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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.

BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

Enterprise Holdings

Entegral, is an integrated software platform that streamlines the post-accident process for service providers. Entegral enables communications and collaboration between tens of thousands of collision repair shops, insurance providers and other industry professionals around the world.

Owned by Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car® brand, Entegral compliments the value of Enterprise’s acclaimed Automated Rental Management System (ARMS®) software by increasing efficiency through the entirety of the claims process. When paired with ARMS, Entegral is a business-to-business solution that enhances the customer experience from FNOL to the completion of the claim.

Evercoat

Evercoat began as Fibre-Glass Evercoat in 1953, when our first formulations were developed in Cincinnati and sold throughout the US, primarily to the marine market.

Today, Evercoat’s heavy investment in technology has allowed us to be the first to market with many leading products. Rage® was the first stain-free body filler, Optex® with its color-changing technology and Rage Ultra™, which is the first filler using Eco Resin™, an environmentally friendly resin which also provides superior sanding capabilities. Now we lead the industry in the use of “green” technology.

Evercoat Products produce a quality collision repair, every time, everywhere.

Focus Advisors

Focus Advisors sells body shops – especially MSOs! 25 transactions led by Principal David Roberts over the past 6 years – including 7 during COVID! In a rapidly changing industry with accelerating consolidation, we know the market –from consolidators to private equity firms to super-regional acquirers. We do a great job preparing our clients. We always find multiple buyers and we close nearly
every deal – because we do the hard work with our clients.

We are a full service, FINRA registered M&A advisory firm that helps clients realize the value they’ve spent years building. Contact us at david.roberts@focusadvisors.com for a confidential conversation.

Global Finishing Solutions

Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) manufactures an extensive line of high-performance paint booths, prep environments, mix rooms and curing technology for automotive body shops and collision repair centers across North America.  

  

With an extensive history in the finishing industry, GFS is experienced at designing and building high-quality paint finishing equipment — from the premium Ultra Paint Booth line and budget-friendly Performer Paint Booth line to the innovative REVO Accelerated Curing Systems. In addition to a complete product line, GFS offers services such as shop layout designs, preventative maintenance programs and training to help automotive repair businesses be more productive, efficient and profitable. 

Polyvance

Polyvance has been a leader in plastic repair technology since its invention of the airless plastic welder in 1981. Paint adhesion problems to raw TPO bumpers were solved with the company’s Bumper & Cladding Coat adhesion primer in 2003, saving thousands of comebacks over the years. And in 2011, Polyvance pioneered the latest technology in plastic repair, nitrogen plastic welding, with its line of Nitro-Fuzer plastic welders, complemented by the world’s greatest variety of plastic welding rod. Polyvance is an I-CAR Sustaining Partner and has the industry’s most complete training and educational resources on plastic repair.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes, a division of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and commercial refinishing, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. Providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, along with associated products, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes serves a variety of customers including automotive jobber distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, and original equipment manufacturers with brands ranging from the Ultra 9K™ Waterborne Basecoat, Ultra BC8™, Sunfire PRO™, GENESIS® and FASTLINE®.

Symach

Symach celebrates 20 years ‘inventing the future bodyshop’ in continuous R&D activity. As we move into the world of electric vehicles and carbon management plans, Infrared and UV will be at the forefront of curing technology.
Symach offers various solutions utilizing the most efficient catalytic infrared panels, in which the Drytronic technology transfers energy into the wet paint rather than heating the whole spraybooth, eliminating exposure of the battery to excessive heat.
Symach complete FixLine system customized layouts increase productivity by 30%, operating with only 90W and zero gas emissions, 100% effective while reducing energy consumption by more than 80%.