Spanner in the works

March 2019

MIWA in the news Feb 2019
February, 2019

MIWA in the news Feb 2019


During February the MIWA PR team met to discuss the strategic way forward.


MIWA PR team holds strategic meeting

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) compliance is a must for all business owners and MIWA members are no exception. By not being OHS compliance you open yourself up to lawsuits and can’t achieve your 5-star grading.


In September last year Jeno Auto made the move to a new premises in Walmer Dunes Industrial, Port Elizabeth.


Jeno Auto moves to new spot

During February Partinform was held in Krugersdorp West for the Gauteng Region for the very first time. The attendance was great as most parts dealers and workshop owners were present at the event.


Partinform in Krugersdorp a success

Events not to be missed
February, 2019

There are a host of exciting events coming up in March.


Events not to be missed

Grading Feb 2019
February, 2019

Well done to all our newly graded workshops!


Grading Feb 2019

New members Feb 2019
February, 2019

We welcome these new members to the MIWA family


New members Feb 2019

HaynesPro representative Donovan Harwick has been visiting workshops during February to promote the HaynesPro deal exclusively for MIWA members.


HaynesPro rep visits workshops

MIWA in the news Jan
February, 2019

MIWA has been in the news this month


Well done to all our newly graded workshops!


Graded workshops Dec/Jan 2019

New member Dec/Jan 2019
February, 2019

We warmly welcome our newest members


New member Dec/Jan 2019

On 19 January the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (merSETA Skills Development roadshow took place at Protea Court in PE.


MerSETA Grant roadshow arrives in PE

SMR Autoworks decided to host a fundraiser event to raise money to help Michael with the cost of rehab and daily living expenses.


SMR Autoworks raises funds to assist injured staff member

Cliffies Auto Repairs in East London received a shining compliment letter from a customer.


Cliffies Auto gets standing ovation from customer

Our MIWA reps are now using a highly sophisticated Member Retention Management System called Portatour. It is a brilliant system that has standardised all new member applications


MIWA reps get high tech and safety shoed!

We predict that there will be three main trends that will affect independent workshops namely the economic and political climate; telematics; and the imminent implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Automotive Industry


Trends due to shake up the motor repair industry this year

MIWA shirts for sale
December, 2018

MIWA shirts for sale


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MIWA shirts for sale

Grading
December, 2018

Aspects including the health and safety operating procedures are scrutinised as are the premises, equipment, administration, waste removal, staffing and so on.


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MIWA warranty stipulation
December, 2018

MIWA warranty stipulation


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MIWA's 30 point OHS compliance list


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MIWA in the news this Nov
December, 2018

Another great month for MIWA as it hits the news


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MIWA in the news this Nov

HaynesPro corporate deal
December, 2018

MIWA is excited to reveal details of a corporate deal negotiated for independent workshops part of the MIWA network with HaynesPro.


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HaynesPro corporate deal

We thought it fitting to share some words of wisdom with you as the year winds to an end. Andrea Bogner, Chairperson of the Highveld Region, shares her thoughts…


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Words of wisdom worth sharing

HaynesPro new sign-ups
December, 2018

We are excited to see workshops signing up for the HaynesPro deal. Take a look…


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HaynesPro new sign-ups

Take a look at who earned their stars this month…


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New members Nov 2018
December, 2018

We proudly represent some of the best aftermarket workshops in the country. Our member list grows daily. We warmly welcome our newest members. Here they are…


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New members Nov 2018

Congratulations to Fourways Auto Tech who was the lucky winner of two VIP tickets to Gymkhana Grid. Maurice Engelbrecht and David Kleynhans attended the event. Many thanks to our sponsor Jonnesway for this great prize. Click here for pics from the event.


