National Association of Bodyshops (NAB), which is part of the RMI, is the new name for RMI Bodyshop Division, the trade association for the bodyshop sector in the UK that represents vehicle repairers nationwide.
Graham Threlfall, head of NAB commented “The UK body repair industry is constantly evolving. However looking ahead it is clear that the market structure and dynamics are changing. Modern body repairer’s needs are changing both technically and commercially and repairers need more support than ever.
“Over the past two years we have ensured that our membership services have been developed to provide a repairer with tangible solutions which reduce their costs and with such tight and eroding margins it is critical a repairer gains every commercial advantage they can get. Additionally we have been looking ahead at the challenges the sector will face both today and in the future and we are confident that we are ideally placed to represent our members .We have met with a number of members and the feedback confirms that we need some strong and robust representation that can challenge unfair practices and raise the important issues.”
Threlfall concluded “We have placed an enormous amount of focus into looking at the issues affecting our industry, some cannot be changed overnight but we intend to challenge them on behalf of our members. Ultimately NAB will be driven by its members and it is the members who will determine our policy agenda”