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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“Welding – Probably needs a little help in our industry” An I-CAR instructor from 3M shares stories from field

3M advanced technical specialist and 23-year I-CAR instructor and weld tester Shawn Collins warned shops this summer in a quality control class.
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UK Competition Authority Proposes LKQ Subsidiary Sells Locations to Satisfy Competition Concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the United Kingdom yesterday detailed concerns it has with LKQ Corporation subsidiary, Euro Car Parts’ October 2016 acquisition of competitor Andrew Page.
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Volkswagen forced to come clean on voluntary recall

Global vehicle giant Volkswagen has been ordered to publish a nation-wide notice about information concerning the class actions related to the global “dieselgate” emissions scandal that is estimated to...
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Auto Transformers open day raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation

For the third consecutive year, Auto Transformers hosted an open day at their Para Hills West, facility in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.
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New vehicle technology and electrification creates demand for lightweighting

A shift towards greater electrification combined with other safety and technology demands will force BMW to further lightweight its vehicles.
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Capricorn launches Cap TV member communications

Designed to engage, inspire and educate, CapTV showcases the many advantages to which Capricorn Members are entitled, profiling business services that can provide significant benefits to them. Freely available...
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3M and Chip Foose celebrate the 3M PPS World Cup

3M Collision Repair Solutions Team held a unique celebration of classic car culture as part of the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise Week...
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Axalta coats field goal posts for Philidelphia Eagles

Axalta Coating Systems , a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has given the field goal posts at Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles...
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2018 Nissan Armada Platinum rearview mirror

Nissan announced it would offer an “Intelligent Rear-View Mirror” which can offer both a typical reflection and an LCD display from a rear-facing camera.
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TRICOR JOINS THE PRECISION AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT OFFERING

All of these products can be designed to suit a vast range of workshop layouts, from the largest dealer workshops to the smallest independent repair and service centres. Precision...
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