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IBIS AFRICA 2019 – ALL ROADS LEAD TO CHANGE

The first ever IBIS South Africa conference was all about change, raising standards and improving trade skills as the global evolution of the collision repair trade came under the spotlight.  For over two decades the IBIS Bodyshop Symposium has been...

DEVELOPING HUMAN CAPITAL WHILE MAKING TRAINING A PRIORITY IN YOUR BODY SHOP

What is the current situation with “Human Capital” in the Automotive Body Repair Industry?  To answer this question, one should have to look at the MIBCO Statistics: Numbers of graded employees involved in the repairing of accident damage vehicles:  General workers:...

AA KINSEY REPORT 2019

The 29th year of the Kinsey Report has been given a facelift and is now officially called the AA KINSEY REPORT and as such will appear on the AASA official website.  It has been over 18 months since the...

SO, HOW’S YOUR WAISTLINE?

We’re not talking about your weight, but rather talking about becoming leaner. Workshops are under constant pressure from work providers to do more for less. However, there are ways to get better returns by managing your workshop so there...

NEW VALUE EXCELA RANGE FROM THE MAROUNS GROUP

In the face of an ever-larger demand for body shops to meet repairs, mainly coming from the 70% of drivers who don’t carry insurance, the Marouns Group have been busy developing a totally new value line in the Xcéla...

THE DRYING GAME

The spray booth is a topic we keep returning to, but as it remains the single largest investment for most body shops and the area where bottlenecks in the workshop keep recurring, it is a subject that is still...

WHY FUME EXTRACTION IS SO VITAL

Here are eight good reasons you should protect staff by having fume extraction. Air fed units will protect the person welding but not other staff in the workshop.  Explosive mix  Automotive grades of aluminium are alloyed with different substrates for differing...

TWO WOMEN APPRENTICES PLACED AT FIX AUTO

Fix Auto Collision in collaboration with NF Apprentices has appointed two female apprentices at their shop and have committed to supporting them until they qualify as artisans. Lerato Matheba and Molatelo Makhura, panelbeating and spray painting apprentices respectively, have...

SAP COATINGS LAUNCH A FULL RANGE FOR REFINISH

Based  in Phoenix in Durban, Super Auto Paints Company (SAP) have pushed ahead in the last decade to now have national self-owned distribution in Verulam, Springfield Industrial Park, Pinetown Industrial Park, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.  Director Andre Maharaj said...

GLASURIT ACTIVELY SHAPING AUTO COLOUR TRENDS

ACT/9, the title of the Automotive Color Trends 2019-20, is a demand to shape the future with an active attitude. By analysing technological trends and societal changes, the designers at BASF’s Coatings division translated this drive into a collection...