CSN Collision Centres (CSN) and 1Collision Network have announced a merger of their business operations. The companies believe the merger will give them a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and insurance industry across Canada and the USA.
“Part of what makes the merger so unique is how many commonalities there already are between the networks,” said Ryan Bruno, President and CEO of CSN. “Both CSN and 1Collision share a similar philosophy and approach to doing business which revolves around trust, loyalty and a commitment to excellence.”
Both organisations were formed in the early 2000s and are known for their 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,” said Jim Keller, 1Collision President. “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.”
The CSN and 1Collision footprint now spans 240 locations across North America, with a combined network revenue of more than C$750 million / US$550 million. Day-to-day operations in the United States and Canada will continue to be led by Keller along with Flavio Battilana, COO at CSN Collision Centres, respectively, with Bruno overseeing both networks.
According to a joint statement, the merger will see business operations at CSN and 1Collision combine their corporate staff. The CSN corporate office consists of 31 full-time employees and is based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, while the 1Collison Corporate office consists of seven full-time employees and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.