Several significant players in the Canadian aftermarket and collision industry have signed on for CarFixWORLD, happening from September 29 October 1, 2006 at Toronto’s National Trade Centre.The CarFixWORLD event is drawing strong support from a broad spectrum of automotive service and collision industry according to John McLean, the event’s manager. The exhibitor commitment continues to grow and an early survey of potential show visitors indicates attendance will exceed initial expectations, he added.The exhibitors who have signed on include Carcone’s Auto Recycling, Cars Systems Inc., Chicago Pneumatic Tool, Citation, Delphi, Dominion Sure Seal, Fleetchek, Gojo Industries Inc., Henkel, Hofmann, Inov8, Matco, Global, Transport Canada, RS Finishings and Thermofluid Technologies.CarFixWORLD also conducted an email survey to trade publication readers in both the repair and collision sectors. Nearly 1,000 replies (6.5 per cent) were received.The survey indicated consistent enthusiasm for the one big show concept from all sectors of the aftermarket community. Of the respondents, 19 per cent are collision facility owner/operators; 21 per cent are repair service providers; technicians, made up 14 per cent of the respondents; jobbers were 15 per cent; and manufacturers and distributors made up 22 per cent of the respondents.Survey respondents indicated an enthusiasm for CarFixWorld and for the show to focus seminars on Product Training (74 per cent), Business Management (75 per cent), Technology/Equipment (78 per cent), Tools (66 per cent) and Recruitment (61 per cent).”This speaks to our extensive schedule of seminars and special presentations at the show. CarFixWORLD will set a new benchmark for the industry,” noted McLean.
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