H&V Collision Center, the largest independently owned collision repair business in New York state’s Capital Region, announced that it has been certified by Ford to repair F-150 aluminum-bodied pickup trucks.
Kia Canada announced that it is entering into a strategic agreement with Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network, to develop, launch and manage its Certified Collision Repair Facility program.
Gregory Coccaro Jr., owner of North State Custom, has filed a lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz USA and Celebrity Auto, alleging that the dealership demanded kickbacks and other concessions in exchange for renewing the shop’s Mercedes-Benz collision repair certification.
Following his retirement after a 34-year career with Ford, Massie will be returning to the collision industry to help shepherd the introduction, use and expansion of Assured Performance’s Certified Network Management systems.
Kia Motors America announced that it is entering into a strategic agreement with Assured Performance Network to develop, launch and manage its Recognized Collision Repair Facility program and the Kia Recognized Wholesale Dealer program.
Courses held at training centers nationwide provide participants with a combination of classroom, online interactive and hands-on instruction.
Adding to the shop’s credentials, Centerline Collision now is a certified repairer for GM, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Infiniti and Hyundai.
Assured Performance has designated VECO Experts as a preferred provider of optional in-shop repair-quality support services such as technical training lessons for shop personnel, distribution of monthly quality and equipment reports, and regular technical support.
In addition to monthly collision repair coaching, VeriFacts conducts certification visits for several OEMs and offers analysis of post-repair vehicles.
Assured Performance Taps Advantego Technologies to Provide Web Listing Service for Certified Network
The Web listing service automatically pushes the certified repair providers’ information to more than 70 different directories and search engines, ensuring consistent information and better search-engine rankings, according to Assured Performance.
The new GM collision certification program will build on current training- and tools-focused programs, adding standards for pre- and post-repair scanning, calibration and overall repair.
Certified Collision Group (CCG) has added 52 locations so far this year, the organization announced as part of its mid-year report to its Board of Directors and the collision repair industry.