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SANROSE AUTOBODY-NEW APPRENTICE ACADEMY TRAINING

Lawrence  Tshifura has a long track record as a prominent Soweto panelbeater and repairer. He has great ambitions to uplift collision repair apprentices which he intends to operate from the Sanrose Autobody shop situated in Midrand. Sanrose Auto body...

AXALTA WINS MARKET LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR GLOBAL REFINISH

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) received the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Market Leadership Award for the automotive refinish coatings industry, which recognised the company’s refinish brands Cromax®, Spies Hecker® and Standox® as best in class globally. “Axalta’s refinish business and...

SA MOTORING EXPERIENCE 2017-09-13

Kyalami played host to the second SA Motoring Experience where potential drivers got a choice of new models to drive around the Kyalami race track under controlled conditions, in a host of both supercars and many of the latest...

NEWS FROM THE ZOO BY ROGER HOUGHTON A TIME TO COME AND TIME...

M any automotive events have lost their long-running sponsors in recent times. The latest event to fall victim of this sad trend is the International Sasol Rally, which was a round of the African Rally Championship. Most of the...

IS ALUMINIUM READY TO BE USED IN EXTERIOR PANELS?

Researchers have developed a means of changing aluminium’s microstructure to boost ductility and produce strength equivalent to stainless steel, and the alloys might have ramifications on collision repair someday. “Most lightweight aluminium alloys are soft and have inherently low...

YATU LAUNCHES NEW EC PLUS SYSTEM

Automotive Paint Centre recently held an expanded dealer convention in Durban, to introduce some of the latest refinish products, training and services now on offer from China’s largest car refinish paint company. Yatu has seen phenomenal growth since its...

DID YOU HEAR?

There is good news and bad news in the motor industry.  NAAMSA says robust global growth should benefit our new vehicles exports as they are expected to show substantial upward momentum in the months ahead. Fiat-Chrysler has now joined Mercedes-Benz...

MLT CAR AND BAKKIE HIRE

Need another option for vehicle hire for customer’s cars that are in your shop? Multilayer Trade Corporation (MLT Corp) is a company that offers vehicle hire solutions with great product quality and affordable prices. With a fleet operating in...

TAKATA SET TO FACE 21 ANTI-CORRUPTION CHARGES IN SA

It seems like problems for the Japanese company Takata have suddenly increased with more than 17 charges being led from the Competition Commission for price fixing and collusive tendering in market division charges. Takata have declared bankruptcy internationally after...

TIPS TO SAVE FUEL

Greig Hains - managing director at motor financial service provider MotorVaps - notes that the recent fuel price increases affect South Africans in many ways. “The two most prevalent are the direct impact the increase has on the cost...