PPG partners with University of Michigan’s Mcity for autonomous vehicle testing and research

PPG announced its partnership with the University of Michigan’s (U-M’s) Mcity, a public-private partnership that brings together industry, government and academia to improve transportation safety, sustainability and accessibility for...
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Axalta Services announces new courses for its refinish customers in Australia and New Zealand

Axalta Services has recently launched its 2018 training schedule for its customers in Australia and New Zealand. This year’s programme will provide several courses that focus on effective business...
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Class-action lawsuit hits GEICO over unsafe repairs

A lawsuit filed by Leif Hansen, founder and owner of Leif’s Auto Collision Centres, on behalf of GEICO customers claims the insurance giant has routinely violated the terms of...
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Axalta unveils “modern and tech-savvy” StarLite as its 2018 automotive colour of the year

Axalta Coating Systems has announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Colour of the Year. StarLite is a modern, technology-savvy, premium colour for vehicles of today and tomorrow....
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Holden flies the flag for Surf Lifesaving Australia

Volunteer surf lifesavers will be better equipped to keep Australian beaches safer thanks to a new three-year partnership announced between General Motors Holden (Holden) and Surf Life Saving Australia...
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Symach’s expands its production capacity with Trumpf equipment

Symach is designing a cutting-edge 3,000-square-meter technical department in the 16,000-square-foot facility at Calderara di Reno, Bologna, Italy.  It will be equipped with a complete TRUMPF machining line including...
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Recalibration – are you really doing it right?

Doug Kelly, CEO of asTech parent, Repairify offered a harsh assessment of the collision repair industry’s calibration capabilities, predicting: “Many, if not most, are not doing it correctly. It’s...
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Suncorp sponsorship of Auto Body Repair section at Glendale TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW Glendale Campus once again expresses its appreciation to Suncorp Insurance for supporting their apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training programs with the supply of two late model “written off”...
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BASF expands automotive coatings plant in China

This expansion will further enhance the company’s local production and better serve the growing automotive market in China and Asia Pacific. In 2016, 48.6 million light vehicle units were...
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Axalta’s 65th annual global automotive colour popularity report

Asia: White dominates and is the choice on 52 percent of vehicles sold in the region. China has the highest usage of white anywhere at 62 percent. Japan uses...
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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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