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REPAIR ON ANOTHER SCALE

The taxi industry in South Africa is often followed by an amazing amount of statistics, shocking headlines and seen in a less than desirable light by motorists in general. Automotive Refinisher magazine decided to delve into this industry to...

OPPERMAN THIELS AUTO BODY REPAIRS, NAMIBIA

pperman-Thiels Auto Body Repairs, established way back in 1980 by Denys Opperman’s father. It has taken a few decades to achieve this state-of-the-art Namibian repair centre. As a qualified body repair technician, when his father opted to retire in...

TRANS LETABA PANEL BEATERS, TZANEEN

At first glance Trans Letaba Panel Beaters might not seem a state-of-the-art collision repair centre, but you would be very wrong if you thought this. Not only is the Trans Letaba Panel Beating business a great success, it’s standards...

CANNINGS REFINISHING SPECIALIST

Give two 40-something year old sons, in this case James and Charles Canning, who together have 50 years’ experience in the panelbeating game, a blank sheet of paper to design an entirely new shop in Cape Town and what...

RUBICON AUTOBODY REPAIRS

Rubicon Autobody Repairs opened its doors 52 years ago with Nick Mostert senior at the helm. It has since gone on to become a local household name when it comes to getting your vehicle repaired. “That’s been our secret...

CARING EQUALS LONGETIVTY AT WONDERBOOM PANELBEATERS

Wonderboom Panelbeaters have been in business for 47 years and are still going strong.  Automotive Refinisher took time out to understand this business better. In 1962, Hans Riekert and Ge Botha started a business from home having completed their...

TOP SHOP – RENEW-IT BEDFORDVIEW

A new ground-up super body shop concept has recently been brought online in Bedfordview. The top repair centre features many state-of-the-art innovative cost control touches. Designed and installed by Aer-o-cure, the production repair volume is targeted to repair between...

METROPOLITAN PAINT SHOP GETS CELETTE SA UPGRADE

Situated in the heart of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is the recently upgraded Mobeni Panel Shop who are responsible for repairing municipal City Fleet cars for the greater eThekwini Municipality.  With a backlog of work to be restored to new in...

WEST RAND PANEL BEATERS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

If you’re in the mood for a rags-to-riches story, just read on. West Rand Panel Beaters, is a business that was started with just R600 way back in 1978. It was the brainchild of Pieter Nagel, who entered the...

GORDON CUMMING BODY REPAIRS, EAST LONDON

The all new state-of-the-art Gordon Cumming body repairs shop comes from a long line of collision repair history of three generations manning the company. The original downtown body shop was founded by Gordon Cumming in 1950, and claims to...