At Italian Panel Beaters we recognize the value of methodical, detailed vehicle examination. Every vehicle undergoes a thorough testing process that includes a comprehensive diagnostic analysis, accident quality report, wheel body alignment inspection, detailed road test, air conditioning assessment, and checking of all OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) requirements. Our estimator will also examine existing components including tyres, exhaust, battery, some mechanical parts such as differentials and shocks, seats and interiors, panels that are rusted, damaged paintwork, engine and other components that are subjected to wear and tear during the life of a vehicle. Should the remaining life expectancy of old components warrant replacement rather than mere repair, the cost of ‘betterments’ will be included in the quotation? On arrival a checklist is completed by an Italian Panel Beaters consultant in collaboration with the customer to identify old and new damages to the vehicle. Photographs are taken to substantiate these findings.
Our own Towing Recovery Company contracted to Italian Panel Beaters. The company has at its disposal recovery vehicles and Roll Back Trucks and is competent to recover any accident-related vehicle.
Airomax its Paint Shop Dry flatting Area. The system, used for quick drying and touch-up paint jobs, comprises an infra-red curing system which reduces curing time by up to 75%. High-tech fans are used to extract dust from the area assuring a clean preparation and working environment that contributes to good housekeeping and occupational safety. The Paint Shop area is also equipped with new generation equipment including a Dryflatting System, Compressors and Watertrap Functions.
Italian Panel beating chassis straightening equipment comprises Celette Jig System and Car-o-Liner, approved by some of the and major vehicle manufacturers, Our auto body frame machine is used to restore the frame to its original shape using hydraulics and torque that humans simply can't do. These machines allow us to pull or push the frame to straighten it back to its original shape, depending on the amount of damage and the type of frame.
Italian Panel beaters’ inspection pit workshop is equipped with five two-post hoists and one total vehicle lift to facilitate a thorough inspection to assess undercarriage damages to write-up a comprehensive damage report. The function of the wheel alignment bay is twofold as it also serves as an inspection area where wheel alignment tasks are performed
Each work station is equipped with task-specific welding equipment that is anchored to the wall and fitted on a movable overhead frame. While this allows the panel beater to reach all areas of the vehicle with ease it also ensures that the floor space remains clear of clutter thus allowing unrestricted movement and promotes occupational safety
There have been tremendous technical advances in vehicle air conditioning during the last decade. It is not just passenger cars that are driving demand for automatic climate control; commercial vehicle buyers also demand a higher standard of interior comfort such as air conditioning.
Italian ’s mechanical staff are qualified in all facets of general mechanical repairs, servicing and tune-up’s on all model vehicles, including brake, steering and suspension work, diagnostic work, a roadworthy service, electronic fuel systems, clutch overhaul, gear boxes, front-end work, and air conditioning. Electrical work includes the ignition system, alternators and basic wiring.
In-house Component Bins
Each individual workstation is equipped with a secure storage bin to store vehicle components for the vehicle undergoing repairs. Part Managers within each storage facility are responsible for placing orders for all new components. This division also employs Storemen and Drivers.
Italian Panel Beaters operate the Airomax paint-mix system that provides the broadest product range of colour shades including the capability of creating ever-increasing new colour shades coming on to the market. Airomax paint-mix computers are built to industrial standards and are economically designed for practicality, zero-defect production and service delivery. This highly efficient, specialized painting facility ensures a quicker turnaround time.
The state-of-the-art Airomax Spray Booth which combines workstations for preparation, paint mixing and spray painting is at the heart of the business. The lighting inside the spray booths is distinctive, simulating daylight conditions to facilitate highest standard colour matching.
Each vehicle repair is followed by a full valet service. Personal property removed from the vehicle at the start is stored for safekeeping and returned to the customer.