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Automotive Service Association

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Since 1951, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has been the leading organization for owners and managers of automotive service businesses that strive to deliver excellence in service and repairs to consumers.

Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.


Enterprise Rent-A-Car, owned by Enterprise Holdings, Inc., is an internationally recognized brand known for its extensive network of locations, affordable rates and outstanding customer service. The brand owes its success to listening to its customers and always looking for new ways to meet their needs. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers comprehensive transportation and technology solutions to the automotive replacement industry and continues to invest in technology, including a series of enhancements to its ARMS Business Solutions™ (ABS) platform. ABS is an integrated software solution that improves communication and workflow efficiencies throughout the automotive claims and repair process.

Sherwin Williams

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes delivers high-performance automotive, fleet and aerospace coatings and associated products to automotive collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners/refinishers, jobber distributors and original equipment manufacturers. A commitment to excellence in technology, products and process-driven solutions provides a competitive advantage for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes’ results-based customers. Some of the brand’s leading products and services include the Ultra 7000® Refinish System, Ultra Premium Undercoats & Clearcoats featuring the CC200 Dynamic Clearcoat, ATX™ Refinish System and NEW Ultra 9K Waterborne Basecoat System. In addition to providing revolutionary products to the field, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes continues to score with its Lean Stock™ inventory management system and its A-Plus™ Network. Both programs are designed to help body shops and members grow their business.


Reputable Brands. Total Solutions. This is Collision Repair from 3M.

At 3M, the art and science of automotive collision repair is a crucial part of our longstanding connection to our customers. For decades we have crafted abrasives, adhesives and coatings to solve the latest auto body repair demands. These include our groundbreaking 3M™ Cubitron™ II and Trizact™ abrasives, 3M™ Platinum™ body fillers and our premium 3M™ Perfect-It™ compounds, polishes and pads. Our 3M™ Accuspray™ ONE spray gun, together with our 3M™ PPS™ paint preparation system, delivers new levels of efficiency in auto body paint and coating application. Every product, every solution, is backed by our expert technical team to guide you and your body shop every step of the way.

AirPro Diagnostics

AirPro Diagnostics is a Jacksonville, FL based provider of remote scanning, diagnostic and calibration solutions to the automotive aftermarket in North America. The AirPro scan tool and ORION, AirPro’ s cloud-based diagnostic management system meets rigorous vehicle manufacturer requirements by having OEM software and the scan-tool resident or “local” to the vehicle. AirPro is backed by a team of uniquely skilled master technicians, trained on collision dynamics, delivering services within its “10 Minute Response Pledge”. This unique combination provides shops with reliable, efficient and accurate services that meet the highest level of quality and safety standards in the industry.

AkzoNobel Coatings

AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, Lesonal, Wanda, Sikkens Autocoat BT, and U-TECH. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.


ALLDATA® is the industry’s #1 choice for unedited OEM automotive repair and collision information. More than 400,000 technicians rely on ALLDATA for OEM-accurate mechanical and collision repair information and shop management software. Founded in 1986, ALLDATA is headquartered in Elk Grove, Calif.

Automotive Management Institute

The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing industry-recognized professional management certificates and designations to the service and collision repair segments of the automotive industry. AMi collaborates with industry training providers to accredit live instructor-led courses as well as online courses through the AMi Learning Management System. The organization manages the industry’s respected “Accredited Automotive Manager” (AAM) professional designation and in 2016 will introduce new certificates and designations in Office Management and Master-level Accredited Automotive Manager.


As the world’s largest chemical company, BASF offers advanced paint technologies, set apart with products backed by support in technical training, color information systems and business management. BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings develops and markets the highest-quality coatings available for the collision repair, commercial fleet and automotive specialty markets. Customers are at the heart of everything BASF does. That’s why BASF has spent more than 150 years working side-by-side with customers, listening to needs and developing solutions to sustain the future of collision centers in a rapidly evolving industry. BASF offers quality coatings and tailored solutions to create greater efficiencies, productivity, profitability and sustainability in our partner collision centers. 


Car-O-Liner, a member of Snap-on Total Shop Solutions, is a leading global manufacturer of collision repair and wheel alignment systems.

With products that deliver high quality, advanced technology, and ergonomic design, Car-O-Liner can be trusted to help your business grow. And, by integrating our products you not only get flexible, universal solutions, but are also able to support the entire vehicle repair process, from start to finish.

Total Shop Solutions is a family of Snap-on® brands that brings together best-in-class automotive repair products from across the industry. From wheel balancers, wheel aligners and diagnostics, to brake lathes, automotive lifts, and collision repair, Total Shop Solutions’ brands offer a unique breadth of solutions to outfit any shop from floor to ceiling.

