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Author: Eoin Cuttle

Mirka to exhibit at Automechanika and the Auto Trade EXPO

Mirka is set to exhibit at the both Automechanika Frankfurt, September 11-15, and the Auto Trade EXPO, Dublin, October 20-21. Mirka will showcase its Optmised Surface Preparation (OSP) system for automotive refinishing, a standardised step-by-step process combining high-tech abrasives with innovative power tools for increased speed, control and efficiency. OSP is also available as an

New workshops at Automechanika

Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25 year anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from September

Key appointment at Axalta

Axalta has appointed Yves Kerstens as Vice President and President of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He succeeds Matthias Schönberg. Klaus Gast joins the company as its Business Director for Powder Coatings business in Europe. Both appointments were effective as of 1 August 2018. Before joining Axalta, Kerstens worked at Bridgestone Corporation

Hella to restructure aftermarket business

The lighting and electronics specialist Hella is restructuring its aftermarket business. Hella will align its aftermarket activities even more consequently along its own original equipment competencies especially in the areas of lighting and electronics while closely linking them to the company’s great workshop equipment expertise. In this context, the successful repair solutions business will be