In 1983, Dolf Jonker founded Autotrust. Year after year, through a sustained focus on quality and customer service, this automotive body repairer has experienced a phenomenal growth. One of our best forms of customer service is the fact that Dolf is always on the shop floor and completely involved with the repairing of your vehicle – he could even be the person spray painting your car.
The business began running from the premises in Crawford Street in North End, PE. In April 2000, we decided to expand the size and scope of our business by pursuing an exclusive passenger vehicle authorisation status offered by the new Mercedes Benz SA. Thereafter, we applied for and obtained Volkswagen SA and Audi SA approvals.
October 2001 saw the opening of our new innovative, high-tech automotive repair and refurbishing facility situated in Sydenham, PE. The facility was officially opened by the then Mayor of Nelson Mandela Metropole, Nceba Faku.
Since then, we have grown and expanded our business and services a lot more. In 2007, we opened our Speed Shop and in 2015, we opened our very own and separate aluminium repair shop. Autotrust takes pride in being the only vehicle body repair centre in South Africa to have a stand-alone aluminium repair centre facility.
In 2018 we opened our latest state of the art drive-thru quotation facility. Now the clients can have the ultimate experience when requiring a quotation, booking in their vehicle or collecting vehicle after repairs.
We also welcomed Justin Jonker (Dolf’s son) to the Autotrust family in 2018.
The Autotrust Company Mission
Our number one mission is to provide the best collision repair experience in the Eastern Cape.
Our other company missions include:
- To repair vehicles with warranties and late model vehicles, to factory specification.
- To provide exceptional services for Automotive Collision Repairs.
- To be unique in that your vehicle will be repaired to the original manufacturer’s standards and specifications.
- To continue being the only factory-approved repair facility in the Eastern Cape for the following manufacturers:
- Alfa Romeo
The Autotrust Company Vision Statement
Our vision is to maintain our leading position in the industry and to continue to be the leaders in the latest automotive collision repair technologies and equipment. We furthered our position status by becoming the only Eastern Cape Body Repair facility to invest in a stand-alone aluminium repair facility. Our latest addition is the one of a kind Drive Thru quotation facility.
At Autotrust, our key objective is to provide and deliver an exceptional job
Through continuous training, the upgrading of our equipment and staff; and keeping up with the international trends, we hope to stay ahead of our opposition.