Manitoba Public Insurance’s new centre for automotive research and training ─ located at the J.W. Zacharias Physical Damage Research Centre in Winnipeg ─ has been officially certified by Certified Collision Care which has strategic partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada and Nissan Canada for OEM Certification.
“This certification ensures proper and safe repair is being conducted to manufacturer’s specifications within our new facility,” said Ward Keith, vice-president Business Development & Communications and CAO of Manitoba Public Insurance. “Certification of our new physical damage and research centre validates our commitment to Manitoba’s collision repair industry.”
To become Certified, Manitoba Public Insurance passed the rigorous Certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Less than five per cent of collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized.
The Certified network is made up exclusively of best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met, or exceeded, the stringent requirements of the Certification program.
”We are very pleased that Manitoba Public Insurance has achieved Certification by Certified Collision Care, and meets the OEM Certification criteria for Fiat Chrysler, Nissan and Ford”, said Leanne Jefferies, VP Canadian Operations for Assured Performance.
“The Certification criteria is based upon auto manufacturer requirements. These are critical to ensure the vehicle fit, finish, durability, value and safety following a collision. As new model vehicles are being introduced that use light-weight, high-strength materials and advanced technology, a proper repair according to manufacturer specification is even more important than ever to ensure the passenger safety and proper performance of the vehicle.”
About Certified Collision Care™
Certified Collision Care™ is the Canadian division of Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization specializing in the automotive collision repair market segment. The Certified Collision Care program provides all qualified collision repairers the opportunity to attain multiple OEM Certifications in Canada within a single program, audit process and cost. In order to qualify, repairers must have the proper tools, equipment, training and facilities required to repair vehicles to OEM specifications and ensure a vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved.