• 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 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.”

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, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and High Voltage components, 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 platform, ecademy, to complete product training with a business-wide roll out programme planned.

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 Repair Group, a business that remains at the forefront of repair.”

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

For more information about escribe please visit: https://www.thatcham.org/what-we-do/repair-technologies/