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Land Rover-certified collision repairers might get even more use out of their aluminum tools and training with the company’s announcements of two affordable-for-a-luxury-car models last fall...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:36 pm
The realization that vehicle diagnostics needed to be a regular part of collision repairs shook up the auto body and insurance world in 2016, and...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 24, 2017, 11:00 am
AkzoNobel management who’ve rejected two buyout offers from PPG are under siege from shareholders, financial media report. Reuters reported that Causeway Capital, which owns 6.8 percent...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 23, 2017, 6:16 pm
The Boyd and Gerber collision repair chains will spend a combined $4 million to $5 million this year on “specialized collision repair equipment” to keep...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Boyd/Gerber added 58 locations in 2016, its second-most since 2014 — but this time, it grew by picking up single-store and small regional MSOs, its...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 23, 2017, 11:00 am
There’s still time to get flights and hotel rooms for the April 19-20 Collision Industry Conference in Pittsburgh, and shops, insurers and other interests hitting...
Author: Repairer Driven News
Posted: March 22, 2017, 6:22 pm
AkzoNobel on Wednesday announced it said no to a nearly $24.2 billion buyout offer from PPG. “The proposal not only fails to reflect the current...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 22, 2017, 3:11 pm
Lightweighting experts on a panel of OEMs and suppliers suggested Thursday that the rise in advanced materials complicating collision repair life wouldn’t see a significant...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 21, 2017, 10:26 pm
Financial media on two continents are reporting a variety of behind-the-scenes moves by players connected to PPG and Akzo Nobel following PPG’s unsuccessful $22 billion-plus offer...
Author: John Huetter
Posted: March 21, 2017, 3:26 pm
Ford announced Friday it would this year launch technology to automatically brake vehicles for pedestrians in the dark. The upgraded Pedestrian Detection system will be available first...
Author: Repairer Driven News
Posted: March 21, 2017, 11:00 am