Over 500 people gathered in Drummondville, Toronto and Vancouver  to witness the official launch, which introduced a number of innovative upgrades and new additions to the GEM-CAR suite of software solutions available in Version 11 for June 2018.

GEM-CAR President, and official host of the Drummondville event, Mathieu Brunel, introduced the latest features to the GEM-CAR management software, which is used by mechanical and collision repair shops, as well as auto glass and vehicle detailing businesses.

In an effort to support automotive aftermarket recruitment efforts, GEM-CAR announced the creation of a scholarship program that will work closely with local trade schools to provide GEM-CAR software for free (GEM-GIVE) and money to encourage students to join the automotive aftermarket.

For the first time in its history, GEM-CAR handed out an award to the shop that it feels has most distinguish itself over the past year. The 2018 winner is "Chemiakin Auto", whose number of service bays grew from 2 to 16 over the last 5 years, without experiencing a dip in operational efficiency and profitability.

The memorable evening was capped off by a highly entertaining performance from stand-up comedian, Phillippe Bond.