Australian Collision Industry Alliance Numbers Rise Following CRE

Volunteer industry representatives took to the Australian Collision Industry Alliance (ACIA) stand at the 2024 Collision Repair Expo to speak to visitors about how the industry can work together to tackle the skills shortage in Australia, encouraging them to join the not-for-profit group.

The ACIA also welcomed new industry partners and members to its growing ranks, with interest also expressed in joining the action groups that form the direction of the alliance and influence strategy.

“The continued support from body shops and key industry stakeholders drives all of ACIA’s activities and strategic goals to ensure the sustainable future of our very diverse and at times challenging industry,” said Rob Bartlett, a member of the ACIA board.

The ACIA’s annual general meeting was held with members during the expo, where the board presented its strategic goals for 2024 to 2025, outlining the alliance’s immediate path forward.

As part of the plan, the ACIA will promote the diverse range of employment opportunities in the collision repair industry at Meguiars Motorex, to be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 4 to 5 May 2024.

Additionally, newly elected board members Andrea McCarthy (McCarthy Panels), James Black (Sheen Group), Mike Wilkinson (Peter Wilkinson & Co) and Sarah Moynihan (Fortress Collision Repair Group) were introduced at the board meeting.

“We welcome our new board members and value their diverse experience and ideas to ensure the growth of our network and continued efforts to contribute towards achieving success for our members,” said Bartlett.

For more information, to join a working group or become a member of the ACIA, email [email protected].