The agreement will allow the organizations to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and insurance industry throughout Canada and the U.S.
For CSN and 1Collision, the union of their companies is a natural fit. Both organizations were formed in the early 2000s and expanded on the foundation of family values and a team-focused approach to network development.
With coast-to-coast coverage in their respective markets, each network has solid representation with room for further growth.
“Part of what makes the merger so unique is how many commonalities there already are between the networks” CSN President & CEO Ryan Bruno said. “Both CSN and 1Collision share a similar philosophy and approach to doing business which revolves around trust, loyalty and a commitment to excellence."
CSN and 1Collision are known for their outstanding customer service and high quality repairs.
“We are committed to adding value for our independent locations in order for them to continue to be market leaders. We believe we’ll be able to combine our strengths in terms of corporate level support through insurance relationships, operations, marketing, vendor relations and business planning, and extend that service and deliver more value on both sides of the border,” said 1Collision President Jim Keller.
The CSN and 1Collision footprint now spans 240 locations across North America, with combined network revenue of more than $750 million CAD ($550 million USD.)
Day-to-day operations in the U.S. and Canada will continue to be led by Keller and Flavio Battilana, COO of CSN, respectively, with Bruno overseeing both networks.
Source: CSN and 1Collision