Nexa and pierre.dk have come through a major transformation

All lacquer workshops under the pierre.dk group have been implemented by a new lacquer partner. This has been an extremely challenging task, as the conversion has been carried out at more than 50 addresses in Denmark, Sweden and Germany and involved most of our dedicated employees. Today, it is Nexa Autocolor, which supplies paint and non paint to pierre.dk Autolakering A / S.

While the pierre.dk group has been expanding over the past ten years in both Denmark, Sweden and Germany continuously, the company has focused on optimizing the many different processes that make up the backbone of the Group.
One of Pierre.dk’s great forces has always been the ability to manage the Group from a central team, thus ensuring that all workshops and employees are moving in the same direction.
Now, the Group, which is Denmark’s most advanced lacquer industry, has carried out a highly demanding changeover, where you have changed the lacquer supplier in all departments.
Today, it is the renowned company Nexa Autocolor, which supplies lacquer and other relevant products to the more than 50 lacquer workshops under the pierre.dk group.


IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH adds Nico Hilderink and Bart Bartels to its management team

Efficiency and effectiveness in a team

The IRS Group continues to consistently pursue its strategy, bringing Nico Hilderink and Bart Bartels on board on 20 November this year to join the management team of IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH as directors.

The well-rehearsed team will be placing a particular focus on the effective integration of new businesses into the group. Moreover, Hilderink and Bartels, in close collaboration with the branch managers, will be deeply involved in the continuous improvement of quality and the associated standardisation of processes in the individual body and paint shops. “We are very experienced at making businesses more successful and the opportunity of contributing more directly to future success and being part of it is very exciting for us “, Hilderink says. Bartels adds: “In addition, we already have experience with accompanying businesses on their way to joining the IRS Group, so we feel very much at home.”

It is their many years of international experience in the fields of workshop optimisation, claims management and group building which the IRS Group will benefit from the most, especially in its present phase of dynamic growth. “Innovative thinking, consistent action and joint progress are our maxims “, Hilderink explains. For more than 20 years, the names of Hilderink and Bartels have not only been well known as a team, but have also become synonymous with efficiency and effectiveness in the industry.

Norbert Dohmen, CEO of the IRS Group is also aware of that: “We are characterised by a strong team spirit, which is a key element of our success, because the more we work together as a team, the more we can achieve.” Dohmen adds: “Having Hilderink and Bartels on board as a team is simply a great asset for the already excellent management team of IRS Karosserie & Lack, for every single one of our businesses and for the whole group.”

In response to the question of whether they have a personal motto, Hilderink says “Lean & Smart” and Bartels “Short & Crisp”, adding: “Efficiency and effectiveness are our top priority in everything we do.” Evidently with great success.

The IRS Group is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repair, body and paint work as well as hail damage repair on vehicle bodies. It offers the full range of services relating to the refurbishment and repair of the body and interior of used, hired, accident-damaged and leased vehicles. At present, more than 1,600 employees work within the group.



Two apprentices of pierre.dk passed the final apprenticeship exam with distinction

Camilla Grann Skovsbøll and Carl Kristian Nielsen, who are both about to complete their apprenticeships as car painters in the pierre.dk group, have recently passed their final apprenticeship examination at Silkeborg Tekniske Skole.

This is another reason for pierre.dk Autolakering A/S in both Thisted and Kolding to be very happy these days – actually, it is for the whole pierre.dk group.

38-year-old Camilla Grann Skovsbøll and 32-year-old Carl Kristian Nielsen have just passed the final apprenticeship examination for the profession of car painter with distinction, earning the impressive mark 1.0.

The two were the only ones in their class to pass the final apprenticeship examination with such flying colours. The exam took place at Silkeborg Tekniske Skole.

Camilla Grann Skovsbøll is serving her apprenticeship as a car painter at the headquarters of pierre.dk in Trianglen in Kolding, whereas Carl Kristian Nielsen is part of the team of pierre.dk Autolakering A/S in Thisted.

An outstanding and amazing achievement
“It is a very special achievement the two have accomplished. Getting such brilliant marks is certainly not easy, so, of course, we are more than satisfied to have apprentices who perform so well. A big congratulations from all of us here at pierre.dk”, Stefan Hansen, Production Director at pierre.dk Autolakering A/S, says.

pierre.dk Autolakering A/S was established by Pierre Legarth in 1985 and joined Intelligent Repair Solutions Holding GmbH in spring 2016.

The group currently operates more than 50 paint shops in Denmark and Sweden – and is also very active in Germany.