TOP SHOP

The local body shops could stand amongst the best in the world. The Top Shop stories focus on those collision repairers who think out-of-the box by implementing new technology and equipment or those who have had thriving businesses for generations, who share the secret to their success in gearing for tomorrow.

CHAKO PANELBEATER’S CONTINUED SUCCESS

CHAKO PANELBEATER’S CONTINUED SUCCESS

Anel Lategan and the team at Chako Panlebeaters know that to sustain their success, they need to keep their promises and exceed customer expectation to maintain integrity. Their dedication to quality workmanship is next level and they are not afraid to embrace innovative technology to drive their success forward.

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STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME

STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME

Winclo Panelbeaters have expanded their business operations to three stand-alone rectification body shops. One for major body repairs, a second for small area repair and their own assessment centre. They use a host of equipment and reliable advice from Celette SA to keep them ahead of the pack in the business.

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OPPERMAN-THIELS AUTO BODY REPAIRS, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

OPPERMAN-THIELS AUTO BODY REPAIRS, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

Opperman-Thiels Auto Body Repairs in Windhoek, Namibia, is a modern workshop that could be placed anywhere in the world for its state-of-the-art repair on damaged vehicle repairs. The local market is different from SA and has a huge influx of grey Asian market vehicles, where parts are hard to obtain.

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ESANI BODYSHOP, A JEWEL IN CAPE TOWN’S CROWN

ESANI BODYSHOP, A JEWEL IN CAPE TOWN’S CROWN

Esani Bodyshop are based in Blackheath in the Western Cape. They have enjoyed great success since their start in 1994 as they concentrate on excellent customer service and outstanding workmanship. They recently installed the PPG MoonWalk machine to keep pace with colour and reduce their wastage.

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DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

CLASSIC CARS & RESTORATIONS

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

classic corner & resoration

Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology is extremely important.Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads, as well as bringing new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help, organisations are in place to train and we have other helpful information that may crop-up when fixing the cars of now, and those that are still to come.

DRIVEN

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.