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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...

VOLVO TO OVERSEE DRIVERS SAFETY

Swedish carmaker Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving by installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted, and intervening to prevent accidents.  The safety features,...

REFINISH NEWS, KAPCIBLINK – A COLOUR MATCHING INNOVATION

Kapci Coatings are riding the crest of the wave with ever increasing global sales for their professional refinish range. The company, after a two year period of research and development, have just launched a state-of-the-art KapciBlink photospectrometer based on...

CHALLENGER REFINISH DELIVERS

Mix & Match, who recently secured the sole distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa for Axalta’s new Challenger™ value brand, are upbeat about the colour matching capabilities of the range. They are confident that Challenger™ brings a new level of European...

Going the Extra Mile by Roger Houghton

You find them in all walks of life, but I think the number is decreasing. What I am talking about are those people still prepared to go the extra mile. I am sure you all know somebody with this...

NEW VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY TIED TO VEHICLE EXTERIORS NEEDED

General Motors body structures director Antonio Vittorini described the megatrends of electrification and autonomy as affecting the technology of exterior features shop work daily. Noting his OEM’s zero-zero-zero vision of no crashes, congestion or emissions. He told the 2019...

PASSION FOR SPEED

T he Zwartkops race track outside Pretoria once again played host to a record race car entry with a packed spectator contingent.  All out were 66 pre-production cars along with little giants and the hotly contested and legendary big...

DNA AUTOBODY – A REFLECTION OF PERFECTION

The De Lange father and son team have made it all the way from working out of their home doing only two cars a year, to now running their state-of-the-art body shop in Koedoespoort Industrial, Pretoria. DNA Autobody have specialised...

THE STATE OF PORTUGUESE BODY REPAIR SHOPS

A recent trip to one of Europe’s smaller markets shows many common problems that arise in the body shop business found in both Portugal and South Africa. While on a whistle-stop European business trip we got a look at some...
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NEWS FROM THE ZOO – MOTOR SHOWS UNDER SIEGE….. LITERALLY

It is amazing how quickly the tide has turned against motor shows worldwide. Initially it was the reluctance of a few global manufacturers to support these events, which have been staged globally for almost a century, but the number...