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Short-term insurer, Santam, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. Toyota SA received the top honours for all-round best OEM, Sikkens scooped the overall Service Excellence award in the Paint Suppliers category and Bosch took all three awards in the Equipment Suppliers category winning Best Training, Best Product Support and Overall Service Excellence. The award ceremony took place in Johannesburg on 18 October at Emperors Palace as the highlight of the 2019 SAMBRA conference and honoured top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as paint and equipment suppliers, for...

Driving digital competency and eco-efficient solutions 16 countries worldwide with first-time competitors from China and Morocco September 22 to 24, 2020, International Final in France Entry requirements for the competition: - The applicant must be 35 years or younger on the 4th September 2020 - The applicant must be a qualified spray painter - The applicant must be currently using R-M's waterborne paint line ONYX HD R-M®, BASF’s premium automotive refinish paint brand, is launching the search for the most talented spray painters in the industry. The 13th International R-M Best Painter Contest will take place in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. For the first time, China...

The South African Motor Body Repairers Association (SAMBRA) held its prestigious industry awards earlier this year where the South African distributor for R-M®, RSB Autogroup, scooped all the prizes in the Paint Supplier Category. The annual SAMBRA Awards honour top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as paint and equipment suppliers for their contribution to the sustainability of motor body repairers in South Africa. This is done through an annual survey which is independently managed and audited, and targets SAMBRA members nationwide to rate insurers, OEMs, as well as paint and equipment suppliers on several factors including relationship satisfaction, quality of...