New addition to the IRS Group: Fahrzeugklinik in Hattingen near Bochum

The Intelligent Repair Solutions Group has integrated another new business into its network: With effect from 31 July 2019, Fahrzeugklinik GmbH in Hattingen in the Ruhr will join the IRS Group to reinforce IRS’ range of services with its team and know-how.

“Hattingen Schadenzentrum” boasts a 57-strong, knowledgeable and motivated team. “We see ourselves as a community of professionals who are constantly improving in the fields of body, paint and accident damage repairs. The customers and their satisfaction are our top priority”, Branch Manager Thorsten Podlech says about his team.

Brothers Dennis and Thorsten Podlech successfully manage the company in its 3rd generation and attach great importance to transparent and state-of-the-art processes, in addition to customer satisfaction and high-quality work. In line with this approach, they have developed and successfully implemented an advanced order acceptance and processing system. All processes within the modern company are highly efficient and always geared towards improving the quality.

Many features of the successful Hattingen-based business are planned to be adopted without any changes – Thorsten Podlech will remain the Branch Manager of Fahrzeugklinik, which will from now on operate under the name “Hattingen Schadenzentrum”. “We are delighted about the additional know-how gained through the acquisition by the IRS Group, which will enable us to provide even more qualified support to our customers!”, Thorsten Podlech says about the acquisition by the IRS Group, adding: “Our principles, which have been firmly rooted in our corporate philosophy for many years, such as top quality, transparency and continuous process documentation, will continue to be an integral part of our daily work.”

These principles make the company a perfect match for the IRS Group, which aims for quality leadership. “Every single staff member is personally responsible for complying with our high quality standards”, Norbert Dohmen, Managing Director / CEO of Intelligent Repair Solutions Holding GmbH, says.

The IRS Group is represented at more than 100 locations in Germany, Denmark and Sweden and, by acquiring the Hattingen-based business, has now launched its first business in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The IRS Group is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repair, body and paint work as well as hail damage repair on vehicle bodies. It offers the full range of services relating to the refurbishment and repair of the body and interior of used, hired, accident-damaged and leased vehicles. At present, more than 1,800 employees work within the group.

Photo: from left to right: Thorsten Podlech, Branch Manager of Hattingen Schadenzentrum; Norbert Dohmen, Managing Director / CEO of Intelligent Repair Solutions Holding GmbH, Dennis Podlech, co-founder of Fahrzeugklinik in Hattingen.


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