Auto Paint Centre in Centurion began life way back in 1976 when Henk de Vos opened its doors. Johan du Toit, Henk’s son in law then took over the helm in 1995 and now shares the leadership role with his son Francois, a third-generation owner in the business.

They have become a leading supplier of automotive and industrial paints, abrasives, panel beating equipment and accessories in the Pretoria area.

Francois says he has a great passion for the automotive refinishing industry and the spirit of entrepreneurship. He has fond memories of visiting his Dad at the business during school holidays and watching the colour matchers achieve the perfect colours in the mixing room. His interest in the business has grown from there.

“Auto Paint Centre became the sole distributor for Carvello in Pretoria in January 2017,” said Francois. “We decided to partner with the brand after we were blown away by the amazing quality the products delivered coupled with its affordability.

“Our business has a high demand for a quality value refinish system that is affordable. Carvello was able to successfully meet this demand.

“Carvello boasts an entire range of high-quality products that are backed up by a lifetime warranty. The mixing bank comes equipped with their new flagship range of basecoat and twin pack toners which we use to mix in ecxess of 30 colours a day. Top performing products include the HS Primers and HS wet look clear coats which have become incredibly popular amongst our customers.

“Carvello has enabled us to take our business to the next level because of the quality, pricing and latest technology it offers. We have successfully installed several mixing systems into the market. Customers are especially happy with the increased body shop profitability.”

He went on to say, “We have recently built an on-site training facility which includes a full Carvello mixing system. Our first training day for our sales team took place in August with the purpose of increasing product knowledge to better assist customers.

“We plan to offer short courses to our customers on the entire product range in the near future which will enable them to use the Carvello brand to the best of its ability.”

The Carvello system offers 155 000 popular formulas accompanied by a full set of colour retrieval and identification tools. This includes thousands of international and local colour spray-outs for easy identification in swatches. Their expanded range of toners also enables a colour matcher to accurately match new colours in the market.

Auto Paint Centre has 21 employees with eight delivery vehicles to attend to their client’s needs speedily. They offer a professional and accurate colour matching service.

Their well-equipped mixing facility combined with experienced and skilled colour matchers makes colour matching a quick and accurate process. They take pride in offering their customers unique and specialised colours such as candy apples and fluorescents too.

“Auto Paint Centre’s secret to success is striving for perfection in everything that we do. It is our priority to provide our customers with the best possible service and value by offering sound advice, speedy deliveries, accurate colour matching and competent technical back-up,” concluded Francois.

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