May 2017

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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Stay ahead of the game with Capricorn and invest before the end of the financial year

Australasia’s largest cooperative in the automotive parts buying industry, Capricorn, is always encouraging its members to stay ahead of the game when it comes to the running of their...
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INGLEBURN KICKS IN TO GEAR for Capital S.M.A.R.T

Capital S.M.A.R.T have continued their great growth story with their newest site in New South Wales – Ingleburn – which commenced production operations in the month of May. The Ingleburn...
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Prestige Paints & Equipment to host a Trade Event/Product Launch

Prestige Paints & Equipment will be hosting a trade event and product launch at their office/warehouse facility on Thursday 22nd June, 2017. Companies exhibiting their products and services on...
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Compass Claims official fleet providers for New South Wales Rugby League

Compass Claims is delighted to announce its sponsorship agreement with New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) as official fleet provider. As of May 1, 2017, a fleet of co-branded...
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Car Craft continues to grow

Car Craft recently welcomed three new members to the group: Country Smash Repairs in Busselton, Western Australia, Warwick Panel and Paint in Warwick, Queensland and Eagle Smash Repairs in...
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Super Road Show from Capricorn Society

Capricorn recently hosted a supplier road show in NSW, where around 35 metro and regional suppliers were invited to networking events starting in Tamworth, moving to Coffs Harbour and...
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I-CAR announces Gold Class for Ray Morcom’s Auto Body Repairs

I-CAR Australia CEO Mark Czvitkovits has announced that Ray Morcom’s Auto Body Repairs in Bathurst has been awarded the prestigious I-CAR Gold Class Collision status. “Andrew and Laura Morcom...
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S&S Celebrating 50 Years in Business!

S&S Industries, a leading supplier to Western Australia’s paint and panel industry, celebrates 50 years of servicing the industry. While the industry has changed during this time, their commitment to...
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MTA Queensland welcomes world class auto innovation to the Sir Jack Brabham Automotive Centre of Excellence

        In May 2017, the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) welcomed 3D Space Labs (3DSL) to their state-of-the-art premises located at Eight Mile Plains. 3DSL...
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Mixed-material LC ‘stiffest unibody Lexus has ever produced’

The 2018 Lexus LC, slated to go on sale this spring, will likely require much of the full collision repair playbook with its mix of higher-strength steel, carbon fiber and...
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BASF named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for twelfth time

BASF was named a 2016 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the twelfth time since 2002. The award winners were chosen by a global team of GM...
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Best body repair businesses in Victoria announced

Victoria’s best body repair businesses were unveiled in a gala ceremony in Melbourne on Saturday, 20 May. Royans Melbourne of Bayswater North won Best Body Repairer – Commercial Vehicle;...
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Two Axalta Coating Systems Global Refinish Brands Re-approved By Major Car Manufacturer for 2017

BMW Group has renewed its approval of Spies Hecker® and Standox®– two of the premium refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global manufacturer of liquid...
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Hot Rod & Custom Expo a winner

The annual Hot Rod & Custom Expo held on 13th and 14th May, 2017 at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney was a big hit with attendees once again. As well as...
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Axalta and WorldSkills Australia Renew Partnership to Advance Refinish Professionals

            Axalta Coating Systems has announced a new two-year alliance as a Gold Partner with WorldSkills Australia, a non-profit organisation focused on skills excellence in...
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SCRS Repairer Driven Education series adds Monday sessions at SEMA

              It’s already time to register for SEMA 2017, and attendees might want to make room in their travel plans for a new...
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Axalta Supports Children’s Charity OzChild For a Brighter Future

Axalta Coating Systems was thrilled to present children’s charity OzChild with a cheque at its recent customer event held at the Old Melbourne Goal. Axalta supports local initiatives, especially those...
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Motoring Mania at Meguiar’s MotorEx Sydney 2017

Start your engines, because Meguiar’s MotorEx is back in Sydney, better and more Car Crazy than ever. Offering a feast for the automotive senses, Meguiar’s MotorEx is the largest...
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