The South African Motor Body Repairers Association (SAMBRA) has been representing the formal Panel Beating industry for over 20 years now. The term Panel Beaters has been replaced with the name Motor or Auto Body Repairers because the industry has evolved into a more professional and regulated industry.
SAMBRA has over a thousand panel beater members nationwide and to achieve SAMBRA membership, panel beaters have to adhere to SAMBRA's stringent grading standards. According to SAMBRA's grading system, all levels of panel beaters can attain membership but restrictions are placed on the panel beater in terms of the work they are permitted to carry out, aligned with the grading they achieved.
For panel beaters to successfully operate a sustainable business in the Panel Beating Industry in South Africa, Panel Beaters need to be approved by most major Manufacturers of Vehicles and be accredited by Short-term Insurers. In short, a panel beater needs to be qualified to do the job or go out of business. In partnership with SAMBRA, your business will have the edge. With step by step guidance and access to training and business tools relevant to your business, SAMBRA will assist with efficient business practices beneficial to you, the owner, and indirectly create peace of mind for your customers.