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 and quality service's.

Owners: Max Bradley & Jeremy Kendrew

Max Bradley & Jeremy Kendrew have owned and operated Dittmer Collision Repair since January 2021, both Max & Jerry hold Trade Certificate's in Panel Beating and I-Car Platinum Status. Making Dittmer Collision Repair one of the first to gain I-Car gold status(highest available) in recognition to dedication to training and technology.

Max and Jerry purchased Dittmer Collision Repair after running the business with Warren and Vicki Bradley for a decade and the change of owner was a natural progression

Max & Jerry are dedicated to the future of the Motor Body Industry and the latest technology in repair and production and are both active members of the Collision Repair Association and Motor Trade Aassociation.

Office and Workshop Staff

We have 29 staff at our Palmerston North workshop: 14 panel beaters, 7 painters, 1 mechanic, 1 restorer, 1 glazier, 1 fulltime and 1 part-time groomer, and 3 office staff. We are committed to on-going industry training for all of our staff, including the latest Manufacturer and I-CAR techniques.

Reliability and Skill

We are the only NZTA Repair Certifier in the Manawatu and 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)