Category Archives: Magazine

Tomorrow’s world – ITAS

ITAS, specialists in bodyshop training, software and auditing, has opened the doors of its new Training Academy in Milton Keynes. Set across two floors, the 33,000sqft training centre has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of tomorrow’s automotive technicians. bodyshop magazine went along to find out more. ITAS, part of DAC Holdings, is a trusted training […]

Flying solo – Autofix 2000

bodyshop magazines Padraig Mallett visited Autofix 2000 Ltd, in Bourne, Lincolnshire, to discuss the industry, historic race cars and the movie Rush. Autofix 2000 is run by managing directors, Mark and Angela Davis, who took over the business almost 16 years ago. Mark has been in the bodyshop industry for 35 years, having worked for the previous owner before he […]

Impact imminent

Impact 2015 – the industry’s inaugural, and only independent management and leadership scholarship programme – is in its final stages of completion with submission of final assignments and portfolios underway. Here, we take a look at what the Impact 2015 journey has entailed and what the future now holds for the pioneering 10 scholars. Impact 2015 – the industry’s inaugural, […]

A roaring occasion – BE2015

Returning to the Celtic Manor Resort for the second consecutive year, the bodyshop Event & Awards 2015 (BE2015) proved, yet again, to be a priceless feature on the annual accident repair industry’s calendar. A thought provoking seminar programme provided much food for thought for attendees of BE2015 with changes to mobility, industry consolidation and merging trade associations coming under the […]

Prompting partnerships

Technology is influencing the world in which each and every business operates. And the adoption of ever intelligent systems and procedures would seem a crucial element to the automotive accident repair supply chain. Here, we take a look at the ever evolving distributor/repairer relationship to unearth how technology is being deployed and if it really is the decisive factor for […]

The face of welding

With a variety of different joining methods included on modern vehicles we take the time to talk to various industry experts to understand a little more about each, along with the benefits and challenges they offer. Over the past 10 years the car industry has seen a shift in focus, with manufacturers becoming more environmentally aware. Government legislation and pressure […]

Wheel of fortune

Sometimes the best ideas stem from informal conversations, quite often involving a pint in the local public house. Fortunately, on very rare occasions, those ideas fester, develop and evolve and somewhere down the line become a reality. Mark Hadaway visited Parkway Prestige, Manchester to witness the outcome of one such moment… Parkway Prestige Accident Repair Centre was founded in 1993, […]

Developing abrasives

We enter the science lab as we take a look at the fine detail of what goes into developing a good bodyshop abrasive product and ask what the future holds. Just like all other sectors of the repair and refinish industry, the abrasives market is no different in the sense it has had to adapt its products to changes occurring […]

On the move – Motorcare Group profile

bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett travelled to Tunbridge Wells in Kent to catch-up with prestige car repairer Motorcare Group. It’s been 18 months since bodyshop magazine last visited Motorcare and a lot has changed in that time for the luxury car repairer. In January 2015, the company bought and relocated to a new premises, the freehold facility now sits proudly on a […]

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