Winter’s here, how should I adjust the production in my collision shop?

2023-11-24T13:57:55-04:00November 21st, 2023|

We are Canadians. And in Canada, as in the Game of Thrones show, Winter is coming. This is an inescapable reality. And winter, in the collision shop industry across Canada, is what we call our high season. Soon, order books will explode and the yards [...]

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Want some work? Here it is! Time to make money in collision shops

2023-11-06T11:49:25-04:00November 7th, 2023|

The 2020s brought its share of surprises. COVID-19 hit us hard. There was no work left in the market. Once things gradually returned to normal, delays to get parts were endless. Then the pandemic subsided, some collision shops closed down and the labour shortage hit. [...]

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November, at Progi, is Capacity Month, and back to (collision shop) school

2023-10-30T12:13:06-04:00November 1st, 2023|

Hello, I’m Alex from Progi. November is Capacity Month. And Capacity Month means time to get ready for the peak season. Here are three articles on capacity planning to help you prepare. Collision shop managers, now is the time to familiarize (or refamiliarize) yourself with [...]

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Launching Capacity Month 2023

2023-10-27T09:38:06-04:00October 27th, 2023|

Hello, Winter is just around the corner. Let's take advantage of November, capacity month, to create the winning conditions for a successful high season. We offer you four texts addressing the main capacity issues and possible avenues for improvement. We are also starting a new [...]

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Progi Welcomes Patrick Demers as Key Account Manager

2023-10-19T09:44:26-04:00October 18th, 2023|

It is our pleasure to introduce you to our new Key Account Manager (Canada and the United States). During his five years in the collision shop industry, he has developed the expertise to support you in your projects. Patrick began his career as an entrepreneur [...]

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Progi: A Company Helping Auto Recyclers Overcome Staffing Challenges

2023-05-19T11:58:37-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Progi is an information technology company specializing in the automotive industry. Many of its solutions directly assist auto recyclers. Alexandre Rocheleau, Director of Human Resources, explains how the company tackled the labour shortage challenge.

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Doing More with Less: What Body Shops Can Learn from Retail

2023-05-11T08:31:53-04:00May 15th, 2023|

Before becoming interested in bodywork, Alexandre Rocheleau worked in the retail industry, particularly in electronics. In this type of business, he observed that inventory turnover is one of the key elements of success. What if Your Inventory Was Cheese Imagine buying a huge piece of [...]

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Having More Than One String to Your Bow at Collision Shops: Cross-Training According to Timothee Loehn

2023-02-15T12:58:30-04:00February 15th, 2023|

Setting: You operate a small collision shop with a great team of about ten skilled and enthusiastic employees. The workshop is running, business is good, there is no lack of work. Everything is running quite smoothly … until one day you hit a snag. You [...]

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Progi and the Progicians give more than 640 food items and $5,775 to Moisson Mauricie

2022-12-16T09:47:52-04:00December 16th, 2022|

Trois-Rivières, December 14, 2022 — On December 14, Progi donated money and food items to Moisson Mauricie. Geneviève Marchand, assistant director at Moisson Mauricie, was at Progi’s office to officially receive the donations. At Progi, charitable activities are called ProgiDonation. At the beginning of December, [...]

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