Through SAMBRA (South African Motor Body Repairers Association) G&T Autobody has been a proud member of the RMI since 2010.
“I really see the value in belonging to the RMI – before bringing in their vehicles many clients ask me if we are RMI accredited. It not only means a lot to my clients, but also for us as a shop. Knowing that we belong to the RMI gives us great conﬁdence,” Thembi acknowledges.
As a fully accredited SAMBRA member, we get graded once a year. We currently hold an accreditation of a Major Structural Repairer (MSR) which is the highest level given to a panel shop
The work carried out by G & T Autobody has not gone unnoticed. Recently the company won a Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) award from the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), in recognition of Thembi’s use of innovative technology to enhance production and business growth. “It’s a good thing to have the latest technology – it makes life a lot easier, not messy and much neater and more efﬁcient and professional,” she says.
The awards were announced in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, at end of 2014 by the Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe and Mpumalanga’s MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane.
“We are very proud of the award – we had to work hard to achieve the goals,” Thembi adds.