September 2017

BMW may expand certified auto body repair network to independents

BMW is evaluating whether its contractual obligation to dealerships preclude it from expanding its formal Certified Collision Repair Centres network to independent auto body shops in the USA.
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Axalta Coating Systems appoints Joseph F. McDougall, President Global Refinish

Joseph F. McDougall has been named Senior Vice President and President, Global Refinish at Axalta Coating Systems. In this new role Mr. McDougall will be responsible for Axalta’s global...
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PENRITE CELEBRATES ITS PROUD AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE AT THE SANDOWN 500

The traditional start of the Supercars Championship endurance racing season is the Sandown 500.
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PPG – making tomorrow better

Tony Naughton and his MVP team went on the road in September to present business solution seminars to existing customers and other shop owners in Sydney, Coffs Harbour and...
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Snap-On adds capabilities to support collision repair diagnostics

Software upgrades to diagnostic scan tool products perform full system code scans mandated by vehicle manufacturers for pre and post collision repair work.
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OEM estimates of training needed for brand suggests ‘our industry has a training issue’

In the US, the elite collision repairers may have a huge deficit between how much their staff trains and how much OEMs think they should be training, based on...
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Glendale TAFE continues its commitment to industry development

An invitation to anyone interested in auto body repair, commercial vehicle & trailer manufacture, protective coatings, aircraft coatings and RV manufacture, service & repair.
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MINISTER SALUTES SKILLSTECH DRAG CAR

ACM Parts’ drag car project collaboration with TAFE Queensland SkillsTech students has caught the attention of the Palaszczuk Government as National Skills Week kicked into gear last week.
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Axalta and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport celebrate win at Singapore Grand Prix

Under the lights of the Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, the two Silver Arrows of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport shone and gleamed for 61 laps...
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3M signs on as Supercars’ partner

Enter a special 3M competition for your chance to win a VIP experience plus a Chip Foose meet and greet the at Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
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