Euro Car Parts has added the US FiberFix brand to its consumables portfolio. The product, which claims to be ten times stronger than duct tape, is now available to repairers and bodyshops through ECP’s 300-plus branches nationwide.
The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) has written to new Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal, to bring to his attention the impact that late payment culture is having on the UK economy, and the threat it poses to UK bodyshops every year.
“The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) is disappointed to see Europcar has been accused in press reports of fraudulently overcharging customers for repairs as Trading Standards raided its UK head office over the weekend,” comments Jason Moseley, NBRA director.
The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) stated that it is “pleased” that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has carried out further search warrants at properties in Manchester and Cheshire, as part of an ongoing investigation. The search warrant is part of an ongoing investigation by the ICO relating to nuisance calls that encourage people to make personal injury claims about road traffic accidents being linked to the theft of data from car body repair centres.
As part of its ongoing challenge for bodyshops to treated fairly, RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA), the UK’s leading trade association for the vehicle body repair sector, has reached a milestone in its debt recovery service.
The association, which provides a variety of services designed to provide support to its members and allows them to focus on the day-to-day running of their business, has now recouped over £100,000 so far this year on behalf of members – without any commissions being deducted.
The final requirements of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) Private Motor Insurance Order were brought into effect on 1 August. It is claimed that the requirements, which apply to all providers of private motor insurance, have been put into place to reduce premiums for drivers. However, RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) feel that the requirements are not, in themselves sufficient to reduce premiums.
For several months, RMI Bodyshops (NAB & VBRA) has been undertaking an investigation into a potentially serious breach of repairer management systems confidentiality and the apparent release of personal data to third party legal firms and accident management companies.
National trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is backing a national campaign to raise the profile of health protection in welding. New posters from the Welding Fume Team, which explain the importance of safe working practices in managing welding fume, have been produced under the “Bad Air Day” initiative.
The National Association of Bodyshops (NAB) and the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association Limited (VBRA) are to promote a single authoritative voice to take on the ever increasing challenges faced by the bodyshop sector. The decision comes in the aftermath of the recent investigation into the Private Motor Insurance Market by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The number of car repair body shops has fallen 32 per cent during the last decade. And what’s more the total is still falling, with a further 9 per cent decline predicted by 2020, leaving just 3,020 bodyshops in the UK. The outcome is expected to be increased costs and customer frustration, according to new […]