The 2012 IBIS Global Focus Report
In this, the fourth IBIS Global Focus Report, we present a review of 14 of the most influential collision repair markets around the world. The report provides a vital insight into the most important issues currently facing the collision repair market and the key factors driving the dramatic changes that are taking place right now.
We hear how a lack of technicians in the Argentinean repair market, coupled with a lack of funding for the latest high-tech equipment, is affecting bodyshops. In Canada, too, there's a shortage of qualified technicians. We discover how many of China's 100,000 collision repair shops are keen to 'leap frog' into modernity and how the financial crisis in Greece has led to a 60% decrease in new car sales. Across the globe, insurer domination remains. In New Zealand, for example, the country's largest insurer is set to become even more powerful if successful in its bid to takeover NZ's second largest motor insurer – giving it a massive 61% market share.