WHAT’S HOT

The latest in what’s happening in the South African market of collision repair is featured in What’s Hot. Keep up-to-date with new products, training developments, technical know-how and much more.

THATCHAM BEV BOMBSELL REPORT HITS HEADLINES

THATCHAM BEV BOMBSELL REPORT HITS HEADLINES

Much of the motor industry is yet to start to adapt to the challenges ahead and the implications remain unquantified on repair capacity, training and skills, the cost, and the lifetime sustainability of BEVs. Despite this, the motor insurance industry is already seeing BEV’s performing differently in the market.

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ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION – A CURE FOR THE SKILLS SHORTAGE

ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION – A CURE FOR THE SKILLS SHORTAGE

In an era marked by a widening gap in skills and talent within the collision repair industry, a challenge emerges in attracting the necessary workforce to cope with the escalating evolution of vehicle technology and a surge in collision claims. The skills shortage is expected to continue in the future.

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ENHANCING VEHICLE SAFETY WITH TECHNOLOGY

ENHANCING VEHICLE SAFETY WITH TECHNOLOGY

The testing and performance protocols used in the Euro NCAP are regularly updated to reflect technological advancements in vehicles to ensure they represent the latest and highest safety standards. Emphasis is placed on the responsiveness of active safety equipment such as RADAR and LiDAR technology for vulnerable road users.

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IBIS 2024 RHODES GREECE

IBIS 2024 RHODES GREECE

IBIS Global 2024 will be from 21-23 May in the captivating destination of Rhodes, Greece. Located at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort, IBIS Global Summit 2024 offers an immersive experience, serving as a hub for profound discussions, innovative approaches to industry challenges, and unparalleled networking opportunities. The theme is Transforming Tomorrow Together.

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A NEW TRANSPARENCY DRIVE FOR VEHICLE SALVAGE

A NEW TRANSPARENCY DRIVE FOR VEHICLE SALVAGE

Various stakeholders met to form a collaborative approach to the rampant increases being seen in vehicle salvage rates across South Africa. Once again it’s the customer who is left high and dry with these very low write-off rates implemented. It’s a short term view of business for all.

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ALL NEW COLORSYSTEM FOR BMW

ALL NEW COLORSYSTEM FOR BMW

The new BMW ColorSystem is a sustainable and simple system developed by Axalta. Curing times are incredible and will allow you to create far more throughput with very little baking needed – if any. Tweaking your mindset and processes is what will need to happen to reap the full benefits.

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN THE SA AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH MARKET

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN THE SA AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH MARKET

BASF Coatings Services, through its Glasurit brand, is actively promoting awareness of sustainability in the local industry. The focus is to steer the market towards utilising sustainable paint solutions. As part of this initiative, BASF Coatings Services has introduced the Glasurit Recognised Sustainable Partner programme.

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DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

CLASSIC CARS & RESTORATIONS

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology is extremely important.Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads, as well as bringing new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help, organisations are in place to train and we have other helpful information that may crop-up when fixing the cars of now, and those that are still to come.

DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.