GFS will provide 1Collision affiliates with lifelong support and service of finishing equipment and technologies
Osseo, Wis. —Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) has announced a new partnership program with 1Collision.
GFS is dedicated to providing high-quality finishing equipment and production-boosting technologies to help automotive body shops and collision repair centers grow their business. 1Collision is an organization of independent and dealer-owned collision repair businesses, offering corporate-level support in all aspects of collision repair center operations.
Under the partnership program, GFS will provide 1Collision affiliates with lifelong support and service of finishing equipment and technologies that improve paint finish quality, increase throughput and exceed performance requirements. 1Collision affiliates can also take advantage of GFS’s distribution network, which provides consulting, training, installation, service, maintenance and aftermarket support on a local level.
“As the preferred provider of finishing equipment for 1Collision, we are confident the support, expertise and stability of GFS will strengthen their presence in their respective markets, while giving them the equipment and finishing solutions needed to elevate their business,” said Jim Faragher, president of GFS.
“1Collision locations are in good hands with the team at Global Finishing Solutions,” said John Keller, director of Business Operations, 1Collision. “We look forward to continuing to work with GFS in assisting locations that are in need of spray booths, equipment, support, and all that the company has to offer.”
Founded in 2011 and based in Milwaukee, 1Collision provides corporate-level support to affiliated collision repair centers in all business areas: business planning, marketing and web presence, operations, office management performance training, rebates and purchasing power, insurer and OE relations, HR and recruiting support. The company also offers a national group health and benefits package, and succession and exit strategy.
In 2020, 1Collision merged with CSN Collision Centres, a Canada-based Collision Repair Network of premier independent collision repair centers. The merger created a North American presence totaling over 280 locations. U.S. presence includes locations in Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. 1Collision and Canadian partner CSN Collision Centres are expanding their 280-location network throughout North America.