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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) announced that Hyundai Motor America is showing its support of the Society by enrolling as a corporate member.
Hyundai Motor America (HMA) is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, the Korean vehicle manufacturer that is one of the largest in the world. In today’s automotive market, where vehicle design evolves rapidly and it is challenging to stay abreast of the latest required collision repair techniques, a close working relationship between OEMs and the collision repair industry is more important than ever, SCRS says. HMA’s decision to become a corporate member helps ensure this type of close working relationship can be maintained and strengthened.
"Because of the technological demands the modern vehicle poses, our members and the collision repair industry in general are constantly in need of up-to-date information that assists in ensuring the vehicle is repaired correctly and safely," said SCRS Chairman Aaron Clark. "As a repair association, we are very pleased to add Hyundai Motor America to our healthy list of OEMs that actively participate with SCRS and are confident that their corporate membership will facilitate a beneficial exchange of necessary information."
One of the ways HMA makes repair-related information available is through its recently updated website for the aftermarket and wholesale community, www.hyundaiwholesale.com. In addition to an online Mitchell International catalog, this Internet destination provides other valuable technical data for SCRS members such as dealer locator, service information, OEM 1 stop and the online collision catalog.
"HMA is proud to work with SCRS, who have strived for many years to elevate the entire collision repair industry," said HMA Senior Manager, Parts Sales, Mark S. Williams. "HMA recognizes that by working closely with SCRS we will ultimately improve the overall ownership experience for the Hyundai customer when a collision repair is required. Hyundai will work closely with SCRS to fully implement their vision to provide world class collision industry standards."
The ongoing dialogue between the two organizations ensures that the repairer’s perspective is taken into consideration as HMA moves forward developing new and refined vehicles, according to SCRS.
"Understanding of vehicle design and reparability are critical elements for collision repair businesses to perform safe and proper repairs," said SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg. "Ultimately the kind of open communication their corporate membership will foster between our industries is of ultimate benefit to our mutual customer, the vehicle owner. We welcome HMA aboard and look forward to a long, fruitful partnership with them."