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Fix Auto South Africa announces appointment of CEO and National Operations Manager

JOHANNESBURG (South Africa) August 3 2016 – Fix Auto South Africa is delighted to announce the appointments of Malcolm Rajah and Gavin van der Riet. Malcolm Rajah has been appointed as CEO and Gavin van der Riet has been appointed as National Operations Manager. They will assume their responsibilities on the 1st of August 2016.

Recently introduced to the South African market, Fix Auto a leading global motor body repair franchise network, is designed to give Insurers and other stakeholders a consistent focus on service delivery, cost and quality. Fix Auto ‘s owner operated Franchise network means the business maintains local knowledge combined with the systems, knowledge and expertise of a leading global player with a proven track record. 

Following a series of Repairer Clinics held in April, there has been significant interest shown in this franchise opportunity, and the recent appointments of Malcolm and Gavin underscore the commitment of Fix Auto to the South African market.

Malcolm brings with him significant experience from the motor insurance and franchising industries, having previously held senior positions with the PostNet franchisor; OUTsurance and most recently he headed up Santam’s Digital Motor claims and Assessing.

Gavin’s in-depth experience in the repair industry and in insurance assessing ensures that the business is well positioned in delivering value to all stakeholders.

Malcolm commented, “As an insurer with a franchising background, I always felt that the South African motor body repair industry lacked the value proposition that a sound franchise brings to the table. I am very excited at the prospect of growing the Fix Auto brand in South Africa and I am confident that we have a compelling value proposition for insurers, fleet managers and most importantly repairers.”

Steve Leal, President of Fix Auto World said "Getting South Africa on our global map was a great result and it is now further enhanced by us attracting the skills and knowledge of people like Malcolm and Gavin, which can only speed up our success in the country. We wish them well and look forward to working closely with them."

For more information on Fix Auto and to register as a prospective franchisee please contact us on information@fixauto.com or visit www.fixauto.com.


For nearly 25 years, Fix Auto has been bringing forward-thinking independent collision repair shop owners together under one brand with one clear goal: to help customers drive forward with confidence. With established and developing networks in 8 countries and more than 430 shop locations worldwide, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.


Malcolm Rajah
Chief Executive Officer
Fix Auto South Africa

Stephanie Corrente
Communications and PR Manager
Fix Auto World