2021 BUYER'S GUIDE

Collision Repair magazine’s 2021 Buyer’s Guide is now available! Featuring more than 160 products designed especially for the collision repair industry, you won’t want to miss this year’s installment of our annual publication.
 
Featuring tools and services for virtually every repair job–including welders, PDR kits, structural repair tools, management softwares, measuring devices and so much more–the 2021 Buyer’s Guide is your key to this year’s top collision repair products. Separated into handy sections for easy product browsing, you’re sure to find your next favourite tool between the pages of our 2021 Buyer’s Guide. Plus, take a look through our procedural guides to brush up on your understanding of the latest repair methods and tools!
 
This year has been one for the history books–but with 2021 just around the corner, a new year, and new successes are upon us. With our 2021 Buyer’s Guide, you hold the power to arm yourself for 2021 with the best the industry has to offer! 
 
So, read on, take notes and prepare for what 2021 has to offer!

PUBLISHERS PAGE

BY DARRYL SIMMONS

Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

YOUR GUIDE TO THE FUTURE

WELCOME TO THE 2021 COLLISION REPAIR BUYER’S GUIDE

“From the latest in plastic welders to hot new hand tools, the Collision Repair editorial team scoured websites, logged onto webinars and visited manufacturers direct, to bring you the all-new Buyer’s Guide for 2021.”

HOT PRODUCTS

Despite its upheavals, 2020 did bring the industry good fortune—especially in the form of brand-new products.

As we prepare to wade deeper into the unknown, ensuring your equipment is fit for the future will be of the utmost importance. With cars becoming ever more complex with new technologies and materials, the tools of tomorrow are designed to make the lives of technicians easier, while simultaneously increasing shop productivity.

From ADAS aids and flashy refinishing products to world-class welders and stellar management software, these products are the latest solutions lined up and ready to conquer challenges on the shop floor.

Take a look at Collision Repair’s hot new product picks below—you may find your new favourite tool!

FEATURED COMPANY PROFILES

Have you ever wondered how some of the Industries Top Companies came to be or what they have been up to recently?

Take a look through their profiles and find out!

ARTICLES

ON TO THE NEXT

ON TO THE NEXT NEW NORMAL? NO PROBLEM If you recall, in last year’s Collision Repair Buyer’s Guide, we had cautioned that the 2020s would

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ENLIGHTENING LIGHTS

ENLIGHTENING LIGHTS HIGHWAY THRU HELL’S AL QUIRING AND J.W. SPEAKER TEAM-UP ON ROADSIDE SAFETY If there’s one thing Al Quiring really wants to see his

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FIRED-UP FOR THE FUTURE

FIRED-UP FOR THE FUTURE THE NEXT GENERATION OF WELDERS ARRIVES It is a safe bet that, however your business conducted welds in the first decade

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INCREMENTAL INNOVATIONS

INCREMENTAL INNOVATIONS HOW SMALL TIME-SAVINGS ADD UP For every impressive, technologically advanced individual piece of equipment purchased by collision repair businesses, hundreds of pieces of

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CHANGE RESISTANCE

CHANGE RESISTANCE SOME BUSINESSES ARE SKEPTICAL OF HIGH-TECH TOOLS The past few decades have transformed the tools used to conduct repairs.  Products such as ultraviolet lamps, which

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CAN’T TOUCH THIS

CAN’T TOUCH THIS HOW A GLOBAL PANDEMIC SPURRED WIDESPREAD INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SUITE DESIGN During the months that humanity hid indoors in 2020, the

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SCANNING THE SCENE

SCANNING THE SCENE IS YOUR BUSINESS PRE-REPAIR PREPARED? If there’s one thing that the introduction of widespread pre- and post-repair scanning has brought to the

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ALL CLEAR? THINK AGAIN

ALL CLEAR? THINK AGAIN DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE SCANNING PROCESS Collision businesses that develop an effective diagnostic scan process will see an almost immediate benefit.  A

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GREENER PASTURES

GREENER PASTURES REPAIR MORE, RECYCLE MORE, EARN MORE During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Dave Flockhart, chief operating officer of BETAG said facilities could

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UNDENTED OPPORTUNITIES

UNDENTED OPPORTUNITIES WHY PDR PROVIDERS ARE THRIVING EVEN AS THEIR TECHNIQUES GO MAINSTREAM The paintless dent repair sector’s transition from a specialized service into a

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TOO GOOD TO MISS

TOO GOOD TO MISS PDR TECHNIQUES GO MAINSTREAM After decades of separation from the collision repair sector, paintless dent repair (PDR) technicians developed techniques unheard

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COVERAGE GUARANTEES

COVERAGE GUARANTEES THE GEAR THAT WILL KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS COMING BACK While painting vehicles may sound like a simple enough task for anyone who has

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PRIMED AND READY

PRIMED AND READY AUTOMOTIVE PAINTING; AN ART AND A SCIENCE It is an uncomfortable truth that—for many members of the general public—the go-to way of

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FEVER PITCH

FEVER PITCH WHY HEALTH AND SAFETY JUST BECAME BIG BUSINESSES I n 2020, health and safety procedures often made the difference between success and failure

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DISINFECTION DONE RIGHT

DISINFECTION DONE RIGHT CLEANING THROUGH YOUR COMPETITION In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the general public remains cautious about touching surfaces others hands have

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SHATTERING THE GLASS

SHATTERING THE GLASS A TRANSPARENT LOOK AT AUTO GLASS One thing should be very clear: bringing auto glass repair and replacement services into a collision

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COVER YOUR ADAS

COVER YOUR ADAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. It refers to any electronic system that assists the driver

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TAILOR-MADE FOR THE TRADE

TAILOR-MADE FOR THE TRADE WHEN IT COMES TO ALIGNMENT AND MEASURING SYSTEMS, DO YOU HAVE YOUR OPTIONS STRAIGHT? Until recently, most collision facilities outsourced alignment

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STUCK ON GLUE

STUCK ON GLUE THE COLLISION SECTOR ENTERS THE ADHESIVE AGE—IS YOUR BUSINESS READY? It is easy to understand why progressive repairers are frequently averse to

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STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES UNDERSTOOD

STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES UNDERSTOOD WHY MECHANICAL FASTENERS CAN’T ALWAYS COMPETE Structural adhesives allow vehicle designers a level of flexibility that cannot be achieved with mechanical fasteners

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THE NITTY-GRITTY

THE NITTY-GRITTY AS VEHICLE MATERIALS GO HIGH-TECH, ABRASIVES HAVE GONE THROUGH A MAJOR OVERHAUL To those outside the collision repair industry, it may seem strange

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Roughed up

ROUGHED UP IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR HIGH-TECH SUPERABRASIVES? As manufacturers use more complicated materials and rely more and more on mixedmaterial combinations formed using

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