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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY GROWING PAINS

2018 has been a bumper year for new models, or for some manufacturers, coping with planned releases along with scandal and a rapidly changing market. A market that is changing faster than the investment programmes required to make those...

NEW NORTON MESHPOWER – POWERFUL DUST EXTRACTION

Demand for a cleaner working environment, better quality finish and reduced consumable cost has led to Norton MeshPowerTM: the latest sanding solution from Saint-Gobain Abrasives. Developed to create a virtually dust-free working environment, the product range features a MeshPowerTM...

THE FUTURE OF ALLOY WHEEL REPAIR

Repairing over 7000 alloy rims a month is now the norm for Wheel Collision™ Centre through their growing network of specialist alloy wheel repair centres that are all compliant and accredited by the SABS. The South African Automobile Association estimates...

DELIVERING THE DREAM

The 20th running of the world’s premier retro racing festival was once again held in ideal autumnal weather over a recent weekend at Goodwood in the south of England. With 30 000 paying attendees on each day supporting confirmed...

GREENSTONE AUTO BODY EMBRACES LATEST TECHOLOGY

Greenstone Auto Body started in 2009 and have been providing excellent service and workmanship from the very first day. “It’s very important that our company represent the new age in vehicle repairs, client experience and cohesive relationships with brokers...

CHEM2K – A NEW NAME FOR GREAT SERVICE IN THE INDUSTRY

Chem2K, based in the Roodepoort area of Johannesburg, is a new kid on the block offering body shop ancillaries. “We started our journey into this business selling polyurethane materials a few years ago and now we have opened a...

TTI GLOBAL LAUNCH IMPROVED COMPETENCY TRAINING

In the last five years Centurion based TTi Global have trained over 250 journeymen in the latest technologies of body repair. Corne Viviers recently held a cross-industry delegates day for body shops, insurers and motor makers involved in the...

REDUCED COMPRESSED AIR CONTAMINATION WITH ARTIC DRIERS

High quality inline filter casings and the elements they contain, are an essential part of compressed air treatment. They are the primary defence for removing condensed water, particles, oils and vapours along with other debris, before it clogs and...

CLASSIC CORNER BY JAY GROAT

At the time of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL unveiling, the manufacturer had just re-entered the world of racing with its 300SL which took the world by storm and put the marque right at the top of the most desirable list...

M & N BAKWERKES CELEBRATING 50 YEARS’ SUCCESS

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Breede River Valley in the Western Cape is M & N Bakwerke, a major structural repairer, with a legacy that spans 50 years. Bokkie Niemand, working as a panel beater in Worcester, opened...