The Voice of the African
Collision Repair Industry

Home Whats Hot

Whats Hot

PPG SA & VWSA IMPROVE INDUSTRY STANDARDS

In a move that will empower and improve industry standards, our PPG Refinish team has given its full commitment to VWSA to ensure that all approved motor body repairers (MBR’s) using the PPG Envirobase® HP product range, are trained...

INTERVIEW WITH DIPAN HARIA, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Automotive Refinisher magazine recently caught up with Dipan Haria, Business Services Director, Automotive EMEAI for Sherwin-Williams on a recent visit to South Africa. Q: How did you get into the business and how has this helped in your current...

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...

CAR OF THE YEAR

The Wesbank 2017 South African Car of the Year competition has come to a close and the overall winner announced at a gala event in Johannesburg on March 15. The 10 finalists were selected by the South African Guild...

NEW FROM HURRICANE DELFIN DG EXP 50 RANGE

The new Hurricane Delfin DG Exp50 range A3 stage aluminium carbon fibre and steel fully approved vacuum cleaner system works to reduce the risk of highly combustible materials in the repair process. Delfin have as a direct result of working...

HURRICANE EQUIPMENT NEW CENTRE IN CENTURION

Moving to keep pace with company expansion plans, Hurricane Equipment have opened a huge all-new trade training centre in Centurion, Midrand. The centre features a fully working seven-metre spraybooth with the latest specifications. The group have posted phenomenal growth in...

CLARIFYING THE WORD “AUTONOMOUS”

Thatcham Research and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) issued an urgent call to car makers and legislators for greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that does more and more driving on behalf of motorists....

TOP SHOP – RENEW-IT BEDFORDVIEW

A new ground-up super body shop concept has recently been brought online in Bedfordview. The top repair centre features many state-of-the-art innovative cost control touches. Designed and installed by Aer-o-cure, the production repair volume is targeted to repair between...

SHORT TERM INSURERS LOCK HORNS OVER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX

The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for short-term insurance companies in 2017, conducted by Consulta, revealed that traditional insurers Discovery Insure, Old Mutual Insure, Outsurance, as well as niche company Virseker, joined Santam in the battle to...

WORLD’S FASTEST CARS GET THEIR BEAUTY IN SOUTHER SWEDEN WITH STANDOX

Few people know that Mose Freyer and his family-run company, Moses Bil & Lack, paints cars for Koenigsegg Automotive in the small village of Sätaröd, southwest of Kristianstad in southern Sweden. The refinish process for a Koenigsegg can take...