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CITY PAINT AND ABRASIVES CELEBRATE 15 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Fifteen years in business is no mean feat. It is evidence of having overcome the challenges faced during the start-up phase and reflects the ingenuity, tenacity and perseverance of the entrepreneur behind the brand who acts as the driving...

NO HUNTING FOR GOODWILL – EDITORIAL

At the recently held IBIS Africa conference many concerns were raised and a few solutions discussed too. A conference forum is always a great way to get business leaders and specialists together to discuss concerns and solutions alike. There...

CSP VAAL EXPANDING THE CHALLENGER PROFILE

It hasn’t taken long for Brett van Heerden’s team at Car Spares and Paint (CSP) working out of their flagship store in De Villiers Avenue, Vereeniging, to gain good market acceptance for the all-new Challenger refinish brand. Brett says...

AUDATEX HOST ANNUAL GOLF DAY

Audatex SA recently held their second annual golf day at Centurion Country Club, in Tshwane. Once again it was well organised and a huge success as the fun day of networking was largely interspersed by golf(!) – some taking...

DEALERS PARTICIPATED ENTHUSIASTICALLY AT NADA PERFORMANCE ROAD SHOWS

The recent National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s (NADA) series of four countrywide Performance Programme meetings provided the enthusiastic dealer participants with a host of good information for now and for the future. Interestingly, RMI director Gary McCraw, who is responsible...

DEBEER METALLIC BRIGHT RED

Bright red cars with a candy effect finish can now be easily repaired to the highest standard. This particular red colour is very difficult to fix. It’s been said that refinishers would rather see cars with a candy effect...

DID YOU HEAR? BY ROGER MCCLEERY

 Fiat/Chrysler has submitted a proposal to merge with the Renault/Nissan/Mitsubishi global alliance. This combination will create the third largest manufacturer in the world with a potential of nearly nine million vehicle sales per year. No plant closures as a...

G&T AUTOBODY PARTNER TO QUALIFY A FEMALE PANELBEATERS

NF Apprentices recently partnered with G & T Autobody, owned by Thembi Sithole who is also passionate about the development of the motor industry and youth in South Africa. Agnes Mahumani has been taken under Thembi’s wing and to...

GET INVOLVED WITH NF APPRENTICES

NF Apprentices (NF) has been serving the motor industry since 2012 in the skills development area. With the help of Auto Body Specialists and other partner shops, NF Apprentices has been able to train 85 apprentices to date, 33...

HYUNDAI AND KIA BUY A STAKE IN ELECTRIC SUPERCAR COMPANY RIMAC

Hyundai and sister company Kia have bought a stake in the Croatian electric supercar maker Rimac, whose EV technology has already attracted investment from Porsche.  Hyundai and sister company Kia have jointly invested 80 million euros ($90 million) in the...