The collision repair industry consists of thousands of repair facilities – independent, family-owned, franchises, banner groups, multi-store operations (MSO) and dealerships. While these different types of collision repair businesses are all in competition with each other, they recognize the benefits of sharing their thinking on issues that will benefit them all.
At CCIF they gather together, respectfully avoiding truly competitive issues and details, but willingly sharing and receiving ideas and knowledge that will benefit all those with the drive and energy to act on those ideas.
A major strength of CCIF is its neutrality, its inclusiveness and its full agenda that provides little opportunity for negative criticism, blaming others and personal agendas. This positive style has helped encourage participation of a wide range of stakeholder groups, i.e. anyone with a business interest linked to the collision repair industry – shop owners and managers, technicians, insurers, suppliers and wholesalers, recyclers, educators, trainers, service providers, OEs and trade associations.
CCIF management shifts to AIA Canada as of January 1st, 2014. This shift introduces the next phase of CCIF – where participants determine the key industry initiatives to focus on, and AIA Canada helps the industry to take action and create shared, sustainable, positive change.