Car Craft Queensland by Ben Chesterfield
The repair industry in Queensland is finding it quite challenging at this point in time. There is a lack of work, an oversupply of shops who for some reason still seem to be hell-bent on working for next to nothing to secure work, and to add to that we have insurers who are again changing the way they do business and culling yet again their selected repair facilities.
In times of uncertainty it seems that more and more business owners are looking to align themselves with a group who can offer them more than they can achieve on their own. We have had quite of number of enquiries over the past few weeks as shops come to realise that they aren’t able to survive on their own. We are confident of announcing quite a number of new Car Craft signings before the end of the year.
The new committee for the Body Repair Division of the Motor Trades Association has been formed and has 8 members, 6 are Car Craft representatives. This shows that Car Craft is committed to working for a better future for the industry, and are prepared to put in the hard yards outside of running their own businesses.
The MTAQ Presidents Ball was held recently and Car Craft bought two tables at the black tie event and all attendees had a great evening. The evening was MC’d by the one and only Shane Jacobsen and the guest of honour for the evening was Roland Dane of 888 Engineering.
Article by Ben Chesterfield, Car Craft Queensland State Manager