Australian Motor Body
Repairers Association (AMBRA)
A National Industry Sector Committee of the Motor Trades Association of Australia
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Richard Dudley, CEO of Motor Trades Association of Australia, and his team arranged a high level Australian Automotive National Summit on 19 and 20 August in Canberra called the Future of the Australian Car Industry.

This landmark Summit’s keynote speakers included two cabinet members, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Industry and Science Minister, Ian Macfarlane. Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry Senator Kim Carr and three cross benchers Senator Nick Xenophon, Senator Ricky Muir and Senator John Madigan also participated with keynote speeches or on panels. Other politicians also attended.

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wayne-phipps

"There is a bigger picture do you want to be part of it?" said WA Car Craft Chairman Wayne Phipps.

With the merger with the MCRS repairers in South Australia, the group now has 80 shops across three states and next week sets off on a roadshow to offer an alternative to going it alone in an increasingly tough market.

Phipps might be a tad biased when he says: "Car Craft going national is the greatest thing to happen to independent repairers in Australia." He makes the point that 'small trees in big forests are hard to find' and that Car Craft can offer the marketplace 'a real and viable alternative to the consolidators."

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jeff-williams

Jeff Williams of Specific Prestige in Adelaide is the new AMBRA chairman and has this message for the industry.

“Firstly may I say it is an honour and a privilege to be elected the Chairman of the Australian Motor Body Repairers Association and I would also personally like to thank Wayne Phipps for his outstanding leadership over the last four years.

“As everyone who owns a repair business knows we have been facing some extreme market conditions over the last few years, which has resulted in massive changes in the way some business owners operate.

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http://www.paintandpanel.com.au/news/jeff-williams-is-new-ambra-chairman

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