 2017, the company is launching one of the best 3-D measuring systems in North America, the Accuvision-3D, and is looking ahead, having introduced equipment for OEM certification, thus offering FIMER Pulse MIG welders, Tecna Smart Spot welders, AccuVision-3D measuring systems, aluminum dent repair equipment and more. For more information, please visit arslanauto.com.

Arslan Automotive Canada 84 Leacock Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1H1 arslanauto.com


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Distributor Profile

Value of Mentors

Company Highlights • Toronto-based operation • Facility features an on-site training facility with full classroom • Committed to training and offering customers the support they need to be successful • Proud to sponsor scholarships

“As we’ve continued to grow and expand we haven’t forgotten who we are and why we’re so committed to the work we do.”

Collision 360’s emphasis Always Learning and Teaching

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ou can tell a lot success is worldwide,” says about a person’s Iaboni. “But he doesn’t rest character just by on his achievements. He asking them who their continues to work hard mentors are. and he still owns his own “I had the honour of bodyshop. He has a lot of meeting Orazio Spanesi integrity. He hasn’t forgotat SEMA,” noted Anthony ten he came from humble Iaboni, owner and operator beginnings.” of Collision 360, in an Which is something interview with Collision Anthony Iaboni, owner of Collision 360. Iaboni can relate to. Just Repair magazine. Growing over three and a half years up in the collision repair ago he was sitting on a milk industr y in Toronto– crate in an old bodyshop fillIaboni and his family ing orders. “That’s how we ran their own business– started our business,” says Iaboni learned the trade Iaboni. ‘We’re really proud at an early age, not unlike that as we’ve continued to the legendary Spanesi. grow and expand we haven’t “I watched him for two days at “We gravitated toward the forgotten who we are and why we’re the trade show as he worked Spanesi brand because it aligns so committed to the work we do.” continuously to improve the with our values of providing high Today, the Toronto-based efficiency and perfect the systems quality product that’s enhanced by operation is close to 7,000 sq. synonymous with Spanesi’s continuous education and train- ft, including an on-site trainworld-wide success.” ing. It’s easy to support a product ing facility with full classroom. Entering the collision repair when you have the same values Employing 11 staff, Iaboni says industry in Italy at the age of and your vision for what you want the company is committed to fourteen, Spanesi was eager to you want to deliver to the cus- training and offering customers learn and perfect the craft of body tomer lines up,” says Iaboni. “I’ve the support they need to be sucrepair. Years later he opened his seen first hand how Spanesi equip- cessful. “We’re always thinking own bodyshop and continued ment has benefitted bodyshops; of ways to improve and innovate. his craft, working to better the helped them save time and money It’s that type of commitment to efficiency and process of his and produce better results which longevity that makes a company facility. That facility still operates impacts their bottom line.” a stand out.” successfully today. But it’s Iaboni’s memory of Collision 360 regularly gives S p a n e s i ’ s i d e a s f o r watching the global leader in the back to the industry in numerous improvement, p aire d w it h production of innovative bodyshop ways, including sponsoring his desire to innovate, led to equipment, featuring high per- scholarships for autobody students forming Spanesi SpA in 1989, forming and customizable products at Toronto’s Centennial College. with the goal of introducing at SEMA, that’s stuck with him all For more information, please products and process to the these years. “Here’s a man whose visit collision360.ca. collision repair industry. Fast Collision 360 forward nearly 30 years, and Spanesi is a leader of innovation 185 Toryork Dr. for body technicians and repair North York, ON M9L 1X6 facilities globally in almost 100 855-660-1395 sales@collision360.ca countries.

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Quality & Price

Company Highlights • In business for 31 years • Located in Mississauga • Affordable and high quality products

“Our goal is to provide the highest standard of products at very reasonable prices.”

Crescent Industries offers both Success Comes from Offering the Best at Fair Prices

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little over 30 years is not the only reason for ago, Zubair “Zuby” Crescent Industries’ sucSiddiqui was simcess; Siddiqui says excellent ply trying to find a new job. customer service is anothSince then, his situation has er reason why customers changed quite a bit. Today, keep coming back. Staff Siddiqui is the President of at Crescent Industries are Crescent Industries, one of well-informed and willing, the most well-known collieducated and enthusiastic to sion repair supply firms in answer customer questions the Greater Toronto Area. and provide them with the The company celebrated its Zubair ‘Zuby’ Siddiqui, President support they need. of Crescent Industries. 30th anniversary in 2016. Great customer service, Siddiqui began his capaired with fair prices and reer in the shoe and leather a store stocked full with high manufacturing business, quality products has, not surbut he was trying to get out prisingly, led to many loyal of it. Luckily, he eventually customers over the years. met a fellow businessman Crescent Industries even has in the US who introduced staff working as far away as him to an isocyanate hardLondon, Ontario, keeping ener that could be sold at bodyshops supplied with the half the price larger paint tools and products necessary companies would sell it for. Why ‘Crescent’ Industries? for collision repair. This was exactly the sort of op- “My father told me to name it “We carry products for every portunity he has been searching that,” was Siddiqui’s response. price range, but if we’re selling a for. Siddiqui, armed only with “I don’t know why!” ‘budget’ product, then we make it isocyanate hardener and fierce Crescent Industries currently a practice to inform the customer determination, began making boasts 30,000 sq. ft. in multiple of exactly what they’re getting,” calls to collision repair shops, and locations, headquartered at 1495 says Siddiqui. “And even at the this turned into sales. Given the Bonhill Rd. in Mississauga. A fleet low-end, they’re still getting the fact that he was making money, of delivery trucks supply its repair best product that can be found in he decided to pursue the project facility customers with paint, the price range.” further. The rest, as they say, is body and equipment supplies Siddiqui and his company have history. from brand names like BASF, flourished for more than 30 years in Not surprisingly, given Sid- DeVilbiss, Medallion, U-Pol, SEM the collision repair service industry, diqui’s vision and drive, the sell- and 3M to name a few. which is certainly no small feat. ing of isocyanate hardener even“Our goal is to provide the highWhy does he continue to pertually transformed into Crescent est standard of products at very severe and work hard? Industries, a multi-million-dollar reasonable prices,” Siddiqui says. “Independence!” Siddiqui rebusiness that thrives on providing However, competitive pricing plies emphatically. high quality collision repair prodCrescent Industries ucts at a competitive price. Siddiqui has become a well-known 1495 Bonhill Rd., Unit 5 figure in the collision repair inMississauga, ON L5T 1M2 dustry, and is often referred to 905-364-5093 info@crescentindustries.ca simply as “Zuby.”

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Distributor Profile

Systematic Approach

Company Highlights • Founded in 1991 • Located in the Greater Toronto Area • Staff of 14 • Trains comprehensively on products carried • Extensive experience servicing fleets as well as bodyshops

“Successful relationships with clients is vital to our longevity. Their success is our success.”

The team at Gard-X gets results A Complete System

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hen it comes to manufacturing, theory staying ahead of constraints and Six of the curve, Sigma–the implementation for Eric Chan of Gard-X, of a measurement-based there’s no such thing as strategy that focuses on guesswork. process improvement and “We’ve always been variation reduction through very strategic about the the application of Six Sigma products we carry and improvement projects. how those products “Process C entered are delivered to our The team at Gard-X. Front row: Jampa Chojor, Rowena E nv i ron me nt ( P C E ) Lu, Jason Wong, Dave Noodle, Teela Wenske, Eric customers,” says Chan. is a system that’s been Chan. Back row: Sebastian Gruneantu, Donald Nikeh. Owner and operator of developed by AkzoNobel,” two locations serving the explains Chan. “It’s part GTA at both 9 Golden Gate, of their Acoat Selected and 7050 Bramalea Rd in program. DCR is a very Mississauga, Chan credits impressive operation and continuous education and definitely not how a typical training for the company’s operation is run.” 25-plus years of success. Chan says his company “We’re not just selling day one have stayed with us,” says is also on the forefront of paint to our customers,” he Chan. “I believe adopting this aluminum repair trends, noting says. “At Gard-X we’ve always philosophy sets Gard-X apart it as one of the biggest challenges emphasized the importance of from the competition.” currently facing the collision proper application of the product, Chan means it. The morning repair industry. ensuring our service delivery we called him for an interview, he “Finding skilled people to work is not only high quality; it’s and his crew of seven were heading with aluminum is a huge problem comprehensive too. We’re selling to Mentor, Ohio for an extensive which unfortunately is going to get our customers a complete system.” training session at Diversified worse before it gets better,” says Chan. Gard-X has carried PPG Collision Repair (DCR). A graduate of the University of Automotive Refinish since its “This repair facility is cutting edge Toronto, Chan describes himself as founding and recently taken on for lean, process-driven efficiency,” an avid reader. “Reading helps me distribution of AkzoNobel. Chan says Chan. “Every process of stay abreast of trends in the wider believes these are the two leading collision repair is carefully thought- world,” he explains. “It’s important brands of paint with best-in-class out, documented and monitored.” to understand human nature, and colour matching and superior Chan notes that DCR is able to how we are evolving and changing. clear coat technology, as well as achieve extraordinary turnaround Forming successful relationships the top colour matching tools time for repairs by implementing with clients is vital to our longevity. and equipment. “We believe three business concepts–lean Their success is our success.” in the products and we learn Gard-X Automotive Refinish Supplies everything we can to use them 9 Golden Gate Ct. properly,” says Chan. “We adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines Scarborough, ON M1P 3A4 because they’re the experts. We 7050 Bramalea Rd. pass this knowledge on to our Unit 20 Mississauga On L5S 1T1 customers. That’s why customers 416-656-0663 eric.chan@garagex.com who have worked with us since

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Distributor Profile

Customers First

Paint, people, performance Company Highlights • Founded in 1972 • Locations in Winnipeg, Nanaimo, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton and Toronto • Sunday Cruise Nights

“They chose, from the beginning, to partner with the very best.”

The TED Group Stands With You

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he TED Group stands for “The Experienced Distributor.” It’s a fitting name. The TED Group consists of Rondex, Canada Car Color and ABS Warehouse. The story behind the company really started when Ted Greenwood founded Rondex in 1972 with the assistance of his sons, Ron and Dexter. A lot has changed, but not the core mission. “Their strategy was to change the bodyshop industry by offering quality products and superior service,” says Bret Greenwood, co-owner of Rondex and grandson of the founder. “They were successful because they chose, from the beginning, to partner with the very best. That’s still how we do business today.” Headquartered in Winnipeg, the company has expanded enormously since Ted first opened the doors. The company now has locations in Winnipeg, Nanaimo, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton and Toronto. Another of Ted’s grandsons, Everett, is also a co-owner of Rondex and supervises operations. He notes that the company is always looking ahead, a tradition started by his grandfather. “We were the first to do many things, such as computerizing our systems, offering in-house repair on air tools and compressors and holding trade shows and product information sessions,” he says. “They were really pioneers. They took the bodyshop supply business out of the back lane and on to the front street. They took pride in the

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Bret Greenwood, co-owner of Rondex, part of the TED Group.

work they did, and what they could help their customers achieve.” The company still has this “front street” attitude, hosting the Sunday Night Cruise every week throughout the summer. Every week has a different theme. Whether your passion is for the fabulous ‘50s or modern-day tuners, there’s at least one Sunday Night Cruise that’s just right for you. Talk to a few of the company’s customers and you’ll notice one phrase coming up over and over again: “second to none.” “Over the past several years the level of service we have received from Rondex is second to none,” says Jason Cross, VP of Gauthier Cadillac Buick GMC. “The quality

products along with the professional training and service have given us the ability to deliver the highest quality of repairs and service to our customers.” Other divisions of the TED Group take customer care just as seriously. Cyril Woodlock is the Business Development Manager at Canada Car Color. He notes that a recent Casino Night and open house held at the Edmonton store attracted many repairers from the area. “We had about 150 people there. It was a great way to show off our range and have some fun too,” he says. Attendees at the Casino Night had an opportunity to bet chips on various table games, with the highest totals at the end of the night receiving prizes. “The grand prize was a trip for two to SEMA in Las Vegas, second place was a 55-inch TV and the third place prize was a tablet.” It’s been 45 years since Ted Greenwood and his sons started serving bodyshop customers. The industry has changed and the companies in the TED Group have changed along with it. The vision, though, is still the same. “We’re here for you,” says Bret. “Whether you want the best products, training, expertise or just to chat, every single one of our staff is dedicated to doing the very best we can for our bodyshop customers.” For more information, please visit thetedgroup.ca.

The TED Group 177 Isabel Street Winnipeg, MB R3A 1G8 1-877-766-3392 thetedgroup.ca


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Thoughtful Approach

Speciality Product Sales offers quality customer service and products Company Highlights • Established in 1986 in Georgetown, Ontario • Agents across Canada, in BC, Ontario, Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Western Canada • Specializes in equipment and paint related products • Personal relationships are key

“We try to stay on trend, and we base a lot of what we’re doing in customer research. We are aiming to appeal to younger generations by building our social media and web presence.”

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hen Speciality fit. We don’t just take any Product Sales product that comes along, (SPS) was but choose products that first established by Jack complement other products Bergmann in Georgewe’re working with,” says town, Ontario in1986, Bergmann. “The key is that the business started our products don’t conflict with only two or three with each other, and that products and a single there is a wide range of oplocation. Bergmann then tions for our clients.” began building solid reSPS is also taking steps lationships with differto ma ke sure t he y ’re ent associates in order communicating with the to expand the business. younger generation. “We SPS has since b e en try to stay on trend, and Jack and Larry Bergmann of SPS. working to help and we base a lot of what support manufacturers we’re doing in customer and Canadian distriburesearch. We are aimtion. Today, the business ing to appeal to younger is booming. By 1994 generations by building the business was repour social media and web resenting eight differpresence.” says Bergmann. ent manufacturers and “They see things differenttoday represents over ly, and view life differently twenty. SPS has agents than older generations. in five regions across We’ve got people on our Canada, including Onteam who help us relate tario, Quebec, Atlantic has built up over the years. directly to millennials.” Canada, British Columbia and “We only represent high qualFor the future, Bergmann is Western Canada. ity and leading edge manufactur- planning to continue to build Specializing in equipment and ers,” says Bergmann. the business based on the very paint related products, SPS is The company has over 100 com- thing that has brought them to dedicated to providing its clients bined years of sales rep experience. this stage: personal relationships. with products that they trust, This depth of experience helps SPS “We visit our clients as often and ensuring that those prod- keep its customers informed on as possible,” says Bergmann. ucts contribute to efficiency the latest and greatest in new prod- “We want them to know our and effectiveness in the best ucts. It also helps the company faces, our names, and that we’re way possible. focus on what is truly valuable. here to help.” Larry Bergmann, son of the “We try to focus on repreFor more information, please founder, is now the company’s senting products that are a good visit spsales.com. President. He notes that SPS only represents manufacturers that Speciality Product Sales SPS believes in, and products that Calgary, AB are reliable. This is essential to 403-630-9292 sps@spsales.com preserving the trust the company

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Speciality Product Sales Manufacturers’ agents serving the automotive & industrial markets in Canada


Distributor Profile

High Tech Trends

Meeting today’s challenges NAPA CMAX has the Right Tools

Company Highlights • Founded in 1926 • 8 distribution centres • Over 620 NAPA Auto Parts stores • 52 NAPA CMAX Paint and Bodyshop Supply stores

“Collision repair will always be about bringing the car back to OEM specs.”

