Monthly Archives: September 2015

SAMBRA Events: Free State, Border & Eastern Cape

SAMBRA meetings and information sessions are in full swing, and we recently received a meeting report from the Free State, Border and Eastern Cape. Remember to send us feedback from your regional events, and look out for information sessions and meetings happening in YOUR area!

FEATURED MEMBER: Ray Giese’s Bodyshop

Congratulations to SAMBRA member and Major Structural Repairer, Ray Giese’s Bodyshop, on your 25th anniversary! Based in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape, Ray Giese’s Bodyshop boasts a long and successful history, and strongly believes that superior customer service starts with happy employees…

Member Exclusive Invitation: Panel Repair Seminar

It’s a well known fact that the modern body shop can increase profitability by repairing body panels, rather than replacing them… There is still chance to book your seat at a FREE seminar on 23 September in Johannesburg, where Ralph Meichtry, founder and owner of Betag Innovation, will introduce the Repair vs. Replace concept and demonstrate some of the latest OEM approved repair concepts and techniques from Europe…

SAMBRA Information Session: Nelspruit

SAMBRA Northern Region recently held an information session Nelspruit. “It was a highly successful meeting, and our guest speakers captured some of the value-adding benefits panel shops could enjoy when partnering with their organisations,” says Nolan Noah, SAMBRA Regional Manager, Northern Region.

FEATURED MEMBER: Mzanco Panelbeaters & Auto Spraypainting

Mzanco Panelbeaters & Auto Spraypainting in Pretoria is a relative new kid on the block – founded by Willies Ntshani in 2015. Through his passion for cars, business skills, pure hard work, state-of-the-art equipment, quality workmanship and considerate service, Mr. Ntshani piloted this establishment to its current size, counting among the largest Body Repairer businesses in South Africa.

Cape Town Training & Information Session

SAMBRA members from Cape Town and surrounds recently attended an Audatex training and information session. Get more involved in your region! Log into your member profile and visit the events calendar to diarise your Regional AGM and other member events (including training), and be sure to attend it.

Dealing with unclaimed vehicles

SAMBRA regularly receives requests for clarity on the subjects of panel shops’ rights to a vehicle contracted in, storage fees and the calculation thereof, and abandoned vehicles left in panel shops for lengthy periods.