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ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS – CYMOT TRADE SHOW 2019

It’s a full thirty-three years since CYMOT in Namibia held their company’s first ever trade show. This year’s event was held at the SKW Sports Club and was once again a record breaker with in excess of 300 individual...

AXALTA OPEN NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART REFINISH CUSTOMER TRAINING CENTRE IN MIDRAND

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has announced the official opening of a new, state-of-the-art Refinish Training Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. The Company recently announced the opening of a new refinish facility at the same...

CROMAX TO LAUNCH IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH SIB

Cromax®, a premium global refinish brand from Axalta - a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings - will launch in South Africa in September 2019. Cromax is known for optimising the entire workflow of a body shop. With...

HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR BODY SHOP

From my previous article, it became very clear that the Automotive Body Repair Industry might be in serious trouble! If you want your business to survive the next decade, you have to start cutting costs. Start by revisiting the company’s...

Kansai Plascon Launches Pioneering Automotive Refinish Paint

South Africa’s leading coatings manufacturer, Kansai Plascon, is excited to announce the launch of their Mobihel high quality automotive refinish paint.   Plascon’s Automotive Marketing Manager, Bavita Valab says: “This product is intended for the discerning Bodyshop owner and end-users...

GAS THE FUTURE WAY – FUTURE TECH

You have read lots about electric vehicles, possibly too much. International news is fixated about it, lobbyists and big finance are swirling around the subject like vultures in search of a good meal. Yet a huge change is about...

OPPERMAN THIELS AUTO BODY REPAIRS, NAMIBIA

Opperman-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...

IBIS GLOBAL SUMMIT

Lago Maggiore was the backdrop for this year’s IBIS Global Summit conference that hosted almost 400 guests from across the globe to discuss collision repair specific issues along with OEM, coatings, equipment and other market suppliers connected to the...

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR COOLER WEATHER REFINISH WORK

Experienced refinishers know the problem cooler temperatures create, refinish preparation work needs to be adapted accordingly. Lower temperatures can render clear coats and hardeners more viscous, making them much harder to work with. So how can you best prepare...

BASF HOST TOYOTA T-TEP COMPETITION

For the last five years, BASF have been hosting the Toyota Technical Education Programme Competition (Toyota T-Tep) at their RCC Training Centre in Midrand. The BASF team ensure tasks are completed daily and are part of the judging forum...