December 5, 2023

Car Craft Group has welcomed five new businesses to the national network.

AAA Bodyworks in Oakleigh Victoria joined recently. Tony D’Apolito and Troy Tormay and their  team couldn’t wait to jump on board and already seen the benefits to their business. They had considered joining Car Craft after a discussion with an old colleague from their insurance days as they were looking to change their focus. As groups appear more and more to be the future of the industry, Car Craft presented a great option for them, especially as they were looking towards gaining fleets contracts and OEM status.

The southern region of NSW continues to grow, with North Nowra Smash Repairs and Canberra Automotive Refinishers also joining the family, Canberra Automotive Refinishers have been an independent leader in the area for over 30 years, Tesla and Subaru approved they are a great addition to Car Craft’s experienced network.

North Nowra Smash was originally established in 1979. Michael and Amanda Binney purchased the business in 2010 and are another strong independent family business that will only compliment the Car Craft Groups coverage in the southern parts of NSW, says CEO Peter McMahon.

In Queensland Wells Autobody were previously involved through a family business with Car Craft Group, with Cory Wells having been a previous board member. He says it was an easy decision to seek approval to re-join the family, once he opened his own business again. Wells Autobody is a third  generation repair facility and it’s 50yrs since Cory and his sister Amy’s grandfather opened Wells Bodyworks in Hobart.

Signature Collision Centre in Thorneside, Queensland is a second generation business who wanted to join Car Craft Group to be a part of an forward thinking organisation 

Rollscar Smash Repairs in Sumner, Queensland has also joined. Owner Paul Taaffe said Car Craft Group is a good organisation to be involved with in this industry and that he sees that he is now part of a much larger business.

Macksville Smash Repairs has been acquired by existing Car Craft member Urunga Smash. Owner Wesley Chapman said: “Joining Car Craft is the best move we’ve ever made in business NS it was a forgone conclusion to join with our second shop.” 

In Western Australia the group has welcomed Mark Ferguson and his team at Dunsborough Smash Repairs, in the Margaret River Region. Ferguson was keen to take advantage of being part of a network where he could work with like-minded repairers. Since purchasing the business in 2017, the Dunsborough facility has been completely transformed. 

Car Craft Group CEO Peter McMahon said the group keeps going from strength to strength now numbering over 130 sites across Australia.




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