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IRS Group and Sika seal partnership in the NonPaint segment

“For us, IRS is the first workshop group with which we have developed a non-paint concept,” explains Jochen Gaukel, Head of Automotive Repair Sales at Sika Germany. “Here it was important to define a standard product range that meets the requirements of the variety of applications while remaining lean and consistently oriented towards price/performance criteria. Since the Group has already taken the first step towards standardization, we were able to tie in seamlessly here. Sika takes over…

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Carrosserie Jan Hanssens expands IRS in Belgium

The Belgian Cryns Group, part of IRS since January 2020, has successfully implemented its growth plans despite the pandemic restrictions. Since November, Carrosserie Jan Hanssens in Gullegem has been part of the Cryns Carrosserie Center. In Jan Hanssens, Cryns and IRS have found an ideal partner for the qualitative expansion of the group, which now has 9 branches in Belgium. Carrosserie Jan Hanssens was founded in 1985 and is known as a modern and dynamic body repair company. Besides the…

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Wheel Wizard rim preparation opened in Hamburg

From left: Tobias Haug, Wheel Wizard Managing Director and IRS Holding Managing Director Uwe Artz. Wheel Wizard GmbH, a subsidiary of the IRS Group, opened a production site in Hamburg on October 1. The company formerly known as “Wheelnews” will continue to grow under the umbrella of the IRS Group in 2020 despite the corona crisis. The focus will be on bringing the comprehensive range of services even faster and closer to the customer. “With the second production site in Germany, we are…

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PPG and IRS Group intensify cooperation

v.l.: Frank Gerardy, Geschäftsführer Karosserie und Lack, Dirk Wischnewski, CFO und Sprecher der IRS Group, Thomas Leuchten, PPG Business Development Director und Torben Beck, PPG Business Director. The consistent further development of intelligent processes and investment in digitization is a key prerequisite for the future viability of vehicle repair. PPG, the specialist for paint applications, and the IRS Group agree on this. Since the start of their cooperation in 2017, the companies have…

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IRS AHLERSTEDT new in the group

In the year 2000, the master car mechanic Ralf Müller founded his own mechanic workshop. Together with his wife Andrea, he topped the successful development of the company in 2010 with the construction of the current location. The modern, spacious building is located in the district of Wangersen in the municipality of Ahlerstedt and houses the car dealership of the Müller family in addition to the master car mechanic business. The car dealership shines with a very successful mechanics…

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IRS further expands in West Germany

Since 01.08.2020, F. Schließas GmbH & Co. KG located in Viersen has been part of the IRS Group. The 20-strong team around the new branch manager Frank Schließas will offer its body and paintservices under the new name “IRS Schließas”.   In the course of more than 30 years, the family business has developed from a classic craftsman’s business into a service company that offers more than just accident repair. In addition to high-quality bodywork and painting services, Schließas also…

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Frank Gerardy heads IRS body and paint division

Frank Gerardy was the first contractor to join the IRS Group in 2016. Since then, he has been managing the Frank Gerardy GmbH sites in Polch and Koblenz as Managing Director and in parallel supports the further development of IRS Karosserie und Lack with operational know-how and his excellent network. In 2019 Frank Gerardy became Co-Managing Director alongside Norbert Dohmen. Now the 49-year-old is assuming sole responsibility for IRS Karosserie und Lack GmbH with around 1000 of the total of…

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Corona precautions in the IRS Group

Measures to curb corona infections are having an increasing impact on the economy. In the IRS Group, a crisis management team is in constant communication to evaluate the latest developments and make provisions for business partners and employees. In order to prevent infection in our operations, we have implemented the recommendations of the authorities at all sites. We follow strict hygiene regulations, have limited our travel activities to the unavoidable and have sensitized employees to…

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Cryns Carrosserie Center in Belgium becomes part of the IRS Group

IRS Group and Cryns Carrosserie Center has agreed to join forces, because the two groups are following similar strategies in Germany and Belgium respectively and therefore sees many advantages in a close cooperation

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Integration of Bayertz family business in Düsseldorf

The IRS Group is welcoming no less than two new businesses from the Düsseldorf area at the end of November 2019. Auto-Bayertz GmbH, established in 1945, and Auto-Center-Rheinland GmbH (ACR), established in 2009, both managed by Dieter Bayertz and his sons, Timo and Nicolas Bayertz, are joining the IRS Group. “Given the increasing streamlining of the market environment, the growing cost pressure on the part of major customers as well as the massive shortage of skilled manpower, we felt…

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