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NISSAN JUKE PRODUCTION

Nissan marked the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant late last year, following a £100 million investment into the north of England plant to produce the all-new second-generation compact crossover. Its launch comes almost...

GLOBAL AUTO COATINGS CELEBRATE EVEN MORE SUCCESS

One of the Reef’s founding company’s – Global Auto Coatings – started their drive with the top-rated PPG Envirobase brand back in 2006 and have never looked back in servicing collision repairers. Wayne Nortje says the family operated business...

NORTON GROWS FOOTPRINT AND PRODUCTS TO CUSTOMERS

Working in a company that has more than a 350-year-old pedigree is quite a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. Saint-Gobain is an extremely diverse global phenomenon that continues to expand. It is also a company with a conscience. Last...

CREATING TRAINING OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

In all my previous articles in the Automotive Refinisher magazine I emphasised the role that Human Capital Development plays in a successful business. I am of the opinion that the Mibco Collective Main Agreement’s Grading System, and the job-descriptions for...

GUNIWHEEL IN A BODY SHOP EQUALS EFFICIENCY

We’re excited to introduce a revolutionary new tool for the collision repair industry. GUNIWHEEL™ is the world’s first universal vehicle mounting system in a tyre and wheel-like design. With GUNIWHEEL™, you can safely mount and move any vehicle that...

WORLDSKILLS UPDATE

Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world skills competition which attracts more than 1 300 competitors from more than 60 countries and regions. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance...

SPIES HECKER MERCEDES AMG. PETRONAS MOTORSPORT MORE THAN JUST CARS

The Paint Shop at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in Brackley, England, looks after painting the cars, but they are also responsible for ensuring that everything from the headset ear caps to the Engineers’ Centre Station looks amazing – and they...

SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTRIC VEHICLE MARKET RECEIVES A HUGE BOOST

The Electric Vehicle car boom is about to hit South Africa, but you won’t hear it coming literally because unlike diesel and petrol engines they are completely silent. With a car parc of some 12.2million vehicles (2017 figures) in...

CRA CREATE “ICE” EMERGENCY TOOL

Collision Repairers’ Association (CRA) has created two tools in order to assist you in the event that you have an emergency such as a motor vehicle accident. In a stressful situation or emergency even a person with the greatest...

AIR-DRYING TURBO FOR PRIMER FILLERS

Boosting body shop’s profitability doesn’t always have to involve making investments. You can enhance efficiency and improve your throughput with relatively small innovations as well. A new additive from Glasurit, BASF’s premium refinish brand, is one such innovation. Glasurit...