One of the best ways to beat the technician shortage and win against the collision repair industry’s giants is to keep your shop’s tools and technology updated. Here’s a seven-step plan for building a technology and tools budget.
With information culled from the inaugural FenderBender Industry Survey, here's a statistical breakdown of what what technology, tool and equipment investments are driving the most profitable collision repair shops.
In the 2017 FenderBender KPI Survey, shops that invested in CSI software sported much higher annual revenues. Here are the other tool and technology purchases that separate them from less profitable shops.
The EksoVest—a non-powered, linkage driven and gas spring actuated upper body exoskeleton—is currently being used by technicians on the Ford assembly line, but has also been demoed in a body shop. The technology could provide career longevity for techs.