The crash repair industry is gearing up for Thatcham’s Repair Focus on 14th June, as the insurers’ automotive research centre announce further details of their annual extravaganza.

Thatcham’s Automotive Academy will this year host the event, where Thatcham experts will be highlighting the unique repair challenges posed by some of the very latest top selling vehicles, including the range extending Vauxhall Ampera, the innovatively constructed Hyundai Veloster and the ultra lightweight Mazda CX5.

The seminar programme is also taking shape with confirmed topics including a look ahead at the vehicles and challenges coming your way during 2012 and beyond, a session on BMW cold repair and carbon repair, plus a look at the sustainable repair techniques that could help save you money and improve your bodyshop’s efficiency.

Meanwhile all exhibitors are now confirmed featuring some of the very latest repair equipment and solutions from a selection of the UK’s leading suppliers. Confirmed exhibitors are Audatex, Car-O-Liner, Dow Automotive Systems, Eco Repair Systems, Euro Car Parts, EurotaxGlass’s, Farecla, Festool, Henkel, Inter-est, Lechler Coatings, Mirka, PPG, Snap-on, Stanners, Sykes-Pickavant, Tri-Sphere, Texa and Wilkinson Star.

The UK’s most skilled repair technicians are primed and ready to pit their wits in the 2012 live Craft Awards competition, whilst the industry’s newest talent are dusting off their finery in preparation for the Thatcham Apprentice Graduation, which this year additionally features a dedicated Nationwide Crash Repair graduation for over 50 of the repair chain’s successful apprentices.

For anyone involved in vehicle repair, Thatcham will be the place to be this summer. Visitors can find out more and reserve their free place at