April 2017

New seizure shows counterfeit is out of control

The recent seizure of a further 100,000 counterfeit car parts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) demonstrates the scale and seriousness of the counterfeit problem according to the Federal...
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PPG ups offer for AkzoNobel to $28.8B, says it’ll emphasize Sikkens

Sweetening the deal by more than $4 billion, PPG recently announced it had offered AkzoNobel about $28.8 billion to buy the company. The Pittsburgh-based coatings company indicated its $103.77-a-share...
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Dusti-Lee needs your help!

Dusti-Lee Franchi, who works at Stokes and Renk Panel and Paint in O’Connor, WA needs your help to get to Abu Dhabi in October this year Dusti-Lee has been...
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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Valspar’s North American industrial wood coatings business

Axalta Coating Systems has entered into a definitive agreement with The Valspar Corporation and The Sherwin-Williams Company to acquire the assets related to Valspar’s North American industrial wood coatings...
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AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman of the Supervisory Board

AkzoNobel has received a request to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to dismiss Antony Burgmans as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The request was received from a number...
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3-D printing: First structural airplane parts; CNN reports McLaren printing replacement F1 parts

Norsk Titanium’s announcement of the world’s first 3-D printed structural titanium parts with FAA approval and CNN’s  report of McLaren 3-D printing replacement Formula 1 parts could be signs of...
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State Farm to require I-CAR-approved steel, aluminum welding technicians at DRP shops

State Farm will require between one and two technicians at every Select Service auto body shop to have passed I-CAR’s aluminum and steel welding program by March 2018, it...
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ACM PARTS DELIVERS DRAG RACING GOODS TO SKILLSTECH

Leading automotive parts supplier ACM Parts has delivered the car that will be at the core of a new TAFE Queensland SkillsTech student project to transform an ordinary vehicle into...
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Dirk Bremm new president of BASF’s Coatings division

Dirk Bremm is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Markus Kamieth, who was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of...
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Hot Rod and Custom auto expo here next month

The Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo will be held at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017.   With the need to occupy an additional building...
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FIX AUTO CHINA GLOBAL DRP DEVELOPMENT FORUM HOSTS SIGNATURE OF COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AIA CANADA AND CAMRA

Fix Auto World is pleased to announce its attendance at Fix Auto China’s first Global Direct Repair Program (DRP) Forum on March 31, during the annual Auto Maintenance and...
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A very successful Collision Repair Expo 2017

Well that is it for another two years! The Collision Repair Expo 2017 held in Melbourne from 6th to 8th April was a great success. Talking to exhibitors and...
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NCR Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients for 2017 announced at the awards breakfast

More than 200 industry participants attended the annual National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement awards breakfast held in conjunction with the Collision Repair Expo. The venue was the River Room...
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NSF Certifies More Than 340 Collision Repair Parts for Australian Market, Introduces Recycler Certification

NSF International announced it has certified more than 340 automotive aftermarket collision repair parts for the Australian market. NSF International‘s certification program is designed to ensure that the parts...
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Upcoming Audi A8 uses UHSS, aluminium, carbon-fiber, magnesium; joins body 14 ways

Audi showed off the “Space Frame” for its upcoming next-generation A8 on Wednesday, announcing a body-in-white that used more unique classes of materials than any other A8. About 58...
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FIX AUTO WORLD ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO NOVUS GLASS AND OTHER AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET COMPANIES

Fix Auto World has announced an agreement to purchase the assets of 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies, previously owned by the Skidmore Group, a privately held, diversified portfolio...
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video interview with AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner

A video interview with AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner is now available, in which he answers questions on recent events concerning the company. It can be viewed via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljy6ryuRkn4&feature=youtu.be
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AkzoNobel TopGun program

AkzoNobel is determined to provide the best solutions for its customers. And all of its Technical Representatives play a crucial role in delivering these solutions to the end-users. The...
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NSW GOVERNMENT DRIVES NEW SMASH REPAIR CODE

The NSW Government has championed the cause of up to 5 million licensed drivers across the State by overseeing the implementation of a new mandatory Code of Conduct, signed...
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Axalta Coating Systems Augments its Customer Support Program in Australia and New Zealand

Axalta Coatings Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has rebranded its customer consultancy program in Australia and New Zealand to Axalta Services. Previously...
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