Published 29/10/2013 00:00:00 in Press Releases

The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) attended an ICDP Crash Repair Workshop in Paris on Wednesday 23 October 2013, as part of its ongoing mission to stay abreast of events that are happening in Europe that may affect the UK body repair sector.

The workshop examined the potential challenges and changes facing the European and UK crash repair sector in the coming 5 years.

Frank Harvey, Head of NAB commented, “As the UK’s leading trade association in the bodyshop industry, it is important for NAB to maintain an informed position so as to be able to represent our members in all forums, and to obtain an insight into vehicle manufactures views on the future of the body repair sector across Europe.

“NAB believes that as vehicle technology increases, both in terms of construction materials and techniques, and advancements in active and passive safety and control systems, greater investment in equipment and training will be required to enable businesses to repair these modern vehicles.

“In recent years, the crash repair sector has gone through significant change, not only for those directly involved in crash repair, but also for manufacturers, dealers, suppliers and independent repairers. The workshop was aimed to define the current market structure and trends for key European markets, and suggest how this will impact on future structure over a 5 year time horizon.”




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