CSN COLLISION CENTRES AND 1COLLISION NETWORK ANNOUNCE TRANSFORMATIONAL MERGER
CSN and 1Collision merge their business operations in historic deal
CSN Collision Centres (CSN) and 1Collision Network (1Collision) have announced the merger of their business operations. 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 United States.
For CSN and 1Collision the union of their companies is a natural fit. Both organizations were formed in the early 2000’s 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” Bruno said.
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.
About CSN Collision Centres
CSN Collision Centres safely repairs more than 200,000 vehicles a year helping Canadians get back on the road with the trust and comfort of knowing their vehicle has been returned to like-new condition. Founded in 2002, CSN has become a leader in collision repair in Canada. www.csncollision.com
About 1Collision Network
1Collision is an organization of independent and dealer-owned collision repair businesses. 1Collision provides corporate level support in all aspects of collision repair center operations including business strategy, acquisition, organization, marketing, operations, HR and recruiting, financial management support, and national group health plan benefits.