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Local Heros

 First impressions count and, according to HSV Chief Designer, Julian Quincey, colour is right at the top of the list when it comes to highlighting a new automotive creation. Working out of the company’s own purpose-built design studio, within its Clayton headquarters, his small, specialised team is responsible for conceiving the bold and muscular exterior styling which has become an HSV trademark across the range. Just as it is with every crease and curve of the vehicle, careful consideration is given to colour choice, says Julian.

Knowledge transfer

It’s great to see when customers pick up on ‘lean’ ideas, run with them and make real improvements to their own business. In 2015, the MVP Roundtable Group visited mattress and bed manufacturer, Sealy, and learning from that, Raxworthy European has implemented a number of ideas into their own business. The results have been so impressive for the Christchurch repairer, we actually took the MVP Roundtable Group along to see them!

Gender Diversity Announcement
PPG is committed to recognising and promoting the value of women in today's global workforce

The Toyota Way to continuous improvement

Toyota’s Thames Vehicle Operations (TVO) facility is one of my favourite places to visit. It’s where the company refurbishes vehicles for its ‘Signature Class’ program. The staff are enthusiastic and very generous with their time but, more importantly, it’s a great place see ‘lean’ methodologies and ‘5S’ in action. They call it the Toyota Production System or the Toyota Way but it’s basically the same thing. At the moment, our Advanced Lean Management 2015 group is focusing on 5S and keeping a visual workplace so they were very excited by the visit.

MVP – your business development and support program
For well over a decade, PPG’s MVP Program has been supporting collision repairers across New Zealand with a wide variety of solutions aimed at enhancing business performance. Whether it’s financial planning, process improvement, ‘lean’ strategies, benchmarking, management classes or any of the other valuable options, it’s all available to PPG customers as part of their support package

Tough new STARTLINE® sander is an easy choice
The all new Startline Pneumatic Sander is tough to beat 

Low-VOC roadshow goes into overdrive
LV goes on the road!

PPG delivers for Australia Post

STARTLINE® is the safe bet
Good quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is an absolute must in the modern workshop and the Startline safety gear range offers a no compromise solution. 

Electric Dream Becomes Reality
MIRKA releases first ever electric sanding machine with a brushless motor and no external power supply.

PPG ‘Team’ Recognised with Kenworth Award
While teamwork is crucial to success in the sports areana, it's just as vital in the business sector, according to PPG.  This was highlighted recently when PPG was recognised with the Kenworth Catergory A '2014 Supplier of the Year' award.

Unique attractions help draw big car show crowds
The popularity of the automotive art-form is thriving with two recent events recording impressive attendance figures. And with colour such an important factor, PPG was right amongst the feature attractions.

PPG puts productivity into overdrive with new low-VOC solution
Making the shift to a low-VOC refinish system has become a high priority for many collision repair centres and PPG has the market-leading solution. 

PPG launches $10 million Colorful Communities charitable giving initiative

PPG Industries today announced plans to expand its investments in global communities where the company operates with the launch of a $10 million initiative called “Colorful Communities.”