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Mazda and Mitchell Renew Collision Network Agreement and Introduce Program Enhancements

November 1, 2023

New features include improved promotional opportunities, estimating system updates and increased access to repair procedures for certified facilities

SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Mitchell, an Enlyte company and leading technology and information provider for the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that they have signed a contract renewal. Under the terms of the contract, Mitchell will continue to serve as program administrator of the Mazda Collision Network in the United States. The Network, launched in 2021, gives vehicle owners access to certified facilities specially equipped to deliver proper and safe Mazda repairs.

"Since introducing the Mazda Collision Network, our focus has been on providing customers with quality repair work and exceptional service," said Rob Milne, vice president of accessory and aftersales at MNAO. "Together with Mitchell and our growing network of shops, we are helping vehicle owners return to the road safely. We are also introducing more opportunities for repairers to promote their businesses."

The new program features put greater emphasis on consumer marketing. Following last year's release of the Mazda Collision Network online facility locator, the vehicle manufacturer added program information to its MyMazda mobile app. The app allows Mazda owners to schedule service appointments, locate nearby dealers, access automobile manuals, request roadside assistance and stay up to date with recalls. Now it can also be used to find nearby Mazda-certified shops. Additionally, to increase network visibility, program information is in the glove box of every new car and Mazda plans to soon provide active facilities with a plaque.

Certified Mazda Collision Network shops can use Mitchell Cloud Estimating to generate damage appraisals and view integrated, category-level Mazda repair procedures. The latest OEM program enhancements also allow participating facilities to upload estimates and access Mazda repair information when using a third-party collision estimating solution.

"We truly appreciate Mazda's confidence in our ability to effectively manage their collision network and assist their certified repair facilities in the delivery of complete, safe and timely collision repairs," said Debbie Day, executive vice president and general manager of Mitchell's Auto Physical Damage division.

Repairers interested in joining the Mazda Collision Network can complete their application online or learn more by joining an upcoming informational webinar.

About Mitchell International

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Mitchell International, Inc. delivers smart technology solutions and services to the auto insurance, collision repair, disability and workers’ compensation markets. Through deep industry expertise, connections throughout the insurance ecosystem and advanced technology such as artificial intelligence and cloud-based solutions, Mitchell enables its customers and clients to succeed in today’s ever-changing environment. Each month, Mitchell processes tens of millions of transactions for more than 300 insurance providers, 20,000 collision repair facilities and 70,000 pharmacies. Its comprehensive solution and service portfolio empowers clients to restore lives after a challenging event.

Mitchell, Genex and Coventry have recently aligned their joint industry expertise and advanced technology solutions to form Enlyte, a parent brand with nearly 6,000 associates committed to simplifying and optimizing property, casualty and disability claims processes and services.

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