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Official opening of Accident Repair Centre Express Line

The Accident Repair Centre officially opened its state-of-the-art Express Line centre in Cookstown Industrial Estate, Dublin on Thursday evening, September 27. The new facility heralds a new era in crash repairs in the country, writes John Loughran.

Peter Daly, Synergy VRSI, with Olive and Owen Cullen at the official opening of the Accident Repair Centre’s Express Line facility.

The Accident Repair Centre’s Express Line facility has been developed on the premise that 80 per cent of all collision repairs can be repaired in a 1 to 4 day time period.

The new facility, which uses Sikkens paint, supplied by Synergy VRSI, features all the latest collision repair equipment, is staffed by a highly trained team and has been configured to deliver the “express” repair of lighting damaged vehicles.

Owner Owen Cullen told that the new facility, which opened for business in July, represents a “smart way” of repairing lightly crashed vehicles.

Vehicles with more substantial damage – the other 20 per cent, will continue to be repaired at the company’s existing premises just across the road.

The Express Line facility is delivering significant reductions in turn around times, with a consequential reduction in costs.

While Owen would not be drawn on the cost of the new facility, he acknowledged that there was a “significant investment” in premises, equipment and staff.