The company has invested a further $10 billion in R&D and made a smattering of automotive hires.

Mark Wells in Queensland and Peter Christodoulou in NSW are both growing their business footprints.

We give you the rundown on the annual event, which turned 30 this year.

We give you a look at some of the shots and footage from our time at Summernats 2017.

The apprenticeship program take 2.8 years to complete, compared to the usual four.

The choice is reflective of current market trends within the industry.

Lauchlan McIntosh has retired after more than 20 years with the vehicle safety advocate.

Want to know how the US smash repair industry is travelling? Here’s an in depth report prepared by The Auto Body Repair Network (ABRN) for IBIS.

Brad Mewes grew up in the smash repair industry and worked for a family business and this has combined with his finance education so he has a real passion for helping shop owners create real value in their business.

Sarah-Beth Cleaves is moving away from the coaching industry to helping businesses use R&D grants but has written her swansong article on surviving with family colleagues.

Lawyer Katherine Hawes explains some do’s and don’ts to avoid anding your business in hot water.

Brett Meads, VASA vice president, had to rescue a Peugeot owner's car because no one local had trained to understand the new R1234yf refrigerant procedures.

We glean tips and tricks for Facebook success from an industry guru and smash repair businesses using the platform to boost business.

Nestled seven metres below sea level at Lelystad in The Netherlands is the compact but growing Valspar headquarters. Sam Street reports.

The company plans to increase R&D investment by 50 percent in 2017.