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Off to the Gymkhana Grid for our winner

CJ Kleyns Auto Services recently had a purple loo in their workshop in aid of Cansa Relay for Life. Here’s more…


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George workshop ‘Flushes Cancer Out’

When Peter van Mosseveld, the MIWA rep for Eastern Cape, visited RDI Automotive and Repair Centre in George he was amazed by the level of detail in the décor and how the new workshop is thinking out of the box. Take a look…


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RDI takes workshop décor and thinking to the next level

ATE Brakes hosted several training sessions in KZN and Cape Town over the last month. Click here…


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Technical training from ATE Brakes

MIWA goes Nuts and Bolts
December, 2018

On 7 November MIWA members gathered in Bloemfontein for MIWA’s Nuts and Bolts evening. The idea of the evening is for members to mingle, share ideas and generally just get together. Take a look…


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MIWA goes Nuts and Bolts

The Bosch Service Centre National Roadshow took place in November. MIWA representatives were invited to speak on the Right to Repair. More


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Bosch Service Centre hits the road

It was an exciting day on 23 November at the College of Cape Town where representatives from HaynesProdonated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College. Take a look…


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HaynesPro supports apprentice programme at College of Cape Town

In September representatives from 26 nations gathered at Frankfurt's Automechanika for the Global Right to Repair Coalition and MIWA members were among them.


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26 nations gather to support R2R – MIWA was there

The good news for the motor sector is that despite the tough economic times facing South Africans more independent workshops are opening their doors with a growing number of these being black owned. On the downside, if there isn't change in terms of allowing these workshops fair competition in the m…


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The DD Training Centre in Port Elizabeth opened its doors in 2013 because of the dire need for skilled diesel mechanics.


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Trade Test and Training Centre upskilling diesel mechanics

Congratulations to Wilhelm’s Auto in Stellenbosch – the lucky winner of our September competition. Wilhelm’s Auto received an Ultimate HaynesPro programme valued at R3000 free for 12 months. The company was founded by Wilhelm Ackermann in July 2000, providing service and general mechanical r…


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Congrats to our HaynesPro prize winner

Standard competition terms and conditions apply. Result determined at random from the selection of entries, and the outcome is final. Prize not exchangeable for cash. Winner will be contacted telephonically. MIWA reserves the right to disqualify any entries at their own discretion. This competition …


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Your Chance to win with Jonnesway

Are you doing any charity or community outreach? We want to know what charity or community projects you are doing. This can be from helping a family in need to supporting a local school or business. Please share your story with us – tessa@findleypr.co.za


Take a look at who earned their stars this month...


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Well done to all our newly graded workshops!

The RMI is excited to announce it will be proudly partnering with Gumtree WRX of South Africa 2018 in November.


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Gumtree World RX is coming in Nov – get tickets  The RMI is excited to announce it will be proudly partnering with Gumtree WRX of South Africa 2018

Toolbox competition winner
September, 2018

Congratulations to Teresa Spencer-Higgs from D&T Servicing in the Eastern Cape Region who was the lucky winner of the Spanner in the Works competition. Handing her the limited-edition Dragon 62-piece Jonnesway toolbox is Mitch Grobler from Jonnesway. Many thanks to our competition sponsor.


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Toolbox competition winner

We proudly represent some of the best aftermarket workshops in the country. Our member list grows daily. We warmly welcome our newest members.


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Jack Finn, Chairman of the Eastern Cape Region, says pricing is definitely a defining factor in his region and consumers are feeling the pinch meaning less spend available for motor repairs.


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Region in the spotlight: Border and Eastern Cape

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit was buzzing with activity during the weekend of 31 August until 2 September for the SA Festival of Motoring. MIWA got in on the action.


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MIWA mingles at Festival of Motoring

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From the Director's Desk

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is the focus of this edition as it is a very critical part of your business. Or should be. Have you gone through the 30-point check list to see how OHS compliant you really are? You’ll see in our lead story that one of our members, Auto Excellence, recently went through the compliance process and was surprised how involved it is – and for good reason. Let’s make an effort to make OHS a priority this month.

We also met this month to put together a strategic PR plan for 2019 and have some ideas in mind to get you more involved and achieve greater exposure for your workshop in the media. Please speak to your reps about any media story ideas you may have in mind.

I hope you enjoy this action-packed edition.

Best regards,
Pieter Niemand
Director of MIWA

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