CROCO Holdings will officially open a world-class auto body centre in Harare this evening as it moves to cater for all the services required by its client base.
When NewsDay visited the site, Auto Body Centre, in Graniteside on Tuesday, workers were putting final touches ahead of the official opening.
Corne Viviers, approved body repair centre programme manager for Jaguar Land Rover South and sub-Saharan Africa, said the centre was the first of its kind in Zimbabwe, adding that it was at par with those in South Africa.
“We have state-of-the art facilities for our showrooms where our customers buy cars. We have gone a mile ahead in giving them good facilities for services as well. This time around we have seen it worthwhile to give them a state-of-the-art auto body centre which is well equipped,” Viviers said.
He said the set-up is done in countries where Jaguar Land Rover has dealerships.
He said some local staffers had been to South Africa for further training to get the necessary skills needed for the task at hand.
“We started by staff training. This is a more complicated area, thus needs people with expertise. We sent five people to South Africa for training and they are all back waiting to serve the nation.”
Viviers said there would a special room for repairing aluminium-made vehicles due to the explosive nature of the dust.
The centre has a computerised system for paint mixing while the spray room is computer-operated.