Monday, 16 November 2015 22:14

SCRS Announces GYS USA as its Newest Corporate Member

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) on November 2 welcomed GYS USA, the importer of GYS Collision Repair Equipment, as its newest corporate member.

San Francisco Bay Area-based GYS USA is the latest to join an esteemed group of companies supporting SCRS' mission to educate, inform and represent the collision repair professional throughout all segments of the industry.

That mission matches GYS USA's own; parent company Advanced Collision Repair Solutions places a high priority on collision repair industry education and spends a great deal of time performing hands-on training with auto body technicians.

Advanced Collision Repair Solutions (ADVCRS) now offers training across the West Coast after a successful two-year pilot period in Northern California, and the company's goal is to ultimately train technicians nationwide.

"Our training feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, from technicians and collision facility owners alike," GYS USA and ADVCRS CEO Oliver Woelfel said. "The training masterfully blends European and American collision standards in order to provide innovative, unique, and invaluable repair techniques. The most rewarding part of this training program is watching the technicians' skills, confidence, and enthusiasm blossom. Each technician is excited to apply new knowledge and continue working with cutting-edge equipment like GYS' welding units."

"The effect of GYS coming to the United States is quite significant for the auto body repair industry. With an emphasis on R&D, hands-on training, and price advantage, GYS and Advanced Collision Repair Solutions are taking the industry by storm," Woelfel added.

Woelfel will also be included in a panel discussion this November during the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, part of SCRS' Repairer Driven Education series at SEMA. Woelfel will join other specialists in the "Advanced Automotive Technology" panel, which will discuss the advanced structural joining approaches being used in modern automotive architecture.

"Organizations like GYS help advance the collision repairer through the obvious passion their leadership has for hands-on training. Companies who make education and industry improvement central to their mission tend to gravitate towards involvement in organizations like ours, and we couldn't be more pleased to have such support," SCRS Executive Director Aaron Schulenburg said. "We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship through their support as a member; and are exceptionally excited about their contributions in the can't-miss Repairer Driven Education panel during the OEM Summit."

If your business is interested in joining the largest national trade association dedicated to representing the collision repair professional, please contact our offices at info@scrs.com. For more information about SCRS, visit our website at www.scrs.com