WHAT’S HOT

The latest in what’s happening in the South African market of collision repair is featured in What’s Hot. Keep up-to-date with new products, training developments, technical know-how and much more.

SAGOLA’S GLOBAL EXPANSION CONTINUES

SAGOLA’S GLOBAL EXPANSION CONTINUES

Sagola has a had a great year with expansion in the South African and South American markets. Their products ensure that repair costs are driven down while their products remain excellent in quality.

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ONE FINE DAY

ONE FINE DAY

Watching a private collection of over 30 aircraft from 1910 to 1945 in Old Warden Bedforshire in the UK on a sunny summer’s evening is as good as it gets to stroll down memory lane for publisher Ian Groat, who is embracing growing old (dis)gracefully.

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HUGE PARTS SHORTAGES FOR LANDROVER JAGUAR

HUGE PARTS SHORTAGES FOR LANDROVER JAGUAR

Approximately 10 000 Jaguar and Land Rovers are off the road in the UK due to parts shortage. This is due to a new global parts logistics centre – a one million-square-foot site – as well as changing parts suppliers. What a mess.

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THE MAGIC OF HYDROGEN

THE MAGIC OF HYDROGEN

Roger Houghton recently had the opportunity of being intimately involved with a project to demonstrate a mobility hydrogen ecosystem. In other words, to show how hydrogen can be used conveniently in a car. This event was one of the highlights of Smarter Mobility Africa, an exhibition held in Midrand, Gauteng.

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INTRODUcING RHYNOGRIP MESH LINE FROM INDASA

INTRODUcING RHYNOGRIP MESH LINE FROM INDASA

The INDASA Group have announced their new Rhynogrip Mesh Line abrasives range. The benefits of Mesh Line abrasives are that the open mesh structure prevents clogging, and its enhanced extraction system keeps dust contaminants out, keeping it safer for an end-user.

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SPRAYWORLD; THE LEGACY LIVES ON

SPRAYWORLD; THE LEGACY LIVES ON

Sprayworld is run by Carmine Rudman, and they supply ancillary products, spray guns, polishes and more for the local market. She has a long family history in the business and a great working knowledge of the industry.

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STANDOX 1-K ALLROUND PRIMER SURFACE AEROSOL

STANDOX 1-K ALLROUND PRIMER SURFACE AEROSOL

A new 1K-Allround Primer Surfacer from Standox has been introduced. It is suitable for use on bare metal and gives good corrosion protection. Application is very easy to use with good spray-ability and flow. It delivers high filling power with easy sanding.

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CAMERA’S, CAMERA’S EVERYWHERE

CAMERA’S, CAMERA’S EVERYWHERE

The manufacturers of AI dashcams and outside cameras say the big advantage over older camera systems is their ability to detect movement of pedestrians and drivers and capture high-quality images while avoiding irrelevant information. Notification, Analysis and Risk Assessment (NARA) will dramatically change how vehicle camera footage is assessed.

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DRIVING THE INDUSTRY INTO THE FUTURE

DRIVING THE INDUSTRY INTO THE FUTURE

South African Auto Week was hosted by Naamsa at Gallagher Conference centre in Gauteng and looked at proper planning for the implementation of all transactions to cleaner energy technologies. Ensuring communities have clean and secure energy was a subject on its own.

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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.