Summit Consulting has been selected by Mercedes-Benz to provide program compliance verification and help implement its Certified Collision Repair Program. The collaborative effort between the two organizations will ensure that certified collision centers meet or exceed Mercedes-Benz’s strict set of repair standards in terms of shop training, customer handling and repair quality.
The Certified Collision Repair program will ensure shops are prepared for and adhere to all repair standards, delivering the highest levels of consistency and service in the customer repair experience. Because Mercedes-Benz vehicles are highly complex, they require continuous training on technology, specialized equipment and repair methodology. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz is developing a strategy specific to the evolving needs of the automobile company’s repair shop network.
Summit Consulting will help MBUSA implement the practices necessary for each certified collision repair center to adhere to these standards. Summit Consulting will also work side by side with MBUSA regarding program management and communication. Additionally, onsite verification and action planning will ensure that participating shops keep knowledge and skill sets current given continued industry advancements.
Summit Consulting is responsible for the development of BMW’s Certified Collision Repair Center program, and is the exclusive consulting vendor responsible for managing the project. Summit Consulting provides consultative services for the Certified Collision Repair Center Program which includes consulting and performance group moderations, performance tracking services, and ad hoc market research projects used to support the program. Summit Consulting has administered the new BMW CCRC program since 2003.
Additionally, Summit Consulting was contracted to manage a new initiative in January 2009 that focuses on body and paint business development for BMW NA. The objective of this exciting initiative is to get more BMW dealers into the collision repair business, as well as expand market share of BMW’s new private label paint (ColorSystem).
Summit Consulting provides consultative services for the Toyota Certified Collision Center Program which includes consulting and training services (including manager and estimator training material development and facilitation), performance group moderations, and the development and maintenance of a performance tracking web site which supports the programs.
The web site tool includes data collection services for repair order and estimate data. Summit Consulting staff was involved in the development and rollout of the Toyota Certified Collision Center Program, and continues as the exclusive consulting vendor in the administration and implementation of the program.
Summit Consulting has provided services for the TCCC program since 1996.
Summit Consulting developed and piloted the Lexus Certified Collision Center program which was launched in North America. Summit Consulting is the sole vendor responsible for managing the consulting/certification activity. Summit Consulting provides consultative services for Lexus which includes consulting and training services, performance group moderations, and the development and maintenance of a performance tracking web site which supports the program. The web site tool includes data collection services for repair order and estimate data.
Summit Consulting has administered the Lexus program since its inception in 2006.