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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...

ATLANTIS ACTIVE AUTO RESTORERS HAVE A NEW HOME

Atlantis Active Auto Restorers have recently moved to new premises after outgrowing their old shop in Turffontein, Johannesburg. After buying the old Atlantis Panelbeaters two years ago, it soon became apparent that in order to invest in new equipment...

FRONT ROW AUTO BODY OPENS FOR BUSINESS

The collision repair industry just got a touch more glamorous with the addition of Owen Nkumane and Front Row Auto Body. Owen has spent the last two years learning about the body shop business, and preparing to get this...

GRAHAMS SPRAY WORKS & AUTO BODY REPAIRS PAARL TOP SHOP

DOING BUSINESS WITH GOOD FAMILY VALUES   Body shops with a track record of close to 60 years of successful activity are few and far between, but Graham’s Spray Works and Auto Body Repairs in Paarl, Western Cape is one of...

JOCK’S AUTOBODY CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Story and Pics by Ian Groat   When David de Sousa opened for business in 1987 in Pretoria West, he was determined to make a successful business and his overall belief was one of using the very best repair methods and...

SILVER LAKES AUTO CLINIC

Silver Lakes Auto Clinic is a modern body shop, designed and fully equipped with the most up to date technology that is needed to repair the vehicles of today. José Goncalves was able to draw on his 28 years...

Automagic Centurion

Raul Lima, from Automagic Centurion, says that sometimes it’s hard to imagine doing amazing growth in the collision repair business, but that it can be done. The company recently undertook a huge leap forwards in production output when they...

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS – TOP SHOP – COMMERCIAL PANEL BEATERS PIETERMARITZBURG

Herschell and Iris Augustus started the impressive Commercial Panel Beaters way back in 1976 from a small house in Greyling Street in Pietermaritzburg. They then expanded and bought the property next door in 1993. As the family business grew...

WESKAAP BAKWERKE

ABOVE AND BEYOND   You may think that Vredenburg represents a “last outpost” for collision repair, but in that assumption you would be wrong. Weskaap Bakwerke is a family run business with the third generation of Green’s now spearheading the company. I...