Tag Archives: bodyshop

The hidden costs of car safety

Innovative Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) fitted into the latest vehicles are important safety aids, but they are adding significantly to the cost of car repair bills, according to industry expert, What Car?. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the average cost of a car repair bill has risen by 32% over the past three years to an […]

Sytner Tamworth ready bodyshop

Sytner BMW and MINI will open the doors to its new dual-branded Stage One bodyshop in Tamworth next month (November 2015), complete with a pristine, state-of-the-art workshop designed and equipped by Spraybooth Technology Limited (STL). Central to the bodyshop are three latest-generation spraybooths designed, manufactured and installed by STL to fulfil Sytner Tamworth’s specific work requirements, namely the efficient, high-quality […]

Vandals damage £1million worth of cars

CCTV Footage has emerged of two hooded vandals causing damage to vehicles that have a value of over £1 million at a bodyshop in Kent. The vandalism took place at Automotive Repair Systems, a SMART repair centre in Orpington, Kent. Security footage shows the culprits keying three of the cars, however the vandals went on to damage 20 cars in […]

bodyshop Event and Awards 2015

The Roaring ‘20s is the theme for 2015, giving delegates a chance to suit up and enjoy the company of their peers in an atmosphere of refined class and uncontainable enjoyment. The daytime Event, featuring interactive stands from exhibitors covering all aspects of the market, will once again be free for bodyshops, insurance companies, vehicle manufacturers and work providers who […]

Blaze rips through Central Sports Cars

A number of luxury supercars worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been destroyed after a fire tore through a car bodyshop. Eight fire crews tackled the severe blaze which took hold of Central Sports Cars in Stourbridge, West Mids, at around 4.30pm on Thursday. More than 30 firefighters had to withdraw from the building and tackle the fire from […]

Skill Auto finalists announced

IMI Skill Auto competitors are heading to Birmingham NEC on the 19-21 November for the final of the competition. Eighteen finalists will compete for gold at the UK Skills Show in Auto Refinishing, Auto Tech or Auto Body. Around 100,000 people are expected to visit the UK’s largest careers event, which provides a world-class platform for the nation’s talented individuals to […]

Arsonists cause £500k damage to bodyshop

Arsonists have caused an estimated half a million pounds worth of damage, after setting light to cars at a bodyshop in Heywood. Firefighters were called to the scene at the insurance repair centre in Heywood Distribution Park at around midnight, after an internal system from a BMW car alerted staff that it was on fire. Around 20 privately owned cars, which […]

AW Repair Group pass Volkswagen Audit

AW Repair Group is pleased to announce they are still among the elite 33 bodyshops across the country to hold Volkswagen full structural aluminium approval. The group’s prestige repair centre in Sleaford, Lincolnshire has passed their full Volkswagen audit with no minors. The audit took just over 3 hours, and was the quickest audit ever undertaken at the site with […]

Developing talent for tomorrow – Training

There is currently a big focus within the bodyshop sector on the training of apprentices and upskilling existing personnel. Here, bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett takes a closer look at the training that currently exists and what is being done to overcome an emerging skills gap within the sector. Two-time winner of bodyshop’s education award, Riverpark Training and Development is a training […]

Home and dry – Drying feature

Whether it be paint, processes or products, curing and drying is crucial to the speed of turnaround. bodyshop’s Padraig Mallett talks drying systems with the experts to find out more. The bottleneck within a traditional bodyshop has typically been the spraybooth. With the rapid turnaround of vehicles constantly under scrutiny, the ‘paint’ element, and in particular drying, has come under […]

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