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More about Dittmer Collision repair and new owners; Max Bradley & Jeremy Kendrew

About Dittmer Collision Repair

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 Association.

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 (StateNZIAMIAONASBBNZLanternLumleyNACCo-op), FMGVero (AMPANZAutosure), ToyotaTower (TradeMeClub Auto, Fintel) YouiMedical Assurance SocietyAndo and Zurich; and we are the regional repairer for all corporate vehicle leasing companies (Fleet PartnersCustom Fleet and Leaseplan)

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Meet the Team

With a staff of over 30 qualified technicians, professional painters, fabricators and support staff we have the team and expertise to deal with any collision repairs, restoration or re-paint.

Max Bradley - co-owner of Dittmer Collision Repair

Max Bradley

I’m a second generation panel beater, repair certifier and have 5 Mito Qualifications. My passions outside of everything with a motor are wakeboarding, snow boarding and spear fishing(that’s why I live in Palmy).

Jerry Kendrew

I am a qualified advanced collision repair technician and very passionate to further evolve the collision repair industry, I enjoy almost anything sports related or powered by an engine

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