Auto Innovation Centre charging ahead

Since the opening ribbon was cut in December, the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) has been turning heads thanks to its specialised industry focus and customised service offerings.

Already many companies in the Australian automotive aftermarket industry have been impressed by the Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities and the unrivalled role it can play in their product development activities.

“We are a very focused team and the Centre has been designed from the ground up to help the Australian Automotive Aftermarket industry,” explained AIC Managing Director, Luke Truskinger. “Our team has a broad range of experience in both the aftermarket and OEM automotive sectors, and this allows us to offer tailored and unique advice to those utilising our services.”

While the AIC is wholly-owned by, and co-located with the AAAA, being a separate, independently-functioning business entity provides benefits to the entire Aftermarket industry. “Our mission and ability to represent the industry as a whole allows us the unique opportunity to collaborate and gain traction with OEMs.”

Hand in hand with a dedication to best practice and accessibility is the Centre’s core commitment to confidentiality which allows customers to feel confident in using the AIC for their most secret product development activities. “Absolutely every interaction between customers and the AIC, right from the very first phone call, is completely confidential,” said Truskinger.

The AIC boasts a comprehensive service offering to its clientele, including:

  • Vehicle access
  • A fully-equipped workshop
  • 3D scanning, post-processing and printing technology
  • Dynamic Vehicle Testing and ADAS Calibration
  • Training facilities

Several other exciting services are set to come to the AIC during the third quarter of 2020, including:

  • A hydraulic test facility
  • Vibration testing
  • Tensile/compression testing  
  • Damper Dynamometer

The Auto Innovation Centre thanks its sponsors, partners and champion companies for their support. For more information, please visit

Editor: See the full review of the AIC in the August issue of the National Collision Repairer.

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