Talking Shop

Gary A Smith Setting the benchmark on the South Island

An inspirational story that reflects the tenacity and resilience that we have come to expect form our cousins “across the ditch”, as the business looks to a more sustainable future with Glasurit.
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Innov8ive Customs

We meet George Taouil, Australian born business owner of Lebanese descent who has created his own path in the custom automotive sector and who has taken a leap of faith with a new apprentice from outside our industry.
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Fix Auto Mulgrave and Clayton

We catch up with Fix Auto Network’s first multi-site operator, Lana Pagiamtzis and discuss her expansion strategy.
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Gino’s Panel and Paint, Immersed in the Fremantle community since 1960

We meet passionate business owner Aaron Scagliotta, who has evolved from working in the business to working on the business and is taking this Fremantle Institution to a whole new level…
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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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