February 2017

I-CAR AGM to be held at Collision Repair Expo

The I-CAR AGM will be held in Melbourne on Thursday, 6th April, 2017 to coincide with the Collision Repair Expo. For the first time since the establishment of I-CAR...
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AkzoNobel adds a colourful sparkle to the new McLaren-Honda Formula 1 car

The 2017 McLaren-Honda Formula 1 racing car was launched recently and fans were able to get their first glimpse of the MCL32’s new Tarocco Orange livery-a colour developed by...
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Introducing Colorvation, AkzoNobel’s innovative approach to digital colour matching

The vehicle refinishing industry is poised for the next step in digital colour matching with the launch of AkzoNobel’s exciting new approach to vehicle refinishing, Colorvation, an initiative that...
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The New Zealand Collision Repair Association (CRA) expects to have approximately 250 Kiwi’s in Melbourne for the 2017 Collision Repair Expo.

The Association has timed its annual conference to coincide with the event. Said CRA general manager Neil Pritchard; “This Expo is to my mind more beneficial to collision repairers...
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Ford Invests $1 Billion in New Artificial Intelligence Company to Bolster Autonomous Vehicle Leadership

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)  announced it is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the...
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2018 Hyundai Accent up to 54.5% advanced high-strength steel, 98.5 meters structural adhesive

The next-generation Hyundai Accent has expanded its advanced high-strength steel content to 54.5 percent of the subcompact car, up from 41.5 percent, Hyundai announced as it revealed the car...
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Carl Brabander Appointed VP of Marketing at Fix Auto World

David Lingham, Head of Business for Fix Auto World, announced the appointment of Carl Brabander as Vice President of Marketing for Fix Auto World, effective immediately. Since his appointment...
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Future Leader awards presentation in Perth

The Future Leader presentations to Dusti-Lee Franchi and Virginia Cleghorn took place at the IAG office in Perth, WA on Friday 17th February 2017. The MC for the event...
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Glasurit® Vision360™ Advanced Bodyshop Management

BASF has launched Glasurit® Vision360™ Advanced Bodyshop Solutions in the Asia Pacific region. The Glasurit Vision360 program offers a set of innovative service modules designed to improve the processes...
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2018 Ford Expedition cuts 300 pounds with aluminum; F-150 auto body certification transfers to SUV too

Like the 2015 F-150, the next-generation 2018 Ford Expedition will have an aluminum body-in-white and panels over a “redesigned high-strength steel frame,” Ford announced Tuesday. The full-size SUV weighs...
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New Lexus LS cuts 200 pounds with high-strength steel, aluminum

The next generation of Lexus’ flagship LS sedan offers more luxurious room while weighing less, thanks to the OEM’s use of higher-strength steels and an aluminum hood and trunk...
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Collision repair expo seminar program announced

The FREE seminar program is shaping up to be the best ever at the Collision Repair Expo being held in Melbourne from 6th to 8th April, 2017.      ...
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Axalta Announces its New Built for Performance Promotion – Win a BMW S 1000 RR Valued at $28,000 and Support Our Children!

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is launching a new marketing campaign by giving away a BMW S 1000 RR valued at $28,000....
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PPG LAUNCH NSW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PPG Industries launched their NSW Scholarship Program on Monday 6th February, 2017 at their Eastern Creek HQ and Training Centre. Eight second year TAFE students were presented with their...
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Axalta Launches Seamless Bodyshop Management Software for Collision Repairers in Australia

Axalta Coating Systems  a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched SEAMLESS Bodyshop Management software for collision repairers into the Australian market. The web-based bodyshop management...
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I-CAR welcomes Fix Auto as a Corporate Member

I-CAR Australia CEO Mark Czvitkovits recently announced that Fix Auto Australia had committed to support further professional industry development, joining as a Corporate Member. Czvitkovits explained: “Fix Auto has...
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Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire Business of Ellis Paint Company

Axalta Coating Systems a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its acquisition of the business of Ellis Paint Company, a prominent manufacturer of industrial and automotive refinish...
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