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RENAULT-NISSAN-MITSUBISHI ALLIANCE GROWING PAINS

Here tale of corporate posturing and growth…. You will not believe the scale of personal reward. Renault had existed under the wing of the French Government for many, many decades, to the point it had lost its way with...

BREXIT, DOOM, MORE DOOM AND A SIDE ORDER OF BREXIT

Dear friends, we here in the UK – helpfully defined by our un-elected European bureaucrats as England, Wales, the Channel Islands, the Scilly Islands and the Isle of Man – seem to be obsessed by our imminent departure from...

GENERIC INFORMATION AND MODERN COLLISION REPAIR

By Andrew Marsh Once upon a time, more than 40 years ago, vehicle construction had the following characteristics: Panels for skin as well as structural parts were made from predominantly mild steel. Multi-material referred to the vinyl on the roof, glued over...

WISH YOU WERE HERE

We are part of the most exciting commercial sector on earth. Yes, the automotive industry is definitely not in its first flush of youth, and yes, immense change is about to become even more immense in the coming few...

GENEVA FINDS ITSELF BACK IN THE 1960s

There is some ‘olde worlde’, certainly expensive and ultimately charming aspects of life in Geneva. For a country that famously has only ever had a few attempts at creating vehicles (Monteverdi, Sbarro and Sauber for example) it is completely,...

FUTURE TECH – ELECTRICITY, DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND A COMPLETE MUDDLE BY ANDREW MARSH

Mansplaining - a man explaining to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. What follows is emphatically not Mansplaining. I just happen to be male. In this era of taking offence at everything which...

NISSAN MICRA K14 AND THE BIG DATA FUTURE

Automotive Refinisher has brought to you many, many insights to the global automotive industry future direction of travel. Well, just in case anyone thinks this is somehow in the distant future, I bring news. It’s now. Right now. A view...

ADVANCED DRIVER SYSTEMS AND FUTURE PROFIT

There are two headlines used by our sector around the world. They are…. Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Guess what? Neither will be as significant nor affect the collision repair business as much as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The...

ELECTRIFICATION FOR ALL AND MOTOR INSURANCE

Last time we took a look at how the UK motor insurance sector is getting to grips with a rapidly evolving business model, where the people who though they called the shots suddenly find themselves by-passed. With any form...

Melt Downs and Disruption by Andrew Marsh

Once a time people with agreeable levels of cash would provide a service for those who would take to the seas, to ensure that no matter what happened to the vessel the owner of the cargo as well as...