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The ripple effect of industry giving

The Sheen Group’s outstanding efforts in the field of community giving continue, ensuring the generosity flows onto some of Victoria’s …
South Australia’s collision repair industry celebrated the Motor Trade Association’s (MTA) 2024 Automotive Awards and Graduation Ceremony.

Collision celebrated at MTA Graduation and Awards

The future of South Australia’s collision repair industry looks brighter than ever as a record of more than 500 guests …

22 and running the family parts business

It didn’t take long for Ryan Glanville to find his passions in life. From a quick stint in landscaping to …

Symposium 24 sets the tone for future industry action

Major challenges in the years to come on technology and recruitment, some incremental steps to meet these challenges and even …
NCR AMA Group

New ‘leaner’ board to head AMA Group with proposed sale of parts division

The AMA Group has moved quickly to fill vacancies following the resignation of half of its board last week and …
The NSW State Budget has revealed extensive funding and support for the commitment to the future of electric vehicles.

FCAI welcomes boost for electric vehicle infrastructure

The NSW State Budget has revealed extensive funding and support for the commitment to the future of electric vehicles and …
The future of electric vehicles (EVs) looks uncertain, as the surprising results from the 2024 Mobility Consumer Global Survey are in.

US study shows likelihood of EV owners switching to ICE vehicles

The future of electric vehicles looks less than certain, as the surprising results from the 2024 Mobility Consumer Global Survey …

Product and Services

Sanding discs can be one of the high-turnover consumables in any body shop but a small investment in quality can reap huge dividends.

An investment in efficiency

Sanding discs can be one of the high-turnover consumables in any body shop but a small investment in quality can …
Finding solutions for repair workshops with innovative products has been at the heart of the SAPE Groups commitment to the industry.

Clear cut advantages for a perfect finish

Finding solutions for repair workshops with innovative products has been at the heart of the SAPE Groups commitment to the …
Productivity is essential for smooth operations in any workshop. Car-O-Liner’s workbenches offer an efficient and effective solution.

Speed and efficiency

Workplace productivity is essential for smooth operations in any workshop. Car-O-Liner’s workbenches and equipment offer an efficient and effective solution …
The automotive refinish industry is witnessing a transformative trend that is reshaping the way car panels are prepared.

New flexible packaging

The automotive refinish industry is witnessing a transformative trend that is reshaping the way car panels are prepared.

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Movers & Shakers

Opening up the vital career gateway to the future

This year has placed recruitment issues as front and centre for many repair businesses but the new advocacy body, the …

Closing a gender gap in crash testing

Her work began with pioneering investigations into whiplash from car crashes but now road safety researcher Astrid Linder has her eye …

The way ahead for Australia’s largest repair group

The new chair for the AMA Group, Caroline Waldron, has a clear message for the repair industry; it must stay …

Entrepreneurial Women in Automotive

WorldSkills young talent to take on the best with Glasurit

Emerging spray painters at the WorldSkills Global Skills Challenge will be arming themselves with the latest premium refinish products from …
The first winner of the new category at the Collision Repair Awards, the 'Woman in Automotive' Award, has been announced.

Diverse background adds to the business for the new winner of the ‘Woman in Automotive’ Award

The first winner of the new category at the Collision Repair Awards, the ‘Woman in Automotive’ Award, has been announced.
From bartending to supercars, Bonnie Inkster is a shining example of what happens when you drown out background noise and pursue your dreams. 

Welding her future to the world of Supercars

From bartending to working on supercars, Bonnie Inkster is a shining example of what happens when you drown out background …
National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists have been announced.

2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists announced

The 2024 National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Awards finalists have been announced in three categories including Women in Automotive Award, …

Special Reports

Barry Edney discusses a selection of the challenges and "hot topics” currently facing collision repairers in Europe.
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Talking Shop

Four minutes away from the crystal-clear waters of Esperance Bay, Melisa and David Rowe have set up shop in a beautiful town in WA.

Local workshop thriving in a rural community

A four-minute drive from the crystal-clear waters of Esperance Bay, Melisa and David Rowe have set up shop in one …
The Karavasilias from the MPSR Group are shining examples of a successful career in the automotive industry.

How this Sydney business took risks but set itself up for growth

Johnny and Sarah Karavasilias from the MPSR Group are shining examples of the different pathways that can lead you towards …
Repair workshops face new challenges every day but the tide of change, with new powertrains and technology, appears to be accelerating.

How one repair shop is set on a new automotive horizon

Repair workshops face new challenges every day but the tide of change, with new powertrains and technology, appears to be …

‘Like everybody’s part of a big family’; finding the support you need

Friends in need may well be friends indeed, but it also helps to have support and advice in the everyday …

Adding light and space to inspire training

When a workshop is cluttered or tired looking, a change of scenery may be what is needed to inspire staff …