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Automotive speaker line-up confirmed for future:gas 2023

From top left: Ian Stangroome, Eric Yang, Greg Picker, Mark Rowe, Brett Meads, John McCormack, Mitch Williamson and Kylie Farrelley

Eight of the HVAC industry’s top experts – three of whom are VASA directors – will deliver this year’s future:gas refrigerant seminar series, which for the automotive sector kicks off in late July aimed at businesses and technicians in the automotive air-conditioning business. The impressive speaker line-up comprises Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Kylie Farrelley, Continue reading Automotive speaker line-up confirmed for future:gas 2023

Michael Bennet AM

Australian Refrigeration Council chair and former Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager Michael Bennett received a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2023 Australia Day Honours, adding to his long list of accolades. Michael’s honour was in recognition of his “significant service to the refrigeration industry, and to the environment”. In addition to being Continue reading Michael Bennet AM

Refrigerant specialist A-Gas will soon launch an end-of-life refrigerant destruction facility serving Australia and New Zealand, based on the latest version of its proprietary PyroPlas technology that uses an argon plasma arc to destroy fluorocarbons and other waste products with a claimed minimum efficiency of 99.9999 per cent. The new-generation PyroPlas units that will be Continue reading A-Gas to enter refrigerant destruction business in Australia and New Zealand

CharIN (Charging Interface Initiative e. V.) has teamed up with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), to create a new task force that will deal with the technological difficulties related to the compatibility of charging systems for zero-emission mining trucks, and help expedite their roll-out. The electrification of mining vehicles is seen as Continue reading New mining task force launched to push electrification

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association is claiming that next month’s Autocare convention in Brisbane will assemble the “largest collection of leading experts ever assembled in Australia” to provide training and education on topics that matter to automotive repairers.   A number of sessions will cover the hot subject of electrified vehicles, including one entitled ‘HEV/BEV Safety, Continue reading Training on EV Service and Repair Fundamentals at Autocare Brisbane

With an estimated skills shortage of 30,000 automotive technicians in Australia, this year’s Autocare training and networking event will reveal new techniques to recruit and retain skilled employees. A dedicated Autocare workshop session titled ‘The Race to Find and Keep Top Talent in Your Workshop’ promises to use real world, workable solutions, combined with the Continue reading Autocare Brisbane to present new ideas for finding and keeping technicians

Australian refrigerated truck assembler Eurocold has launched a spinoff company ’Revora’, which officially launched Australia’s first all-electric refrigerated truck at the Fully Charged Live show in Sydney on March 11 and will display it again at the Brisbane Truck Show from May 18-21, located on stand 358. Revora founder and managing director Avraam Solomon described Continue reading Revora to display Australia’s first refrigerated EV at Brisbane Truck Show

VASA member CoolDrive Auto Parts has received a Deloitte Best Managed Companies award for 2022, along with eight other Australian companies that have also been recognised for organisational success and achievement. A notable accomplishment The programme, first introduced in Canada in 1993, uses Deloitte global insights and global best practises, developed over more than 30 Continue reading CoolDrive ranked among Australia’s best privately managed companies by Deloitte

Women in automotive sector

Leadership development scholarships of $1000-$5000 are available for women working in the automotive industry through Women & Leadership Australia. The funding will support participation in one of four courses designed for women in non-leadership roles through to senior leaders, designed to encourage more women to enhance their impact at work and beyond, and to support Continue reading Scholarships for women in auto sector

A sharp increase in sales of electric vehicles has uncovered a foggy phenomenon during the Northern Hemisphere winter that caused enough ‘no smoke without fire’ concern to result in reports of fires to emergency services. However, the clouds emitted by Teslas while rapid charging have been identified as condensation from the thermal management system rather Continue reading Tesla fog mystery solved

Sydney-based electric and hydrogen truck and bus importer Foton Mobility Distribution will partner with TAFE NSW, TAFE Queensland, South West TAFE (Victoria), Federation University, Deakin University (Victoria) TAS TAFE, TAFE SA, South Metropolitan TAFE WA, MTA NSW and MTAQ to develop training programs and accreditations to meet changing transport industry needs during the transport to Continue reading EV, hydrogen truck & bus training move