Management

SAPE Group acquires Peninsula Paint Supplies Gosford

The SAPE Group has announced that it has acquired Peninsula Paint Supplies, the Central Coast’s leading automotive refinishing supplier. Peninsula Paints was founded in 1992 initially as a Wattyl-Spartan...
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PPG reports record sales in the second quarter

PPG has reported second quarter 2021 net sales of approximately $4.4 billion, approximately 45% higher than the prior year. Selling prices increased by 3.5% and sales volumes were higher...
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Your car, your choice

Motorist rights are front and centre of a new initiative from the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce’s Body Repair Division. The Chamber has launched a multi-media campaign that aims...
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U-POL Australia and Axalta’s acquisition of U-POL UK

As we reported last week, Axalta Coating Systems is in the process of acquiring U-POL Ltd (UK) U-POL Australia Pty Ltd has issued a statement clarifying the following key...
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JLR appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the appointment of Lennard Hoornik as their new Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately.  Hoornik will begin his new role, helping to drive innovation within...
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US President Biden issues an Executive Order that supports Right to Repair

Automotive aftermarket groups support measure that would prohibit manufacturers from restricting third-party and self-repair of products. President Biden signed a sweeping executive order designed to promote competition in the U.S. economy...
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Announcing the new date for Panorama symposium

With less than three weeks to go to the only Melbourne-based collision industry event in 2021, the wheels well and truly fell off! As Victoria was emerging from “Lockdown...
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Bizon banks on new structure and new team at AMA

The following is a truncated version of AMA Group’s recent announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange. AMA Group is pleased to announce a realignment of the Company’s business segments...
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Refinity – BASF’s cloud-based digital platform for collision repair

BASF’s Coatings division launches Refinity, a new, cloud-based, digital platform for its body shop customers all over the world. Refinity will provide customers with a seamless digital experience designed...
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Critical auto jobs left off government ‘priority’ list

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) says the omission of critical automotive trades as priorities for skilled migration exacerbates existing skills shortages, potentially derailing economic recovery efforts. VACC...
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