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RONNIE LURIE CELEBRATES IN STYLE

Luxor’s long-time paint and body filler impresario, Ronnie Lurie recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Close relatives travelled from afar to celebrate this glorious occasion along with the Luxor staff. Since 1970, Ronnie a qualified accountant, became known as the manufacturing...

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...

NANCEFIELD PAINTS WIN-A-STORE COMPETITION

Nancefield Paints have become a major player in the refinish supply business since starting their own brand and production site way back in 1991. The Premchem brand is now well represented and delivers solid performance results for their loyal...

IT’S ALL ABOUT COLOUR PERFORMANCE

Performance Fibre is a refinish supplier in Heidelberg. They have close to 24 years of supplying body shop customers and fleets in their local area. The company was started all those years ago by Frik Myburgh who has seen...

IASF TECHNOLOGIES – A FRESH NAME

ARIA is a new name in the market providing turnkey solutions with their futuristic designs for the automotive refinishing industry. The all new Axalta training centre in Midrand is just a glimpse of what IASF Technologies can achieve. After...

HYUNDAI REINFORCES THE IMPORTANCE OF GENUINE PARTS

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Certified aftermarket and genuine replacement parts may look the “part’, but that’s where the resemblance can end. On the outside, packaging may look like the genuine article, with...

GLASURIT CELEBRATE 50 GREEN PARTNERS

Glasurit has announced it now has more than 50 Eco Balance Partners. They have been certifying customers who have made a commitment to switching to or adopting the Eco Balance product range, which is the only range of products...

FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR – NEWS FROM THE ZOO

The mid-year period is a favourite of mine, not because of the cold weather, but because it is the time of the year when two of my favourite events are staged – the Classic Motorcycle Club’s 1000 Bike Show...

LABOUR RATE MANIPULATION IN TWO WORLDS THAT WILL NEVER COLLIDE

It’s interesting to see that some major insurance short term players in neighbouring Namibia have pleaded guilty to a form of price fixing on the rates that are awarded to panel beaters and body shops across the country. It...

DRIVERS FAIL TO UNDERSTAND ADAS LIMITS

New research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that some drivers misunderstand the capabilities of the more advanced ADAS systems on the market, findings with possible ramifications for collision repairers. The systems in question are examples of SAE...