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HCV MAKING STRIDES IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INDUSTRY

The South African commercial vehicle industry is firing on all cylinders. While most economic indicators are down currently, increase in demand for transport and logistics services is clear in the significant growth posted year-on-year in the medium and heavy-duty...

AXALTA’S 67TH GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR REPORT

Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) ) released its 67th annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report, which reveals the top three automotive colours as: white (38%), black (19%), and grey (13%). White has been the top automotive colour worldwide since 2011. This year,...

VW FINANCE CHIEF OUTLINES ROAD MAP FOR $222 BILLION

VW is pushing hard to lift its stock price so the company can keep pace with rivals and strengthen its hand in negotiations with future partners. The Volkswagen Group’s cornerstone electric vehicle ID3, want to push up production and...

GLOBAL FOCUS REPORT IBIS 2019 THE USA BODY SHOP SURVEY

Collision repair industry volume in the US has grown substantially over the past several years as the economy has improved. With high employment, several years of strong new vehicle sales, record levels of vehicle miles travelled in the US,...

THE AGES OF MAN

It is amazing how one’s fanaticism can change with age. I was an absolute rally fanatic for decades from the 1960’s, but interest in this branch of motorsport has tapered off over the past few years, particularly here in...

ADAS CALIBRATION IS AN UNTAPPED MARKET

The demand for ADAS calibration services will continue to rise for a decade, with the ADAS calibration equipment market due to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 12% in that time. Driving this growth is the...

AGORIA SOLAR TEAM WINS WITH CROMAX SUPPORT

The Agoria Solar Team from the University of Leuven, Belgium, has become the World Champions by claiming its first-ever title in the Challenger Class of the biennial Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The dramatic race, which saw several teams fall...

BODY SHOP MYTHS IT’S TIME FOR THE TRUTH

There are many things about coatings that can be described as “fake news”. Let us take a look three myths that need to be dispelled. Myth No 1 You can mix different brands of paint together, they’re all the same really. We’ve...

COMMON PAINT MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID OR FIX THEM

Some people have no qualms about tearing into an engine. Others can practically rebuild a transmission in their sleep. Yet, many of these same people are intimidated by doing their own paint job. Maybe it’s the thought of doing...

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO NETWORK

Why do the most successful people attend industry events and how can networking help you achieve your own personal success. Make new contacts Networking is about building connections. Doubtlessly you’ve heard the truism “it’s not what you know but who you...