Finalists have been announced for the 2019 VACC Industry Awards, the premier prize dedicated to the Victorian automotive industry.
Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Gwilym, said that the VACC Industry Awards demonstrate VACC members’ commitment to quality.
“This is a huge achievement. These businesses have proudly put themselves forward and have been named finalists in a very hotly contested year of awards,” he said.
Categories for the 2019 VACC Industry Awards include mechanical repair; auto electrical; recycling; body repair; engine reconditioning; farm machinery; heavy vehicle repair; new and used car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle dealers; service station and convenience stores; aftermarket and retail; towing; and tyre dealers.
New categories in this year’s VACC Industry Awards include Best Business Woman in Automotive and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
“It’s fantastic to see our industry showing support for the VACC Industry Awards, and wanting to share their experiences and successes,” said Gwilym.
Eight expert judges evaluated entries based on business management, workplace practices, customer service and marketing and communication. To ensure that only the finest of VACC’s more than 5,500 members would be announced as finalists, an independent standards representative audited the judging.
“VACC wishes all of the finalists the best of luck and makes this recommendation to Victorian motorists – look for the famous orange VACC sign: the mark of the industry professional,” said Gwilym.

Category winners will be announced at a black tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Larry Emdur and a string of top-notch entertainers, on Saturday, 22 June at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.

Finalists in body repair are:

 Best Body Repairer  Passenger Vehicle (Small)

 CAARS Smash Repairs
 Dunkley Panels
 Essendon Panels
 Europanels EP
 Showroom Finish Smash Repairs





 Best Body Repairer  Passenger Vehicle (Large)

 Complete Body Craft
 Cranbourne Body Works
 Geelong Smash Repairs
 Lyons Body Works
 Prossers Panel Beating
 Sheen Panel Service Bayswater
 Sheen Panel Service Bulleen
 Sheen Panel Service Frankston
 Sheen Panel Service South Melbourne
 Super Tek Collision Repairs









 Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer

 Complete Truck Bodies
 Royans Melbourne
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