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Thatcham seminars to address issues for repairers


1 May 2007

Vehicle manufacturers have to answer many questions when they launch a new vehicle design; it must be attractive to the motorist, whilst addressing environmental issues, safety standards and the consumer’s requirements. These requirements have led to the use of a mix of construction techniques and materials, which in turn demand specific repair methods and specialised equipment and skills. With vehicle design becoming ever more complex, model specific repair methods are seen as vital if cars are to be repaired back to pre-accident condition. The design of many new vehicles and their repair methods are influenced by the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, or Thatcham, as it is widely known. Established in 1969, Thatcham works closely with vehicle manufacturers and their research helps produce designs which limit damage, whilst improving the ease of repair following an accident. Thatcham provides a unique range of products and services to the insurance and motor repair industries and a representative will soon be visiting Auckland to present two seminars as part of the

Repair Certifiers Association Conference on June 29th and 30th. The seminars will look into recent technology trends, specific examples of design changes and the reasons behind them, the repair processes and issues for repairers. The two Seminars, to be held at Manukau Institute of Technology, are open to all panel-beaters on a ‘first in’ basis at a cost of $200 + GST for one or $300 + GST for both seminars. Registration information will be available at www.vsf.org.nz from early May.

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