The Carrossier ProColor network, a member of CSN Collision Centres, the largest network of collision repair facilities in Canada, is more than happy to announce that Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre has become the first collision centre in Quebec, as well as in the Carrossier ProColor network, to be certified by the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).
This distinction from the CCIAP represents a lot for Robin Morrissette, owner of Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre: “This is a recognition for the efforts we have made to achieve our common goal. We are proud to join a select pan-Canadian group and have peace of mind about the challenges of new repair techniques,” mentioned M. Morrissette. The CCIAP accreditation certifies that the collision centre has the skills, training and equipment required to accomplish safe repairs, in accordance with the standards established by the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturers. Having received the Advanced accreditation, a level of certification awarded to facilities that have been audited for advanced repair capabilities, including aluminum repair, the collision centre now meets the highest standards of equipment, operations and training: “We had to make major investments in training and new equipment, for example, a specific straightening bench, a wet mix dust collector and a complete reorganization of the workshop,” says Robin Morrissette.
This CCIAP certification, which is valid for one year from the date of the audit, must be accompanied by rigorous monitoring and ongoing training: “We must maintain a high standard throughout our entire repair process, maintain our I-CAR Gold Class status by providing specific training for each of our technicians, as well as keeping our sources of information for procedures up-to-date,” adds M. Morrissette.
Although the accreditation process is demanding, Robin Morrissette firmly believes that this certification is beneficial and worth every effort: “I strongly recommend this certification which is very demanding. In general, it is expensive to obtain certifications for all manufacturers. The prerequisites for the CCIAP accreditation are based on most of the manufacturers’ requirements. Once it is obtained, the repair center can request specific OEM certification. In many cases, all that is left to do is make some small adjustments,” he concludes.
Carrossier ProColor Saint-Hyacinthe Centre is located at 17550 St-Louis Avenue in Saint-Hyacinthe.
Regarding the CCIAP The essential function of the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) is to certify collision repair facilities against a set of industry standards taken from leading vehicle manufacturers and/or other participating stakeholders. The CCIAP is run by and for the Canadian Collision industry. It is administered by AIA Canada, a national not-for-profit association that reaches the entire industry.
About Carrossier ProColor
Renowned for offering the best value on the market, the Carrossier ProColor network is characterized by its modernity, its impeccable service and its constant search for innovation. In 2012, it became a member of CSN Collision Centres, the largest network of collision repair shops in the country with over 345 locations. For more information, visit: www.carrossierprocolor.com.