The TM242 welder from Fimer. Éric Léveillé of UAP says a good spot welder is a necessity for current repair processes.

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here’s no question OEMs do not usually name that today’s vehicles a specific brand, but they are are high tech. That very clear about the requiremeans you need high-tech ments. We carry top-of-thetools to perform high-quality, line welders such as Fimer, safe repairs. That also means Tecna, GYS, Chief, AMH shops need to invest, but the and more. The resistance investment often pays for spot welders these days are itself in terms of higher proso advanced that they can ductivity, better repairs and detect when you are, for happier customers. example, welding aluminum NAPA CMAX carries the AccuVision-3D from Arslan Éric Léveillé is the Vice Automotive, as well as other major measuring brands. to ultra-high strength steel, President, Paint and Body and can adjust their own with OEM specs, such as the Equipment for UAP, owners settings accordingly.” of the CMAX and NAPA brands. AccuVision-3D from Arslan He outlines some of the trends Automotive, the Car Bench 3D Colour Matching currently impacting the industry, offered by Filco and the Laser Finally, Léveillé points to the adand the equipment that can Lock 3D from Chief,” says Léveillé. vances in colour matching. Simply help shop owners meet those “The new measuring systems are knowing the colour code is not very precise and easy to use. You enough for a precise match, as the challenges. measure the points around the area same tone, used in two different Scanners you need to straighten, and the factories, can vary significantly. “There’s been a lot of discussion machine will tell you when the car “Axalta has been providing around pre- and post-scanning, is exactly back to specifications.” us with advanced tools for coand we have two manufacturers Léveillé notes that not only is lour matching that go far beyond that can help repairers get up to this process more accurate than the traditional colour deck,” he speed on this issue,” he says. “We the previous methods, its much says. “Their spectrophotometer carry scanners from both Launch more cost-effective. will scan the car and give you Tech and Autel. They both offer an “Pulling a car manually requires an exact colour match. This is Android-based tablet.” a lot of skill on the part of the tech- another investment that pays off Both of the offerings from UAP nician, and it would often take up to with increased productivity and simply plug into the car’s OBD 90 minutes or more,” he says. “Using lower cycle time for your paint II port and provide a list of the true 3-D measuring, the same job can department. The ultimate goal codes that are showing. A pre- often be performed in 10 minutes. would be to have an application repair scan will help the shop It’s an investment, true, but it saves on your phone where you can to determine what was caused time and money in the end.” just take a photo of the car and it by the collision and what was a sends it to the spectrophotometer Welders pre-existing condition. to determine the match. We’re not “We’re seeing so many different there yet, but I think it’s coming.” Car Benches types of alloys, such as aluminum For more information on the Scanning may be a hot topic right and high-strength steels, that a products offered by NAPA and now, but collision repair will always good resistance spot welder is now CMAX, please visit them online be about bringing the car back to a necessity,” says Léveillé. “The at napacanada.com. OEM specs. But now the tolerances UAP Canada are much tighter and the tools to 7025 Ontario Street East do it much more advanced. “We have a number of different Montreal, QC, H1N 2B3 products when it comes to 1-866-GET-NAPA info@napacanada.com 3-D measuring that are in line

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Wilson Air Tools & Equipment Ltd. Your Service Warehouse for over 25 years

Company Highlights • Founded in 1990 • Carries many industry mainstays • Always looking for new and innovative products • Plans to expand to a new warehouse in 2017

“One of our competitive advantages is that we’re just the right size.”

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ilson Air Tools & the suppliers previously E quipment Ltd. listed, Wilson Air Tools has taken pride in & E q u i p m e n t Lt d . h a s serving the automotive industry secured distributorships with new and innovative with companies such as products for over 25 years. Sunmight Abrasives, Becca, The company was founded Transtar, Vibac, and Arslan in 1990 and acquired by its Automotive for the latest current owners, Glenn Mulder Tecna and Fimer equipment. and Sherryanne Babula, in 2013. Glenn Mulder, “One of our competitive Sherr yanne Babula is a President of Wilson Air Tools & Equipment Ltd. advantages is that we’re just Managing Partner the right size,” says with Wilson Air Mulder. “We’re large Tools & Equipment enough to meet cusLtd. She notes tomer’s needs, but that although the small enough to care company distributes many Mulder. “Our goal was to expand about each and every customer. different products, each is our portfolio to include a wider We often look for unique and selected with a singular vision. range of products to serve our niche items that our customers “We only have one mission, existing customers and to align require. We always do our best to and that’s providing our customers ourselves with products that treat our customers as individuwith products and services that are high in quality to support als with individualized needs.” will in turn help their customers current repair procedures.” Τhese are exciting times for (the end users) to increase their M u l d e r n o t e s t h a t t h e Wilson Air Tools & Equipment productivity and profitability, company has only expanded Ltd. There are plans underway while saving production time,” its offering and still maintains to relocate to a larger facility says Babula. “That’s what we do.” long-standing relationships with this year, and Mulder says The company was founded as a industry mainstays such as Mirka the company will continue to service warehouse, and has since Abrasives, RBL, Presta, Iwata, expand its portfolio. grown to a warehouse distributor Gemtex, Milton, Parker Watts, “There are changes in the with a diverse portfolio of top- Polyvance, Steiner Industries and industry that we can see are notch products. The team at VSM among others. coming, and we’re going to make Wilson Air Tools & Equipment “We’re always looking for new sure that we and our customers Ltd. takes pride in not only serving suppliers as well, so we can be are prepared,” says Mulder. their customers on request, prepared to help our customers “When you need adhesives for but keeping them up to date with the next wave of changes,” carbon fibre, or equipment for with regular email campaigns he says. “Whether it’s a new repair new metals being introduced, t h at d e t ai l t he c omp any ’s procedure or new equipment we’ll be ready.” current offerings. needed to keep pace with the For more information on Mulder serves as the company’s market, we do our best to help Wilson Air Tools & Equipment President. He relates how the our customers stay up-to-date.” Ltd., please visit their website company expanded its offering Since 2013, in addition to at wilsonairtools.com. during its first few months Wilson Air Tools & Equipment Ltd. under new ownership. 1236 Speers Rd. Unit #3 “Almost right away, we added Pliogrip by Valvoline, equipment Oakville, ON L6L 2X5 from Arslan Automotive and RTI 905-847-6663 sales@wilsonairtools.com Air Preparation Systems,” says

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Operating as an independent warehouse distributor, we take pride in servicing the automotive, industrial and woodworking industries with new & innovative products. Under new ownership since 2013, our mission is to provide you and your company with products and services that help your customers increase productivity, profitability and business continuity, with minimum loss of production time.

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anada is truly a global leader when it comes to consolidation in the collision repair industry. Although the vast number of shops remain independent, there’s no denying that consolidation is a force to be reckoned with. The companies listed here control over a thousand shops between them, not counting facilities outside of Canada. CARSTAR has combined its Canadian and US organizations. President Michael Macaluso has indicated the network intends to grow to over 1,000 shops. Fix Auto has

long operated in other markets around the world and has recently expanded into China and Australia. The global company is now known as Fix Auto World. The partnership between CSN COLLISION CENTRES and Carrossier ProColor makes them the single largest operator in the country. There are also very large regional operators. Assured Automotive operates over 65 repair centres in Ontario. Craftsman Collision operates around 45 sites, primarily in British Columbia. The Boyd Group (headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba)

operates over 40 repair facilities in western Canada, but also operates well in excess of 300 locations in the US. Speedy Collision operates 24 collision centres on a network model and was recently acquired by Belron Canada. We’ve also seen the national roll-out of CCS, a dealership-only collision repair network operated by Consolidated Dealers, and CarrXpert, a network of new car dealerships and dealer authorized collision centres. At time of publication, CarrXpert offers support to over 500 dealerships and 200 collision centres.

ASSURED AUTOMOTIVE

CRAFTSMAN COLLISION

KIRMAC COLLISION & AUTOGLASS

THE BOYD GROUP

CSN COLLISION CENTRES CARROSSIER PROCOLOR

SPEEDY COLLISION

(Regional: Ontario) 905-363-0125 info@assuredauto.ca assuredauto.ca

204-895-1244 info@boydgroup.com boydgroup.com

(Regional: Alberta, British Columbia) 604-904-8886 info@craftsmancollision.com craftsmancollision.com

CARRXPERT

CSN Collision Centres 866-400-4276 csninc.ca info@csninc.ca

CARSTAR

Carrosier Procolor 800-554-0306 carrossier-procolor.com info@carrossierprocolor.com

866-227-7973 info@carrxpertna.com carrxpert.com 800-227-7827 carstar.ca

CONSOLIDATED DEALERS CO-OP 888-338-9996 consolidateddealers.com

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CONSOLIDATOR Profile

Providing Peace-of-Mind Assured Automotive’s customers first philosophy

Company Highlights • Founded in 2004 • Strong presence at dealerships • Largest corporately owned chain in Canada • On May 29, Assured and The Boyd Group announced Boyd’s acquisition of Assured, which is to take place in July-August, 2017

“Assured Automotive has a dealer service centre strategy that may be unique to the industry.”

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ssured Automowinning combination, and tive lays claim to one that may see Assured the title of largAutomotive expand beyond est corporately owned Ontario in the future. collision repair chain in Assured Automotive has Canada. The company a strong presence in Ottawa. currently has over 65 This may serve as a springfacilities across Ontarboard for future expansion io and more are being into Quebec. added every year. The “I think if we can identify chain was co-founded in markets that are traditional2004 by Des D’Silva, who ly under serviced by dealer Des D’Silva, CEO of Assured Automotive, at the currently serves as CEO. company’s Spring Fling in 2017. The company holds collision centres outside of Assured Automotive was this event every year to honour the hard work of staff Ontario, we might be able to established as a result of and management. go in and build a presence the merger of Oaktown that works for dealers, inCollision Centres and Imsurers and customers,” says perial Collision Centres. Tony Canade, Co-Founder D’Silva was not a workand President of Assured ing technician or shop Automotive. “We will go manager before starting outside the Ontario border one of the companies that if we can find the right fit.” would become Assured Finding that “right fit” is Automotive. Instead, he key. Growth, for Assured brought an entrepreneur’s Automotive, is a strategic attitude to the business of process that has to take collision repair. Along with that at Oak-Land Ford in Oakville in many factors into account. attitude, he brought a relentless 2004 and has since grown to over “We’ve been able to build a focus on customer service. 30 dealerships across Ontario. successful company based on “From the beginning, it was In essence, Assured Automo- the strength of our people and our belief that each and every tive assumes all of the collision the support of our customers,” customer should be treated with repair work for the dealership. says Canade. “We continue to respect and attention,” D’Silva An Assured staffer is embedded grow by taking the needs of our says. “I had experience with col- onsite at the dealership to ensure current customers and existing lision shops as a consumer, and high-quality customer service. staff into account. They’ve taken I knew that customers are often Assured Automotive gets more us to where we are today, and apprehensive. It was our goal to work for its facilities, and the they’re helping us build an even change that perception from the dealership can free up space and bigger and better organization moment they walked in the door. resources for other service opera- for the future.” From the top down, our team tions while providing a full service For more information, please is dedicated to providing our offering to their customers. It’s a visit assuredauto.ca. customers and partners with a Assured Automotive customer first approach.” Assured Automotive has a deal2360 Southfield Road er service centre strategy that Mississauga, ON L5N 2W8 Canada may be unique to the industry. 905-363-0125 assuredauto.ca The program was first launched

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CONSOLIDATOR Profile

Continent Wide

CARSTAR’s goal is 1,000 stores Company Highlights • Founded in Canada in 1995 • Owned by car care giant Driven Brands • Encourages MSO growth

“CARSTAR’s Canadian and US arms will hold their first combined conference as CARSTAR North America this August in Charlotte”

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ARSTAR started in Canada in 1995, when Sam Mercanti brought the franchise to Hamilton, Ontario. Mercanti’s leadership was instrumental in extending the network across the entire country. Today, there are over 240 CARSTAR locations across Canada. For many years, CARSTAR’s Canadian and US arms were separate companies with shared roots and the same vision. The two companies started to come together as one when they were purchased by Driven Brands in 2015. Today, CARSTAR North America is part of a much larger organization. Driven Brands is home to numerous automotive franchises, including Maaco and Meineke Car Care Centers. As part of this larger ecosystem, CARSTAR franchisees can expect to reap strong, consistent benefits. One of the first moves post-acquisition was the appointment of Michael Macaluso, the President of CARSTAR Canada, to head of CARSTAR North America. “We’re extremely pleased with the integration within the Driven Brands family,” said Macaluso. “Now we’re one CARSTAR, driving forward with one plan, although we are still maintaining nuances for different markets.” CARSTAR’s Canadian and US arms will hold their first combined conference as CARSTAR North America this August in Charlotte, North Carolina. Themed “1NE CARSTAR,” it will open with a dinner and the annual awards presentation Wednesday night

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Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR North America.

to recognize the top-performing franchisees, then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, vendor partner networking events, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum. Macaluso also says there are robust plans to grow CARSTAR throughout North America. CARSTAR was the first collision repair organization in North America to cross the 500 store milestone, thanks to the addition of a location in Ohio in early 2017. “Our longer term goal is 1,000 locations across North America,

CARSTAR North America 1460 Stone Church Rd. E Hamilton, ON L8W 3V3 800-665-2264 carstar.ca

and we’re slated to open 100 new stores in 2017,” said Macaluso. Much of the planned growth will be in the US market, but there are plans underway to expand CARSTAR’s footprint in Canada as well. “We only serve 35 US states, so there’s lots of white space to expand into,” said Macaluso. “In Canada, there are several key markets we want to enter and other areas where we want to optimize our presence. We’re encouraging the growth of MSOs in our network and working closely with our insurance partners to identify those opportunities.” Regarding accreditation, certification and the continuing interest of the OEMs in the collision repair industry, Macaluso pointed to CARSTAR’s heavy investments in these areas. “It’s not a new trend, but the impact of the OEM presence will accelerate in 2017,” said Macaluso. “We’re heavily invested in an OEM strategy and we don’t feel that the accreditation or certification process ends when you receive the paperwork. It’s ongoing and something you have to maintain. We’re working with AIA Canada on CCIAP and stores are working with local OEM dealerships. It’s a key area of focus for us.” For more information, please visit carstar.ca.


