3M, IBIS Extend Longstanding Partnership - BodyShop Business

3M, IBIS Extend Longstanding Partnership

3M will continue to serve as an International Bodyshop Industry Symposium global partner for the next three years.

3M has announced it will extend its longstanding partnership with the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS).

As the only automotive materials repair provider at the top level of partnership for IBIS events, 3M will continue to serve as an IBIS global partner for the next three years. The agreement enables 3M to be at the forefront of driving know-how leadership globally in key industry areas of talent acquisition, collision repair shop process optimization and sustainable supply chains. 

As the world’s only global collision repair market conference provider, IBIS is a world-renown resource for insightful thought leadership and peer-to-peer networking. 3M is the most recommended materials provider for the collision repair industry, according to OEM specifications, and is uniquely positioned to act as the conduit through which repair material expertise flows from AOEM repair procedures to collision technicians. 

In 2001, 3M partnered with IBIS at its inaugural Global Summit, and since then the relationship has grown to become a global partnership and multiple events across multiple continents around the world. The partnership between 3M and IBIS is rooted in a mutual passion for promoting global collision repair safety, skills and standards to leaders and experts across the industry. Together, this collaboration ensures that standard operating procedures are not only built the right way, but also understood. It’s part of 3M’s ongoing investment in the training needs of current shops and expanding for tomorrow’s entirely connected body shop. 

“We’re thrilled to be continuing this journey with IBIS,” said Dave Gunderson, president, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “Through each year of our longstanding partnership, 3M has had the opportunity to connect with some of the best and brightest in collision repair, all around the globe. We view this partnership as integral in our ability to learn, grow and further advance in the industry. We look forward to working with the IBIS team to further innovate and have thoughtful conversations on the most pressing topics impacting the present and the future of the automotive collision repair industry.” 

Added IBIS Worldwide CEO Jason Moseley, “We are thrilled to have 3M as our global partner again. This agreement shows the commitment to supporting a strong and sustainable sector. Over the last few years, 3M has used the IBIS platform to inform and educate hundreds of industry leaders. We will start the extended agreement at IBIS Middle East – Dubai In February, moving on to the Exclusive IBIS USA Nashville in April, followed by the flagship Global Summit – Milan in June.” 

3M will continue to join IBIS and its exclusive global partners in supporting the IBIS calendar of international events. The new theme for 2023 is “Sustainable Strategies for Success,” which will reinforce the three key pillars of safety, skills and standards with increased awareness on environmental and business sustainability.

For more information on these events, visit ibisworldwide.com.

You May Also Like

Top 5 Stories of the Week

A recap of the top five stories on bodyshopbusiness.com during the week of April 8.

Crash Champions Acquires Oregon MSO Premier Auto Body

Crash Champions has acquired Oregon-based Premier Auto Body and its three locations. 

Read more here.

ADAS Calibrations: Lessons Learned

When navigating the complexity and challenges of ADAS, apply the lessons you’ve learned … and be open to learning more.

TPG Agrees to Acquire Classic Collision

TPG Capital, the U.S. and European private equity platform of TPG, will acquire the business from New Mountain Capital.

Survey: Independent Repair Shops View Vehicle Data Access as Top Issue

Auto Care Association survey shows 84% of independent repair shops view vehicle repair and maintenance data access as the top issue for their business.

Chicagoland CARSTAR Continues Support of Lincoln Tech

Chicagoland CARSTAR sponsored an educational booth at the Lincoln Tech Spring Career Fair for the ninth consecutive year.

CCC Launches New Intelligent Experience (IX) Cloud Platform

CCC IX Cloud will help customers focus on the claims, repair decisions and actions that will have the greatest impact on their business. 

Other Posts

Evercoat to Hold Free Webinar on Gel Coat Repairs

“Troubleshooting Gelcoat Repairs” will take place on April 11, 2024 at 2 p.m.

CIECA to Hold Webinar on New API Standards

The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. EST.

I-CAR CEO & President Announces Retirement

John Van Alstyne plans to retire in 2025 after a successful 15-year tenure.

Crash Champions Acquires Buddy Foster Collision, Expands Tampa Market

Crash Champions has announced the expansion of its Tampa service with the acquisition of Buddy Foster Collision and Towing in Zephyrhills, Fla.