The Coronavirus has impacted lives and economies around the world, leaving us uncertain about normality as we know it. Having our customers best interest at heart, we had to reassess our strategies in a direction that focuses on continuous service excellence with emphasis on customer safety.
In doing so, we cannot forget the immense commitment shown by our amazing team and the consistent loyalty of our customers. We are one of the leading brands in the market because of your continued service and support. Our promise to you is that we will always stand for the highest quality refinish paint in the industry.
We are also proud to announce that our learners, who form part of our spray-painting apprenticeship pilot programme – in partnership with NF Apprentices – will be completing their final trade test this year. These eight aspiring young people, with the theoretical and practical spray-painting skills they have acquired, are currently placed in body shops all over Gauteng to further hone their skills in preparation for this final exam.
Looking onto the product side, we successfully launched our new ProClass series clear coats. The feedback we have received within the market consistently reaffirms that the new ProClass clear coats give a refinish that stands tall amongst the best in the market. “The response from our customers on the clear coats have been amazing!” said Jaco Wolmarans, Regional Sales Manager, BASF Coatings Services. “All our customers, who tried the new clear coats, wanted them in their shops. Our customers were especially surprised at our product’s competitive pricing, considering it is of such a high-quality.”
Glasurit has always set the global standard for innovation, durability, and gloss. Our team has also managed to turn adversity into success by showing our customers the digital solution available to them for day-to-day body shop advice. Glasurit Know-How, our online, 24/7 platform for self-learning, technical and business support, is a crucial information tool particularly to those body shops with limited access to our technicians.
Looking forward, we are at the forefront of the digital revolution. Glasurit South Africa will be launching Refinity, a platform created to drive body shops to the next level, in 2022. Refinity is designed to support body shops who are looking to work efficiently at every point in the paint process. From mixing and scanning, live reporting, training through our learning university and Glasurit Know-How, to giving you more transparency in your workshop. All these functions will be accessible from anywhere in the world, on any device that is connected to the internet. One Platform, One Password.
In the end, knowing that we have the best team and customers in the industry, gives us confidence that we can face any challenge that comes our way in the future.
Thank you to all who stood with us throughout 2021 and here’s to an even better 2022.