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consolidator Profile

The CCS Vision

Company Highlights

• Launched in May 2013 • Represents over 140 dealers in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta • Exclusively aids new car dealers

“The strength of CCS lies largely in what took place during its developing stages.”

By dealers, for dealers Collision Comes to the Showroom

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our years ago, in The CCS Network was May 2013, Consolithe brainchild of Sandy dated Dealers CoLiguori, President of CCS Op launched a collision and Woodchester Collision network with an admirable in Mississauga. Liguori has and innovative goal: to dethe unique vantage point velop and deliver collision of being both a new car repair solutions and supdealer and someone who port services exclusively began his career in the for car dealers who want From left: Craig Kirby; Sandy Liguori, President of collision repair industry. Mike Beier, GM of CCS and Tom Langton, their bodyshop to serve CCS, Consequently, Liguori President of Consolidated Dealers. as a fully integrated part witnessed firsthand the of their service offering numerous struggles and to customers. challenges among new car The program, termed dealers in the collision reConsolidated Collision pair industry. Services (CCS) is unparal“For years the challenge leled in its ability to assist for dealer collision centres dealers with every aspect has been how to improve of their collision centre operations. most importantly our custom- customer retention and profitabilThe strength of CCS lies largely ers,” says Scetta. ity in an increasingly competitive in what took place during its deSince its launch, over 50 col- marketplace while delivering an veloping stages. Heavily detailed lision centres representing 140- OEM Dealership level of customer market analysis was conducted, plus new car dealers throughout experience,” says Liguori. as well as research and input Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta Thus, the program was crefrom new car dealers, insurers have signed on, with a combined ated by dealers, for dealers. Who and industry partners. Taking annual collision revenue of more would better understand what these steps to ensure accurate than $130 million. The networks dealers want and need? and high-quality service means members include some of the largCCS has three fundamental pilcar dealers can be confident in est and most successful dealer col- lars: measuring and expanding the abilities of CCS. lision centre operations in Canada. customer retention for the collision The program, according to Mike Beier further notes that the centre, maximizing performance Beier, General Manager of CCS, program’s mantra, “bringing the and profitability opportunities, and has been extremely well received collision centre to the showroom” representing its network members by dealers and dealer groups that has demonstrated to dealers how at a national level with insurance have worked with them. John much collision work is available carriers, building on the desire Scetta, General Manager, Per- within their existing operations. of every new car dealer to be the formance Collision & Restyling “The key to success is having one-stop-shop for any and all of in St. Catharines, confirms this your collision centre be top-of- their customer’s automotive needs. and says CCS has benefited his mind before your customers are For more information, please company in a number of ways. involved in a collision,” he says. visit ccsdealers.com. “Being a member of CCS has Consolidated Collision Services given us the capability to proactively manage our performance, 441 Hanlan Rd. and has helped to increase the Woodbridge, ON L4L 3T1 profile of our collision centres (289) 795-9955 mbeier@ccsdealers.com amongst dealership staff and

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CONSOLIDATOR Profile

Global Growth

Company Highlights • Founded in Quebec in 1992 • Operates in nine countries • Horizontal integration of glass and collision services

“Fix Auto has always sought out repairers who are forwardthinking and embrace change.”

Fix Auto operates in nine countries around the world 25 Years of Partnerships

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ix Auto was founded in Quebec in1992 by a group of six collision repairers who believed in the idea of a brand that consumers could trust and insurers could partner with. The company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, grew nationally and globally and now has operations in nine countries around the world. From its founding to the mid-2000s, Fix Auto grew in key markets across Canada, laying the foundation for its accelerated growth in following years. Steve Leal, President and CEO of Fix Auto World, joined the Fix Auto network as a franchisee and owner of Fix Auto Cambridge in 2006. In 2008, Leal acquired the area developer rights for the province of Ontario. He was granted the area developer rights for the Atlantic provinces in November 2008, and acquired the rights for Alberta in April 2009. Leal was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Fix Auto Canada in January 2011, and as such, oversaw the operational processes of the Fix Auto model. In 2013, Leal orchestrated a buyout plan to become the largest shareholder of Fix Auto Canada. Just over a year later, he set into motion the purchase of the rights to the Fix Auto brand worldwide. In 2015, Steve Leal and Fix Auto World announced a partnership with the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec to help fuel Fix Auto World’s global growth. Between 2015 and 2017, this partnership has helped generate network

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Steve Leal, President of Fix Auto.

development for Fix Auto’s operations in Australia, China, South Africa and Germany. In 2016, Fix Auto announced the acquisition of Prime CarCare Group, encompassing Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler & Brake, as well as the Canadian rights to the Novus Glass brand, combining them with Fix Auto Canada to build Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services solution. This model for horizontal integration is now being leveraged globally, following the acquisition in June 2017 of the global assets of Novus Glass, Speedy Glass and 10 other related companies. This transaction grows the existing Fix Auto network of over 700 locations globally to a total of over

2.000 franchise, corporate and affiliate locations worldwide. Many people have played a pivotal role in Fix Auto’s success, but none deserve recognition more than its network of over 550 Fix Auto franchisees and strategic partners. Fix Auto has always sought out repairers who are forward-thinking and embrace change, and the brand has evolved thanks to the true partnerships it has developed with each and every repairer. Fix Auto is also a team of over 80 passionate industry professionals that embody the spirit of dedication that makes the organization a leader in its field. For Fix Auto, the key in building sustainable relationships is finding partners who share common values, goals and vision and who see the future as an opportunity to evolve. The industry is changing at a rapid pace, from technical advancements to new training initiatives, not forgetting the global trend towards consolidation. With its focus on technology and training, and fully horizontally-integrated business model, Fix Auto plans to maximize the synergies between the glass and collision repair segments, while growing each channel and exploring new ways to increase value for stakeholders. Simply put, Fix Auto will keep driving the automotive aftermarket forward!

Fix Auto World 99 Émilien-Marcoux, Suite 101 Blainville, QC J7C 0B4 450-433-1414 fixauto.com


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CONSOLIDATOR Profile

Winning Strategy

Company Highlights • Founded in 2009 • 25 locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario • Acquired by Belron Canada in 2016

“Speedy Collision’s corporate culture puts the focus where it really belongs: the customer.”

Speedy Collision focuses on the customer experience Sharing Core Values

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ike-minded make us the employer of individuals choice,” said Allen. “Our pu r s u i n g a team members enjoy common goal are one of numerous opportunities the most powerful forces to build their skills in the world,” according through training, an to Speedy Collision CEO, excellent benefit package Terry Allen. Looking at the and the chance to move success Speedy Collision up. More to the point, has seen under Allen and they enjoy a corporate co-founder Paul Hookham, culture that puts the focus it’s easy to see that belief where it really belongs: enacted every day. the customer.” Allen and Hookham Speedy Collision was founded Speedy Collision Terry Allen, CEO and co-founder of Speedy Collision. purchased by Belron after selling their risk Canada in December 2016. management software They have joined Belron’s business in 2008. Seeing other properties, including an opportunity to apply Speedy Glass, Lebeau Vitres A l l e n’s i n f o r m a t i o n d’autos, DURO, Apple Auto technology and customer Glass and Broco Glass. Belservice background and ron and Speedy Collision Hookham’s corporate will continue to operate finance and business in their current physical compliance expertise, they locations and under their quickly got to work. strategy for Speedy Collision. respective banners. Core values of customer Another priority has been “It just kind of came together. satisfaction, courtesy and ethics, Speedy Collision’s commitment to It’s lots of fun. We’re excited about professional conduct and results the Lean Production Process.This the opportunity and the future. The meant their first two shops quickly is achieved through a combination culture was a direct match and will became successful. This allowed the of continuous improvement, waste be enhanced by joining forces. It development of turnkey franchise reduction and overall compliance seemed the right thing to do,” says opportunities that enabled their to standard operating procedures Allen. “In the collision industry model to be successfully deployed and health and safety standards, en- today you’re always looking for and profitably run. It wasn’t long suring that efficiencies are realized. synergies. If we look at where the before Speedy Collision grew into Speedy Collision also prioritizes collision sector is going—and there nine shops in Alberta, expanding its employees. “We invest heavily are a lot of moving parts today— its customer base to include the in our people through training, the more services we can offer to largest insurers and fleet customers including I-CAR Gold certification customers, the better.” in the province. Today there are 25 for our facilities and a world-class For more information, visit shops in three provinces. benefit program which continues to speedycollision.com. “With a focus on the customer Speedy Collision experience, we realized early on that small improvements had 18574 104 Ave NW dramatic effects for the customer,” Edmonton, AB T5S 0K3 Allen said. This customer-oriented 1-780-306-3200 speedycollision.com model has proven a winning

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Training Listings

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ontinuous training has been the mantra for progressive shops for a long time now. It’s been the industry standard for so long that there are people working in shops today who have never known any other world. The importance of training increases with every passing year. We’ve seen new materials introduced

ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING

Edmonton, AB 800-248-4823 tradesecrets.alberta.ca

ALGONQUIN COLLEGE

Nepean, ON 613-727-4723 wades@algonquincollege.com algonquincollege.com

ALLY BUSINESS COACHING Toronto, ON 416-587-1748 jperry@a-b-c-inc.com allybusinesscoaching.com

and increase in importance. Treating any of the varieties of high-strength steel as you would mild steel can have disastrous consequences for the shop and the motorist. Regular training is required for technicians to perform safe, high-quality repairs. The proliferation of computer technology and sensors has only increased the importance of regular training. Calibrations

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (AIA) Ottawa, ON 800-808-2920 info@aiacanada.com aiacanada.com

AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (AMI) North Richland Hills, TX 817-514-2929 amionline.org

AUTOMOTIVE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (ARA) Burnaby, BC 604-432-7987 crd@ara.bc.ca ara.bc.ca

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after the repair may require extremely high levels of precision. You can’t get by on a combination of experience and gut instinct. Luckily, the number of training organizations has increased to keep pace with the industry’s needs. From technical details to overarching management strategies, today’s trainers offer every type of education you need.

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTRES (ATC) Toronto, ON 888-546-2886 autotrainingcentre.com

AUTOMOTIVE VIDEO INNOVATIONS (AVI) Fort Myers, FL 800-718-7246 aviondemand.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (BCIT) Burnaby, BC 866-434-1610 bcit.ca

CANADORE COLLEGE

North Bay, ON 705-474-7600 info@canadorec.on.ca canadorecollege.ca

CENTENNIAL COLLEGE

Scarborough, ON 416-289-5000 admissions@centennialcollege.ca centennialcollege.ca

COLLEGE COMMUNAITAIRE DU NEW BRUNSWICK Bathurst, NB 506-547-2063 bathurst@ccnb.ca ccnb.ca


Training listings COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC Saint John’s, NL 709-758-7284 cna.nl.ca

COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES Cranbrook, BC 877-489-2687 cotr.bc.ca

COLLISION INDUSTRY INFORMATION ASSISTANCE (CIIA)

Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute Toronto, ON 416-393-0620 tdsb.on.ca

FANSHAWE COLLEGE London, ON 800-717-4412 info@fanshawec.ca fanshawec.ca

Hamilton, ON 866-309-4272 info@ciia.com ciia.com

FLEMING COLLEGE

COMITE SECTORIEL DE MAIN-D’EOUVRE DES SERVICES AUTOMOBILES

GEORGIAN COLLEGE

Longueuil, QC 866-677-5999 info@csmo-auto.com csmo-auto.com

COMMISSION SCOLAIRE DE LA CAPITALE Quebec City, QC 418-686-4040 adm2@cscapitale.qc.ca cscapitale.qc.ca

CONSEIL PROVINCIAL DES COMITES PARITAIRES DE L’INDUSTRIE DES SERVICES AUTOMOBILES (CPCPA) Montreal, QC 514-987-1652 cpcpa.ca

Peterborough, ON 705-749-5530 flemingcollege.ca

Barrie, ON 705-728-1968 inquire@georgiancollege.ca georgiancollege.ca

I-CAR CANADA

Ottawa, ON 800-808-2920 collisiontraining@aiacanada.com i-car.ca

MOHAWK COLLEGE Hamilton, ON 844-767-6871 mohawkcollege.ca

NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TRADES ASSOCIATION (NATA) Burnaby, BC 604-432-7987 natacanada.ca

NEW BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Saint John, NB 506-658-6600 collegeworks@nbcc.ca nbcc.ca

NORTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NAIT) Edmonton, AB 877-333-6248 asknait@nait.ca nait.ca

NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Dartmouth, NS 902-491-4900 akerley.info@nscc.ca nscc.ca

OKANAGAN COLLEGE

Kelowna, BC 877-755-2266 trades@okanagan.bc.ca okanagan.bc.ca

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TRADES (OCOT) Toronto, ON 855-299-0028 collegeoftrades.ca

SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC Saskatoon, SK 866-467-4278 askaquestion@saskpolytech.ca saskpolytech.ca

SKILLS CANADA

Ottawa, ON 877-754-5226 skillscompetencescanada.com

SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Calgary, AB 877-284-7248 advising@sait.ca sait.ca

UNIVERSITY OF FRASER VALLEY Abbotsford, BC 888-504-7441 info@ufv.ca ufv.ca

VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE Vancouver, BC 604-871-7000 registrar@vcc.ca vcc.ca

RED RIVER COLLEGE Winnipeg, MB 800-903-7707 register@rrc.ca rrc.mb.ca

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Government Listings

Government Listings A

nyone who runs a bodyshop has had to deal with multiple levels of government just to get the operation off the ground. Those interactions continue throughout the life of the business. Criticisms about governmental “red tape” and bureaucracy

Alberta Advanced Education

780-422-5400 ae.minister@gov.ab.ca

Economic Development and Trade 780-644-8554 edt.ministeroffice@gov.ab.ca

Environment and Parks

780-310-3773 aep.info-centre@gov.ab.ca

Labour

780-310-0000

Apprenticeship and Industry Training 800-248-4823

may be fair when it comes to business big and small, but it’s important to remember that government has a significant role to play in ensuring fairness. In theory at least, the government is responsible for ensuring a level playing field for all operators, making sure employees are

British Columbia Advanced Education

250-356-5170 aved.generalInquiries@gov.bc.ca

Ministry of Environment 1-800-663-7867 enquirybc@gov.bc.ca

Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training 250-356-2771 jtst.minister@gov.bc.ca

Small Business, Red Tape Reduction 250-356-8247 sbrt.minister@gov.bc.ca

Transportation & Infrastructure

250-387-1978 minister.transportation@gov.bc.ca

Industry Training Authority 778-328-8700 customerservice@itabc.ca

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treated fairly and equitably and safeguarding the environment against pollution. Whether you love it, loathe it or are simply resigned to it, the government is one thing that you just can’t get away from. When dealing with any level of government, it may help to remember one thing: they work for you.

