Drivus offers personalised consultancy service with Bodyshop Optimizer launch

Bodyshops can take advantage of expert financial advice to drive businesses forward

6 December 2021 – Bodyshop Optimizer is the latest offering from Drivus, a brand delivering business services for the automotive refinish market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), from Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings. The new personalised consultancy service focuses on a bodyshop’s finances with the aim to boost the bottom line.

“Axalta goes beyond just providing paint. Bodyshop Optimizer is an end-to-end customer service. Drivus experts are armed with the most up-to-date knowledge on industry and market evolutions by monitoring trends in the refinish market,” says Babak Tehrani, Business Services Manager for Axalta’s Refinish business in EMEA.

Working closely with bodyshops, Drivus experts evaluate bodyshop performance through periodical face-to-face and frequent virtual consultancy meetings, using data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provided by the cloud-based tool, Drivus Bodyshop Cockpit.

The experts identify areas for improvement to boost bodyshop profitability by focusing on key financial data, including financial-, hourly rates-, and Profit and Loss analysis.

Profit-and-Loss related KPIs are benchmarked against industry standards and pre-defined goals for each customer, so that a tailored plan for improvement is developed.

“With Bodyshop Optimizer, customers receive information on relevant financial aspects of their business to empower them to analyse and to optimise performance continuously over time,” says Tehrani. “Our goal is to help bodyshops build better businesses, to not only enable them to take advantage of improvements today, but also to plan for the future.”

For more information on Drivus, visit, www.drivus.com.

About Standox

Standox, a global refinish coating brand from Axalta, is the best choice for professional refinishers. Customers can rely on Standox to achieve the best quality results, every time, accurately and quickly. As a brand manufactured in Wuppertal, Germany, Standox ensures our customers are ready for future digitalisation by improving workflow and work processes with digital tools. Standox further supports customers not only with relevant market insights but also work provision thanks to extensive approvals from car manufacturers as well as fleet, lease and insurance companies, which reflect the brand’s position as a leading partner to the automotive industry. Standox – the art of refinishing.