TOUR OF: ALFA BODYWORKS
10 December 2013 by RaceMasteR J
We were recently invited to check out the newly renovated workshop
of the Fataar brothers from Alfa Bodyworks in Athlone Industria.
Since we haven’t seen them in ages a visit was highly
overdue and we were keen to check out the much talked about
workshop for a tour.
Alfa Bodyworks was established in 1997 by Moeneeb and Shameeg
and specialize exclusively in the fields of panel beating, chassis
straightening and spray-painting. They are member of SAMBRA
which see's them have the highest possible grading for bodywork
The reception area were customers can have hot or cold beverages
while they wait.
You can't help but notice all the certificates and approvals
hanging on the walls all around you.
Alfa Bodyworks is committed to supreme, first-class workmanship
and customer service and satisfaction. They aim to provide the
best possible service, complemented with efficiency, and to
give you first time, excellent quality repairs. Thriving on
perfection, they expect only the best standards of work from
themselves on each individual job.
This is where the big deals get done, upstairs in the board
room which overlooks the workshop.
Their workshop uses only the latest and most advanced equipment
of the finest quality, from the initial stripping to the final
paintjob. This gives them a significant cutting edge and raises
them above their competitors. Their dedication to excellence
is demonstrated by the technology they implement in their work.
One of the only panel shop around to have more than 11 courtesy
Alfa Bodyworks workmanship is recognised by most major insurance
companies. They also work closely with various dealerships and
have factory approvals from all major manufacturers. They are
also on the panels of all major insurance companies.
Gone are the days of guess work. Everything is controlled electronically
for absolute accuracy.
Their staff are highly trained and vastly experienced, and thus
all repair work is second to none. They believe in team unity
and work ethic, taking pride in their work and producing a fine,
unwavering standard of service for their clients. They offer
a life time guarantee on paintwork and a 36-month guarantee
What's this?! A glass box with wooden floors which house two
of Moeneeb's most prizes possessions. His Alfa Romeo 156 race
car and an Alfa Romeo Julia.
Absolutely gorgeous! Have a look at the gallery at the end of
the article for more pics of these beauties.
Besides craftsmanship of the highest standard, Alfa Bodyworks
take great pride in streamlining their work place. That starts
with the immaculate and pristine condition and upkeep of their
Ever heard of the term "men in white coats"...? Well
this is where you'd find them. This place is more operating
theatre than workshop.
The workshop booths are organized and configured from one stage
to the next for maximum efficiency and output.
A Jaguar E-Type. Now if you know anything at all about a car
like this, you'd know just how good Alfa Bodyworks are to be
able to work on cars like these. This one in particular came
in for a full respray.
They are passionate about repairing cars, which is their primary
objective and would like to stay firmly focused on their goals
with no added distractions.
Yet another priceless classic which was given the full treatmeant
by the Alfa boys.
Moeneeb is a qualified spray painter with 18 years of experience
in panel beating, customization work and spray painting. His
exceptional reputation in the industry was secured through building
Moeneeb’s hands-on approach and overall know how and experience
Like his brother, Shameeg is a qualified panel beater and has
years of experience in the industry thus bringing exceptional
quality and workmanship to Alfa Bodyworks.
This is the collection area where happy customers get to see
their cars after the Alfa treatment.
Alfa Bodyworks expanded in November 2006 by moving from their
previous premises around the corner to this one. The current
workshop which was renovated earlier this year operates in the
newly expanded space of 3000 sq/m's. It features all the latest
world class state of the art equipment and technology requirements.
They have invested in the future to maximize their methodical
Clearly this customer was having a bit
too much fun in his 86. Alfa Bodyworks to the rescue!
Besides the awesome customer vehicles
which can be found here you are bound to see some of the brothers
own vehicles like this insanely immaculate Alfa 3.0 GTV V6.
It was truly an eye opener and privilege
to be able to go behind the "yellow lines" and view
firsthand what happens behind the scenes at one of the country’s
best body shops. It's clear to see the passion and commitment
that the brothers have for their work as it's visible in all
forms when at their workshop.
We would like to thank the entire team
at Alfa Bodyworks for showing us around and we wish them all
the best for the future. As for these two machines in the pic
above, hold your horses, there's a full feature coming your
a look at the rest of the gallery below for more pics of the
workshop. For more info visit their website here.