July 2017

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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Thierry Vanlancker announced as new CEO of AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has announced  that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined...
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Fix Auto UK Adds New Express Collision Repair Centre to Network

Fix Auto UK announced that after 18 months in the planning and nine in the making, its latest Fix & Go express repair facility is now fully operational and...
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IAG centralises Australia operations

Insurance Australia Group is simplifying its operating model as part of its $250 million cost savings exercise.                        ...
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2018 Accord is 29% ultra-high-strength steel, most ever on a Honda car

The 2018 Honda Accord is 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel, the company announced Friday — the highest proportion of the 780-megapascal-and-up grades in any mass-market Honda car. This lightweighting of the No....
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Celebrating Milestones At Meguiar’s MotorEx

              Adding to the Car Crazy Experience that is Meguiar’s MotorEx, the 2017 show will celebrate two incredible automotive milestones that have left...
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Car-O-Liner is proud to announce its sponsorship of WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

              “Car-O-Liner continues to sponsor this event because we feel it is extremely important to emphasize vocational education for the younger generation. These...
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Audi, Automotive News: 2018 A8 to have Level 3 ‘hands off the steering wheel’ partial autonomy

As soon as regulators allow it, Audi will activate full Level 3 self-driving capabilities on 2018 Audi A8s carrying that option, Automotive News reported. It’s the first production vehicle to...
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INDUSTRY RESPONDS STRONGLY TO AUTOCARE 2018

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket industry has responded strongly to the recent launch of Autocare 2018, the national two day, Sydney based convention designed specifically for automotive aftermarket parts, service...
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Axalta Coating Systems’ Three Premium Refinish Brands Approved For Use by Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A.

          Axalta Coating Systems  has recently signed a new, three-year commercial agreement with Volkswagen Group Italia S.p.A. Under the terms of the contract, the distinctive...
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Romsey Collision Centre … looking to the future

Max Chanter met with Frank Cullia and Daniel Sacchetta at their Romsey facility and found a very well organised and successful partnership that is optimistic about the future of the industry
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