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ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR – AUTOMECHANIKA 2017

A larger offer on automotive aftermarket activities saw a substantial growth at this year’s expo with up to four halls in play plus the outside expo area exhibits. The new Future Road and Scalex expo coupled to a large...

CRA CONFERENCE REPORT – AUTOMECHANIKA 2017

The global collision repair industry must change into overdrive to try and keep up with the pace of recent developments in the technologies employed in the current crop of cars. This was evident from the far ranging subjects that...

FIX AUTO SA LAUNCH

Fix Auto held a full launch event for the introduction of the world’s largest collision repair franchise recently in Gauteng where Malcolm Rajah, CEO, introduced the first stage of the Fix trip innovation plan. First up, Malcolm thanked the many...

FROM FRANKFURT WITH LOVE

By Andrew Marsh Occasionally we are aware that events happening around us are of historic significance – the classic ‘where were you when…?’. This year the automotive industry has been in the spotlight, from closing many established plants, through loan...

KINSEY REPORT BY MALCOLM KINSEY

The 28th edition of the Kinsey Report reflects the considerable turmoil affecting the motor industry in South Africa. Some manufacturers are withdrawing from the country, old established brands are no longer being imported and many dealer networks are negotiating...

NAAMSA – SAIA THE FUTURE

The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) and NAAMSA who handle our national OEM vehicle manufacturers, recently held a breakfast conference to examine the future road ahead which will have a dramatic effect on the way that insurers are able...

BASF EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH RSB AUTOGROUP

BASF Coatings Services recently extended its distributor partnership agreement with RSB AutoGroup for a further 10 years. After fruitful negotiations, ink was put to paper on the 23rd of October at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg. RSB...

PPG WINS SAMBRA’S BEST PRODUCT SUPPORT – PAINT SUPPLIER AWARD

PPG Coatings Refinish won the SA Motor Body Repair Association’s (SAMBRA) Best Product Support award in the Paint Supplier category at a gala event held in Stellenbosch recently. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as...

NEW FROM KANYE VIMBA

Kanye Vimba launched CRT equipment for small area repair at the Automechanika SA show recently. The CRT Panel Repair Systems from the Radical Group in the UK are most suited for the professional collision repair centre, where repair over replace...

H&H CHEMICALS GROW

H&H Chemicals have added yet another excellent product to their range with the recent addition of Chicopee tack cloths. Now you’re able to get Starcke abrasives, Scholl polish and Chicopee tack cloths with one call. For more than a century,...
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