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A day in the life of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Paint Shop

Spies Hecker, paint suppliers to the World Championship winning Silver Arrows race cars, was given unprecedented access to the team’s Paint Shop in the run up to the last race of the 2017 season. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport may have clinched the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship, and Lewis Hamilton the 2017 FIA Formula

Axalta unveils modern and tech-savvy StarLite

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) today announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year. StarLite is a modern, technology-savvy, premium colour for vehicles of today and tomorrow. Borne from Axalta’s ChromaDyne™ line of colour coats developed for automotive OEMs, StarLite is a light and reflective hue that uses Axalta’s tri-coat process

KYB app hits millennial milestone

The new KYB Suspension Solutions mobile App which was released late November has already hit over one thousand downloads. Technicians in 28 European countries are now using the App and the feedback ratings are already averaging over 4.5 (out of 5), which is an excellent score for such a new release. The statistics show that

Laser Tools unveils new glow plug tool

You’ve got a faulty glow plug. Should be easy to replace, it just screws out doesn’t it? But you’ll be lucky to even see it, never mind actually get access to remove it. It can be a real problem, as the glow plugs are invariably hidden away in the hidden recesses of the cylinder head

Hella Hengst adds to cabin filter range

Hella, a leading original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier to the global automotive industry, has recently added antibacterial carbon activated cabin filters to its Hella Hengst range of OE quality filters. The 38 new-to-range (NTR) references are available for a variety of vehicles, including Ford Focus C-Max, Mercedes Benz A and C class, and

Coachfinish joins NIBS Group

Belfast-based Coachfinish has joined NIBS Group to offer specialist distribution services throughout Northern Ireland. Coachfinish is in business for over 56 years, supplying all products necessary for the vehicle, commercial, industrial and wood refinish markets. For over 20 years, NIBS Group has been delivering services & support to the automotive industry in England, Scotland and