Mentor, Ohio-based DCR Systems and Shults Auto Group, a 16-franchise dealer group headquartered in Jamestown, New York, are opening a 12,000-square-foot collision repair facility using DCR’s patent-pending lean-based operating method at Shults Accident Repair Center on Oct. 15. The center is a rebuild of an existing facility owned by the dealer franchise. Shults Accident Repair Center is staffed, equipped, tooled and managed by DCR Systems, which offers turnkey collision repair facility operations to dealerships.
“With DCR Systems as our operating model, we’re able to reach our goal of having our own world-class collision center,” Tim Shults, president and owner of Shults Auto Group, said. “DCR is moving the industry to the next level, and that level of service and our state-of-the-art facility are going to be so far above any of our customers’ expectations.”
DCR expects to continue to grow in the near future. Under an agreement with Toyota Motor Sales USA made in August, DCR Systems will operate only Toyota-certified collision centers in the United States for the next five years its current locations were grandfathered in under the deal. DCR currently manages collision center operations for three U.S. Toyota dealerships. The alliance enables the company to focus its expansion efforts on the more than 750 Toyota dealers in the United States without body shops, providing both DCR and Toyota with the opportunity to quickly expand their networks.
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