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AW Repair Group upgrades to escribe

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AW Repair Group upgrades to escribe

  • AW Repair Group returns to Thatcham Research for repair methods and blended learning programme
  • Escribe provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all AW’s technical information needs

In a reinvigorated relationship, AW Repair Group, one of the UK’s leading and most forward thinking accident repair groups, has chosen Thatcham Research as its preferred supplier of choice for methods repair data and technical support.

Following a short trial, AW has returned to the Thatcham Research ‘escribe’ platform, an online repair methods solution designed to help the industry return crash damaged vehicles safely and efficiently to pre-accident condition.

Steve Hoe, Technical Development and VM Executive at AW Repair Group comments: “We’re really pleased to return to the escribe platform. The speed that new technologies and materials are introduced can be challenging for repair, but escribe presents the latest information easily and accurately, helping us to maintain the high repair standards that our customers expect.”

ADAS impact

The escribe platform provides a “one stop shop” for all AW’s technical information needs with integrated alert systems highlighting the presence of new materials and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), allowing repair technicians to understand the impact these have on the repair.

Hoe adds: “This is imperative for developing equipment purchasing strategies and upskilling our teams.”

Technicians and support staff at AW are also using Thatcham Research’s online learning programme, ecademy, with a business-wide roll out programme in place.

Dean Lander, Head of Repair Sector Services, Thatcham Research says: “It’s great to have AW back on board. This is more than a supplier and customer transaction, it’s a two-way street of feedback and insights, spanning ADAS fitment, safe Electric Vehicle repair and a skills programme. We look forward to continuing to work closely with AW, a business that remains at the forefront of repair.”

AW will also send apprentices to Thatcham Research’s world-class Automotive Academy, initially focused on blended learning in Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET).

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Thatcham Research is the independent voice of automotive safety, security & repair, advising motorists, insurers and vehicle manufacturers to help reduce accident frequency, severity and costs and to realise the vision of ‘Safer cars, fewer crashes’, while driving standards in vehicle security.

As well as its world leading crash and track research, Thatcham Research develops repair methods amongst a number of other products and services within the collision repair industry for insurers, motor manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

In addition, Thatcham Research has administered the Association of British Insurer’s (ABI) Group Rating system for the past 50 years. Group Rating is an advisory system intended to provide insurers with the relative risk of private cars and light commercial vehicles.

A founder member of the international Research Council for Automobile Repairs (RCAR), Thatcham Research has also been a member of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) since 2004.

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