Toyota Canada certifies its 1st Independent Collision Centre in Manitoba

Toyota Canada has recently recognized St.Claude Autobody as an official Toyota Certified Collision Centre. They are the 1st independent autobody shop (non dealership owned) in Manitoba to meet the new requirements of the Toyota certification.  As of the publication of this article, St.Claude Autobody is 1 of only 6 shops in all of Canada to meet the newly revamped requirements of the Toyota Certified Collision Centre Program.

Known within the industry for it's strict requirements, Toyota certification demands the latest equipment, up to date training and a flawless repair process - one that ensures that their customers receive the best repairs possible.   With changing technologies in today's vehicles, it is important for customers to take their vehicle to a repair facility that embraces change and stays up to date on repair procedures. Already having all of these attributes meant that St. Claude Autobody was a natural fit for this certification.

"We've been working extremely hard to stay on top of all the recent changes in the collision repair trade." states Norm Bruneau, owner and general manager at St. Claude Autobody. "We are extremely pleased that Toyota Canada recognized our efforts and are willing to count on us as one of their certified repair centres." 

In a recent statement, Paul Stella, manager of Toyota Canada's Collision Repair & Refinish Program, outlined that it's about more than returning vehicles to pre-accident condition. It's about returning them to original factory specifications to ensure that customer safety is not compromised. Toyota Certified Collision Centres such as St. Claude Autobody have access to the latest Toyota technical and repair information right from the Toyota website making them the clear choice when it comes to choosing a repair facility. 

While most Toyota certified repair facilities are dealership owned, dealers without an in- house repair facility can designate an independent shop of their choice to become certified as long as they meet the Toyota requirements.  Portage Toyota has chosen St.Claude Autobody as their repair facility of choice to ensure that their customers receive certified repairs. 

Doug Thompson, general manager at Portage Toyota states "Customer safety has always been a focal point here, so it was important for us to work with a qualified repair facility. We've had a great working relationship with St. Claude Autobody over the years and partnering with them was the right choice for us and our customers."