CRA Diversity & Entrepreneurship Explored
As part of CRA Woman’s Month interview series, we interview Busi Maile and Jeani Meyer from OFS Smart Repair based in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
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Both Busi and Jeani are shareholders of OFS Smart Repair.
From the very humble beginning in 1984 OFS Smart Repair, located in East End, Bloemfontein grew as a small family business into a multi-million rand, state-of-the-art approved auto body repairer.
Their workshop covers more than 8000 m² and is set up with fully imported, top-of-the-line technology and equipment. The perfect fusion of highly skilled staff and the ultra modern workshop allow them to give supreme quality workmanship within an excellent turn-a-round time and meeting the strict repair standards set by motor manufacturers.
OFS Smart Repair is a major structural CRA (Collision Repairer Association) repairer, the highest CRA grading obtainable.
OFS Smart Repair uses an original manufacturer waterborne paint system that combines easy application, safe use and especially efficient work to produce excellent refinishing results – while meeting the latest environmental standards. Each colour is meticulously matched to each vehicle through a computerised selection and mixing system.
They pride themselves on being the premium auto body repairer in the region and one of the most technical advanced repair centres in South Africa.
“OUR TEAM IS OUR PRIDE AND TOGETHER WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT QUALITY WORKMANSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE”
Some of the topics discussed as part of the CRA Woman’s Month Interview Series cover:
- When did they start the business
- The type of services do they focus on
- Why did they decide to become business owners
- The most challenging thing about the South African economy and Covid-19, and how are they dealing with these challenges
- Barriers faced as a business owner or in their careers due to being a woman
- The most important piece of advice they have been given
- What message they want to send to young woman thinking about their careers etc.
Watch the interview by clicking on the link to the CRA TV channel on YouTube.
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