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Education and Training Advanced Learning Division

Opportunities NB

Workplace Safety and Health

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

204-945-1833 ald@gov.mb.ca

204-945-3446 wshcompl@gov.mb.ca

Employment Standards

204-945-3352 employmentstandards@gov.mb.ca

Business Services

204-945-8200 embinfo@gov.mb.ca

506-453-5471 info@onbcanada.ca

506-453-2597 dpetlinfo@gnb.ca


government listings

Newfoundland and Labrador Advanced Education, Skills and Labour 800-563-6600 aesl@gov.nl.ca

Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation tcii@gov.nl.ca

Transportation and Works tw@gov.nl.ca

Northwest Territories

Nunavut Economic Development and Transportation 888-975-5999 edt@gov.nu.ca

Environment

877-212-6638 info@gov.nu.ca

Education

867-975-5600 info.edu@gov.nu.ca

Ontario Advanced Education and Skills Development

Saskatchewan

Communities, Land and Environment

Advanced Education

866-368-5044 cle@gov.pe.ca

306-787-0341 minister.ae@gov.sk.ca

Economic Development and Tourism

Environment

902-368-5540 tpswitch@gov.pe.ca

306-787-0393 env.ministeroffice@gov.sk.ca

Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

Economy

902-368-5100 receptionist@gov.pe.ca

Workforce and Advanced Learning

Education, Culture and Employment 867-767-9352 ecepublicaffairs@gov.nt.ca

Prince Edward Island

902-368-6290 wal@gov.pe.ca

Quebec

306-787-8687 minister.econ@gov.sk.ca

Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

306-787-0613 minister.edu@gov.sk.ca

Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission 877-363-0536 apprenticeship@gov.sk.ca

416-325-2929

Nova Scotia Environment

902-424-3600

Environment, Compliance 877-936-8476 ice@novascotia.ca

Business

902-424-0377 business@novascotia.ca

Economic Development and Growth

Economic Development

Environment and Climate Change

Employment and Social Solidarity

416-325-6666 416-325-4000

866 463-6642

Yukon

877-767-8773

Health & Safety

Business and Industry Development

Employment Standards

Advanced Education

877-202-0008 800-531-5551

Ontario College of Trades

ecdev@gov.yk.ca

867-667-5131 contact.education@gov.yk.ca

416-325-4000

Labour and Advanced Education 902-424-5301

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Insurer Listings

Insurer Listings T

he business of collision repair is inextricably linked to the insurance industry. The landscape differs from province to province, with Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia operating provincial auto insurance companies, but some type of insurance is omnipresent throughout the country. Many shops are members of direct repair programs (DRPs), but even the ones

AIG INSURANCE COMPANY 800-387-4481 aig.ca

ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION 800-615-5897 ama.ab.ca

ALLSTATE INSURANCE 800-255-7828 allstate.ca

AVIVA CANADA

866-692-8482 avivacanada.com

CAA INSURANCE 877-268-3750 caasco.com

CHUBB INSURANCE CO OF CANADA 800-268-9344 infocanada@chubb.com chubb.com

CO-OPERATORS INSURANCE

that aren’t have to deal with insurance companies on a daily basis. It may be up to the motorist to choose the shop, but it’s usually the insurer who will have to pay the bill. This may be hard to believe if you’ve just finished an argument with an insurance company representative, but the relationship between repairers and insurers is much less antagonistic in Canada than in many other

DESJARDINS GENERAL INSURANCE GROUP

800-794-0008 desjardinsgeneralinsurance.com

ECONOMICAL INSURANCE GROUP 800-265-2180 economical.com

INSURANCE COMPANY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 800-663-3051 icbc.com

INTACT FINANCIAL CORPORATION 866-464-2424 intact.ca

LA CAPITALE FINANCIAL GROUP 855-378-6405 lacapitale.com

MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE 800-665-2410 mpi.mb.ca

800-387-1963 cooperatorsgroupinsurance.ca

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markets. Insurers regularly attend meetings of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). They are rarely, if ever, seen at meetings of the US equivalent, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC). At the end of the day, repairers and insurers are looking for the same thing: highquality, cost effective, and reliable repairs that will keep their mutual customers safe on the road.

NORTHBRIDGE FINANCIAL 855-620-6262 info@nbfc.com nbins.com

ONTARIO MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION 519-622-9220 info@omia.com ontariomutuals.com

RBC INSURANCE

877-749-7224 rbcinsurance.com

SGI CANADA

844-855-2744 sgiinquiries@sgi.sk.ca sgi.sk.ca

TD INSURANCE

877-777-7136 tdinsurance.com

TRAVELERS CANADA 800-268-8447 travelerscanada.ca

UNIFUND ASSURANCE 888-373-1689 unifund@unifund.ca unifund.ca

WAWANESA INSURANCE 844-929-2637 wawanesa.com

ZURICH INSURANCE 800-387-5454 zurichcanada.com


OEM Listings

OEM Listings I

t seems likely that the car manufacturers have the biggest total presence when we look at all of the companies and organizations making up the global automotive claims economy. Even a relatively small car company is a massive under t a k ing , and big c ar manufacturers are some of the largest companies in the world.

For a long time, it didn’t seem like these giants were really paying much attention to the collision repair industry, even down to the dealership level. Collision repairers were left to improve their own operations, and the wheel turned. Today, we’re seeing the growth of dealer-only collision networks and the OEMs themselves have either rolled out their own certification

and recognition programs or will likely do so in the near future. It was the luxury brands that started the trend towards certifying repair centres. The reasoning was clear: high-tech cars needed hightech repairs. While those brands are constantly pushing ahead, many of the mass-market manufacturers now offer features that also demand this high-tech approach.

Acura / Honda

Dodge

Jaguar

Mazda

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

Jeep

Mercedes-Benz

888-946-6329 honda.ca serviceexpress.honda.com 800-521-9900 alfaromeo.ca techauthority.com

Aston Martin

866-278-6661 astonmartin.com astonmartintechinfo.com

Audi

800-822-2834 audicarecanada@audi.ca audi.ca erwin.audi.com

Bentley

800-777-6923 bentleymotors.com bentleytechinfo.com

BMW

800-567-2691 customer.service@bmw.ca bmw.ca bmwtechinfo.com

Chrysler

800-361-3700 chrysler.ca techauthority.com

800-361-3700 dodge.ca techauthority.com +39-0536-949-111 ferrari.com techinfo.ferrari.com

Fiat

800-361-3700 fiatcanada.com techauthority.com

Ford / Lincoln 800-565-3673 ford.ca motorcraft.com

General Motors 800-263-3777 gm.ca acdelcotds.com

Hyundai

888-216-2626 hyundaicanada.com hyundaitechinfo.com

Isuzu

800-255-6727 isuzu.com isuzusource.com

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800-668-6257 jaguar.ca topix.jaguar.jlrext.com 800-361-3700 jeep.ca techauthority.com

Kia

877-542-2886 kia.ca kiatechinfo.snapon.com

Lamborghini

866-681-6276 lamborghini.com serviceinformation .lamborghini.com

Land Rover

800-346-3493 landrover.ca topix.landrover.jlrext.co

Lexus

800-265-3987 lexus.ca techinfo.toyota.com

Maserati

877-696-2737 mymaserati@maseratiusa.com maserati.ca maseratitechinfo.com

Repairers need as much information about the OEMs as they can get, and not just on repair procedures. The relationship is only going to get closer. Below you’ll find information on both general websites and the technical information sites maintained by each company. Most of the technical information sites are only open to fee-paying subscribers.

800-263-4680 mazda.ca mazdaserviceinfo.com

Rolls-Royce

877-877-3735 customer.relations@rollsroycemotorcarsna.com rolls-roycemotorcars.com

800-387-0100 cac.canada@mercedes-benz.ca mercedes-benz.ca startekinfo.com

Subaru

Mini

Suzuki

Mitsubishi

Tesla Motors

Nissan

Toyota

Porsche

Volkswagen

Ram

Volvo

866-378-6464 customer.service@mini.ca mini.ca minitechinfo.com 888-576-4878 mitsubishi-canada@mmcan.ca mitsubishi-motors.ca mitsubishitechinfo.com 800-387-0122 nissan.ca nissan-techinfo.com 800-767-7243 porsche.ca techinfo2.porsche.com 800-361-3700 ramtruck.ca techauthority.com

800-894-4212 subaru.ca techinfo.subaru.com 866-828-7252 customerservice@suzuki.ca suzuki.ca suzukipitstopplus.com 888-518-3752 nasales@tesla.com teslamotors.com service.teslamotors.com 888-869-6828 toyota.ca techinfo.toyota.com 800-374-8389 vw.ca erwin.vw.com

800-663-8255 vovlvocars.com volvotechinfo.com


Accreditation listing

Accreditation Programs Navigating the waters of independent and third-party accreditation By Mike Davey

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ou know you’ve got great staff that do quality work, but can you prove it? Providing the evidence that your shop is up-to-date is the essential purpose of any independent third-party accreditation program. An OEM certification or recognition program tells the world that you are qualified to repair a particular company’s vehicles. In theory, third-party accreditation programs show exactly what you’re capable of, regardless of make and model. We’ve seen the rise of these programs fairly recently in the Canadian collision repair space. Below we’ve compiled information on four of the programs that are currently available.

CCIAP The Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) is administered by AIA Canada, the association that also administers I-CAR Canada and the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF). The CCIAP offers two levels of accreditation. The first is “Core,” which re qu i re s t h e s h op t o successfully demonstrate compliance with both the Business Operations and the Structural Repair Capabilities requirements. A complete list is available at cciap.ca. The Business Operations requirements deal with ensuring your shop has the right insurance, is in compliance with regulations 106  Buyer’s Guide  collisionrepairmag.com

and hits certain marks in regards to customer-facing facilities such as the waiting room and bathroom.

cciap.ca The Structural Repair Capabilities section deals primarily with training and equipment. On the training side, the facility must either be I-CAR Gold Class or Gold Class i n Pro g re ss , w it h

Gold Class achieved by the first accreditation renewal date. The equipment list is considerably longer. It includes electronic 3-D m e a s u r i n g c ap a bi l it y, access to OEM procedures, an above ground lift and much more. The CCIAP “Advanced” accreditation is optional. It requires the shop to successfully demonstrate compliancy with ever y guideline for “C ore” plus several other requirements. The entire list is too long to replicate here, but a lot of it focuses on ensuring your shop has the equipment and training needed for aluminum repairs.


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CCR The Certified Collision Repair (CCR) program is administered by the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) of British Columbia. In brief, the program certifies collision repair service providers w h o h av e d e m o n s t r at e d commitment to service excellence through investment and training to achieve the highest levels of industry standards. The program differentiates industry members through the use of Silver, Gold, and Gold Plus level identifiers. It leads consumers to those facilities that have achieved the highest levels of industry standards for quality, safety, and service for the repair of a collision-damaged vehicle.

According to ARA of BC, the CCR program is also part of a national solution to establish and publicize the repairer’s credentials as a world-

ara.bc.ca/certified-colli sion-repair-program

leading repair facility and their ability to meet the requirements of industry partners and their customers. It ensures that customers receive the best in collision repair

by recognizing facilities that are qualified, competent, and fit to complete repairs on the complex vehicles of today and the future. The ARA and the AIA have synchronized their programs through a memorandum of understanding so that industry members who adopt either CCR or CCIAP will be recognized on both websites as having achieved the levels of equipment and training in-line with the accreditation needs of OEM certification programs. According to ARA, both programs have been developed to complement the OEM certification programs, not compete with them.

Certified Collision Care Certified Collision Care is the Canadian arm of Assured Performance Network, an organization headquartered in Laguna Hills, California. The organization also administers several OEM collision certification programs. Becoming a “Certified Collision Care Provider” currently certifies the facility with FCA, Ford and Nissan. The programs requirements are spelled out in detail on their

certifiedcollisioncare.ca website under the “Requirements” tab. The basic requirements are broadly similar to that of CCIAP and CCR, split into both General Business Requirements and General Technical Repair Capability.

From there, Certified Collision Care also looks in Advanced M a t e r i a l R e p a i r Te c h n i c a l Capabilities. These are split into three sections: Steel/Ferrous M a t e r i a l Te c h n i c a l R e p a i r Capability, Composite Material Technical Repair Capability (which is optional) and Aluminum Repair Capable Requirements / Non-Ferrous Required for Ford Certification Canada.

