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Nissan plans further expansion of bodyshop network

Nissan’s EU-wide bodyshop Nissan will expand its approved bodyshop network across Europe with the target of reaching more than 1,000 sites.

The certification program has now grown beyond 800 sites.

Nissan says this achievement will enable easier access to optimal OEM repairs, giving drivers peace of mind while minimising the cost exposure to insurers.

It is based around the implementation of 122 regularly-audited standards to optimise the repair process.

To ensure standards remain high, the brand has developed a detailed bodyshop improvement program. Each certified bodyshop’s status depends on standards met, alongside the adoption of repair technologies and expertise levels.

Nissan’s certified network was established in 2012. Now Nissan’s commitment to growing its bodyshop network means it can provide an even more accessible OEM repair service.

Jean-Christophe Mercier, vice president of After-Sales, Nissan Europe, said: “Incentivising the main collision and repair market stakeholders to remain within Nissan’s pan-European network for repairs will help to maintain the duty-of-care that comes with every Nissan on the road.

“We are delivering the most time-efficient and cost-efficient route towards a repair with warrantied parts and labour, drastically reducing the need for secondary remedial work and maintaining the integrity of the car’s structure and safety systems in full.”

In selected markets across Europe, an additional commitment to total loss avoidance has been incorporated into Nissan’s offering. This takes away many of the most expensive pay-outs for which insurers are liable each year, while ensuring the highest possible safety standards and the most appropriate repair for the vehicle.

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