August 2017

ASG acquires BMW Melbourne

ASG has guaranteed ASG Melbourne Pty Ltd’s payment obligations under the agreement. The transaction is subject to a number of conditions prior to completion, including approval of bailment facilities....
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PPG Industries MVP business solutions seminars

This is a great opportunity to network with regional like-minded collision industry professionals to discuss the unique and diverse challenges faced in our industry. The key topics include: Each...
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Capital S.M.A.R.T Acquires Honda NZ Operation

Under the partnership, Honda NZ has the ability to offer their customers a quality repair from a customer focused repairer. It also provides another option for repair work to...
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Collision repairers should treat OEM procedures as ‘requirement’

An attorney specializing in collision repair warned shops that the idea that an OEM “recommendation” is merely a suggestion is incorrect.
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Ten shops in ten months

With Fix Auto coming up for its first birthday in Australia, it is a great time to reflect on just how far Fix Auto Australia has come since October...
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Volkswagen dealer conference an opportunity to strengthen partnership

The partnership between PPG and the Volkswagen Group sees the two organisations work closely together at a variety of levels, both internationally and locally.
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HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT CAPRICORN AT “THE WORKSHOP”

To regularly gain the opinions of its Members, Capricorn has launched a new online Member community platform called The Workshop, a place where Members can come together to share...
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Oh what a night!

The speakers included Rob O’Neill of Septone (supplier), Wayne Phipps and Mike Wilkinson (long time customers and body shop owners) as well as Tony Siroen, Director and son of...
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Ducker: Almost 25% of doors, 71% hoods, 54% bumper beams will be aluminium in three years

Ducker Worldwide estimated last week that aluminium doors will have gone from virtually non-existent in 2014 to 25 percent of the North American fleet in 2020 – just three...
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Axalta Coating Systems to acquire Plascoat Systems Limited

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a leading supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings, from...
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Report into Australia’s automotive industry reveals unprecedented change

Car dealers operate on 2.6 percent profit margins, automotive employs 379,365 people, and electric vehicles make up 0.01 percent of the nation’s fleet, a new report into Australia’s automotive...
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AVANT-GARDE PPG COLOUR ADDS GLAMOUR TO CHEVROLET AT SHANGHAI

When the Chevrolet FNR-X made its world premiere at Auto Shanghai 2017, it wasn’t just the sophisticated styling that impressed the audience. It was also the brilliant metallic colour...
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ACCC DRAFT REPORT VINDICATES A DECADE OF AAAA CAMPAIGNING TO SUPPORT CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN REPAIRER

  The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Draft Report on the New Car Retailing Industry which was released today. Among many...
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Continuing the legacy…Joe and Josephine McFadries

It’s great to be directly involved in the collision repair industry once again, particularly at such an exciting and challenging time. As the new editor and owner of the...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Last NASCAR Cup Series Car Revealed Live on QVC from Axalta’s Customer Experience Center

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, and Craig Stephens, Director of Collision Services at AutoNation, appeared on QVC® during the “Dale...
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General Motors to certify auto body shops in 2018

      General Motors has announced it would “launch a comprehensive collision certification program in 2018,” adding what Statista calls the nation’s No. 1 automaker to the list...
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GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOUR CAPRICORN TRADE ACCOUNT

As nearly 20,000 Capricorn Members across Australia and New Zealand will attest, purchasing automotive parts is just easier with Capricorn. Replacing multiple supplier accounts for a single all inclusive...
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