As of Aug 2013, Thatchamnet is no longer available to new subscribers in Australia.
Although PPG have been reselling Thatchamnet repair methods for the past 5 years, it has not been a core part of PPG's business, it is something we did to help the industry obtain the best information they could to repair vehicles.
PPG started reselling Thatchamnet in Australia as we saw it as a way we could contribute to the industry and we are pleased that we have had a positive impact on increasing repair knowledge in Australia and New Zealand. PPG's experience has been that Thatcham repair methods give repairers some of the best available information to be able to repair cars correctly and in a way that ensures the safety of the staff repairing the vehicle and road users who will be driving or sharing the road with a repaired vehicle. We thank the repairers who have been subcribers over the past 5 years.
As of November Suncorp will now be the selling Thatcham Escribe in Australia. From the Suncorp press release we understand Suncorp have committed $3.5 million over the next five years to fund the development of Australian vehicle content in escribe. Over the past 5 years, we have had many repairers tell us that lack of Australian vehicle repair methods has been a point of weakness for Thatchamnet in Australia.
For support issues such as password resets, current Thatchamnet customers should continue to call the PPG Access help desk
For enquires on subscribing to Escribe please contact Suncorp via following email address
Link to suncorp press release.