Addition to the IRS network: Fink Schadenzentrum in Neustadt

The IRS Group is delighted to be joining forces with Fink GmbH Karosserie + Lack. Fink GmbH will be joining the IRS Group on 1 August 2019, adding to the IRS network in the Rhineland-Palatinate under the name “Fink Schadenzentrum”; the Fink Accident Repair Centre.

Fink Schadenzentrum is run as a family business, now in its 4th generation. Since 1995, Claus Fink has led the company as a sole trader, supported as of 2014 by Alexandra Fink as a manager. Along with his wife Sonja Fink and 14 motivated employees, they make a well-established team! “It was very important to us for the entire team, including the two trainees, to stay together during the takeover by the IRS Group! But that went without saying for the IRS Group” explains Claus Fink, adding, “The IRS Group is making it possible for me and my team to continue to provide our customers with the professional work they have come to expect from us, not just now but in the long term – which is especially important to me.”

Fink Schadenzentrum focuses on high-quality car accident repairs and paintwork, and specialises in claims adjustment related to insurance contracts and leasing companies. The management of Fink GmbH believes that, with modern demands, the only way for the business to reliably stay in operation and face a secure future is to be part of a successful group, such as the IRS Group. Thus, joining forces with the IRS Group was a profitable decision not only for the team, but also for Fink GmbH’s customers.

The IRS Group now has over 100 sites and more than 1,800 employees in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. It is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repairs, body or paintwork repairs and hail damage repairs to vehicles’ outer shells.

The IRS network provides the full range of services involving preparing and repairing the bodywork and interior of used cars, hire cars, crash-damaged and lease cars.



New addition to the IRS Group: Fahrzeugklinik in Hattingen near Bochum

The Intelligent Repair Solutions Group has integrated another new business into its network: With effect from 31 July 2019, Fahrzeugklinik GmbH in Hattingen in the Ruhr will join the IRS Group to reinforce IRS’ range of services with its team and know-how.

“Hattingen Schadenzentrum” boasts a 57-strong, knowledgeable and motivated team. “We see ourselves as a community of professionals who are constantly improving in the fields of body, paint and accident damage repairs. The customers and their satisfaction are our top priority”, Branch Manager Thorsten Podlech says about his team.

Brothers Dennis and Thorsten Podlech successfully manage the company in its 3rd generation and attach great importance to transparent and state-of-the-art processes, in addition to customer satisfaction and high-quality work. In line with this approach, they have developed and successfully implemented an advanced order acceptance and processing system. All processes within the modern company are highly efficient and always geared towards improving the quality.

Many features of the successful Hattingen-based business are planned to be adopted without any changes – Thorsten Podlech will remain the Branch Manager of Fahrzeugklinik, which will from now on operate under the name “Hattingen Schadenzentrum”. “We are delighted about the additional know-how gained through the acquisition by the IRS Group, which will enable us to provide even more qualified support to our customers!”, Thorsten Podlech says about the acquisition by the IRS Group, adding: “Our principles, which have been firmly rooted in our corporate philosophy for many years, such as top quality, transparency and continuous process documentation, will continue to be an integral part of our daily work.”

These principles make the company a perfect match for the IRS Group, which aims for quality leadership. “Every single staff member is personally responsible for complying with our high quality standards”, Norbert Dohmen, Managing Director / CEO of Intelligent Repair Solutions Holding GmbH, says.

The IRS Group is represented at more than 100 locations in Germany, Denmark and Sweden and, by acquiring the Hattingen-based business, has now launched its first business in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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 1,800 employees work within the group.

Photo: from left to right: Thorsten Podlech, Branch Manager of Hattingen Schadenzentrum; Norbert Dohmen, Managing Director / CEO of Intelligent Repair Solutions Holding GmbH, Dennis Podlech, co-founder of Fahrzeugklinik in Hattingen.