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Did You Hear? By Roger McCleery

Seven makes of motor car have departed South Africa since 2008. First there was Seat from Spain, then came Saab and Cadillac in 2010, the Japanese Daihatsu in 2015, Citroën left last year and Chev and Chrysler have departed...

TRAINING – BASF AND VWSA UPSKILLING

BASF Coatings Services training programmes are renowned in the industry and an important reason why many car manufacturers choose to work with the refinish paint supplier. In testament, at the beginning of 2017 Volkswagen Group South Africa has partnered...

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...

CRA UPDATE BY STEVE KESSEL

The 2014 Code of Motor Salvage document is a tome of a document which sets out to formalise a path forward on vehicle scrapping and accident damage repair. Devised by SAIA and largely replicating the United Kingdom’s legislation, it...

WRITING OFF A FUTURE? BY ANDREW MARSH

The tale that will unfold is all about the point where pure commerce leaves reality, where everything – and everyone – has a price. The result is that whilst the UK motor insurance industry is already facing oblivion due...

VICAN MANUFACTURING AND MIPA FROM GERMANY EXPAND DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN SA

The team from Vican & Mipa have been working hard developing their South African dealer footprint with new distribution appointments in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Thanks to excellent market place acceptance of the premium, yet affordable professional coatings system, their expansion...

AUTOTRUST ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE

Dolf Jonker founded Autotrust in 1983. Alongside his passion for vehicles, meticulous attention to detail, hard work, as well as customer service are core to business success. Autotrust has seen phenomenal growth since then. The current home of Autotrust in...

EDITORIAL – RUNNING OUT OF ROAD

The salvage codes is a business killer for the future of body shops. This issue features some more interesting developments on the car’s ability to continue upwards and onwards. There are some questionable developments from SA insurance companies who...

VERMONT SALES CUSTOMER OPEN DAY

Vermont Sales’s open day continues to grow with over 1 000 attendees at this year’s event which was held in a separate venue to cope with the increased size of the family inspired “in-house” expo where some of the...

CRA FOCUS – KWAZULU NATAL

The Collision Repair Association of South Africa (CRA) is on a drive to increase membership in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and spearheading the drive will be Lisa-Marie Germanus who has many years of association experience. Lisa-Marie says that for a long...