Category Archives: Magazine

A quick fix – SMART repair

As the segmentation of the repair and refinish market continues, bodyshop magazine turns its attentions to the small to medium area repair technique (SMART) sector and explores how this element is evolving to suit the industry’s needs. The bodyshop market has evolved over the years creating various clear ‘sectors’ under the repair industry banner, for example; small to medium area […]

Higher state of consciousness

Here, Floyd Carlson, author of Conscious Leadership In Action takes us on the journey of being a conscious leader in, what he classes as, a new domain of leadership. The conference room was full with the heads of the organisation, waiting for the senior leader to come in and provide an update to the team prior to heading out to […]

True craft

Autocraft Telford last graced the pages of bodyshop magazine in May 2014. The business subsequently went on to win bodyshop’s Large Bodyshop of the Year Award for 2014 and is back to defend the crown in 2015. bodyshop caught up with bodyshop manager at Autocraft Telford, and finalist in the Bodyshop Manager of the Year Award category for 2015, Phil […]

Great Skills – World Skills 2015 round-up

With Team UK going for Gold with 41 competitors taking part in WorldSkills 2015, bodyshop magazine rounds-up the event for those closest to home – Ryan Jones (Autobody Repair) and Rebecca Wilson (Car Painting). The WorldSkills competition is to collision repair what the Olympics is to sport – it is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence competition in the […]

Consolidating times

The accident repair industry is undergoing a swathe of change both specifically within the UK, and on a global basis. At the very heart of this evolution is consolidation amongst all parties, none more so than accident repairers themselves. Here, we have a further look at the reshaping environment in which the industry operates. It was Rex Green, previously of […]

Seeing the light

Dentistry, superstars and tea service – certainly not three things you would associate with the accident repair industry but, then again, Halo is not your average repair facility. Having been the talk of the industry for some months, it was high time bodyshop magazine revisited the business to find out more. Mark Hadaway reports. It was back in 2013 that […]

Painting a picture

The refinish sector is a highly competitive environment for paint brands and one which is constantly evolving. Here, bodyshop magazine explores the dynamics of the market and finds out how the paint companies strive for that competitive edge. The UK accident repair sector is very much based on an ‘approvals’, the work provider eg claims management companies, fleet managers, insurance […]

Tools of the trade

The car manufacturing industry is one that is constantly updating technologies in new and future vehicles, which directly affects the repair and refinish industry and the tools needed. Here, bodyshop magazine examines the current and future trends in relation to the tools of the trade. One manufacturer currently innovating when it comes to tools of the trade is Bosch, it […]

Technology takeover

We examine the important technological advancements the industry needs to manage now and into the future. One area where technology is advancing within the bodyshop industry is in the development of a universal tool for the calibration of sensors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The number of ADAS that process information from cameras and radar systems is growing rapidly. […]

The future of refinishing

Productivity and energy efficiency are important drivers for bodyshops looking to increase throughput and reduce running costs. Dr. Michael McInnes Ph.d., technical manager of Low Bake Systems, for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland, believes that these will still be high on the list of priorities for the bodyshops of the future. Michael explains, ‘From the refinish point […]

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