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Extra dates added for government-run HFC phase-down info sessions

IN APRIL five free HFC phase-down information sessions run by the Department of the Environment and Energy will take place, starting on Thursday 5th in Newcastle NSW, followed by Chatswood NSW and Sydney Airport on Friday April 6 before moving … Continue reading

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Hiring in Victoria? Government incentives for taking on retrenched car factory workers

UP TO $11,000 in subsidies and reimbursements are offered to businesses that employ retrenched car manufacturing workers in Victoria under the State Government’s Back to Work scheme. An incentive of up to $7000 is offered for hiring eligible retrenched auto … Continue reading

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Video: Eye-opening study into workshop customers to be revealed at Autocare Sydney

AUTOCARE 2018 Convention will include a seminar revealing some eye-opening results of research into workshop customers that could help you win new business and improve profitability. Simon Edwards, a managing partner of market research firm TKP that conducted the study on … Continue reading

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Early-bird tickets to Wire & Gas proving popular!

TICKET sales for Wire & Gas are off to a flying start, with the VASA member-exclusive early bird discount attracting new people and businesses to the association. Wire & Gas 2018 is Asia-Pacific’s premier event for those working in automotive … Continue reading

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Transport refrigeration opportunity

THE skills of VASA members are high on the hit-list for Carrier Transicold, which contacted the association asking for assistance in finding suitable technicians and businesses to help expand its Australian service operation. Although previous transport refrigeration service experience plus experience of … Continue reading

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Sanden and Unicla join forces

COMPRESSOR manufacturers Sanden International and Unicla International have forged a strategic alliance under which Unicla’s heavy-duty compressors in 200cc-675cc range will be co-branded with Sanden, which will use its comprehensive distribution network to meet the expected high demand for more powerful … Continue reading

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Video: Sneak preview of Autocare Sydney 2018

ATTENDEES to Autocare 2018 Convention will learn about worldwide efforts to support consumer choice and fair competition in the automotive aftermarket, and be provided with some tactics for dealing with anti-competitive behaviour. The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s government relations manager, … Continue reading

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R744 Audis not coming to Australia

AUDI has finally shed light on the R744 situation for Australia, confirming it will not bring its A8 flagship limousine Down Under fitted with air-conditioning systems using carbon dioxide as a refrigerant. The company’s spokesman for government affairs and emissions … Continue reading

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Business fined for unlicensed import of vehicles containing refrigerant

THE Department of Environment and Energy has fined a New South Wales-based importer $12,600 for the unlicensed import of vehicles with air-conditioning systems containing a controlled refrigerant. Other costs caused to the importer as a result of this infringement were … Continue reading

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Vale Henry Sia

THE mobile air-conditioning industry across Asia has been saddened by the death of prominent Singapore manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket air conditioning equipment, Mr Henry Sia. Mr Sia was a long-standing distributor of the Unicla and Sanden brands of equipment, … Continue reading

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