Delegates from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) attended the recent Annual General Meeting of AIRC (Association Internationale des Reparateurs en Carrosserie), the world representative body for crash repair companies.
The organisation is made up of Body Repair Sector representative bodies from 14 European countries (Ireland, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Luxembourg, France, Scotland, Croatia, USA, Japan and Greece). AIRC represents trade associations in 16 countries with over 50,000 bodyshops affiliated.
The SIMI delegates that attended said they were heartened to see that so much work is going on at a European level on behalf of legitimate vehicle body repair companies.
- Technological advances in vehicle body repair equipment technology
- Advanced training requirements for body repair technicians
- Updates on the current body repair market in each representative country