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Meet your Committee members

Movers, shakers and decision-makers – these are the people who make this association tick.

In our new monthly feature, we’ll be introducing you to your regional executive members. This month, we’re focusing on the Free State, which is home to our chairperson (pictured above), Dewald Ranft.

Dewald has been in the industry for 26 years, while his workshop, Dyno Tech, is 22 years old. He takes pride in the workshop’s technological prowess, which enables it to provide superior aftermarket service.

Francois Greef, G&D Diesel

He’s joined on the team by Francois Greef of G&D Diesel; a workshop which was started 50 years ago. The third generation of his family to work here, Francois joined the workshop in 1997 and is determined to keep up the heritage of family values and quality workmanship which has made it a cornerstone of the Bloemfontein community: “We strive to give each customer the very best service,” he promises.

Andre Lourens, Bavarian Technologies

Andre Lourens of Bavarian Technologies also lends his skills. Andre has an unparalleled understanding of BMWs, which means that Bavarian Technologies – which was opened in 2012, 11 years after Andre joined the industry. It offers the very best service, without taking shortcuts.

Blayne Pophaim, BPK Industries

BKP Industries opened its doors in April 2019, with the goal of making a difference in the automotive industry. Owner Blayne Pophaim says that he’s been passionate about cars – or anything with wheels and an engine – since childhood – and, with his team offering a combined 30 years’ industry experience, is determined to exceed customer expectations by providing cost-effective solutions, backed by new technology and innovation.

Danie Hoffman, Motor Tune-Ups

Under the eye of Danie Hoffman, Motor Tune-Ups (established in 1997) focuses on providing the best parts from reputable suppliers. The workshop became a member of the E-Car group in 2012.

Bruno Burrie, Swedo Tech

Bruno Burrie, who is also the Vice-Chairman,  of Swedo Tech rounds off the team. His workshop specialises in Volvo vehicles but is skilled at servicing and repairing other brands too.