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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...

ANEST IWATA EXPAND THEIR KZN DISTRIBUTION WITH TWO NEW DISTRIBUTORS

Marshlan Pather has opened The Paint Box in Prospecton, Durban. He is already a specialist car refinish supplier of General Paints and saw the addition of the Anest-Iwata range as the next logical stepping stone in his service offer. “We’re...

KAPCI DUBAI UAE DISTRIBUTION – MR SALEH ALABLASK

Mr Saleh AlAblask is another one of Kapci Coating’s success stories. He is the owner of this family operation in Dubai. Saleh is a key distributor of the brand to the whole of the Emirates and parts of Oman....

KAPCI BLINK DUBAI

The introduction of a new revolutionary colour-matching tool to Kapci Coating’s range of car refinish paints, the ‘KapciBlink‘ Spectrophotometer, took Automotive Refinisher all the way to Dubai in the UAE for their middle eastern leg of their world product...

FUTURE TECH – ANDREW MARSH

THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF RECALLS   Perhaps I could begin by saying that a vehicle could have anywhere from 5 000 to more than 25 000 components, each of which has to perform correctly whilst enduring some of the harshest environments...

WORK STEERING END GAME

The Competition Commission put the right to repair in the automotive body shop business into immediate focus recently. Complaints leveled at monopolistic tendencies that operate within the South African collision repair trade formed a huge day at a recent...

WORLDSKILLS FINAL COUNTDOWN TO ABU DHABI UNDERWAY

It has been a hive of activity in the local Car Painting competition over the last six months. Competitors have been required to show their knowledge and skills as they vie for the privilege to represent South Africa in...