It is important to us and our bodywork partners to combine high-quality work with a responsible and careful use of our scarce resources.
Alternative repair methods, such as the "MicroRepair" painting process, the dent printing technique, or rim repairs with state-of-the-art CNC lathes help to massively reduce costs but also CO2 emissions.
The Allianz Centre for Technology (AZT), in cooperation with the "Karlsruhe Institute of Technology" (KIT), has balanced the ecological benefits in typical car repairs.
"When repairing a side panel, CO2 emissions can be reduced by 60 percent, when repairing a plastic bumper by 72 percent - in each case compared to replacing the parts. When repairing minor damage to a wing, CO2 emissions are 44 per cent lower than when the wing is painted in its entirety." (Allianz demands green repair, Munich 9/2009)