Recent Articles

  • CRA CONVENTION A HUGE SUCCESS

    With 253 dinner guests including insurers and suppliers the CRA Creative Co-operation Convention was the industry event of the year!


    VW Launches save a car project 

    We are pleased to announce the national launch of the Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (“VWSA”) ‘Save a Car’ programme..
  • Latest communique from hollard

    As you are aware Hollard has recently conducted an electronic review of the existing selected service providers

    Response from Innovation

    Collision Repairers Association has taken the liberty to ask Innovation a few questions that have come through from our members. 
  • CRA - The benchmark of quality

    In the last two decades the South African collision repair market has really come of age..

    ANALYSIS OF THE MBR INDUSTRY IN SA

    Herewith the results of the recently completed survey conducted by the Department of Trade And Industry of the MBR Industry in SA.

CRA teachs matric learners basic skills in the body and paint shop

The collision Repairers Association KZN  in partnership with DEPT OF EDUCATION Pinetown ,  have embarked on a project to teach matric learners basic skills in the body and paint shop. 

12 Learners was selected from the Technical school to participate in this project. 

Training was done at Kansai Plascon training centre by  Stuart Parmenter and Shaun Petersen.  Entry level body and paint shop training was conducted on Health and safety , paint strip / body repair, primer mix and application, dry sanding, blending and masking, paint application , colour-ristics  and paint rectification process. 

SAICB WARNS AGAINST NEW VEHICLE THEFT TACTICS

After a spate of vehicle heists from motor body repairers’ premises, particularly in Gauteng, insurers and brokers are urged to liaise with motor body repairers and ensure that they confirm with clients before releasing vehicles to a third party. 

The South African Insurance Crime Bureau (SAICB) has issued vehicle crime alerts drawing attention to this increasing trend, particularly among high value vehicles, which are currently being targeted by vehicle criminals at vehicle dealerships and especially auto body repair companies.