Lift Auto Group continues to expand by acquiring another collision centre under the CSN banner

CSN Collision Centres’ partnership with Lift Auto Group (“Lift”) continues to provide a strategic advantage to both organizations as they each maintain their rapid growth trajectory. CSN BC Collisions has been in the CSN network since 2014 and is the most recent acquisition completed by Lift. The transaction is positioned to benefit CSN, Lift, and the customers that call Burnaby, British Columbia home. “Lift is pleased to have acquired its first CSN location in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, CSN BC Collisions,” said Lift Auto Group President & CEO, Mark Reineking. This facility has been serving the local community for over 50 years and former owners, Dan and Samantha Laird, did an exceptional job in ensuring the shop was well-equipped and its staff well-trained, so that customers had the peace-of-mind knowing that their vehicles were repaired to the highest safety standards.”

Serving the population of more than 230,000 people that reside in Burnaby, CSN BC Collisions is a staple of the driving community. For more than 50 years the location has been providing high-quality repairs and outstanding customer service to what is now the third most populated urban centre in BC. Prior to last month’s sale to Lift, the former owners operated the business since 2016. “CSN is like a family so it is somewhat unfortunate when one of our owners decides to sell their business,” said Ryan Bruno, CSN Collision Centres President & CEO. “This transaction reinforces that CSN has a number of solutions that we can implement to transition an existing CSN location, keep them in our network, and maintain CSN’s presence in a specific market.”

CSN BC Collisions is located in a competitive market with multiple other banner locations in close proximity. The acquisition by Lift is even more impactful for the CSN network because of this competitive landscape and as a result, drivers, dealerships, and insurers in Burnaby will have access to the trust, comfort, and outstanding service offered by the CSN and Lift brands. With a 10,000 sq, ft. property and a roster of highly trained technicians, many of whom are I-CAR Platinum certified, CSN BC Collisions remains poised to lead the market when it comes to quality collision and auto body repair. They are widely recognized as one of the best repairers in the region holding I-CAR Gold Class credentials in addition to several OEM certifications including Toyota, Honda/Acura, Nissan, Kia, and FCA.


About Lift Auto Group

Based in Kelowna, BC, Lift Auto Group, its founders, and executive team possess the diverse skill set necessary to become one of Canada’s largest multi-store collision brands. Lift’s team has a family history in collision repair spanning decades and brings a sophisticated approach, relating to both technical expertise and business acumen, to the increasingly complex collision repair industry. Lift Auto Group currently has 15 locations in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan with plans to expand across Canada. Interested parties can contact Koos Reineking at kreineking@liftautogroup.com (www.liftautogroup.com)

About CSN BC Collisions

For over 50 years, CSN BC Collisions has been providing auto body repair services to the Burnaby, BC area. The staff at CSN BC Collisions are dedicated to completing safe, high-quality repairs every time. With specific original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and industry certifications, the staff at CSN BC Collisions are trained and equipped to repair the latest vehicles properly to like-new condition.


CSN is proud to have the most vehicle manufacturer (OEM) certifications of any network in Canada.

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