A Move for MVIS: Australia solidifies the right to repair for independent shops nationwide

Canberra, Australia — While the Canadian auto industry spent a much-needed long weekend with family and friends for Canada Day, our Australian counterparts officially launched the Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS), which requires OEMs to provide complete service and repair information to repairers. “The law is a game-changer for thousands of independent workshops across the […]

Aussie ELVs: Australia announces plan to recycle 700,000 end-of-life motor vehicles per year

Canberra, Australia — The Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) are working on a comprehensive business plan to deliver a road map for an end-of-life vehicle recycling scheme under the National Product Stewardship Program. In late March, Sussan Ley, Australia’s federal environmental minister, and Trevor Evans, assistant […]

G’Day, John: Symach appoints John Boukouras general manager of Australia operations

Victoria, Australia — Symach, the bodyshop equipment producer is pleased to announce John Boukouras has been appointed as General Manager in Australia, overseeing and supporting SYMACH activities in the Continent. Boukouras will replace current GM Mark Cunningham, to whom the Company is grateful for his intensive activities in promoting the brand throughout the Continent. Boukouras […]

Deal Made Down Under: Australia passes Right to Repair bill

Canberra, Australia — A new law has passed in Australia making it illegal for car companies to withhold information from independent mechanics that would prevent them from fixing a vehicle. Similar to Canada’s My Car. My Data. My Choice. the campaign, the Right to Repair campaign that had been advocated by the Australian Automotive Aftermarket […]

It might soon pay to own a Hyundai

Australian Hyundai owners will soon be able to rent out their vehicles

By CRM Staff    Toronto, Ontario – July 6, 2018 — Australian Hyundai owners will soon have the option to rent out their vehicles.     The automaker has joined forces with Car Next Door, a car sharing company that allows vetted users to rent from a selection of nearby vehicles. Hyundai is currently in the […]

Terry Feehan named Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia

Terry Feehan has been named Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia.

Montreal, Quebec — September 26, 2016 — Fix Auto World has named Terry Feehan to the position of Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia. Feehan was previously the General Manager of SAPE Group, an Australian paint, body and equipment distributor. Feehan is responsible of overseeing Fix Auto’s Australian operations, growing the organization’s team, supporting […]

Fix Auto announces first Australian members

Fix Auto has identified the core shops that will found the network in Australia.

By Mike Davey Sydney, Australia — August 3, 2016 — Fix Auto has announced it has identified the collision repair facilities that will form the founding membership of Fix Auto Australia. Collision Repair magazine reported on the series of repairer clinics Fix Auto planned to hold in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in November […]

Fix Auto heading down under

Fix Auto will host a series of invitation-only Repairer Clinics in a number of Australian cities. The clinics are set for early 2016.

By Jeff Sanford Montreal, Quebec — November 18, 2015 — Is Fix Auto preparing to launch a corporate invasion of the land down under? Sure looks like it, mate. A recent report in Australasian Paint & Panel suggests that Fix Auto has set up a series of invite-only information sessions around Australia. President of Fix […]