The collision sector is a huge part of the automotive aftermarket, with over 6,000 collision centres employing more than 23,000 Canadians all across the country. And while most are still independent shops, nearly a third of them are associated with a national or regional banner. If that portion of the marketplace grows, consolidation has the potential to change the face of the collision industry forever.
But consolidation isn’t the only factor affecting the collision sector. New vehicle technology, a shortage of qualified technicians, right to repair legislation, and shop certification are all poised to make tomorrow’s shop look very different from today’s.
This report maps out the current state of the collision industry and helps its readers navigate the road ahead.
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