Australia: I-CAR heads BMW training

I-CAR has been appointed by BMW to oversee its collision repair training programme across Australia.

IBIS media partner, Australasian Panel and Paint reports that the programme incorporates Body Level 2, Body Level 3, fundamentals of steel and fundamentals of aluminium modules.

‘As a leading vehicle manufacturer, BMW has continued to develop and implement a range of emerging new technologies that provide a much safer product in the unfortunate situation of vehicle accidents,’ said I-CAR, CEO Mark Czvitkovits. ‘Ensuring that collision repair technicians are adequately trained means that any vehicle repaired following an accident is not only repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, but is also performed by technicians with the required high level of skill.’

Ben Kirby, BMW bodyshop programme manager said, ‘BMW engaged I-CAR to administer the program as they are considered industry leaders in collision repair training and have outstanding relationships with current BMW partners including BASF, Car-O-Liner and Chisholm Institute.

‘Their programmes are also endorsed by many of Australia’s leading insurers who understand and recognise the complexity of modern vehicle repair.’

BMW joins a growing list of vehicle manufacturer programmes operating under the I-CAR banner.