934 Tremaine Avenue
Palmerston North

Phone 06 356 8218



About Us

As the largest and most-established panel beater in Palmerston North, we're proud to provide fast, efficient, cost-effective quality service.

Owners: Warren & Vicki Bradley

Warren and Vicki have owned and operated Dittmer Collision Repair since early 2005. Warren is an Advanced Trade Certificate panel beater who's worked in the industry throughout Australasia since 1977.

In 1983, Warren and Vicki purchased their first panel beating and spray painting business, which they ran successfully for 12 years. Warren then moved to Manawatu Polytechnic/UCOL, where he worked as a Motor Body Tutor, training panel beating and spray painting apprentices.

When Dittmer Collision Repair came on the market in Palmerston North, Warren and Vicki decided to purchase what they recognised as one of the largest and most successful businesses in the region.

Warren and Vicki are dedicated to the future of the Motor Body Industry. Warren is a Workplace Assessor for panel beating and spray painting and they are both active members of the Collision Repair Association and MTA.

Office and Workshop Staff

We have 28 staff at our Palmerston North workshop: 10 panel beaters, seven painters, one mechanic, one restorer, one glazier, one fulltime and one part-time groomer, and six office staff. We are committed to on-going industry training for all of our staff, including the latest I-CAR techniques.

Reliability and Skill

We are a Certified Structural Repair Centre (administered by the Collision Repair Association). This qualifies us to make structural adjustments to a vehicle's chassis. We are members of the Collision Repair Association and their C-CAR (Continuing Compulsory Annual Retraining) Programme and are also part of the Quality Assurance Program.

We are a preferred repairer for all the major insurance companies including IAG (State, NZI, AMI, AON, ASB, BNZ, LanternLumley, NAC, Co-op), FMG, Vero (AMP, ANZ, Autosure), Toyota, Tower (TradeMe, Club Auto, Fintel) Youi, Medical Assurance Society, Ando and Zurich; and we are the regional repairer for all corporate vehicle leasing companies (Fleet Partners, Custom Fleet and Leaseplan)