On March 19, 2014, Auto Collision Center (ACC) in Thousand Oaks, CA, hosted an aluminum launch open house to commemorate the shop’s aluminum program and its recent accreditation from Mercedes-Benz.
Hosted by ACC owner Greg Lampert, the reception was attended by general manager Scott Stanley from Silver Star Mercedes-Benz and service manager Swen Schraml. Also in attendance was Bill Carroll, general manager of Thousand Oaks Jaguar/Range Rover in Westlake, CA, and the ACC certification sponsor for both Jaguar and Land Rover.
Together they congratulated Lampert and his staff for achieving the coveted Mercedes-Benz Tier I and Elite Tier II aluminum certifications along with an A & B Range Rover/Jaguar certification.This Mercedes-Benz Certified Collision Center has been recognized by Mercedes-Benz USA as an “Elite Aluminum Certified” repair facility, a designation less than 600 collision centers possess.
Being associated with a major elite brand like Mercedes-Benz means that Lampert and his shop are in a select group, he said. “We’re proud and honored to be working on these cars because they’re some of the finest in the world,” Lampert explained. “By working with Mercedes-Benz it says—hey we’ve got the training, knowledge, and capabilities to make these repairs at a high level. That’s how we’re able to differentiate ourselves from the competition because we always tell our customers that not all body shops are created equal.”