Driving innovation and insight in collision repair.

Since 1979, Tech-Cor Research has worked in partnership with leaders in the automotive industry to help makes vehicles more damage-resistant and uncover ways make repairs more efficient and cost-effective. Recognized around the world as a research leader, we’re perhaps best known for our pioneering efforts in developing sectioning repairs.  

Today, Tech-Cor’s mission is to provide research, technical support and collision repair information to Allstate Insurance Company’s claim organization and the collision repair industry.

Learning through testing.

Tech-Cor’s damageability research focuses on developing safe and cost-effective repair procedures for common collision-related damage. Crash tests serve as a baseline to help us determine how vehicles respond in a typical collision. They also provide a test validation for the effectiveness of various repair methodologies. Tech-Cor shares its research findings throughout the Allstate organization and with manufacturers and various industry associations through a variety of publications and online resources. Tech-Cor also operates a public technical inquiry hotline, through which its collision repair experts address a wide variety of real-world repair concerns.

In addition to conducting its own independent research, Tech-Cor maintains strategic alliances with domestic, Asian and European original equipment manufacturers and various industry organizations, including RCAR and SAE, focusing on damageability and reparability issues. These alliances give Tech-Cor valuable insight into the latest technical developments and repair methodologies.

Using training to advance the field.

In addition to its research activities, Tech-Cor maintains ongoing training partnerships with leading industry manufacturers, including Akzo Nobel, Chief Automotive Technologies, Car-O-Liner and 3M. Together, Tech-Cor and its partners help bring continuing education and training to technicians and others in the collision repair industry.