Indasa and Thatcham Research announce supply partnership

Indasa Abrasives has announced it is supporting Thatcham Research by supplying its Automotive Academy with premium surface preparation materials and sanding systems.

This strategic collaboration aims to maximise individual skills and strengthen the future development of the crash repair industry in the UK. The alliance not only represents an ongoing investment to the UK aftermarket industry but also the commitment to the delivery of expertise and instruction.

Simon Bracey, key account manager, Indasa, said: “Creating opportunities for the next generation to enter the industry is critical and the work being carried out by Thatcham Research cannot be overstated.”

Dean Lander, head of repair sectors services, Thatcham Research, said: “With rapid evolution in vehicle technology it is becoming critical to understand how traditional repair techniques can be sustained, while ensuring these do not compromise vehicle safety systems. Our focus at the Automotive Academy is to ensure our customers’ success through our insight. With the support of Indasa, we can ensure that insight supports future technical competency requirements long into the future.”

Thatcham Research is a not-for-profit insurer-funded research centre that has been at the forefront of vehicle safety, security, and repair for over 50 years.