CCC Information Services

CCC, together with its affiliates, provides cross-industry, vehicle lifecycle solutions to automotive, repair, and insurance partners. Founded in 1980, CCC’s solutions and big data insights are delivered through the CCC ONE™ platform to a vibrant network of 350+ insurance companies, 26,000+ repair facilities, OEMs, thousands of parts suppliers, and dozens of third-party data and service providers.  CCC processes over 24 million annual estimates and 16 million annual repairs in the U.S. and also provides access to car-related services for millions of consumers via Additionally, it provides customizable, end-to-end, casualty solutions to auto insurers for the handling of first and third-party claims. The collective set of CCC’s solutions inform decision-making, enhance productivity, and help deliver faster and better experiences for consumers.

CHIEF Automotive Technologies

The total repair solution.

Industry Proven with Market Strength

Chief Automotive Technologies offers the most extensive line of collision repair and diagnostic equipment in the industry. From frame machines, benches, measuring systemsstructural holding, welders, rivet guns, aluminum dent stationsvehicle data, wheel service equipment, plus Chief University, the industry standard in training.

We now have the industries best, most advanced ADAS calibration system for the aftermarket including an online ADAS calibration training class to prepare the technician for this advanced technology.

Chief Automotive Technology, the industries most advanced equipment and diagnostics partner.

Focus Advisors

FOCUS Advisors ( advises body shop entrepreneurs who want to grow or sell.  Led by Managing Director David Roberts, our industry roots are deep.  For 25 years, from co-founding Caliber to advising some of the industry’s best and brightest like Keenan Auto Body to Herb’s Collision, our clients have trusted us to deliver straight talking advice – and  results!

Our six person team of advisors, analysts, and data managers tracks the entire industry including every MSO from 2 shops to 1050 shops.  We believe success belongs to those who prepare, plan, and act.


The Hertz Corporation operates 10,200 corporate and franchise locations throughout N. America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Including 3000 Off Airport locations in the US that supports the replacement rental industry.


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.

Formed in 1979 out of a collaboration across the six segments of the collision repair Inter-Industry, I-CAR serves and is represented by all segments of the Inter-Industry:
– Collision repair
– Insurance
– Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
– Education, training and research
– Tools, equipment and supply
– Related industry services

I-CAR’s focus is to provide everyone involved in collision repair with access to high-quality, industry-recognized training solutions. I-CAR also encourages and supports ongoing conversations in the industry on issues that impact collision repair. I-CAR delivers its services and training throughout the United States. I-CAR training content is also licensed for distribution in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ is the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage firm, ranked #1 in annual retail sales and recognized as an industry leader in shopping center, STNL retail, multifamily, management, leasing, portfolio disposition and 1031 EXCHANGE transactions.

Defined by a culture of passion and innovation, clients experience unrivaled execution and an unprecedented level of teamwork. Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ provides real-time execution of 1031 Exchange through the 1031 PRIVATE CLIENT ADVANTAGE™ – the Only 1031 Exchange Program in retail commercial brokerage. Headed by Chairman and CEO KYLE MATTHEWS, the firm is headquartered in El Segundo, CA and serves clients throughout the United States and Canada.


The Refinish Solutions Group (RSG) are a select group of industry leaders that have come together to leverage their core expertise into one powerful network.  RSG delivers an integrated products and services network represented by Saint?Gobain while maintaining the product and technical expertise of the network partners. This unique alliance of industry leaders is committed to helping collision shops optimize their refinish processes and outcomes to improve shop profitability.  RSG members include Norton Abrasives, Carborundum Abrasives, Solar Gard, Lord Fusor, American Brand Tapes from IPG, Mothers, and DeVilbiss.


Podium is an interaction management platform that enables companies with a local presence to conveniently connect with their customers at critical touchpoints to help them strengthen their business. By conveniently facilitating millions of customer interactions, such as driving customer-generated online reviews and providing improved customer messaging tools, Podium serves more than 35,000 local businesses to create over 10 million interactions with their customers a month.


Symach is worldwide leader in building new collision shops all around the world using a new repair process called FixLine, which reduces the cost of repair by 25 to 30% and yields a key to key time of two days on average.

Symach owns many patents of new technologies such as Drytronic that dries every paint in few seconds. Since 2001, in its 170,000 sq ft facility located in Bologna-Italy, Symach has re-invented and produced more than 30 different products for the collision shop. Some of Symach most famous brands are: RoboDry, EasyDry, FlyDry, SprayTron, KombiTron, CarMover, ShopLine.

Besides producing equipment, Symach offers professional consultancy in process design, organization and training for the body shop, to move customers into success; Symach is prepared and organized to support the change, starting from the design of the new work process, the new body shop layout, and the training program for all technicians and management, including various topics such as programming roles, daily scheduling of repairs, correctly managing spare parts flow, weekly reports and KPIs, and many others.

Uber for Business

Uber for Business helps 67,000 organizations manage transportation for employees and customers. With products like Uber Central and Uber Vouchers, collision repair facilities can provide a differentiated experience through seamless, on-demand customer rides.