Morelli Group are delighted to be sponsoring the World Skills heats at five locations across the UK. The heats are being held in Nottingham, Manchester, Motherwell, Southgate and Northern Ireland. Contestants are travelling from all over the country to compete in these events and Morelli Group are sponsoring Paint and Body Repair competitions.

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The events are run by Skill Auto a subsidiary of The Institute of the Motor Industry and supported by Bodyshop Magazine and Thatcham. Morelli Group have provided consumable products in association with Farecla, Devilbiss and Indasa who have been most generous in their help towards the success of the events.

Car Painting – This competition provides an exciting opportunity for technicians to demonstrate their problem solving, time management and planning skills, whilst displaying their technical skills. The competition is based on National Occupational Standards (NOS).

The practical tests include preparation, priming and flatting procedures, preparation and painting of plastics, sealing techniques, colour identification and mixing, and preparation and application of wet-on-wet paint processes and masking techniques.

Autobody Repair – With the development of new car technology, keeping up-to-date with changing repair processes and equipment has never been so critical. The competition is based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for body repair.

The different assessments include damage alignment diagnosis, MIG welding to BSI Standards, spot welding to BSI Standards, rectification of panel damage and panel removal, and replacement procedures for both bolted and welded panels.

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Andrew Moring, Marketing Director of Morelli Group says, “I attended the first heat at South Notts College and was very impressed with the student’s commitment. We are delighted to be supporting the competition which was excellent to attend from a relaxed spectator point of view I am glad I wasn’t under the spotlight, it was good to see the students using our products and taking great pride in their work.”

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