Talking Shop

Finishline Autobody Repairs, setting a new benchmark in Adelaide

We visit one of the latest and most impressive new facilities in Adelaide and meet Raymond Khabbaz, a professional businessman who has brought his extensive experience to the collision repair industry.
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Chelsea Autobody, A vision to service the prestige sector

At a time when many in our industry are considering their future, mechanic John Karlaganis has established a Prestige collision repair facility in Melbourne’s South East with the support of Car-O-Liner’s Lindsay Batten.
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Artistic Auto Body: set for an expanding electric vehicle population with stand-alone EV facility

Following last month’s collision industry conference discussion on “The Flood Of EVs”, John visits a body shop that’s taking steps to get ahead of the game.
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The Dandan Family Business – Building a dynasty since the turn of the century

We meet Mohammad and Joanne Dandan who tell us how the family built a multi-shop business in Sydney based on true family values, customer service and sustainable business relationships.
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Specialised Collision Repair Centre

We meet Director and Owner Jason Case, who tells us about his journey, the challenges and opportunities of being on the metropolitan–regional fringe, and how they will adapt to the ever-changing collision repair industry.
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Cranbourne Body Works, doing it their way for over three decades

We meet Kevin Slattery of Cranbourne Body Works who tells us what he does, how he does it, and what steps he’s taking to prepare himself for the industry’s inevitable technological future.
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Killen’s Smash Repairs Armidale, NSW

We first visited Killen’s Smash Repairs in 2009 but as so much has happened in the industry over the last decade, we thought we would reconnect and see how things have progressed on the Northern Tablelands of NSW.
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Daimler Trucks Toowoomba Where premium brands and premium service combine

In a “Talking Shop” with a difference, we venture into the commercial vehicle sector and introduce Cameron O’Hara, Dealer Principal of Daimler trucks Toowoomba, who gives us an insight into how things operate in the “big end of town”.
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Auto Body and Paint Over four decades of commitment to the industry

Chris Brinkworth, 40-year veteran and Manager of Auto Body and Paint, takes us back to where it all began and shares the secrets of their success.
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McAully’s Smash Repair 60 years and still going strong

When a business has been operating in our challenging industry for 60 years, it’s certainly worth a look. We meet second-generation and current owner, Graham McAully, who takes a walk down memory lane and shares the secrets of his...
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