• Talking Shop

    - by Rob Mildenhall, Capricorn


    In the our previous edition of The Panel, we discussed shop grading, repairer networks and groups. In this edition, we recognise the wonderful achievements of some of our members and then focus on the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and have invited comment from a few industry stakeholders and suppliers on this ever-increasing use of technology in our current motor vehicles.

    Talking about these systems is one thing, ensuring they work is critically important and I’ve included articles on calibration of ADAS as well as the equipment needed for focussing LED and Digital Headlights.

    Holden Certified Repairer Network.

    Damian Cahill and his team continue their work of sourcing repairers for the Holden network and the flyer is attached with more information for those interested.

    We are thrilled to see 3 Capricorn members amongst the current list of certified repairers.

    Killen’s Smash Repairs in Armidale and Len Hollis Repair Facility in Mortlake, Sydney make up 2 of the NSW shops, with Cranbourne Body Works amongst the Victorian shops! Congratulations to Mike, Darren, Kevin and their respective teams on these certifications. Underpinning all the other requirements for these badges, is an ongoing commitment to training, and these members are part of the I-CAR Gold training program, which is not just a one-time achievement, but a commitment to continuous training of all staff across the business.

    Linked to this is the AMBRA grading program, providing the network and all repairers a solid framework against which the businesses are measured. Mike Killen added his thoughts on this grading program in our previous edition and he encourages our members to use the AMBRA program, if only, to benchmark themselves against the wider repairer base and their peers.

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    Fleurieu Crash Repairs

    Cranbourne Body Works

    Industry News

    Hino Australia

    Holden Certified Network

    Focus on Training

    I-Car: Virtual December

    Workshop Equipment and Resources




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