Performance Fibre is a refinish supplier in Heidelberg. They have close to 24 years of supplying body shop customers and fleets in their local area. The company was started all those years ago by Frik Myburgh who has seen many changes and a host of new customer demands. With the market remaining very price sensitive they sell, stock and service a range of products that the trade needs on an everyday basis.
It is now just six months since Anrich and Quinton, the sons of Frik researched a new method of rapid colour matching. “We needed an answer on our increased demand for over the counter DIY and car restorers with more accuracy on imported metallics and xyrillic pearl shades which are now in popular use.”
They chose the Challenger brand because of its unique colour matcher spectro colour tool which they say offers great access to over 100 000 international colours. “By using the spectro, we have been able to boost our own colour output to an average of some 30 colours per day. It is quite remarkable to have all those international and local colour formulas at your fingertips. The search functions are so easy to use that John and Joseph, our colour matchers, can take care of all the colour needs.”
Frik, who by his own admission takes a bit of a back seat as the kids look after the business on a daily basis, reckons: “My policy of stocking only high performance refinish paints along with top brands in abrasives and spray painting equipment has stood the company in good stead down the years.”
“Challenger has another two big advantages,” say the Myburgh brothers, “The compact toner range is easy to stock, and offers excellent service on overnight deliveries on outstanding stock orders coming from Mix and Match in Durban.”
With a full range of 2K basecoat, topcoat and primers, the company are seeing their clients ask for the brand more and more as they get used to its first rate finishing performance on their repair work. “Challenger not only gives fast accurate colour matching but also boosts turnaround on vehicle repairs. It is such a well thought out refinish package in total. It’s certainly solved our problems in a big way when we view colour,” concluded Frik.