I-CAR Awards Gold Class To Graham Bodyworks

I-CAR has announced that Graham Bodyworks in Greensborough, Victoria, has achieved I-CAR Gold Class status.

“I am very proud of our second Graham Bodyworks site achieving Gold Class accreditation, and the commitment of our staff in embracing training,” said Glenn Chesser, Managing Director of Graham Bodyworks. “The ongoing training will be invaluable to enable our team to stay up to date with the latest motor vehicle technology. We thank I-CAR Australia for their ongoing support and look forward to working with their team in the future to ensure we remain at the highest level in the collision repair sector.”

“This is a fantastic achievement by Graham Bodyworks,” said Gary Wood, Gold Class Coordinator at I-CAR Australia. “Having both their Eltham and Greensborough sites achieve I-CAR Gold Class in less than two years, is a demonstration of their commitment to developing their staff members knowledge and skills.

“Graham Bodyworks have blended their I-CAR training with training available from our ITA partners, Car-O-Liner and AkzoNobel. This has enabled them to complete a comprehensive training plan that has benefitted all individuals in the business within their specific roles. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

I-CAR Awards Gold Class To Gold Coast Collision Centre

I-CAR Australia has announced that Gold Coast Collision Centre in Queensland has been awarded I-CAR Gold Class status.

“It is a credit to Gold Coast Collision Centre that they have completed the training required to achieve the I-CAR Gold Class accreditation in such a short period of time,” said Gary Wood, Gold Class Coordinator. “Participating in virtual classroom training, I-CAR steel welding certification and ITA training with their refinish company has displayed their commitment to training, ensuring that all staff members are equipped with the most up to date knowledge required to safely repair today’s vehicles.”

“We are immensely proud to have reached Gold Class status,” said Daniel Leishman, Gold Coast Collision Centre owner. “Our staff have embraced a learning culture with an enthusiasm towards future training. By developing a strong relationship with I-CAR and other industry training alliances, we are ensuring we are up to date with the latest in technological advancements and safety developments to ensure a complete and safe repair for each and every vehicle.

“All roles throughout the business have greatly benefited from the range of training made available by I-CAR from accurate estimating [to] structural training, including welding certification, and refinish. The ability to train online and through other training alliances such as PPG, Car-O-Liner and 3M [has] assisted us to reach our goal of Gold Class Accreditation. We look forward to a continued partnership with I-CAR.”

Car-O-Liner Introduces CTR9 Auto Spot Welder

Car-O-Liner has released its new CTR9, a fully automatic welder that comes with a new, “revolutionised” light-weight transformer gun.

With its 355-degree swivel handle and ergo-grip, Car-O-Liner says it enables perfect working positions for anyone, for any job. The gun is supported by a telescopic arm made with durable and lightweight extruded aluminium that can be easily adjusted both vertically and horizontally. A compact power unit with a low centre of gravity gives mobility and stability, and a 16,000-amp transformer and CANBUS communication ensure a perfect weld every time, according to the company.

Other features include the automatic establishment of required settings to ensure the proper weld nugget, along with an advanced quality control system that monitors and adjusts the welder to guarantee the total energy input.

The CTR9 is easily upgradable via its USB port, while its storage tray allows all tools and accessories to be kept close at hand. The WeldLogger functionality also enables the ability to create work orders and document them in log files that can be printed if required.

The CTR9 is now available from your local Car-O-Liner distributor.

Car-O-Liner Distributor Opens New Training Centre In KSA

Together with its new partner, Al Rajhi Takaful Insurance (ART), the largest motor vehicle insurance company in the Middle East, the AKA group team opened their new Training Academy on February 24th, 2018.

More than 60 guests attended the opening ceremony, including a large group of ART management and representatives.

Matthias Mueller, General Manager of AKA group operations, welcomed guests and outlined a brief summary of the strategies of both companies, in terms of training. The training centre has one section for training in body repair technique. It is fully equipped with a Car-O-Liner BenchRack 6300 and the Car-O-Tronic Vision2 X3 measuring system. For diagnosis and light repair there is the Speed alignment platform with and the PointX diagnostic measuring instrument.

The centre also includes a section for paint and preparation training, equipped with spray booths, preparation lifts and dry sanding systems. Two lecture rooms will be used for theoretical training classes. The opening day for the public and all customers will be on March 12th, 2018.