About CRA - Collision Repair Association

About Us

The Collision Repair Association’s membership includes qualified panelbeaters and auto refinish painters and all other car collision repair tradesman and allied businesses.

Membership currently stands at around 500 (including 100 Associated members), and is continually increasing. Customers can identify association members and be assured of a high standard of workmanship, by the CRA logo which will be found displayed on members’ premises.  CRA – The benchmark for quality for over 100 years.

Founded in 1913, formerly known as the NZ Motor Body Builders’ Assn, the Association changed its name in 1998 to better reflect progress in the trade. The Association aims to provide quality and safety assurance to customers by assuring its member’s work meets its own high standards.


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