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Kristian Aquilina to lead GM Holden

The leader of GM Holden’s commercial operations, Kristian Aquilina, is appointed Interim Chairman and Managing Director, GM Holden, succeeding Dave Buttner, who is leaving the company for personal reasons....
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It’s “Somertime” and Fix Auto continues to grow

Fix Auto Australia, part of the world’s largest network of independent repairers continues its growth with yet another new partnership in Victoria, its second appointment in the region in...
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FCAI issues Position Statements for Collision Repair in Australia

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is the peak industry association representing the importers of passenger vehicles, sport utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles in Australia. The...
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Chancey Hagerty named VP global automotive refinish at PPG

PPG announced that Chancey Hagerty, current PPG vice president, global industrial coatings, will become vice president, global automotive refinish coatings effective March 1. Reporting to Tim Knavish, PPG executive...
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Opus Acquires AutoEnginuity

Drew Technologies, Inc., an Opus IVS division company, acquired US-based AutoEnginuity, LLC for a purchase price of approximately $20 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis. AutoEnginuity, founded in...
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Axalta’s 2020 Global Automotive Colour of the Year “Sea Glass”

Sea Glass sets the trend for 2020 with energy and shimmer and has reflective and transmissive properties measurable by autonomous vehicle detection systems  Axalta has made a splash with...
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PPG to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana

PPG announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana (ICR) S.p.A., a manufacturer of paints and coatings for the automotive refinish and light industrial coatings...
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AAAA Auto Innovation Centre Grand Opening

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) is proud to announce the Melbourne-Based Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) has officially opened to the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Industry. The establishment of two...
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Automated Headlight Repairs takes a giant step with Plastfix

The National Collision Repairer was granted exclusive access to one of the most significant collision repair industry events in recent memory hosted by, Professor Emad Gad, Dean of School...
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Stronger with Capricorn

Stronger with Capricorn New brand positioning for Australasia’s largest automotive cooperative. When 12 Golden Fleece service station owners in Western Australia met to discuss the strengthening of their businesses...
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