VeriFacts Automotive VeriFacts Automotive offers its Verified Quality (VQ) shop status program. To become VQ, the shop must first undergo a “Quality Calibration” to see precisely where the shop is in regards to various items of equipment, training and repair quality. VeriFacts provides feedback to the shop, possibly with a list of items to improve. A VeriFacts coach then returns to the shop for unannounced monthly visits.

verifactsauto.com After each monthly visit, a report of the coach’s feedback will be delivered to shop management. Once a shop has demonstrated that they perform

the proper repairs based on that feedback, a shop will be invited to become a VQ shop. It takes a minimum of two monthly visits for a shop to achieve VQ status. A statement from VeriFacts Automotive says there are some equipment requirements for shops to participate in its VQ program, based on specification, but the most important requirement is to have a culture of quality that leads to the correct, safe repair.

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very sector of the automotive claims economy depends on a thriving repair sector, but the rubber really meets the road when it comes to manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and products. Every single one of them has a vested interest in helping you to succeed. These companies, large and small, touch every aspect of the repair. One or more of them is usually involved from the first estimate to the final detail. Some concentrate solely on

3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

AIRPRO DIAGNOSTICS

A.J. DRALLE

AIRVANTAGE TOOLS

800-364-3577 sourcingresponsecenter@mmm.com 3m.ca 800-325-5339 ajdralle.net

A.M.H. CANADA 418-724-4105 service@amh.ca amh.ca

ACDELCO AUTO & EQUIPMENT TOOLS 877-693-8665 customer.service@acdelco-tools.com acdelco-tools.com

AGS COMPANY

904-717-1711 info@airprodiagnostics.com airprodiagnostics.com 909-620-0788 david@airvantagetools.com airvantagetools.com

AKZONOBEL

800-618-1010 vehiclerefinishesna@akzonobel.com akzonobel.com

ALLCHEM

+39-03-525616 info@allchem.it allchem.it

providing the best equipment and products they can. Others go beyond this with training and other programs. It’s only natural that a manufacturer would offer training on how to use its equipment effectively, but it’s not uncommon to see manufacturers and suppliers offering programs that have little to do with their core products. These programs are instead focused on helping you achieve the best you can. No matter what the future brings for collision repair, one thing seems certain: your suppliers will always be ready to support you.

ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY 626-228-3170 customerservice@astrotools.com astrotools.com

ATLAS COPCO

289-562-0100 contactus@ca.atlascopco.com atlascopco.ca

AUDATEX A SOLERA COMPANY 877-693-1299 info@audatex.ca audatex.ca

AUTEL

855-288-3587 support@autel.us auteltech.com

AUTO DATA LABELS

231-733-2101 customerservice@agscompany.com agscompany.com

ALLDATA

800-829-8727 alldata.com

613-667-2382 autodata@autodatalabels.com autodatalabels.com

AIRFLOW TECHNOLOGY

ASET/ANEST IWATA

AUTOHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES

800-537-5454 sales@airflowtechnology.com airflowtechnology.com

801-964-6646 asetusa.com

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800-790-6899 info@autohousetechnologies.com autohousetechnologies.com

AUTOLOGIC DIAGNOSTICS 877-945-6442 demo.us@autologic.com autologic.com

AUTOROBOT FINLAND OY 514-327-0003 domenic@worldcr.com autorobot.com

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS

855-547-1461 auto-ref.reftech@axaltacs.com axaltacoatingsystems.com

B-TEC SYSTEMS

480-621-5304 jstubert@cox.net bteccleaners.com

BASF CANADA

800-825-3000 basfrefinish.com

BAYCO PRODUCTS

469-326-9400 info@baycoproducts.com baycoproducts.com


Manufacturer Listings BECCA

CAR BRITE

CTW INTERNATIONAL

EASTWOOD COMPANY

BETA TOOLS

CAR-O-LINER

CUMBERLAND PRODUCTS

ECS AUTOMOTIVE CONCEPTS

BETAG INNOVATION

CAR-PART.COM

D V SYSTEMS

EMARKETING SHERPAS

BIG ASS SOLUTIONS

CARBORUNDUM

DEB GROUP

BLACKHAWK

CARRUS TECHNOLOGIES

DEDOES INDUSTRIES

800-655-5649 sales@beccainc.com beccainc.com 800-233-3868 tecnico@beta-tools.com beta-tools.com 347-686-9698 info@betaginnovation.com betaginnovation.com 844-924-4277 paul.reeves@bigasssolutions.com bigasssolutions.com 800-558-4206 blackhawkcr.com

BLOWTHERM

855-463-9872 sales@blowtherm-usa.com blowtherm-usa.com

BODYSHOP CONNECT

888-691-6887 sashley@micazen.com micazen.com

BOGE COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS 770-874-1570 usa@boge.com usa.boge.com

BRAUN AUTOMOTIVE

800-645-4111 sales@brush.com braunautomotive.brush.com

BRUT MANUFACTURING

844-696-4836 glrhodes@ashland.com carbrite.com 248-624-5900 info@car-o-liner.com car-o-liner.com 859-344-1925 info@car-part.com car-part.com 254-918-2313 contactcarbo@saint-gobain.com carborundumabrasives.com 800-561-2190 sac@carrus.ca carrus.ca

CATALYST INDUSTRIES 800-667-4068 davem@finalsand.com finalsand.com

CELETTE

630-396-6100 contactus@celette-na.com celette.com

CHALLENGER LIFTS

800-648-5438 sales@challengerlifts.com challengerlifts.com

CHEMICAR USA

800-261-7976 sales@chemicar.com chemicar.com

800-803-5276 sales@ctwintnernational.com ctwinternational.com 800-223-1918 bruce@cumberlandproductsinc.com cumberlandproductsinc.com 800-668-8558 sales@dvcompressors.com dvcompressors.com 519-443-8697 debcanada@debcanada.com debgroup.com 248-624-7710 nasales@dedoes.com dedoes.com

310-349-1940 info@dentfix.com dentfix.com

DENT MAGIC TOOLS

417-724-8558 sales@dentmagictools.com dentmagictools.com

DETRO MANUFACTURING 360-687-9960 info@detromfg.com detromfg.com

DEVILBISS AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING

BTB AUTO GLASS & BODYSHOP TOOLS

CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

DIAMOND LINERS

COL-MET SPRAY BOOTHS

DJS FABRICATIONS

COLLISION EDGE

DOMINION SURE SEAL

CAMFIL CANADA

800-811-8780 salesconcord@camfil.com camfil.ca

CAMPBELL HAUSFELD

800-543-6400 chpowercustomerservc @campbellhausfeld.com chpower.com

CAR BENCH NORTH AMERICA 800-637-4780 carbenchna@gmail.com carbenchnorthamerica.com

888-452-6684 sales@colmetsb.com colmetsb.com

770-328-5666 contact@collisionedge.com collisionedge.com

COVERCRAFT INDUSTRIES 800-426-8377 sales@covercraftdirect.com covercraft.com

CRP/FERTAN

800-526-4066 info@crpindustries.com crpautomotive.com

TENPOINT COMPLETE

800-343-0641 sales@tenpointcomplete.com csicomplete.com

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+31-038-4676600 sales@emm.com emm.com

ENVIRO DATABASE SOLUTIONS 647-800-8793 sales@envirobase.ca envirobase.ca

EQUALIZER INDUSTRIES

ESAB WELDING AND CUTTING PRODUCTS

877-861-2722 cp.com

310-886-5111 rumbrell@buffandshine.com buffandshine.com

EMM INTERNATIONAL BV

DENT FIX EQUIPMENT

905-890-0890 densocorp-na.com

800-445-3988 askus@carlisleft.com autorefinishdevilbiss.com

BUFF AND SHINE

888-377-2661 emarketingsherpas.com

800-334-1334 sales@equalizer.com equalizer.com

CHICAGO PNEUMATIC

800-445-9262 salesorders@chiefautomotive.com chiefautomotive.com

855-532-7846 sales@ecsvin.com ecsvin.com

DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC

330-833-9045 sales@brutmfg.com brutmfg.com

+61-3-5443-1755 sales@btbtools.com btbtools.com

800-343-9353 orderhelp@eastwood.com eastwood.com

800-543-1212 info@diamondliners.com diamondliners.com 951-698-4510 info@djsfabrications.com djsfabrications.com

877-935-3226 esab.ca

EUROVAC

800-265-3878 info@eurovac.com eurovac.com

JOHNSON EZ HAMMER

541-729-6788 johnsonezhammer@gmail.com ezhammer.com

FANDELI

800-346-9913 customerservice@fandeli.com fandeli.com

FARECLA

440-247-4700 info@fareclainc.com farecla.com

FBS DISTRIBUTION CO. 888-984-9441 sales@fbs-online.com fbs-online.com

FERRO INDUSTRIES

800-265-0790 dominionsureseal.com

800-343-3776 ferroindustries@gmail.com ferroind.com

DREW TECHNOLOGIES

FILCO

DYNABRADE

FILLON TECHNOLOGIES

EAGLE ABRASIVES

FIMER

877-888-2534 sales@drewtech.com drewtech.com

800-344-1488 customer.service@dynabrade.com dynabrade.com 888-683-2453 info@eagleabrasives.com eagleabrasives.com

888-837-6452 info@filcoinc.com filcoinc.com 800-777-1583 salesus@fillontech.com fillontechus.com 708-579-5894 fimer.usa@fimer.com fimer.com


Manufacturer Listings

FINIXA REFINISHING/GLOBAL REFINISHING IMPORTS 647-224-1981 finixa.ca

FLITZ INTERNATIONAL 262-534-5898 info@flitz.com flitz.com

FS CURTIS

314-383-1300 info@curtistoledo.com fscurtis.com

Fuji Industrial Spray equipment 800-650-0930 fujispray.com

G.L. ENTERPRISES

801-334-7000 sales@gl-enterprises.com gl-enterprises.com

GARDNER DENVER

217-222-5400 emarketing.quincy@gardnerdenver.com gardnerdenverproducts.com

GARMAT USA

866-325-2886 info@autoquip.ca autoquip.ca

GATES CANADA

855-428-3727 apateam@gates.com gates.com

GEARWRENCH

HUTCHINS MANUFACTURING

JOSAM PRODUCTS

866-694-2278 info@goliathcarts.com goliathcarts.com

HYPERTHERM

SPRAY TECH/JUNAIR

GORDON AUTO BODY PARTS

HYSTIK

GOJO

800-321-9647 gojo.com

GOLIATH CARTS

886-3-3244011 sales@gordon.com.tw gordon.com.tw

GRIOT’S GARAGE

800-345-5789 customerservice@griotsgarage.com griotsgarage.com

GTECHNIQ

+44-0-1604-962-553 sales@gtechniq.com gtechniq.com

GYEON QUARTZ

720-767-4734 info@gyeonquartzusa.com gyeonquartz.com

H&S AUTOSHOT

888-677-3798 info@hsautoshot.com hsautoshot.com

HEDSON TECHNOLOGIES 866-478-4328 sales@hedsonna.com hedsonna.com

HERKULES EQUIPMENT CORPORATION

800-688-8949 gearwrench.com

800-444-4351 info@herkules.us herkules.us

GEMTEX

HI TAC CLAMP

800-387-5100 info@gemtexabrasives.com gemtexabrasives.com

GLASWELD

541-388-1156 info@glasweld.com glasweld.com

GLIPTONE

800-369-7837 asktheexperts@gliptone.com gliptone.com

GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA

888-712-5777 info@globalfinishing.com globalfinishing.com

GLOBALJIG NORTH AMERICA 320-760-0421 sales@globaljigna.com globaljignorthamerica.com

GOFF’S ENTERPRISES 800-234-0337 sales@goffscw.com goffscurtainwalls.com

604-298-6222 info@hitacclamp.com hitacclamp.com

HI TECH AIR SYSTEMS

877-326-6602 info@hitechairsystems.com hitechairsystems.com

HI-TECH INDUSTRIES 800-789-9065 sales@htiusa.com htiusa.com

HOLLANDER, A SOLERA COMPANY 800-825-0644 marketing@hollanderparts.com hollandersolutions.com

HOPKINS CANADA

800-265-0526 sales@hopkinscanada.com hopkinscanada.com

HUNTER ENGINEERING

800-263-5006 canadainfo@hunter.com hunter.com

800-247-3199 info@hutchinsmfg.com hutchinsmfg.com 800-643-0030 hypertherm.com 281-784-7711 infona@hystik.com hystik.com

IDENTIFIX

800-745-9649 identifix.com

IKOTEC

412-427-8031 conrad@ikotecusa.com ikotecusa.com

INDASA ABRASIVES

800-326-5909 iayala@indasausa.com indasa-abrasives.com

INDUCTION INNOVATIONS 877-688-9633 info@theinductor.com theinductor.com

INFINITY 3D LASER MEASURING 877-392-6092 info@infinity3dlaser.com infinity3dlaser.com

INGERSOLL RAND

407-438-7020 josamusa@aol.com josamusa.com

800-535-8196 sales@spraytech.com spraytech.com

KAESAR COMPRESSOR

800-477-1416 info.canada@kaeser.com kaeser.ca

KARAJEN

847-573-2377 info@karajencorp.com karajencorp.com

KARDOL QUALITY PRODUCTS 800-252-7365 questions@kardol.com kardol.com

KECO BODY REPAIR PRODUCTS 866-999-4113 info@keco.com kecotabs.com

KENT AUTOMOTIVE 866-837-9908 kent-automotive.ca

KEYSTONE RESTYLING

888-575-3453 sales@keystonerestyling.com keystonerestyling.com

704-655-4000 ingersollrandproducts.com

KILLER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

INNOVATIVE TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES

KNIPEX TOOLS

651-415-0733 info@innovativetools.com innovativetools.com

INTERNATIONAL EPOXIES & SEALERS 800-451-7206 mail@internationalepoxies.com internationalepoxies.com

IONITEC

940-781-4693 greg@ionitecinternationalusa.com ionitecinternationalusa.com

ISLAND CLEAN AIR

800-661-8211 info@islandcleanair.com islandcleanair.com

ITW EVERCOAT 513-489-7600 evercoat.com

ITW PERMATEX CANADA 800-924-6994 canada@permatex.com permatex.ca

J.W. SPEAKER 800-558-7288 jwspeaker.com

800-369-4262 killertools.com

847-398-8520 todd.shumate@knipex-tools.com knipex-tools.com

KROWN RUST CONTROL SYSTEMS 800-267-5744 info@krown.com krown.com

KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS 313-873-8800 info@kwikpaint.com kwikpaint.com

