Total Takata airbag recall now possible

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — The Takata airbag saga seems to be inflating to a new level of complexity and concern. Last month Federal safety regulators in the US confirmed that a South Carolina man died in December as a result of an explosion in a Takata airbag that wasn’t […]

Women’s Industry Network extends scholarship application deadline

WIN logo

Leesburg, Virginia — February 17, 2016 — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has issued an extension for the 2016 Scholarship Program application period. Students interested in applying for scholarships may now submit an application through February 29, 2016. This year, the program will include: – The College Student Tuition and Conference Scholarship Award: Presented to […]

Honda Canada releases technical bulletin for 2016 HR-V crossover

Diagram from Honda Canada showing various grades of high-strength steels used in the 2016 HR-V.

Toronto, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — Honda Canada has released new body repair information for its 2016 HR-V crossover. The new 2016 HR-V makes extensive use of high and ultra-high-strength steel, including 27 percent in grades 780, 980, and 1,500 MPa. In addition, the vehicle uses 4-plate spot welding (13 per side) in the […]

BASF appoints Denise Kingstrom as North American Distribution Director

Denise Kingstrom.

Florham Park, New Jersey — February 17, 2016 — Paul Whittleston, Vice President BASF Automotive Refinish North America, recently announced the appointment of Denise Kingstrom has been appointed North America Distribution Director for BASF Automotive Refinish. The appointment was announced by Vice President Paul Whittleston. “In line with our strategy to grow market share, Denise […]

Snow highlights the sunny side of autonomous vehicles

Neale Phillips is Thatcham’s Strategy and Development Director. He recently outlined why autonomous vehicles may mean more work for repairers at IBIS Middle East.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — February 17, 2016 — The advent of autonomous vehicles may have an upside for the collision repair industry according to Neale Phillips, Thatcham’s Strategy and Development Director. Thatcham is an automotive insurer research organization headquartered in the United Kingdom. Phillips delivered his remarks during the third IBIS Middle East, […]

IBIS Preview: Bradley Mewes on widespread automotive consolidation

Bradley Mewes will speak at IBIS 2016 on the consolidation trends in the collision repair, jobber and wider auto industry.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 16, 2016 — Collision repair experts from around the globe are set to descend on Barcelona, Spain this spring for IBIS 2016. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian Media Partner for the annual symposium that gathers together the key influencers and thought leaders in collision repair. Brad […]