AutoCanada, a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, announced that it has acquired DCCHail, a paintless dent repair (“PDR”) company specializing in the insurance claim management process and repairing hail-damaged vehicles, with a national presence, including Canada’s largest hail repair facility in Calgary, Alberta.
“We’re excited to add this well-managed hail damage repair operation to our network, providing a vertical integration opportunity that will allow us to take greater control of the repair process and expand this business across markets in Canada and the U.S. by leveraging our current dealership, parts & service and collision centre platforms,” said Executive Chairman, Paul Antony. “We are also pleased to welcome the high-quality DCCHail team to the AutoCanada family and we look forward to continuing its legacy into the future.”
Operating for over 20 years, DCCHail is one of Canada’s leading PDR service providers, specializing in insurance claim management and repairing hail-damaged vehicles. DCCHail’s responsive business model provides the expertise, manpower, and professionalism to manage catastrophic hail losses throughout Canada. DCCHail has revolutionized the PDR industry with its proprietary technology DCCScan. DCCScan can inspect and document automotive hail damage under an average of five seconds per scan. This greatly increases the efficiency and accuracy of the hail repair process. DCCScan integrates with DCCHail’s developed PDRMAX, a unique proprietary software for processing hail estimates and managing the hail repair process. The company offers PDR services to National Insurance Partners (Direct Repair Agreements), collision centres, and auto dealerships (fleet inventory repairs).
The current management team will continue to operate the business going forward. Apart from continuing to strengthen the operation’s performance, the acquisition unlocks additional growth opportunities, including the potential to expand the business by leveraging AutoCanada’s dealership, parts & service and collision platforms.