LAKE COUNTRY MANUFACTURING 262-367-8395 sales@lakecountrymfg.com lakecountrymfg.com

LANGEMAN MANUFACTURING 800-339-9701 sales@langeman.com langeman.com

LAUNCH TECH

905-677-6667 sales@launchtechusa.com launchtechusa.com

LDPI INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING 800-854-0021 expert@ldpi-inc.com ldpi-inc.com

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Manufacturer Listings LINCOLN ELECTRIC 416-421-2600 lincolnelectric.com

LINE-X

877-330-1331 linex.com

LORD

877-275-5673 customer.support@lord.com lord.com

GERSON

800-225-8623 sales@gersonco.com gersonco.com

MAC TOOLS

800-622-8665 mtcs@sbdinc.com mactools.ca

MAGNOGRIP

888-751-5975 info@magnogrip.com magnogrip.com

MARATHON SPRAY BOOTHS & FINISHING SYSTEMS 800-919-9035 info@marathonfinishing.com marathonspraybooths.com

MARTECH SERVICES

800-831-1525 breathingsystems.com

MARTIN SENOUR AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES

800-526-6704 martinsenour-autopaint.com

MATCO TOOLS

866-289-8665 matcotools.com

MATRIX ELECTRONIC MEASURING 800-424-8023 matrix@thematrixwand.com thematrixwand.com

MATTEI COMPRESSORS 410-521-7020 info@matteicomp.com matteicomp.com

MAXZONE AUTO PARTS

888-286-1188 maxzone@maxzone.com maxzone.com

MEGUIAR’S CANADA 800-347-5700 meguiars.ca

MICROFLEX CORPORATION 775-746-6600 microflex.com

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL 800-268-4015 milwaukeetool.ca

MIRKA CANADA

PETER KWASNY

SABO INDUSTRIES

MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL

PLASTI KOTE

SAICOZERO

MO-CLAMP

POLYVANCE

855-234-6385 sales.ca@mirka.com mirka.com 800-238-9111 repaircenterinfo@mitchell.com mitchell.com 503-644-9167 salesdept@moclamp.com moclamp.com

MONUMENT TOOLS

480-600-5538 tonyc@monumenttools.net monumenttools.net

MOTHERS POLISH

727-641-1462 info@kwasny.de kwasny.com

888-234-5790 pkcdnsales@valspar.com plastikote.ca 800-633-3047 info@polyvance.com polyvance.com

PPG CANADA

800-647-6050 autorefinish@ppg.com ppgrefinish.com

PRESTA PRODUCTS

877-846-8648 info@drc1000.com drc1000.com

800-733-1524 sales @automotiveindustrialsolutions.com saicozerousa.com

SAIMA OF NORTH AMERICA

973-927-6232 info@accudraftpaintbooths.com accudraftpaintbooths.com

SATA CANADA

844-554-7282 contact@sata.ca sata.ca

800-860-4488 info@prestaproducts.com prestaproducts.com

SCA/TORK

MOTOR GUARD

PREVAL

SCHLEY PRODUCTS/SP TOOLS

MUELLER-KUEPS

PRO SPOT INTERNATIONAL

SE TOOLS

MYTEE PRODUCTS

PRO-TEK

714-891-3364 info@mothers.com mothers.com 800-227-2822 info@motorguard.com motorguard.com 770-349-6331 info@mueller-kueps.com mueller-kueps.com 877-469-8331 mytee.com

NELSON GLASS TOOLS 530-748-8880 glassbot.net

NEXSYIS COLLISION 888-222-7008 sales@nexsyis.com nexsyiscollision.com

NitroHeat

503-501-9106 info@nitroheat.com nitroheat.net

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES CANADA

815-634-5890 info@preval.com preval.com 760-407-1414 info@prospot.com prospot.com

800-361-7956 marketing@pro-tek.ca pro-tek.ca

RAPID TAC

800-350-7751 mail@rapidtac.com rapidtac.com

REPAIRIFY

888-486-1166 lbrown@astech.com astech.com

RHINO LININGS

800-422-2603 rhinolinings.com

254-918-2313 contactsga@saint-gobain.com saint-gobain-abrasives.com

ROBERTS-GORDON

NOVA VERTA

ROTARY LIFT

800-668-2921 sprayboothsolutions@bell.net novavertausa.com

OPTIMA AUTOMOTIVE

888-225-6968 info@optimaautomotive.com optimaautomotive.com

PACE FILTRATION

905-276-9330 info@pacefiltration.com pacefiltration.com

PDR CANADA

877-785-4245 domenic@pdrcanada.ca pdrcanada.ca

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800-828-7450 robertsgordon.com

888-256-4195 canada@rotarylift.com rotarylift.com

RTI

800-521-9200 sales@driair.com driair.com

S&G TOOL AID

973-824-7730 info@toolaid.com toolaid.com

S&H INDUSTRIES

800-253-9726 sales@shindustries.com shindustries.com

866-722-8675 tork.ca 714-693-7666 support@sptool.com sptool.com 810-664-2981 setools.com

SEM PRODUCTS

866-327-7829 cust_care@semproducts.com semproducts.com

SERVAIR FILTERS

866-402-1221 marobinson@servairfilters.com servairfilters.com

sharpe, a graco company sharpe1.com

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES

800-798-5872 sherwin-automotive.com

SHOOT SUIT

360-687-3451 sales@shootsuit.com shootsuit.com

SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES 772-287-1313 shurhold.com

SHURTAPE

800-463-8273 custservice@shurtape.com shurtape.com

SIA ABRASIVES

704-587-7355 orders@sia-abrasives.com siaabrasives.com

SIKA CANADA 866-695-2829 can.sika.com

SNAP-ON TOOLS

800-268-7959 store.snapon.com


Manufacturer Listings SP AIR CORPORATION

TRANSTAR TecHNOLOGIES

VIKTORY THE K BRAND

SPANESI AMERICAS

TRIMACO

VORTEX SPRAYLINERS

SPRAYLINE MFG. CO

TSUNAMI COMPRESSED AIR SOLUTIONS

WALCOM THERMODRY

STARCKE ABRASIVES USA

TURBO LINER

STECK MANUFACTURING COMPANY

TURBOAIR DRYING SYSTEMS

855-438-5313 sales@spairusa.com spairusa.com

224-772-6374 customerservice @spanesi-americas.com spanesi.com 888-828-7747 spraylinem@aol.com sprayline.com

704-583-3338 sales@starckeusa.com starckeusa.com

416-453-6547 info@tat-co.com tat-co.com

919-674-3460 customerservice@trimaco.com trimaco.com

800-782-5752 info@gosuburban.com gosuburban.com 877-678-8726 info@turboliner.com turboliner.com

714-654-0480 info@finelineproducts.net www.viktoryk.net 949-770-2316 info@vortexsprayliners.com vortexsprayliners.com 401-293-0200 info@walcom-usa.com walcomthermodry.com

WEDGE CLAMP SYSTEMS 800-615-9949 info@wedgeclamp.com wedgeclamp.com

WESTIN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS

800-229-7551 info@turboairdrying.com turboairdrying.com

626 960 6762 customerservice @westinautomotive.com westinautomotive.com

U-POL

WHOLESALE CAR COVERS

ULTRA DENT TOOLS

WIZARDS PRODUCTS

800-833-7869 info@sunextools.com sunextools.com

UNICURE SPRAYBOOTHS

WM BARR & COMPANY

SUPER 48 SALES

UNI-RAM CORPORATION

WURTH CANADA

UNITED SPRAY BOOTHS LIMITED

X-KOTE

888-884-8182 sales@symtechcorp.net symtechcorp.net

UNITOOL

X-PERT PAINT MIXING SYSTEMS

TERMOMECCANICA

USI OF NORTH AMERICAN

937-222-0062 steckmfg.com

STEINER INDUSTRIES

800-621-4515 info@steinerindustries.com steinerindustries.com

SULLIVAN-PALATEK

219-874-2497 tviskniskki@palatek.com sullivanpalatek.com

SUNEX TOOLS

905-669-4020 sales@super48sales.com super48sales.com

SYMACH

+39-051-034-98-15 info@symach.com symach.com

SYMTECH CORPORATION

888-837-6452 info@filcoinc.com filcoinc.com

610-746-7081 sales-us@u-pol.com u-pol.com 951-784-9905 sales@ultradenttools.com ultradenttools.com 615-889-3330 imcequipment.com 905-477-5911 sales@uniram.com uniram.com

800-901-3338 sales@unitedspraybooths.com unitedspraybooths.com 514-384-9102 unitool.com 201-405-7760 usius.com

TESA TAPE

VACCUFLEX

800-426-2181 tesatape.com

602-432-8532 vaccuflex.com

TG PRODUCTS

VALSPAR INDUSTRIES

916-316-3642 tg@tgproductstools.com tgproductstools.com

613-932-8960 webmaster@valspar.com valspar.com

TIME SHAVER TOOLS

VAMPIRE TOOLS

TITE-REACH WRENCHES

VAN AIR SYSTEMS

714-974-2531 info@timeshavertools.com timeshavertools.com 712-707-9324 mike@tite-reach.com tite-reach.com

866-859-4880 sale@wholesalecarcovers.com wholesalecarcovers.com 800-356-7223 sales@wizardsproducts.com wizardsproducts.com 800-398-3892 wmbarr.com

800-263-5002 info@wurth.ca wurthcanada.com 604-299-2005 xkote.automotive@gmail.com xkote.com 855-724-6851 info@x-pertinc.com x-pertinc.com

ZENDEX TOOL

203-778-0400 zendex@zendextool.com zendextool.com

949-748-0552 support@vampiretools.com vampiretools.com 814-774-2631 info@vanairsystems.com vanairsystems.com

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Manufacturer Listings

product Index Abrasives & Adhesives

3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca DOMINION SURE SEAL......................................... dominionsureseal.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com HYSTIK.................................................................................. hystik.com INDASA ABRASIVES............................................... indasa-abrasives.com INTERNATIONAL EPOXIES & SEALERS................ internationalepoxies.com ITW EVERCOAT................................................................... evercoat.com ITW PERMATEX CANADA....................................................... permatex.ca KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com LORD........................................................................................ lord.com RAPID TAC......................................................................... rapidtac.com SEM PRODUCTS..........................................................semproducts.com SHURTAPE........................................................................ shurtape.com SIKA CANADA..................................................................... can.sika.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com TESA TAPE......................................................................... tesatape.com TRIMACO............................................................................ trimaco.com

Alignment & Measuring

Dimension, Measuring & Scanning AIRPRO DIAGNOSTICS................................................ airprodiagnostics.com AUTEL......................................................................................... auteltech.com AUTOLOGIC DIAGNOSTICS........................................................ autologic.com CAR BENCH NORTH AMERICA........................... carbenchnorthamerica.com CAR-O-LINER............................................................................ car-o-liner.com CELETTE.......................................................................................... celette.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES............................ chiefautomotive.com COLLISION EDGE................................................................. collisionedge.com DENT FIX EQUIPMENT.................................................................... dentfix.com FILCO............................................................................................. filcoinc.com INFINITY 3D LASER MEASURING......................................infinity3dlaser.com KILLER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT.................................................. killertools.com LAUNCH TECH................................................................... launchtechusa.com MATRIX ELECTRONIC MEASURING................................. thematrixwand.com MO-CLAMP................................................................................. moclamp.com REPAIRIFY....................................................................................... astech.com SNAP-ON TOOLS................................................................. store.snapon.com SPANESI AMERICAS...................................................................... spanesi.com WEDGE CLAMP SYSTEMS................................................... wedgeclamp.com

Frame Staightening & Alignment AUTOROBOT FINLAND OY.................................................. autorobot.com BLACKHAWK................................................................ blackhawkcr.com CAR BENCH NORTH AMERICA........................ carbenchnorthamerica.com CAR-O-LINER.................................................................. car-o-liner.com 114  Buyer’s Guide  collisionrepairmag.com

CELETTE............................................................................... celette.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................ chiefautomotive.com GLOBALJIG NORTH AMERICA.......................... globaljignorthamerica.com HUNTER ENGINEERING.......................................................... hunter.com JOSAM PRODUCTS........................................................... josamusa.com S&G TOOL AID..................................................................... toolaid.com SPANESI AMERICAS............................................................. spanesi.com TERMOMECCANICA............................................................... filcoinc.com

Lifts, Jacks & Accessories

ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY................................. astrotools.com BLOWTHERM...........................................................blowtherm-usa.com

CAR BENCH NORTH AMERICA........................ carbenchnorthamerica.com CELETTE............................................................................... celette.com CHALLENGER LIFTS................................................... challengerlifts.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................ chiefautomotive.com FILCO.................................................................................. filcoinc.com GLOBALJIG NORTH AMERICA.......................... globaljignorthamerica.com HEDSON TECHNOLOGIES................................................... hedsonna.com HERKULES EQUIPMENT CORPORATION.................................... herkules.us HUNTER ENGINEERING.......................................................... hunter.com IKOTEC............................................................................ ikotecusa.com INGERSOLL RAND......................................... ingersollrandproducts.com ROTARY LIFT...................................................................... rotarylift.com TERMOMECCANICA............................................................... filcoinc.com WEDGE CLAMP SYSTEMS............................................. wedgeclamp.com ZENDEX TOOL................................................................ zendextool.com

Management & Software

Computerized Office & Information Systems AIRPRO DIAGNOSTICS................................................ airprodiagnostics.com ALLDATA............................................................................... alldata.com AUDATEX A SOLERA COMPANY................................................ audatex.ca AUTEL......................................................................................... auteltech.com AUTOHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES........................ autohousetechnologies.com AUTOLOGIC DIAGNOSTICS.................................................. autologic.com CARRUS TECHNOLOGIES........................................................... carrus.ca TENPOINT COMPLETE................................................... csicomplete.com ENVIRO DATABASE SOLUTIONS........................................... envirobase.ca HOLLANDER, A SOLERA COMPANY....................... hollandersolutions.com HYPERTHERM............................................................... hypertherm.com BODYSHOP CONNECT......................................................... micazen.com MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL.................................................. mitchell.com NEXSYIS COLLISION............................................... nexsyiscollision.com LAUNCH TECH...........................................................launchtechusa.com


