The R-M International Best Painter Contest is R-M’s opportunity to promote and show to the automotive industry the best talents who represent the next promising generation of refinish painters.

Thanks to this contest, R-M aims at identifying young talented painters, under the age of 30, who are able to think in an innovative and sustainable way. The winner of the last Best Painter Contest, held in 2013, was Ole Kristian Fureid from Norway. Today, Ole works as a technician, providing professional support to bodyshop networks including DK, which paints the largest volume of 100% electric Tesla vehicles in the world and for him “R-M is the solution”.

With this year’s Best Painter Contest edition, the automotive refinish brand remains close to the automotive industry with its topic of innovations for a brighter and sustainable future.

Journalists from all over the world will pay attention to these participants coming over more than 15 different countries. This is the key occasion for industry representatives to look at what the young painters of today have to offer to meet tomorrow’s challenges, including new competencies they will have to develop such as business and IT knowledges.

Besides, the International R-M Best Painter Contest will have the support of R-M’s premium business partners, including 3M, EMM, DeVILBISS, SATA, RUPES as well as the regular business partners like Festool, Sia Abrasives, Mettler-Toledo or Horn & Bauer. They are all playing a crucial role in the contest by giving the chance to the painters of using the latest innovations and best products leading to a successful and sustainable future for this exciting industry.

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