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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,...

ELECTRIC DRIVE, ZERO EMISSIONS AND INTERNATIONAL POSING

There is a world of difference between repairing vehicles and the spangly glitz of the super-rich posing beside the very latest in super-expensive automotive ‘art’ at a motor show. Yet, for every single billionaire there are quite literally tens...

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...

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...

THE STATE OF PLAY IN COLLISION REPAIR

We’ve identified some of the biggest current influences on the world’s vehicle market. “Stat one is that the auto industry is in recession globally. There are consumer debt bubbles in North America, Europe and China which have dramatically reduced...

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...

TAKATA AIRBAGS AND CORPORATE DISGRACE

Much has been written all over the world about Takata, a company with diverse interests in supplying the automotive industry. Like Toyota the Takata Corp were initially focused on the production of textiles, and made two critical decisions on...

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND PART 2

Commodity traders were the very first financial service providers, relying on a complex system of trust – ‘My word is my bond’. The practice has continued for many centuries, passing down from large farms / shipping agents / manufacturing...

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

We are part of the biggest global technology and social upheaval right now, and collision repair is very much part of that change. In this article we shall take a look at an area where technology impact has changed...