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DID YOU HEAR? BY ROGER MCCLEERY

Mercedes-Benz in East London has just built their 500 000th C-Class in five years of manufacturing this model at the coast.  The AA believes that the AARTO Bill soon to be signed by the President is fraudulent. For example, there...

GENERIC INFORMATION AND MODERN COLLISION REPAIR

By Andrew Marsh Once upon a time, more than 40 years ago, vehicle construction had the following characteristics: Panels for skin as well as structural parts were made from predominantly mild steel. Multi-material referred to the vinyl on the roof, glued over...

CARMAKERS HAVE TO ADAPT OR DIE By Roger Houghton

The relatively rapid swing away from traditional four-door sedans to sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has caught several car makers napping. Now virtually all of them are rushing to introduce SUV models, even premium and sporty brands are adopting and...

KAPCI “TO THE WORLD WITH PERFECTION”

In light of changes in technology and the drive to bolster environmental credentials of its clients, Kapci Coatings has added five Low VOC compliant products to its family of environmentally friendly products. The new products help reduce the concentration...

R-M DEVELOPS A SIMPLIFIED REPAIR PROCESS FOR TRI-COLOURS

In response to the trend for customisation of vehicles, automobile manufacturers are enriching their colour palettes and developing what are known as high chroma colours. Originally formulated in the tri-coat system using a basecoat and a coloured clearcoat, these...

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...

ROLLS ROYCES TAKES PAINT TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

When Chinese entrepreneur Stephan Jung ordered a fleet of 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms three years ago for his planned luxury hotel, The 13 in Macau, it was the biggest single order ever placed with Rolls-Royce. Stephan Hung wasn’t done with...

AXALTA SOUTH AFRICA DISTRIBUTOR ROUND-TABLE

Axalta in South Africa was formally introduced to the South African distributor network at a round-table event in Johannesburg earlier this year. During the two days Axalta’s global business was presented and the local strategy was shared. Modderfontein, South Africa...

MAZDA SA APPROVED REPAIRER STATUS BOOSTED

Mazda Southern Africa continue with their success story across the country with an approved repair network that now includes 400 successful body shop operators. Trevor Ward, head of customer service for Mazda Southern Africa, is pleased with last year’s...

BENTLEY BUILDS LARGEST SOLAR POWERED CAR PORT

The installation of 10,000 solar panels, which has a capacity of 2.7MW, will take approximately six months to complete. Once completed, the car port - which covers Bentley’s colleague car park - will take Bentley’s energy system to 30,815...