Oh what a night!

S & S Industries celebrated their 50 years of business in grand style with more than 180 employees, suppliers, customers and family members enjoying a wonderful night at Burswood...
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Ducker: Almost 25% of doors, 71% hoods, 54% bumper beams will be aluminium in three years

Ducker Worldwide estimated last week that aluminium doors will have gone from virtually non-existent in 2014 to 25 percent of the North American fleet in 2020 – just three...
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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Plascoat Systems Limited

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a leading supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings, from...
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Report into Australia’s automotive industry reveals unprecedented change

Car dealers operate on 2.6 percent profit margins, automotive employs 379,365 people, and electric vehicles make up 0.01 percent of the nation’s fleet, a new report into Australia’s automotive...
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AVANT-GARDE PPG COLOUR ADDS GLAMOUR TO CHEVROLET AT SHANGHAI

When the Chevrolet FNR-X made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017, it wasn’t just the sophisticated styling that impressed the audience. It was also the brilliant metallic colour...
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ACCC DRAFT REPORT VINDICATES A DECADE OF AAAA CAMPAIGNING TO SUPPORT CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN REPAIRER

  The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Draft Report on the New Car Retailing Industry which was released today. Among many...
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Continuing the legacy…Joe and Josephine McFadries

It’s great to be directly involved in the collision repair industry once again, particularly at such an exciting and challenging time. As the new editor and owner of the...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Last NASCAR Cup Series Car Revealed Live on QVC from Axalta’s Customer Experience Center

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, and Craig Stephens, Director of Collision Services at AutoNation, appeared on QVC® during the “Dale...
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General Motors to certify auto body shops in 2018

      General Motors has announced it would “launch a comprehensive collision certification program in 2018,” adding what Statista calls the nation’s No. 1 automaker to the list...
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GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOUR CAPRICORN TRADE ACCOUNT

As nearly 20,000 Capricorn Members across Australia and New Zealand will attest, purchasing automotive parts is just easier with Capricorn. Replacing multiple supplier accounts for a single all inclusive...
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Axalta Coating Systems Opens New Training Centre in Western Australia

Axalta Coating Systems  has recently opened a new training facility in Bentley, Perth, Australia. The centre will become the key training destination for refinishers from the Western Australian region,...
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GM offers idea of what it might do with telematics, collision repair

Though the company checked him from revealing too much, a General Motors staffer at the recent NACE MSO Symposium in Chicago suggested how the company was considering using OnStar...
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FIX AUTO WELSHPOOL JOINS FIX AUTO AUSTRALIA NETWORK

Owner Mark Zeyad Damer brings over 23 years’ experience to the Fix Auto network as Swan Smash Repairs becomes Fix Auto Welshpool. Terry Feehan, Head of Business for Fix...
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AkzoNobel and Zagame Automotive Group announce new distribution partnership

AkzoNobel and Zagame Automotive Group are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership that will see AkzoNobel’s world-renowned brands, Sikkens and Lesonal, distributed by the Zagame Automotive Group throughout...
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Axalta and TAFE NSW celebrate inaugural training graduation in Australia

Axalta Coating Systems recently celebrated the success of its partnership with educational institute TAFE New South Wales with the graduation of its inaugural program’s first students. TAFE, or Technical...
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ChemSpec USA appoints new distribution partner in Queensland

ChemSpec USA, a manufacturer of coatings for the automotive refinish, fleet and industrial markets, is excited to announce the recent appointment of Brisbane Refinish Supplies as distributor of its...
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CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY (CDU) JOINS I-CAR EDUCATION RESOURCE

I-CAR Australia CEO Mark Czvitkovits has announced that Charles Darwin University (CDU) will deliver select I-CAR courses to meet the requirements for AUR32116 and AUR32416 training packages for apprentices....
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Completely new Jaguar E-PACE crossover mixes steel, aluminum to lightweight exterior

Jaguar has announced  it used magnesium, composites, aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel to create its completely new model, the “E-PACE.” Revealed Thursday and going on sale early next year, the...
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motorex a big hit in sydney

Megiuars MotorEx hit The Dome at Homebush in Sydney over the weekend and what a great success it was! Prior to the official opening at 10.00am on the Saturday...
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Holden donates a range of parts to the WorldSkills competition

          As Australians, we pride ourselves on producing more than our fair share of talent, whether it’s in the pool at the Olympics or champions...
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