Staff at Status Panelbeaters in Marburg celebrate 25 years of growth and success.

Top-notch service from family-run panelbeating business

Showing appreciation to long-time employees, giving customers the best quality service, supporting and getting involved in community events and sporting codes make a 25th anniversary even more special. These aspects are important milestones which represent past successes and future endeavours at Status Panelbeaters in Marburg.
Now 25 years on, the company’s paint guns have not run dry as it’s focused on mentorship programmes that prioritise their employees’ growth and development. As one enters the business in Commercial Road, Marburg, one is treated like a king with a friendly welcome at reception. Status has made its mark in the industry with its top-notch customer support. Customers receive progress reports via SMS once their vehicles are at various stages of repair in the workshop. It’s all about peace of mind for them as they can be assured their vehicles are in excellent hands. The admin team ensures all paperwork is processed timeously so that when a vehicle is ready for collection, it is handed over in showroom style.

The friendly admin staff are (from left) Renita Pillay, JoAnn Moonsamy, Anitha Ramdulharie, Goodness Dladla, Jackie Steyn, Jena Machnarayan and Joyce Soboyisi.

Status is a family-owned business that has built a solid reputation of trust over the years. It comprises a fully equipped workshop, 22 different manufacturer approvals and the latest repair technology. “It’s incredible to reflect on how far we’ve come since our humble beginnings as a small panelbeating business. Today, we stand proud with a team of over 45 talented staff who are ready to serve the community with excellence. Through every challenge, from fires and pandemics, the unwavering support and trust of customers have been the driving force behind our journey. We are deeply thankful to each and every one who has chosen us and believed in our service over the past 25 years,” said Danie.


On a mission to be a market leader

“They have the potential; you just have to believe in them, and they shall prosper,”said Gerhard Steyn of Status Panelbeaters.

The company believes that success comes from giving, and they have certainly done so with staff via social and skills development projects over the years.
The staff complement of over 45 professionals are capable of handling the entire repair process, from filling in a claim form to signing the final inspection checklist.
Fourteen spray painters and panel beaters, including three women, have qualified through the company’s skills development and training programme.
Lungi Khawula is a qualified spray painter, Elise Gengan is an
apprentice panel beater, and Ncamisile Mofokeng is an
apprentice spray painter. The company also acknowledged long-serving staff member
Vincent Majiya.


But there’s more to Status

Panelbeaters; it has also assisted small to medium companies grow on the South Coast.
Status’ vision is to strive to be a market leader in the industry with a combination of honesty,transparency and training with the latest technology.

At the helm are (from left) Rudi, Gerhard and Danie Steyn.
Gerhard Steyn (left) congratulates long-time staff member Vincent Majiya.
Elise Gengan is an apprentice panelbeater.
Ncamisile Mofokeng (left) and Lungi Khawula are tops in spray painting.