With Spring beckoning – although you would never have known it – Spencer Panels in Melbourne’s inner south east became the second Holden Certified Collision Repairer when Damian Cahill, Holden Collision Business Manager presented the plaque to business owner, David Truccolo.
Spencer Panels is a major collision repair specialist in Melbourne, originating as the name suggests in Spencer Street in the CBD. Also operating a fleet of tow trucks that services Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, Spencer Panels specialises in heavy smash repairs and body repairs and has built a reputation for quality and service since David’s father Frank started the business in 1982.
In presenting the plaque, Cahill said: “Holden Australia is leading the way with the creation of the certified collision repairer network, which will be instrumental in the growth of the brand. We are proud to have Spencer Panels as part of the network.”
Truccolo said he was thrilled to be received into the network. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to repairing vehicles to manufacturer’s specifications, using genuine parts and following approved procedures.” He thanked Cahill and his team at Holden for their support through the process.
Spencer Panels has a longstanding relationship with the Holden brand through Kevin Dennis Holden in Melbourne’s inner west, who was represented by Dealer Principal, Anthony Morabito and Spare Parts Manager, Michael Thorsen. Morabito said: “It’s really great to see Frank, David and the team continue to develop their business. As a family business ourselves, we understand what it takes to be successful. It really is a business built on quality”.
Truccolo, a chemical engineer by profession, reinforced this sentiment saying they have built the business with a focus on prestige repairs. “We have a workforce of 20 staff, some of whom have been with us for over 20 years. We have also aligned ourselves with prestige brands in every aspect of the business and becoming a Holden Certified Collision Repairer was a natural progression.”
In summing up Cahill thanked both the Truccolo family and Kevin Dennis Holden for their commitment to the Holden brand: “It is a pleasure to work with such longstanding partners, especially as both businesses have been well-recognised as institutions in and around Melbourne for decades.”