Vinfast Partners With I-CAR for Auto Collision Repair and Training
May 04, 2023
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. May 3, 2023 – VinFast, the first Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced that I-CAR’s Gold Class shop level credentialing will be a requirement for it’s US repair network. VinFast joins 37 other OEMs and Insurers who also require Gold Class status for their network repair facilities. Gold Class recognition, and the underlying technical training required to achieve such, including Platinum recognition of key technicians across the business will enhance the repair capabilities of the VinFast Certified Collision Network (VCCN), helping these shops perform complete, safe & quality repairs for VinFast vehicle owners.
I-CAR will provide technical education including welding certifications for VCCN technicians through I-CAR’s Professional Development Program (PDPTM) with its comprehensive and IACET accredited training curriculum. The program offers a recognized path for this training, providing repair technicians with the knowledge and skills to repair cars right.
I-CAR is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. As the industry technical leader, I-CAR partners with more than 20 Vehicle Manufactures around the world, raising the bar on technical education, information and related services.
VinFast’s decision to require I-CAR's comprehensive curriculum and certifications not only standardizes and enhances knowledge and skills for technicians, but also contributes to improving the capabilities of the VinFast Collision Program on a global scale. "Excellent service is one of VinFast's core values,” shared Ms. Nguyen Van Anh, CEO of VinFast North America. “Choosing I-CAR's prestigious education programs and certificates will help us quickly achieve that, bringing peace of mind to customers when using VinFast electric vehicle products." Excellent service development is one of VinFast's core values. VinFast recently implemented the "Global Repair Support and Consulting Center without holidays" to provide technical advice and support to service centers in markets where VinFast vehicles are present worldwide.
"We are very excited to now also support VinFast – an electric vehicle brand that is making rapid strides in the global EV market and in the US in particular,” said Greg Ross, I-CAR Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We look forward to working with VinFast to bring our high- quality solutions to its VCCN for the ultimate benefit of the consumer."
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Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR, which is accredited by IACET (The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit www.i-car.com.
VinFast - a member of Vingroup – envisioned to drive the movement of global smart electric vehicle revolution. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with globally leading scalability that boasts up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam. Strongly committed to the mission for a sustainable future for everyone, VinFast constantly innovates to bring high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy to inspire global customers to jointly create a future of smart mobility and a sustainable planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.us/