December 2017

AUTOCARE 2018 COLLISION REPAIR STREAM PROGRAM REVEALED

Australia’s premier convention for the repair, service and parts sectors of the Australian automotive industry, Autocare 2018, is set to be a must-attend event for the nation’s crash repairers,...
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Australia’s car parks become Christmas battlefields

National insurer Youi is urging Australia’s motorists to take extra care in car parks and to extend courtesy to all other drivers during the busiest shopping period of the...
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Help improve the quality of training in Australia’s automotive sector

PwC’s Skills for Australia is working on an exciting project to help better prepare those interested to become vehicle body repair estimators and they are looking for industry feedback...
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Glasurit hosts 2017 apprentice graduation event

The 2017 Glasurit EDUCATE graduates received their graduation certificate and class of 2017 jacket in a ceremony held at the Glasurit Refinish Competence Centre. With four graduates in 2017,...
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ACCC Final Report delivers a major win for consumers and their choice of repairer

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) warmly welcomes the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Final Report into the new car retailing industry. Following the detailed recommendations made in...
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Youi provides NSW motorists with CTP Green Slip option

Youi Insurance will provide New South Wales’ 4.6 million motorists a further option for the purchase of their Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance scheme Green Slips, by introducing a...
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46 OUTSTANDING CAPRICORN MEMBER EVENTS IN 2017

Australasia’s largest automotive parts and business essentials buying group, Capricorn, has capped off another busy year of social events with a series of their sold-out exclusive Gala Dinner and...
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Online Guide: Standox launches Standopedia

Standox provides a new resource – Standopedia – that is a wealth of tips and advice on car paint repairs for professional refinishers. Useful tips for everyday refinish work:...
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Fix Auto signs historic agreement in China

Fix Auto announces the signing of a partnership agreement between Fix Auto China and the People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC). The collaborative agreement was formally announced during a...
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‘Olivia Green’ Mustang raises $70,000 for charity

This epic, one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT has an ecstatic new owner and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre has received around $70,000 in much needed funds thanks...
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FIX AUTO WILLETTON JOINS FIX AUTO AUSTRALIA NETWORK

Wayne Russell’s Combined Smash Repairs becomes Fix Auto Willetton and continues the growth story in Western Australia. Fix Auto Australia announces the addition of Fix Auto Willetton, owned and...
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Compass Claims changes practices following ACCC investigation

CompassCorp Pty Ltd trading as Compass Claims (Compass) will amend its advertising and sales practices following an investigation by the ACCC. Compass is a credit hire business which provides...
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Axalta and Nippon Paint End Acquisition Discussions

Axalta Coating Systems confirmed that its previously announced discussions regarding it being acquired by Nippon Paint have ended. Nippon Paint informed Axalta that its Board of Directors was unwilling...
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Capricorn Group CEO Greg Wall re-elected to the ICA Board

Capricorn is delighted to announce, as a proud cooperative, that it’s Group CEO, Greg Wall, has been re-elected to the International Cooperatives Alliance (ICA) Board. The ICA represents cooperatives...
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