November 2017

Axalta congratulates Dusti-Lee Franchi for making Australia proud at WorldSkills International 2017

WorldSkills Australia’s Gold Partner, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, congratulates Dusti-Lee Franchi for her outstanding performance, representing Australia at the 44th WorldSkills...
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Axalta celebrates new partnership with Finixa in Australia

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, have unveiled their latest promotion, “Reel Experts Can Tackle Anything with Axalta and Finixa”, to celebrate a...
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Fix Auto mobile estimate app helps Australia drive forward

Fix Auto Australia recently announced the launch of the Fix Auto Mobile Estimate App, connecting mobile users to Fix Auto’s network of collision repair facilities. Following a successful rollout...
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Axalta’s suitors – first AkzoNobel, now Nippon Paint

Earlier this month, both AkzoNobel and Axalta Coating Systems confirmed that they had engaged in discussions about a possible merger of the two global coatings companies. Initially, Reuters reported...
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Axalta’s European Tour to Automechanika Frankfurt in September 2018

Axalta Coating Systems Australia, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is extending an open invitation to anyone interested in coming to Frankfurt, Germany from 9 to...
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PPG Auckland hosts Supercars elite

Apart from at the track, the chances of encountering just one Supercars driver are pretty slim so the opportunity to interact with 12 stars of the championship in one...
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Volvo announces agreement to supply “tens of thousands” of autonomous cars to Uber

Volvo Cars announced it has signed an agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving (AD) compatible base vehicles between 2019 and...
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SATA goes solo across the ditch

Specialist spray equipment manufacturer, SATA, is a leading brand in markets all over the world.
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BASF opens expanded Automotive Refinish Technology Distribution Centre at new location in Southeast Melbourne

BASF has relocated its Victorian Automotive Refinish Technology Distribution Centre to Victoria’s first integrated eco-industrial business park offering excellent access to Melbourne’s major arterials for improved logistics.
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Opel Insignia, the next-generation Commodore’s cousin, shortlisted for 2018 World Car of the Year award

The next-generation Commodore has been boosted with global automotive experts shortlisting the Opel Insignia for the 2018 World Car of the Year awards.
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Tragic accident shines light on towing-operator omission from new safety rule

From 1 July 2017 a new road rule was introduced to improve safety for government emergency and enforcement workers.
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Automotive innovation hub an Australian first

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland has launched the MTAiQ innovation hub.
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Audi to crack down on shops not using repair procedures

Audi warned certified shops that an audit of repair procedure usage has found some facilities who aren’t consulting the OEM’s instructions before repairing their mutual customers’ vehicles. “We are...
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Capricorn promotes world-class Thatcham repair methods

Thatcham Escribe has signed an agreement with the Capricorn Society, whereby Capricorn members can now purchase Escribe licences through their Capricorn accounts in Australia and New Zealand.
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The Capricorn juggernaut rolls into Melbourne

Melbourne was the penultimate location for the Capricorn Society’s national trade show and gala dinner road show for 2017 with 1,000 members and suppliers attending the event.
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017

The Punch Powertrain Solar Team, supported by Cromax, finishes third.
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Glasurit looks back at the WorldSkills

Young automotive spray painters exhibit outstanding performance at the WorldSkills.
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Subaru opens the batting under lights at the Gabba

Subaru Australia recently held a products and technology evening at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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Holden honours its manufacturing legacy

GM Holden celebrated nearly 70 years of proud manufacturing heritage.
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Suncorp engages AI technology

Leading Australian insurer Suncorp today announced it has successfully integrated IBM Watson artificial intelligence technology into its online claims process.
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