June 16 - 17 2020 Detroit - Michigan - Usa 1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America


1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

SURCAR Upcoming Events


On April 22-23, 2020, SURCAR will organize its 5th Asia Congress in Shanghai. The two-day international congress will focus on the latest information about World Wide Technical developments and innovation, taking into account Car Body Finishing Industry’s perspective in Asia-Pacific.

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This 2nd edition of DETROIT Congress (June 16-17, 2020) will be a two-day international conference that enhances successful innovation strategies and presents R&D programs and real experience feedback in the surface finishing field.

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Committee Members

Mark Dunn

Vice President Sales

Matt Boland

Vice President Global Transportation Coatings Technology

Mike Nelson

Paint Process Manager

Kevin A. Rahrig

Executive VP - Commercial

Sean McKeon

Vice President – Global Account Management

Rich Everly

Vice President Paint

Mike Boss

President & CEO

Jorge  Singman

Vice President - Automotive Systems USA

Jon  Karr

Vice President Paintshop Automation

Bill  Wolf

Director - Paint Operations Manufacturing Engineering

April  Stevens McNally

Chief Engineer VOME - Global Paint Engineering

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Industry News

Harley-Davidson halts production of electric bike

14 October 2019 22:09 - Autonews

Harley-Davidson has halted production of LiveWire, the debut electric bike it’s counting on to attract new riders. The news follows the announcement last week by vacuum cleaning giant Dyson to end its EV ambitions.  ...

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Calif. governor signs dealer franchise, data privacy legislation

14 October 2019 20:00 - Autonews

California's governor signed two bills that will allow auto dealers in the state to recoup costs for warranty and recall work at rates closer to what retail customers pay, as well as create an exception to a new state data privacy law set to take effect in January. ...

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Faraday founder files for bankruptcy

14 October 2019 19:51 - Autonews

In a proposed debt-restructuring plan filed in federal court, Jia Yueting will use his ownership stake in the EV startup to set up a creditor trust to repay his debts. The company said the filing will not affect its normal business operations. ...

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China's new-vehicle market downturn extends; EV sales slip for 3rd straight month

14 October 2019 18:08 - Autonews

China's new-vehicle market has contracted for the 15th straight month, with sales declining 5.2 percent from a year earlier to 2.27 million in September, as the nation’s weakening economy continues to weigh on light vehicle demand.  ...

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Audi suspends air taxi plans, rethinks partnership with Airbus

14 October 2019 15:24 - Autonews

Audi said it is working on a fresh direction for its urban air mobility activities as part of its new strategy announced in May. ...

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U.S., China have 'fundamental agreement' on trade, Mnuchin Says

14 October 2019 14:47 - Autonews

Bloomberg News reported earlier Monday that China wants further talks as soon as the end of October to hammer out the details of the “phase one” trade deal touted Friday by Trump. ...

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Supplier Faurecia to buy full control of SAS venture from Continental

14 October 2019 12:53 - Autonews

Faurecia said it would buy the remaining 50 percent stake in the interior module joint venture for $248 million in a deal that's expected to close in early 2020. ...

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VW Group's EV shift will not hurt margins, CEO tells paper

14 October 2019 12:10 - Autonews

Volkswagen Group's scale will protect its profit margins as the automaker invests heavily in electric vehicles, CEO Herbert Diess said. ...

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