The R-M Best Painter Contest has established itself as the pinnacle of excellence in the world of automotive refinishing. The finest and most talented young painters from across Europe, Asia and Africa will demonstrate their skills at the International Final being held at the Refinish Competence Center in Clermont France between the 8th and 10th of October 2013.
The competitions to find the national finalists run between October 2012 and May 2013 and the search is on now for the very best, most talented painters under the age of 30, to represent their individual countries.
Already, the contest is attracting young talent from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine-Kazakhstan-Belarus, and additionally for the first time from Bulgaria, Norway and South Africa.
The national finals really put the young painters through their paces, with every individual’s performance tested to the limit and assessed on a variety of tasks, including application and repair techniques, color tests, correct use of consumables and consulting skills. The national finals are overseen by R-M National Head Trainers and judged by independent, acknowledged industry experts.
This renowned international event attracts the support and sponsorship of many of the world’s leading names from the bodyshop equipment and consumables industry, who have over the years becoe key partners in the Best Painter Contest.
In addition, the event provides a unique platform for industry leaders to invite the media who will be able to see live and dynamic demonstrations of the skills from the very best young talent our industry has to offer, from color and design to rapid repair techniques.
The unrivalled location for the Best Painter Contest is the radically overhauled Refinish Competence Center in Clermont, France. This highly acclaimed centre now leads the world with its state-of-the-art facilities that far exceed the criteria of even the most demanding vehicle manufacturers and paint technicians.
The 2012-13 Best Painter Contest reinforces R-M’s commitment to its partners in the industry, and reflects its premium brand status, by developing young talent and promoting the skills essential to maintaining refinishing perfection and profitability that today’s bodyshops need to remain competitive and secure a successful future in automotive refinishing.