Last month’s Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo was a fantastic reminder of the opportunity that exists for us all when we embrace change

David Fraser, Group CEO, Capricorn Society Ltd

I always enjoy deep discussions about our industry’s future, and I’ve been struck by the passion and enthusiasm with which some in the aftermarket are greeting the tectonic changes facing automotive businesses.
The Expo’s Business Education Program provided us with a number of interesting and educational talks and workshops to help prepare us for the future.
Now is the time for all Members to keep a watching brief – to start thinking about the changes ahead, prepare for them and learn from the mistakes and successes of others.
This isn’t just about tools and equipment; it is about training, too. It all starts now. Those who don’t get involved will eventually lose a lot of business to those who do.
I particularly enjoyed the Right to Repair session. Here’s an opportunity that’s in front of us right now.
The Australian Government passed the legislation two years ago, but are workshops taking advantage of the potential this has opened up? Or are we leaving money on the table by ignoring the opportunity of Right to Repair?
I urge every Member to check out www.aasra.com.au and maximise your advantage.
Earlier this year, the Capricorn team moved into our new office in the heart of the Perth CBD.
Our growth in Members and Preferred Suppliers over the past few years brought about a need to increase our workforce, which resulted in us outgrowing our West Perth office.
Moving into the CBD will ensure we are able to create and seize more opportunities for Members, whilst attracting and retaining the right talent.
As the aftermarket faces this period of great change, Capricorn must embrace an opportunity of our own: it is time to become a much louder voice for our Members.
David Fraser
Group CEO – Capricorn Society Ltd

For more on Capricorn Society membership, visit www.capricorn.coop