June 11 - 12 2019 Detroit - Michigan - Usa

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SURCAR NORTH AMERICA

1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

North America Upcoming Events

SURCAR #CONNECT 2019

Emphasizing networking and knowledge sharing, the SURCAR Connect (June 11-12, 2019) is a prominent gathering with enjoyable activities that strength our North American Car Body Finishing Community, support Detroit local causes.

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SURCAR DETROIT 2020

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.

Committee Members

April  Stevens McNally

FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Chief Engineer VOME - Global Paint Engineering

Mark Dunn

GALLAGHER-KAISER
Vice President Sales

Matt Boland

AXALTA
Vice President Global Transportation Coatings Technology

Mike Nelson

ABB
Paint Process Manager

Kevin A. Rahrig

AM GENERAL
Executive VP - Commercial

Sean McKeon

BASF
Vice President – Global Account Management

Rich Everly

BMW SPARTANBURG
Vice President Paint

Bruno Welsch

DÜRR SYSTEMS
President & CEO

Jorge  Singman

EISENMANN
Vice President - Automotive Systems USA

Jon  Karr

FANUC
Vice President Paintshop Automation

Bill  Wolf

FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES
Director - Paint Operations Manufacturing Engineering

2019 Panel Discussions Headlines

An inspiring full-day program dedicated to understanding latest technology and sharing best practices

An inspiring full-day program dedicated to understanding latest technology and sharing best practices:

Mixed Substrate

  • How to ensure the compatibility between Paint Materials, substrate, bonding and sealing materials?
  • How to paint and cure multiple substrate and standard Car Bodies on the same line

Environmental

  • Best practices that reduce efficiently VOC emissions, hazardous wasted associated with painting processes etc.
  • New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements, how to adapt?

Industry 4.0 / Customer Satisfaction

  • The impacts and benefits of an ultimate digital Paintshop – data management, customization, flexibility etc.

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Impact of new mobility (electric vehicles, autonomous cars, rental & shared vehicles) on Surface Treatment and painting

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Industry News

Nissan recalls 86,265 Muranos in U.S. for braking issue

20 February 2019 17:07 - Autonews

The valves within the 2009 Murano's ABS hydraulic control units may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. ...

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Sonic Automotive cuts 6% of corporate staff

20 February 2019 16:58 - Autonews

Sonic Automotive, preparing for a tough year ahead, said interest rate hikes in 2019 could erode profits. ...

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German prosecutors start penalty proceedings against Daimler in diesel probe

20 February 2019 15:29 - Autonews

Investigators are examining whether Daimler executives have neglected their legal duties, the prosecutors' office said.     ...

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Tesla's new general counsel quits after two months

20 February 2019 14:41 - Autonews

Dane Butswinkas, who represented Musk in his legal battle with the SEC last fall, will return full time to his legal practice. ...

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Tesla plans Model 3 leases to boost demand, report says

20 February 2019 14:22 - Autonews

An email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks, Electrek reported. ...

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South Korean prosecutors raid Hyundai's office in recall probe

20 February 2019 14:06 - Autonews

Investigators are looking into how Hyundai and Kia handled vehicle recalls over engine defects. ...

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Panel said to be opposed to Renault chair leading Nissan's board

20 February 2019 13:48 - Autonews

As Nissan and Renault seek to repair their 20-year alliance, the selection of Carlos Ghosn's successor remains a sensitive issue. ...

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Musk hits send too soon on Tesla forecast, corrects himself

20 February 2019 13:22 - Autonews

His earlier tweet that Tesla would make about 500,000 cars in 2019 was greeted with some skepticism. ...

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