New Hyundai crossover Kona 51% advanced high-strength steel, offers two-tone paint

Hyundai said Tuesday more than half of the body of its completely new B-segment crossover is advanced high-strength steel. The 2018 Kona, which will go on sale in the U.S....
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The relationship to the digital world shapes BASF’s 2017/18 Automotive Color Trend predictions

A desire for more simplicity and transparency in a digital world inspired the overarching theme of BASF’s Automotive Color Trends for 2017/18 – Translucid. The designers of BASF’s Coatings...
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Unique ANDARO® colours shine in Shanghai

Chinese vehicle maker, BYD, has taken advantage of PPG waterborne coatings featuring patented ANDARO® pigments to create a brilliant finish on its new models at Auto Shanghai 2017. When...
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Axalta’s Mount Clemens Facility Earns First Supplier Sustainability Award from Honda

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) was one of 55 suppliers recently honoured by Honda North America for achievements in providing sustainable parts and materials. At the 33rd annual Honda...
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FIX AUTO WORLD APPOINTS GRAHAM KRESFELDER, GLOBAL STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

David Lingham, Head of Business for Fix Auto World announces the appointment of Graham Kresfelder to the role of Global Strategic Developer, effective June 1st 2017. Having worked in...
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CAPRICORN TRAVEL – CREATING UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES FOR OVER 30 YEARS

While the Australian automotive aftermarket industry is well aware of Capricorn as Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative, what some in the industry may not be aware of is Capricorn’s three...
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Car Craft Turns 30

Recently the Car Craft Group celebrated their 30th birthday on Hamilton Island and in grand style the evening recognised the founders of the group and provided a view of...
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Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun at the Cooly Rocks on festival

The annual Cooly Rocks On Festival was held last week at Coolangatta in Queensland.  http://www.coolyrockson.com/ The Cooly Rocks On Festival is a popular and unique music and car show that...
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National Corvette Museum upholds a promise with help from PPG

With help from a range of supporters, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has stepped in to make a promise come true. Before being killed in a...
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Glasurit is the official sponsor of the WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi 2017

Glasurit, premium paint brand of BASF, is the official sponsor of the 44th WorldSkills, which will take place in Abu Dhabi from October 14 to 16. At the world...
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3M Australia and I-CAR Australia partner to offer innovative training program

I-CAR Australia and 3M Australia are joining forces to deliver a combined training venture on rivet and adhesive bonding. Scheduled for July 6th 2017 at 3M’s state of the...
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Future Leaders presentation in Sydney

The IAG Research Centre at Newington in Sydney was the venue for the latest Future Leaders presentation. Jade McSorley from Welch’s Highway Smash Repairs in Lithgow was presented with...
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Absence of repair info, equipment suggests ‘cosmetic’ Tesla repair at uncertified auto body shops might be impossible

Tesla’s goal of lowering auto body repair times and costs for owners alongside quality repairs might be stymied by the messy limbo it appears to have created for “cosmetic” collision...
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MSOs: Caliber hits 500 shops; 2016 tallies show no ABRA growth

Caliber Collision on Friday announced it’d reached the 500-shop milestone in the U.S. alone by opening a new collision repair facility in Fort Worth, Texas, during the week. “The...
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Valspar officially owned by Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams CEO John Morikis reveled in his new expanded company last Thursday. “We are pleased to complete this transaction, and I would like to officially welcome our new colleagues from Valspar...
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PPG drops quest for AkzoNobel

PPG announced last Thursday that it was ending its pursuit of AkzoNobel. “We were hopeful throughout this process that AkzoNobel’s Boards would see the merits of our compelling proposal...
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FIX AUTO AUSTRALIA WELCOMES NEW STRATEGIC PARTNER – FIX AUTO CLAYTON

Fix Auto Australia Head of Business Terry Feehan is pleased to announce the addition of Fix Auto Clayton, owned and operated by Damian Edgar and Frank Marinelli, to the...
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Chris Miller wins big with the Axalta “built for Performance Promotion”

The BMW Head Office in Mulgrave, Victoria was the fitting venue for the official presentation of the amazing BMW S 1100 RR motorbike valued at $28,000 which Axalta Coating...
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I-CAR ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS

I-CAR Australia CEO Mark Czvitkovits has announced the appointment of three new Board members who will add further strength and direction to the organisation. “I-CAR welcomes Mr Peter McMahon, General...
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Valspar Pa., Texas expansions to grow auto refinish production 200 percent

Calling it Valspar Automotive’s largest project ever, Valspar on Thursday announced that its $10 million worth of expansions in Texas and Pittsburgh will grow its automotive refinish output 200 percent....
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