Belron builds on service network

Belron Canada has acquired vehicle damage repair company Speedy Collision with a network of 24 franchise collision service centres located across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

The move comes soon after Belron’s, Carglass Belgium acquired CARe Carrosserie Belgium, specialists in vehicle damage repair with 16 branches. The move was classed as ‘the first major acquisition as part of our Service Extension strategy’.

Commenting on the Speedy Collision acquisition, Ralph Hosker, President of Belron Canada said, ‘This acquisition will allow our business partners to gain efficiency in having one point of contact for both their glass and collision repair needs.

‘This will facilitate a better understanding of their changing business needs, their claims challenges and how we can keep improving our service offering together. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues in the Belron family.’

Belron Canada and Speedy Collision will continue to operate in their current physical locations under their respective banners.

In Belgium, both networks will exist alongside each other, and retain their specific expertise. However, certain services, such as ‘smart repair’, will also be offered in a number of larger Carglass Belgium service centres in 2017.

CARe Carrosserie Belgium has over 30 years of experience in car repairs (bodywork and smart repair) with 16 branches in Belgium.