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Integration of Bayertz family business in Düsseldorf

The IRS Group is welcoming no less than two new businesses from the Düsseldorf area at the end of November 2019. Auto-Bayertz GmbH, established in 1945, and Auto-Center-Rheinland GmbH (ACR), established in 2009, both managed by Dieter Bayertz and his sons, Timo and Nicolas Bayertz, are joining the IRS Group.
“Given the increasing streamlining of the market environment, the growing cost pressure on the part of major customers as well as the massive shortage of skilled manpower, we felt compelled to secure the future of our staff in the long term by taking this step. We prefer to do so as part of a strong group, rather than continuing to bear the business risk of a necessary expansion alone”, Managing Director Timo Bayertz says, commenting on the integration into the IRS Group.
True to the family motto “Expertise based on tradition, committed to the future”, the two companies with their more than 70-strong team want to use the integration to secure their future position and are looking forward to taking this step. Both companies are characterised by a strong focus on customer service, sustainability through energy efficiency and lean processes.
Now in its 3rd generation of management, Auto-Bayertz GmbH celebrated its 40th anniversary as a GmbH as recently as this year. Following the integration, the company will continue to operate with the full team on board under the new name “Bayertz Schadenszentrum”. Auto-Bayertz GmbH specialises mainly in collision repairs for claims adjusters, such as insurance providers and leasing companies, whereas ACR places a focus on private customers. Owing to the expertise in the business customers segment, ACR can assist its customers with the settlement of insurance claims. As a workshop for electromobility in the Düsseldorf area, ACR has been an official partner of TESLA since 2015. ACR – Auto-Center-Rheinland GmbH will continue to operate under its present name. Managing Director Timo Bayertz has again confirmed that the integration into the IRS Group will not involve any structural changes. According to Dieter Bayertz, this is of vital importance for the integration into the IRS Group. The IRS Group is looking forward to working together in the future. Frank Gerardy, Managing Director of IRS K+L GmbH and IRS Schadenzentrum GmbH Deutschland, commented on the integration as follows:
“We are delighted to have gained such a renowned company as Auto-Bayertz GmbH for our group. The range of services and the Bayertz team are a great asset for the IRS Group.”

The IRS Group currently operates at more than 140 locations and employs more than 2,000 staff members in Germany, Denmark and Sweden, and is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repair, body and paint work as well as hail damage repair on vehicle bodies.
The IRS network 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.