AMA Group’s H Harvey Prestige has been awarded I-CAR Gold Class Collision status. In a joint announcement, I-CAR and AMA said that H Harvey Prestige is widely recognised and respected as one of the leading collision repair businesses within Australia.
“Their commitment to quality is exemplary, and the achievement of gaining the I-CAR Gold Class designation further enhances that reputation as the business continues to improve the knowledge and skills of their valued staff members.
“I-CAR’s comprehensive range of training is uniquely created by the industry, for the industry. H Harvey Prestige have taken full advantage of the opportunity to blend OEM and refinish training with the technology training available from I-CAR, to ensure their training programme has met the full requirements of the business.”
Scott Donnelly, Technical Training, Prestige & OEM Manager at AMA Group, said that with the introduction of ADAS, EV and new substrates to modern vehicles, it is critical that all AMA Group estimators, technicians and managers are fully familiar with the latest technology.
Centre Manager of H Harvey Prestige, Glenn Harvey, praised the programme. “The endorsement of I-CAR training from our OEM partners has been very beneficial,” he said. “Training with I-CAR’s Industry Training Alliance partners such as BASF, Glasurit, Car-O-Liner, Porsche and Tesla helped us gain the training recognition required for the Gold Class programme.
“The Porsche Steel Advanced and Multi-Material Expert programmes allowed staff members with a range of skill sets the opportunity to expand and grow their knowledge. Through the completion of such programmes, we began to see some of our techs achieving their own personal I-CAR Platinum Individual status. The feedback from my staff has been nothing but positive.
“It has definitely been a team effort and has noticeably boosted morale within the workplace.”
Harvey said he would recommend the Road to Gold programme to other colleagues because of its diverse range of training and relevance to the industry. “There is a great range of learning opportunities – from basic online courses to advanced face-to-face options. Delivery methods are great. I-CAR understand the cost to the business of having techs off-site, so it is great to have access to online / virtual training options that work towards the accreditation,” he added.