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BUSINESS INTERVIEW WITH AFONSO ANDRADE PAES – INDASA

Afonso Andrade Paes took time out to give Automotive Refinisher a heads up on how the abrasive maker from Portugal is doing in the world of car repair across the globe during his recent visit to South Africa. Q. Indasa is...

PORSCHE’S 356 SPEEDSTER

I saw that if you had enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than if you have a big car which has a lot of power. And it is more fun. On this basic idea...

FIVE TOP AUTO TECH TRENDS FOR 2019

Cars and technology go together so much these days that the high profile Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas in January, was recently named one of the top 10 auto shows in the US. Many of the big...

FROM THE FRONT LINE

Welcome back after the annual holiday which now extends to almost 10 weeks per annum of beach strolling for the masses. Little by little nothing gets done in the weeks of December, before the month-long sabbatical starts, and precious...

HARD FOUGHT SUCCESS FOR NANCEFIELD AUTO PAINTS PRETORIA

  Surviving for over a decade in this cut and thrust business of body shop refinish supply, is something that Brian Macpherson knows plenty about as he has pioneered the DeBeer brand for many years. His secret to success for...

IT-C GRADUATION CEREMONY CELEBRATIONS

Twenty one years ago, Dr Frik Botha and Deon de Villiers had a dream and desire to train the deaf for jobs in the body shop industry. And so it was a proud moment to see the third set...

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR ASSETS ALL THE TIME AND IN REAL TIME

DataDot have been microdotting vehicles in South Africa for almost two decades, having microdotted more than four million vehicles. Few people know, however, that DataDot offers more than only a vehicle marking solution but in fact a range of...

MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS SPRAY PAINTERS ABROAD – SPIES HECKER

Once the Formula One season leaves Europe, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has to plan carefully the timing and processing of components that usually come back to the Paint Shop in Brackley, England, after every race. But for two races –...

NEW HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINIUM ALLOY FOR NEXT GENERATION CARS

Material research from Hydro has led to the development of a new high-performing aluminium alloy for applications that require high-strength aluminium solutions. The alloy will be particularly useful for next-generation cars, where weight and cost reductions are the key...

ROCKY ROAD AHEAD BY ROGER HOUGHTON

It seems likely the road ahead in the coming year will be very rocky for both the global and local motor industry. There is so much up in the air in terms of direction with the rapid advances of...