Further meetings will take this year and a network could be up and running by the year 2000. In the UK, Acoat represents a network of 107 independent bodyshops across the UK and is aiming to form a nationwide group of 135 members, for whom it will act as a central buying and marketing club, to drive down costs. David Wallace, managing director of ABS, said: 'We are just a few steps away from being able to offer a true pan-European bodyshop network with about 1,000 member bodyshops all meeting the same high standards and competitive pricing. For major insurance com-panies, leasing specialists and large multi-national corporates, we will be able to offer a single point of contact.'
Talks ahead in bid to form pan-European bodyshop network
05/10/1999 in NEWS