Manufacturer Listings

Internet & Web-Enabled Services

Body Parts & Accessories

AUTOHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES....................autohousetechnologies.com BODYSHOP CONNECT..................................................... micazen.com CARRUS TECHNOLOGIES....................................................... carrus.ca EMARKETING SHERPAS.................................. emarketingsherpas.com HOLLANDER, A SOLERA COMPANY................... hollandersolutions.com IDENTIFIX...................................................................... identifix.com OPTIMA AUTOMOTIVE......................................optimaautomotive.com

CAR-PART.COM.................................................................. car-part.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................... chiefautomotive.com GORDON AUTO BODY PARTS............................................gordon.com.tw

REPAIRIFY......................................................................astech.com TENPOINT COMPLETE............................................... csicomplete.com

Cleaning & Recovery ALLCHEM............................................................................... allchem.it BECCA.............................................................................. beccainc.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV.........................................................emm.com

Management & Financial Services AUTOHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES......... autohousetechnologies.com CARRUS TECHNOLOGIES.................................... carrus.ca EMARKETING SHERPAS............... emarketingsherpas.com TENPOINT COMPLETE............................ csicomplete.com MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL.......................... mitchell.com

Shop Management & Operations BODYSHOP CONNECT..................................micazen.com CARRUS TECHNOLOGIES.................................... carrus.ca EMARKETING SHERPAS............... emarketingsherpas.com ENVIRO DATABASE SOLUTIONS.................... envirobase.ca HOLLANDER, A SOLERA COMPANY....hollandersolutions.com MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL.......................... mitchell.com SYMACH..................................................... symach.com

Miscellaneous A/C Equipment & Supplies AGS COMPANY..................................... agscompany.com AIRFLOW TECHNOLOGY................ airflowtechnology.com SNAP-ON TOOLS................................. store.snapon.com

Bedliners & Bedliner Franchises and Networks DIAMOND LINERS............................... diamondliners.com INTERNATIONAL EPOXIES & SEALERS.. internationalepoxies.com LANGEMAN MANUFACTURING.................... langeman.com LINE-X.............................................................. linex.com RHINO LININGS......................................... rhinolinings.co TURBO LINER............................................ turboliner.com VORTEX SPRAYLINERS................... vortexsprayliners.com

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Manufacturer Listings

ITW PERMATEX CANADA...................................................... permatex.ca MOTOR GUARD.............................................................motorguard.com SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES.................................................... shurhold.com SPANESI AMERICAS............................................................. spanesi.com UNI-RAM CORPORATION....................................................... uniram.com WIZARDS PRODUCTS/RJ STAR............................... wizardsproducts.com

Cleanup Products 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it CHEMICAR USA................................................................. chemicar.com DEB GROUP..................................................................... debgroup.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com GOJO....................................................................................... gojo.com MOTOR GUARD.............................................................motorguard.com VACCUFLEX.......................................................................vaccuflex.com

WIZARDS PRODUCTS/RJ STAR............................... wizardsproducts.com WM BARR & COMPANY........................................................ wmbarr.com WURTH CANADA......................................................... wurthcanada.com

Clothing ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it BRUT MANUFACTURING...................................................... brutmfg.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com EQUALIZER INDUSTRIES.................................................... equalizer.com G.L. ENTERPRISES..................................................... gl-enterprises.com KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com Microflex Corporation................................................microflex.com SATA CANADA.............................................................................. sata.ca SHOOT SUIT......................................................................shootsuit.com STEINER INDUSTRIES............................................ steinerindustries.com WURTH CANADA......................................................... wurthcanada.com

Dent Repair Equipment, Services, Training & Franchises BETAG INNOVATION................................................ betaginnovation.com CATALYST INDUSTRIES...................................................... finalsand.com DENT FIX EQUIPMENT........................................................... dentfix.com GARMAT USA........................................................................ autoquip.ca KECO BODY REPAIR PRODUCTS.......................................... kecotabs.com PDR Canada..................................................................... pdrcanada.ca PRO SPOT INTERNATIONAL ................................................. prospot.com ULTRA DENT TOOLS .................................................. ultradenttools.com

Mechanical Parts & Accessories AGS COMPANY............................................................ agscompany.com CAR-PART.COM................................................................... car-part.com CRP/FERTAN.............................................................crpautomotive.com DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC......................... densocorp-na.com GATES CANADA.......................................................................gates.com LORD....................................................................................... lord.com

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Miscellaneous AUTO DATA LABELS...................................................autodatalabels.com BAYCO PRODUCTS.................................................... baycoproducts.com BETAG INNOVATION................................................ betaginnovation.com DEB GROUP..................................................................... debgroup.com ECS AUTOMOTIVE CONCEPTS................................................. ecsvin.com HOPKINS CANADA.................................................... hopkinscanada.com INNOVATIVE TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES........................innovativetools.com KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com OPTIMA AUTOMOTIVE.......................................... optimaautomotive.com SCA/TORK.................................................................................... tork.ca

Service Equipment AIRPRO DIAGNOSTICS................................................ airprodiagnostics.com AUTEL......................................................................................... auteltech.com DREW TECHNOLOGIES....................................................... drewtech.com HUNTER ENGINEERING.......................................................... hunter.com JOSAM PRODUCTS........................................................... josamusa.com LAUNCH TECH...........................................................launchtechusa.com S&G TOOL AID..................................................................... toolaid.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com

Vehicle Upgrade, Trim & Accessories COVERCRAFT INDUSTRIES............................................... covercraft.com GRIOT’S GARAGE......................................................... griotsgarage.com J.W. SPEAKER.................................................................. jwspeaker.com KEYSTONE RESTYLING.......................................... keystonerestyling.com MAXZONE AUTO PARTS...................................................... maxzone.com WESTIN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS..........................westinautomotive.com

Paint & Refinish Air Supply Systems A.J. DRALLE........................................................................... ajdralle.net DEVILBISS AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING.............. autorefinishdevilbiss.com MARTECH SERVICES............................................ breathingsystems.com SATA CANADA.............................................................................. sata.ca Sharpe, a graco company.............................................. sharpe1.com WALCOM THERMODRY........................................ walcomthermodry.com

Booth Accessories A.J. DRALLE........................................................................... ajdralle.net AIRFLOW TECHNOLOGY....................................... airflowtechnology.com BECCA.............................................................................. beccainc.com BLOWTHERM...........................................................blowtherm-usa.com DETRO MANUFACTURING................................................... detromfg.com FINIXA REFINISHING/GLOBAL REFINISHING IMPORTS.................... finixa.ca GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA.................... globalfinishing.com


Manufacturer Listings

GOFF’S ENTERPRISES........................................... goffscurtainwalls.com KARAJEN...................................................................... karajencorp.com

Clean Air & Shop Enviroment BIG ASS SOLUTIONS................................................bigasssolutions.com CAMFIL CANADA........................................................................ camfil.ca CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................ chiefautomotive.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com EUROVAC............................................................................ eurovac.com HEDSON TECHNOLOGIES................................................... hedsonna.com HERKULES EQUIPMENT CORPORATION.................................... herkules.us ISLAND CLEAN AIR..................................................... islandcleanair.com LDPI INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING................................................. ldpi-inc.com Microflex Corporation................................................microflex.com PACE FILTRATION........................................................ pacefiltration.com ROBERTS-GORDON....................................................robertsgordon.com SATA CANADA.............................................................................. sata.ca TSUNAMI COMPRESSED AIR SOLUTIONS........................ gosuburban.com

Drying & Curing A.M.H. CANADA........................................................................... amh.ca B-TEC SYSTEMS.......................................................... bteccleaners.com DEVILBISS AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING.............. autorefinishdevilbiss.com GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA.................... globalfinishing.com HEDSON TECHNOLOGIES................................................... hedsonna.com HERKULES EQUIPMENT CORPORATION.................................... herkules.us IONITEC....................................................... ionitecinternationalusa.com MARATHON SPRAY BOOTHS &FINISHING SYSTEMS.marathonspraybooths.com PRO-TEK................................................................................. pro-tek.ca ROBERTS-GORDON....................................................robertsgordon.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com SYMTECH CORPORATION............................................... symtechcorp.net TURBOAIR DRYING SYSTEMS..................................... turboairdrying.com

Masking Products 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY................................. astrotools.com COLLISION EDGE.........................................................collisionedge.com CUMBERLAND PRODUCTS........................... cumberlandproductsinc.com DOMINION SURE SEAL......................................... dominionsureseal.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com FBS DISTRIBUTION CO..................................................... fbs-online.com HYSTIK.................................................................................. hystik.com ITW EVERCOAT................................................................... evercoat.com KARDOL QUALITY PRODUCTS................................................. kardol.com SHOOT SUIT......................................................................shootsuit.com SHURTAPE........................................................................ shurtape.com TRIMACO............................................................................ trimaco.com VIKTORY THE K BRAND................................................ www.viktoryk.net

Paint & Paint Products AKZONOBEL.................................................................... akzonobel.com ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS............................. axaltacoatingsystems.com BASF CANADA............................................................... basfrefinish.com CTW INTERNATIONAL.............................................. ctwinternational.com CUMBERLAND PRODUCTS........................... cumberlandproductsinc.com EASTWOOD COMPANY...................................................... eastwood.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com Fuji Industrial Spray Equipment...................................... fujispray.ca G.L. ENTERPRISES..................................................... gl-enterprises.com GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA.................... globalfinishing.com KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com MARTIN SENOUR AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES......martinsenour-autopaint.com Nitroheat......................................................................... nitroheat.net PETER KWASNY...................................................................kwasny.com PLASTI KOTE....................................................................... plastikote.ca PPG CANADA................................................................ ppgrefinish.com Sharpe, a graco company.............................................. sharpe1.com SHERWIN-WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES...... sherwin-automotive.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com VALSPAR INDUSTRIES.......................................................... valspar.com

Paint Mixing Systems BLOWTHERM...........................................................blowtherm-usa.com DEDOES INDUSTRIES............................................................ dedoes.com FILCO.................................................................................. filcoinc.com FILLON TECHNOLOGIES.................................................. fillontechus.com GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA.................... globalfinishing.com SPRAY TECH/JUNAIR........................................................ spraytech.com SHOOT SUIT......................................................................shootsuit.com X-PERT PAINT MIXING SYSTEMS......................................... x-pertinc.com

Paint Saftey 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca BTB AUTO GLASS & BODYSHOP TOOLS................................ btbtools.com CTW INTERNATIONAL.............................................. ctwinternational.com G.L. ENTERPRISES..................................................... gl-enterprises.com GERSON...........................................................................gersonco.com MARTECH SERVICES............................................ breathingsystems.com

Prep & Surface Products 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it CARBORUNDUM.......................................... carborundumabrasives.com CATALYST INDUSTRIES...................................................... finalsand.com EAGLE ABRASIVES.................................................... eagleabrasives.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com FANDELI............................................................................... fandeli.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com

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Manufacturer Listings

FERRO INDUSTRIES............................................................. ferroind.com GEMTEX............................................................... gemtexabrasives.com GLIPTONE.......................................................................... gliptone.com MIRKA CANADA...................................................................... mirka.com MOTOR GUARD.............................................................motorguard.com SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES CANADA............... saint-gobain-abrasives.com PRESTA PRODUCTS..................................................prestaproducts.com SEM PRODUCTS..........................................................semproducts.com SIA ABRASIVES............................................................ siaabrasives.com STARCKE ABRASIVES USA............................................... starckeusa.com TIME SHAVER TOOLS.............................................. timeshavertools.com TRIMACO............................................................................ trimaco.com U-POL.................................................................................... u-pol.com VIKTORY THE K BRAND................................................. www.viktoryk.net

Prep Equipment ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it BRUT MANUFACTURING...................................................... brutmfg.com CARBORUNDUM.......................................... carborundumabrasives.com COL-MET SPRAY BOOTHS................................................... colmetsb.com DYNABRADE................................................................... dynabrade.com EAGLE ABRASIVES.................................................... eagleabrasives.com HUTCHINS MANUFACTURING........................................ hutchinsmfg.com SPRAY TECH/JUNAIR........................................................ spraytech.com SPRAYLINE MFG. CO.......................................................... sprayline.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com TRIMACO............................................................................ trimaco.com U-POL.................................................................................... u-pol.com USI OF NORTH AMERICAN.................................... usiofnorthamerica.com

Spray Guns 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ASET/ANEST IWATA.............................................................. asetusa.com CHEMICAR USA................................................................. chemicar.com DEVILBISS AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING.............. autorefinishdevilbiss.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com Fuji Industrial Spray Equipment...................................... fujispray.ca GARMAT USA........................................................................ autoquip.ca LANGEMAN MANUFACTURING........................................... langeman.com PREVAL.................................................................................preval.com PRO-TEK................................................................................. pro-tek.ca SATA CANADA.............................................................................. sata.ca SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com WALCOM THERMODRY........................................ walcomthermodry.com WEDGE CLAMP SYSTEMS............................................. wedgeclamp.com

Spraybooths, Prep Stations & Related Equipment B-TEC SYSTEMS.......................................................... bteccleaners.com BLOWTHERM...........................................................blowtherm-usa.com CAMFIL CANADA........................................................................ camfil.ca COL-MET SPRAY BOOTHS................................................... colmetsb.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com 118  Buyer’s Guide  collisionrepairmag.com


Manufacturer Listings FBS DISTRIBUTION CO..................................................... fbs-online.com FILCO.................................................................................. filcoinc.com GLOBAL FINISHING SOLUTIONS CANADA.................... globalfinishing.com Hedson technologies................................................... hedsonna.com HI TECH AIR SYSTEMS........................................... hitechairsystems.com RTI......................................................................................... driair.com SPRAY TECH/JUNAIR........................................................ spraytech.com KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com MARATHON SPRAY BOOTHS & FINISHING SYSTEMS.... marathonspraybooths.com NOVA VERTA.............................................................. novavertausa.com SAICOZERO................................................................. saicozerousa.com SAIMA OF NORTH AMERICA............................. accudraftpaintbooths.com SERVAIR FILTERS.........................................................servairfilters.com SPANESI AMERICAS............................................................. spanesi.com SPRAYLINE MFG. CO.......................................................... sprayline.com SYMACH............................................................................. symach.com TERMOMECCANICA............................................................... filcoinc.com UNICURE SPRAYBOOTHS............................................ imcequipment.com UNITED SPRAY BOOTHS LIMITED......................... unitedspraybooths.com USI OF NORTH AMERICAN.................................... usiofnorthamerica.com

