BMW Launches Enhanced Carbon Fibre Repair Training Program

BMW Group Australia has launched an enhanced carbon fibre repair program for its Accredited BMW Bodyshop network.

The program builds on BMW’s deployment of globally certified training standards in June 2020 and the company says that the initiative – the first session of which was held at a purpose-built facility in Melbourne in February – will further elevate the capability of the BMW Bodyshop network to repair carbon fibre composites.

BMW uses carbon fibre extensively, including in the construction of the BMW iX which launched in Australia late last year. It has also featured prominently in the safety cell passenger compartment of flagship vehicles such as the 7 and 8 Series and multiple elements of BMW M models.

“Carbon fibre requires specialist handling and skills both in its diagnosis and its repair to ensure it retains the qualities for which it is recognised and so it can contribute to ongoing cabin integrity and therefore safety of the vehicle for occupants,” said Glen Keddie, Bodyshop Network Development Manager for BMW Group Australia.

“And although our network already has a strong level of competency in this area, this training takes up it to the next level to ensure our BMW Bodyshop professionals can deliver an even higher level of repair for our customers.

“Seven BMW Bodyshops are already certified to repair carbon fibre components, and our training will ensure we can rapidly build on that number with the aim of having the entire network fully equipped in the coming years.”

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (March 2022)

21 March 2022

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