CSN Collision Centres (CSN) and U.S.-based 1Collision Network have announced a merger of their business operations.
This new agreement will enable both organizations to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and Insurance industry in both Canada and the U.S.
For CSN and 1Collision the partnership is seen as a highly suitable fit. Both organizations were formed at the beginning of the 21st Century and have since 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 is seen as having 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.
— Ryan Bruno, President & CEO , CSN
“Both CSN and 1Collision share a similar philosophy and approach to doing business which revolves around trust, loyalty, and a commitment to excellence,” Bruno added.
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 over $750 million CAD ($550 million USD).
Day-to-day operations in the United States and Canada will continue to be led by Jim Keller and Flavio Battilana (COO, CSN Collision Centres), respectively, with Ryan Bruno overseeing both networks.
For more details about this merger and CSN’s other strategic objectives, make sure to view our exclusive interview with CSN President & CEO Ryan Bruno.