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100% Australian family owned & operated company

We are proud to be a professional family run Australian business, having been in the repair business for 3 generations, over 50 years and all of our work is guaranteed.

Vehicle & equipment sustainment specialists.

Located adjacent to major transport hubs in Sydney

Experienced in the painting, repairs & maintenance of a large range of light and heavy commercial vehicles and equipment.

Established in 1984

Maintain ADF vehicles & equipment

About Nathan’s

At Nathans there are three main divisions:

Commercial Division
Commercial Division
Heavy vehicles, recreational vehicles, machinery and equipment
Passenger Vehicle Repair Division
Passenger Vehicle Repair Division
Specialising in the repair of extensively damaged vehicles and 4WDs
Aerospace Division
Aerospace Division
Helicopters and Aviation Components

Our company offers a range of commercial vehicle, trucks, trailers, machinery/ equipment, components & 4WD services. Operating one of Australia’s largest facilities, specialist technicians carry out repairs & paint work to trucks, machinery, helicopters and other aviation components. The facility provides one of the most modern and environmentally friendly repair facilities of its type in Australia. Clients are greeted by trained qualified staff with attentive service & individual needs attended to with all queries addressed.

  • Current defence supplier of service
  • Licenced Repairer (Lic No MVRL45684)
  • WHS Compliant
  • ISO9002 accredited
  • Environmentally compliant
  • Adhere to Code of Conduct
  • Preferred commercial repair for all major insurers
  • Preferred repairer for various manufacturers
  • Large corporate & fleet client base

History

The name ‘Nathans’ has been long standing throughout the smash repair industry over many decades. Nathans name had become synonymous with quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. This earned Nathans the status of preferred repairer for many motor vehicle dealerships, manufacturers, small to large businesses, local and large government departments and numerous insurance companies.

After many years of continual expansion they had outgrown their premises and changes in the industry led Nathan’s to determine that there were only two ways to go – “get more efficient or get out”.

Nathan’s is currently operating one of Australia’s largest facilities his specialists carry out repairs & paint work to cars, trucks, machinery, helicopters and other aviation components.

The business is now considered to be one of the largest private repair facilities of its type in the country. Through these many business changes our 40 staff have remained on board. They still see the importance of a family run organisation and to support this, there are currently nine family members still within the organisation.
With all this family and long standing staff, Nathans still operates with the same family principals of quality repairs and exceptional customer service.

Facilities and Equipment

Nathans facility was purpose built with the objective to keep clients commercial vehicles on the road and components in operation with fast service, low cost, providing quality workmanship, right first time.

  • 40 staff
    • Qualified tradespersons & technicians
    • Training with Manufacturers & Equipment brands
  • 6,400 m² secure site (fully electric fenced & back to base alarms)
    • 3,200 m² undercover
    • Storage & parking
    • Main factory over 1700 sq meters
  • 1 Large multi bay mechanical workshop
  • 1 large paint and panel facility
  • 3 x 22 meter long spray booths
  • Commercial & Passenger vehicle Wash bay
  • Extensive Colour library & paint mixing station
  • Latest universal chassis straightening equipment for heavy vehicles, cars & machines
  • Josam, Blackhawk & Car-O-Liner measuring & aligning systems
  • Sandblasting
  • Overhead cranes
  • Intensive training & application of the latest paint materials & technology for increased durability & cost effectiveness
  • Procurement of state of the art welding equipment to allow the most effective, safe & economical repairs to all vehicles.
  • Specialist bonding & riveting techniques for the modern vehicle
  • New hi-speed applications for under body protection & sound deadening

Skills Set

  • Auto body technicians
  • Paint technicians
  • Project Managers
  • Fabricators
  • Vehicle body builders
  • Auto Electrician
  • Sandblasters
  • Vehicle Mechanics
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Fitters & Welders
  • Administration/Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Retail spare parts sales
  • Air-conditioning

Methodology

Nathan’s Smash Repairs are extremely focused on adopting the principles of lean management. A cost effective repair can only be completed when there is true focus on eliminating inefficiencies and waste in the repair process

We are extremely focused on the PPG 5S system as a continuous improvement methodology. The 5S (sort, simplify, systematically clean, standardise and sustain) system has been developed by PPG as an approach to improvement that focuses on organising the work environment, emphasising orderliness, cleanliness and standardisation to improve cycle time, quality and safety.

At Nathans we have a continued focus on training to ensure that our tradespeople are up to date with the latest repair methodologies on modern vehicles. In addition, we have over the last 50 years and will continue to do so as appropriate invest in the right equipment and technology to ensure that we maintain our position as a leading structural repairer.

These procedures & ideologies certify we can do our services in the most efficient manner to guarantee the best result.

Environmental

Nathans strongly believes & demonstrates continual commitment & awareness to the & we comply with all legislative requirements. Every element of the business is geared towards minimizing its operational impact, whether waste disposal, solvent emission or the use of recycled products. This is an important aspect of our business ethics.

Nathans was the first company to be Green Stamp Approved by the Motor Traders Association (MTA) & the first to pass all of Eco Smash guidelines to become accredited the NRMA Insurance. Our commitment to the environment has permitted & seen significant cost savings & has seen our company receive several awards in recognition of Environmental management

  • Green stamp Plus Accredited (MTA)
  • Eco Smash Accredited (IAG)
  • Completed Green Belt Management Course
  • Recycling plastic, thinners & steel
  • Decrease waste & carbon foot print
  • Water conservation – recycled

Workplace Health and Safety

Nathan’s comply with WHS standards and this is controlled by numerous internal and external audits. Regular extensive WHS training is a continuing practice for all staff. We strive to achieve and exceed expectations and legislative requirements.