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Park Panelbeaters is an auto body institution in Vanderbijlpark that repaired vehicles in the same premises since 1967, when it first opened its doors. Now with the third generation at the helm, the family owned business counts devotion to what they do and the quality of their finished job, as their keys to success. 

Winning the Lightstone Motor Body Repairer of the year in 2019 is an accolade that was driven purely by feedback from customer CSIs. Definite proof that their efforts to be customer focussed with a family feel are paying off. 

All vehicles are repaired to factory standards and as if it were their own. “Our best selling point is our workmanship. A happy customer will tell many friends and word of mouth is your best advertising,” said Heinrich Schuhknecht, junior manager at Park Panelbeaters. 

As a company they have always adopted the continuous improvement mentality and invested heavily in the latest technology and equipment in order to continue making sure that they stay one of South Africa’s premier body shops. 

With such a proud history and wanting to further strengthen their ability to give their customers an even a better experience, and always investing in their future with the latest technology, Park Panelbeaters recently moved over to Axalta’s premium approved paint brand, Cromax. Distributed by SIB, Cromax has been designed to help customers achieve quality goals with products that are proven and easy to use. Cromax  products are engineered to provide quick and accurate application, which means faster process times and a reduction in energy consumption too.  

Jeremy Hoffman, director of sales & marketing at SIB says, “The body shops that will grow and move forward are the ones that are permanently changing their processes and rethinking which products support them best with the most innovative technology to match. Digital-savvy body shops like Park Panelbeaters will benefit immensely from the latest products and technologies being offered by Axalta.”   

“With the Cromax system there are fewer steps in achieving your final product outcome,” say Heinrich, “and the colour accuracy and finish is where Cromax really stand out. We are dealing with the team at SIB – Jeremy, Clint, Riaan and Cindy – and it is the best technical service and back-up we’ve ever enjoyed.” High praise indeed. 

Together with SIB and Axalta and their strong passion for body shop repair, with world-class quality and service to match, Park Panelbeaters are at the forefront in body shop repair in Gauteng.