Tools & Accessories Compressed Air Systems ATLAS COPCO....................................................................atlascopco.ca BOGE COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS..................................... usa.boge.com CAMPBELL HAUSFELD........................................................ chpower.com CHICAGO PNEUMATIC.................................................................. cp.com D V SYSTEMS.......................................................... dvcompressors.com FILCO.................................................................................. filcoinc.com FS CURTIS.......................................................................... fscurtis.com GARDNER DENVER......................................gardnerdenverproducts.com INGERSOLL RAND......................................... ingersollrandproducts.com KAESAR COMPRESSOR............................................................. kaeser.ca MATTEI COMPRESSORS.................................................matteicomp.com MOTOR GUARD.............................................................motorguard.com PREVAL.................................................................................preval.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com SULLIVAN-PALATEK.................................................. sullivanpalatek.com TSUNAMI COMPRESSED AIR SOLUTIONS........................ gosuburban.com TURBOAIR DRYING SYSTEMS..................................... turboairdrying.com VAN AIR SYSTEMS.....................................................vanairsystems.com

GRIOT’S GARAGE......................................................... griotsgarage.com HI-TECH INDUSTRIES..............................................................htiusa.com INTERNATIONAL EPOXIES & SEALERS................ internationalepoxies.com KARDOL QUALITY PRODUCTS................................................. kardol.com LAKE COUNTRY MANUFACTURING............................. lakecountrymfg.com MEGUIAR’S CANADA............................................................. meguiars.ca MYTEE PRODUCTS.................................................................mytee.com PRESTA PRODUCTS..................................................prestaproducts.com SABO INDUSTRIES.............................................................. drc1000.com SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES.................................................... shurhold.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com SYMTECH CORPORATION............................................... symtechcorp.net TRANSTAR TecHNOLOGIES..................................................... tat-co.com

Detail Products & Cleaners 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it B-TEC SYSTEMS.......................................................... bteccleaners.com CAR BRITE.......................................................................... carbrite.com CTW INTERNATIONAL.............................................. ctwinternational.com DOMINION SURE SEAL......................................... dominionsureseal.com EAGLE ABRASIVES.................................................... eagleabrasives.com FANDELI............................................................................... fandeli.com FINIXA REFINISHING/GLOBAL REFINISHING IMPORTS.................... finixa.ca FLITZ INTERNATIONAL............................................................... flitz.com GLIPTONE.......................................................................... gliptone.com GRIOT’S GARAGE......................................................... griotsgarage.com

Detail Equipment ALLCHEM................................................................................ allchem.it BRAUN AUTOMOTIVE................................... braunautomotive.brush.com BTB AUTO GLASS & BODYSHOP TOOLS................................ btbtools.com BUFF AND SHINE......................................................... buffandshine.com CAR BRITE.......................................................................... carbrite.com EAGLE ABRASIVES.................................................... eagleabrasives.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com FINIXA REFINISHING/GLOBAL REFINISHING IMPORTS.................... finixa.ca FLITZ INTERNATIONAL............................................................... flitz.com

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Manufacturer Listings GTECHNIQ.........................................................................gtechniq.com GYEON QUARTZ............................................................ gyeonquartz.com HI-TECH INDUSTRIES..............................................................htiusa.com HOPKINS CANADA.................................................... hopkinscanada.com INDASA ABRASIVES............................................... indasa-abrasives.com ITW EVERCOAT................................................................... evercoat.com KARDOL QUALITY PRODUCTS................................................. kardol.com KROWN RUST CONTROL SYSTEMS......................................... krown.com LAKE COUNTRY MANUFACTURING............................. lakecountrymfg.com LANGEMAN MANUFACTURING........................................... langeman.com LORD....................................................................................... lord.com MEGUIAR’S CANADA............................................................. meguiars.ca MIRKA CANADA............................................... mirka.com MOTHERS POLISH....................................... mothers.com MYTEE PRODUCTS......................................... mytee.com PRESTA PRODUCTS.......................... prestaproducts.com RAPID TAC.................................................. rapidtac.com SABO INDUSTRIES....................................... drc1000.com SEM PRODUCTS.................................. semproducts.com SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES............................. shurhold.com SIKA CANADA.............................................. can.sika.com STARCKE ABRASIVES USA........................ starckeusa.com WIZARDS PRODUCTS...................... wizardsproducts.com

Glass Windshield Repair & Replacemnet BTB AUTO GLASS & BODYSHOP TOOLS......... btbtools.com EQUALIZER INDUSTRIES............................. equalizer.com GLASWELD................................................ glasweld.com MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL.......................... mitchell.com NELSON GLASS TOOLS..................................glassbot.net

Metal Finishing Filling 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET.............................. 3m.ca ALLCHEM........................................................ allchem.it CRP/FERTAN..................................... crpautomotive.com ITW EVERCOAT............................................ evercoat.com

Plastics & Plastic Repair 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET.............................. 3m.ca ALLCHEM........................................................ allchem.it BETAG INNOVATION......................... betaginnovation.com DOMINION SURE SEAL.................. dominionsureseal.com INTERNATIONAL EPOXIES & SEALERS.internationalepoxies.com Nitroheat.................................................. nitroheat.net POLYVANCE............................................. polyvance.com X-KOTE........................................................... xkote.com

Power Tools, Electric & Air ACDELCO AUTO & EQUIPMENT TOOLS.. acdelco-tools.com AIRVANTAGE TOOLS........................ airvantagetools.com

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ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY................................. astrotools.com CAMPBELL HAUSFELD........................................................ chpower.com CHICAGO PNEUMATIC.................................................................. cp.com DYNABRADE................................................................... dynabrade.com JOHNSON EZ HAMMER..................................................... ezhammer.com HUTCHINS MANUFACTURING........................................ hutchinsmfg.com HYPERTHERM............................................................... hypertherm.com INDUCTION INNOVATIONS...............................................theinductor.com INGERSOLL RAND......................................... ingersollrandproducts.com KENT AUTOMOTIVE.................................................... kent-automotive.ca MAC TOOLS......................................................................... mactools.ca MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL......................................... milwaukeetool.ca


Manufacturer Listings MIRKA CANADA...................................................................... mirka.com S&H INDUSTRIES......................................................... shindustries.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com SP AIR CORPORATION......................................................... spairusa.com STECK MANUFACTURING COMPANY.................................... steckmfg.com WURTH CANADA......................................................... wurthcanada.com

Storage ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY................................. astrotools.com AUTOROBOT FINLAND OY.................................................. autorobot.com BETA TOOLS.................................................................... beta-tools.com CAR-O-LINER.................................................................. car-o-liner.com DJS FABRICATIONS................................................... djsfabrications.com GOLIATH CARTS............................................................ goliathcarts.com INNOVATIVE TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES...........................innovativetools.com KILLER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT............................................ killertools.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com WHOLESALE CAR COVERS..................................wholesalecarcovers.com

Tools & Accessories 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET..................................................... 3m.ca ACDELCO AUTO & EQUIPMENT TOOLS............................. acdelco-tools.com AGS COMPANY............................................................ agscompany.com ALLCHEM............................................................................... allchem.it ASTRO PNEUMATIC TOOL COMPANY................................. astrotools.com BETA TOOLS.................................................................... beta-tools.com BETAG INNOVATION................................................ betaginnovation.com BTB AUTO GLASS & BODYSHOP TOOLS.................................... btbtools.com CHEMICAR USA.................................................................chemicar.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................... chiefautomotive.com DENT FIX EQUIPMENT........................................................... dentfix.com DENT MAGIC TOOLS................................................ dentmagictools.com DJS FABRICATIONS................................................... djsfabrications.com DOMINION SURE SEAL......................................... dominionsureseal.com EMM INTERNATIONAL BV......................................................... emm.com EQUALIZER INDUSTRIES.................................................... equalizer.com FARECLA............................................................................... farecla.com GEARWRENCH.............................................................. gearwrench.com GRIOT’S GARAGE......................................................... griotsgarage.com H&S AUTOSHOT............................................................. hsautoshot.com HI TAC CLAMP................................................................ hitacclamp.com JOSAM PRODUCTS........................................................... josamusa.com KENT AUTOMOTIVE.................................................... kent-automotive.ca KILLER TOOLS & EQUIPMENT............................................ killertools.com KNIPEX TOOLS............................................................. knipex-tools.com KWIK PAINT PRODUCTS.................................................... kwikpaint.com MAC TOOLS......................................................................... mactools.ca MAGNOGRIP.................................................................. magnogrip.com MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL......................................... milwaukeetool.ca MO-CLAMP.......................................................................moclamp.com MONUMENT TOOLS.................................................. monumenttools.net MUELLER-KUEPS....................................................... mueller-kueps.com MYTEE PRODUCTS.................................................................mytee.com S&G TOOL AID..................................................................... toolaid.com S&H INDUSTRIES......................................................... shindustries.com

SCHLEY PRODUCTS/SP TOOLS............................................... sptool.com SE TOOLS............................................................................ setools.com SHURHOLD INDUSTRIES.................................................... shurhold.com SNAP-ON TOOLS......................................................... store.snapon.com SP AIR CORPORATION......................................................... spairusa.com STECK MANUFACTURING COMPANY.................................... steckmfg.com SUNEX TOOLS................................................................ sunextools.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com SYMTECH CORPORATION............................................... symtechcorp.net TG PRODUCTS........................................................ tgproductstools.com TIME SHAVER TOOLS.............................................. timeshavertools.com TITE-REACH WRENCHES.................................................... tite-reach.com UNITOOL............................................................................. unitool.com VAMPIRE TOOLS.......................................................... vampiretools.com WURTH CANADA......................................................... wurthcanada.com

Welding

Welding Equipment & Products A.M.H. CANADA........................................................................... amh.ca AUTOROBOT FINLAND OY.................................................. autorobot.com BLACKHAWK................................................................ blackhawkcr.com CHIEF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES........................ chiefautomotive.com DENT FIX EQUIPMENT........................................................... dentfix.com EASTWOOD COMPANY...................................................... eastwood.com ESAB WELDING AND CUTTING PRODUCTS..................................... esab.ca FIMER.................................................................................... fimer.com H&S AUTOSHOT............................................................. hsautoshot.com LINCOLN ELECTRIC.................................................... lincolnelectric.com MOTOR GUARD.............................................................motorguard.com POLYVANCE.................................................................... polyvance.com PRO SPOT INTERNATIONAL.................................................. prospot.com PRO-TEK................................................................................. pro-tek.ca SPANESI AMERICAS............................................................. spanesi.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com WEDGE CLAMP SYSTEMS............................................. wedgeclamp.com

Welding Saftey A.M.H. CANADA........................................................................... amh.ca CAR-O-LINER.................................................................. car-o-liner.com G.L. ENTERPRISES..................................................... gl-enterprises.com STEINER INDUSTRIES............................................ steinerindustries.com SUPER 48 SALES........................................................ super48sales.com

Note: The listing of manufacrurters in this Directory was compiled from information provided by manufacturers who completed our online form at collisionrepairmag.com or other communication. Listings and are provided at the Publisher’s discretion. If your company is not listed or you wish to expand your listing in advance of next year’s Buyer’s Guide and Directory, please email editor@collisionrepairmag.com

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Last Word

DEEPSCAN

Repair, replace or calibrate your operations

By Mike Davey

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’m sure that we’ve all seen a lot of discussion on scanning and calibration recently. It’s an essential part of safe and high-quality repairs in today’s environment. It seems obvious that you can’t repair something unless you know precisely where the issue lies. You can think of the 2017 Buyer’s Guide and Directory as a scanner for your business. We hope that it will highlight exactly what you need and just where to go to find it. Maybe you’ve got a lot of warning lights showing on your business dashboard. The one good thing about

Something that seemed small was missed, and it ended up causing enormous trouble down the line. The old adage of “don’t sweat the small stuff ” simply no longer applies in the automotive world, if it ever really did. When the “small stuff ” is an uncalibrated warning sensor that could potentially lead to injury or death, sweating seems entirely appropriate. Not sweating the small stuff in today’s environment is simply irresponsible. Sweat the small stuff, and do it with maximum enthusiasm. Whether we’re talking about a repair or the overall health of your business, paying attention

“Think of the 2017 Buyer’s Guide and Directory as a scanner for your business.” obvious problems is that the solutions are usually obvious too. Dented door? Repair or replace. Staff members not measuring up? Repair … or replace. Just like in repairs, it’s the hidden issues that usually cause the most trouble. It is our sincere hope that reading through this guide from cover to cover will help illuminate areas of your business that need calibration. Not repair or replacement, necessarily, just calibration. Day-to-day operations might be going great in your business, but I bet you believe there are still efficiencies to be found. Even if you know for a fact that you and your team are as efficient and high-performing as possible, you also know that tomorrow will bring new challenges. You’ll have to keep updating to stay on top of them. By now I’m sure we’ve all heard the stories of shops that used an emblem with a black backing instead of a transparent one, or of shops that didn’t know that a particular sensor needed to be calibrated after a crash. The stories all end the same way: with the shop in trouble. There are plenty of examples of these stories and they all vary in their details. However, I’ve noticed that they all have exactly two things in common. 122  Buyer’s Guide  collisionrepairmag.com

to the details will be how you are successful. Sweating the small stuff is how you will improve. Deal with the warning lights on the dashboard first, if you have any showing, but don’t assume that everything’s okay just because there are no lights showing right now. We all know that many problems are hidden and need a deep scan to be fully revealed. It’s been a long journey putting this publication together, and there’s been a lot of sweating over seemingly tiny details. Throughout the process, we had one vision to guide us: making sure that everything in these pages would be of use to collision repair professionals. Take some time with this publication. Pore over it and keep it on your desk throughout the year. Sooner or later, you’ll find something that will help you calibrate your business—or show you where to repair or replace a component—and the effort will have been worthwhile. Mike Davey is the editor of the Collision Repair magazine Buyer’s Guide and Directory. He can be reached at 905549-0454 or via email at editor@ collisionrepairmag.com.


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