Octoral as a paint brand may be new to South Africa, but it is already a great success in other world markets. Valspar South Africa are hoping to emulate the brand’s refinish product popularity in local collision operations.

Auto City Paint and Panel opened for business in February, and sees Wilfie Stonefield take charge of five all new branches in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Wilfie has a lifetime of experience in the supply of refinish products and their mission, in his own words, is to give their branch managers their own popular operation. “Collectively we have key managers with way over 300 years of experience to draw from.”

The Valspar Octoral brand has many unique advantages on the savings front for driving down costs in the body shop. It also comes with full factory approvals for a number of high profile vehicle makers.

Valspar have already been hard at work with two top global trainers in South Africa. Holding national training courses for Auto City technical representatives. This has showed them exactly how to obtain both high performance and savings with the fully imported refinish paint systems. This covers cleaning agents, primers, Surfacers, putties, hardeners, thinners and Octobase and 2k toners.

About Octoral

A world of coating solutions in a single innovative and complete system, that is what Octoral offers. Octoral provides all the products you need for a complete application, from bare metal to a brilliant finishing touch with clear coats.

The expertise in combination with the complete Octoral system guarantees a beautiful end result.  With an optimum yield and high productivity to boot.

The Octoral programme is all about mixing colour systems. Octoral offers more than just products; it also guarantees a partnership with added value. A team of colour and application specialists are ready to share their advice. A wide range of training programmes at their Business and Technical centres help them to raise their partners’ level of knowledge.

A complete system

Octoral is a complete system, allowing you to perform virtually all applications to perfection. Mixing colour systems, supplementary products, colour information are all customised so that you can work in a quicker and more efficient way. Every drop of Octoral contains an enormous amount of colour technology which they are happy to share with you, every day. No other brand of car refinishers can offer you so much colour knowledge.

Perfect match

Octoral is all about colour. Thanks to their global colour information system they can deliver nearly all formulas for OEM colours. And with the digital colour retrieval system COINS, the Valspar Spectrophotometer, Valspar Colour Maps and the Valspar Colour Box that has nearly 10 000 colour samples, you have everything you need to find the perfect match for the most complex colours.

Colour retrieval

Octoral users are never alone. To enhance what your employees already know, we deliver training courses in-house or at one of our Business and Technical Centres. What’s more, they improve their technical skills so that your productivity increases too. Immediately. Of course, you can always call on the assistance of one their representatives. With their advice and expertise combined, you can achieve even more.

For more information call any one of our Auto City branches listed below;

AutoCity Johannesburg:       087 470 0521
AutoCity Bloemfontein:        087 470 0524
AutoCity Cape Town:            087 470 0525
AutoCity Durban:                  087 470 0523
AutoCity Pretoria:                 087 470 0522