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IOM TT 2019

The road racing capital of the world at this year’s world-famous TT races held in the Isle of Man saw a practice week disappear with just one of the seven sessions vanishing because of inclement weather conditions.   The resulting weeks’...

MATCH SPECIAL EFFECTS SEAMLESSLY AND EFFICIENTLY

Octoral’s advanced refinishing solutions have been supplemented by a powerful Disorient Additive, which extends the range of Octobase Eco Plus and Octobase System toners. This innovation makes OEM metallic and pearlescent effects easier to match, while making the refinishing...

MENZERNA POLISHING FROM ULTIMATE AUTO DETAILING SUPPLIES

If you have been in the collision repair business for a while the chances are that at some time Gary Olivier has crossed your path. Gary has spent decades in the body repair trade selling and backing-up high-quality abrasives...

MOTTLING – NO THANKS!

The basecoat is applied and as it starts to dry, irregularities slowly become visible. But this problem can be avoided. Evgeny Khmelev, head of training for Spies Hecker Europe, Middle East and Africa, uses Permahyd® Hi-TEC 480 Basecoat to...

NEWS FROM THE ZOO – THE OLD AND THE NEW

I have so thoroughly enjoyed a recent period that encompassed a host of motoring experiences in three provinces. It started with the Stars of Sandstone near Ficksburg in the Free State, then went to the Southern Cape for the...

NEW COOPERATION BETWEEN IBIS AND AUTOMECHANIKA

The  IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) global conferencing platform and the international Automechanika trade fair brand are coordinating their schedules: the upcoming Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt will each feature an IBIS regional event.  Automechanika, the leading international trade...

ATLAS COPCO COMPRESSOR TECHNIQUES COMPRESSED AIR SOLUTIONS ARE SMART

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique has crafted its niche in the Southern African mining and industry sectors with innovative Smart Air Solutions that deliver accurate, quality air at point of use at the lowest possible cost to customers and end-users.  ”...

WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT MOTOR SHOW FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

History was made at the 2019 London Motor & Tech Show because, for the first time in the 121-year history of automotive shows, a group of female motoring writers had a stand. This has never ever happened before at...

PARKHILL PANELBEATERS INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Parkhill Panelbeaters, situated in Park Rynie, Scottburgh, on the KZN South Coast, is part of the very successful Halfway Toyota Group. In line with the company’s philosophy of ‘continuous improvement’, Basil Ogle and Marc Calliontzis, managers at Parkhill, had...

PERCEPTION CAPABILITIES ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

One of the fundamental aspects that will need to be addressed for the introduction of automated vehicles (AV) is the standardisation of safety assurance. That is, what are the requirements that an AV must satisfy and how to verify...