Carello Autobody is a premier, state-of-the-art automotive structural repair facility based in Midrand, near the Kyalami Race Track.
Established in 1998, our 3 000m2 premises enables the high-quality, speedy repairs of 200 to 220 vehicles per month. At Carello, we’re passionate about cars and our focus has always been – and will always remain – a dedicated commitment to the highest quality of service and workmanship. We pride ourselves on not only meeting but exceeding the automotive repair expectations of each and every one of our clients at all times.
Our high levels of service excellence and the professional workmanship of our constantly upskilled repair team has earned us a respected reputation as one of South Africa’s leading structural repairers of the world’s most prestigious sports car brands, including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley.
Carello Autobody is a family-built business founded in 1998 by brothers Fausto and Tony Carello, both renowned and respected rally drivers from Italy, with Tony still active in racing circles today.
The Carello family has always been firmly rooted in the automotive industry, beginning their business by manufacturing headlamps for Fiat, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo in Italy. Upon the immigration of Fausto Carello’s family to South Africa, his vast wealth of automotive knowledge stood him in good stead in his first position with the Johannesburg-based panel beating, mechanical and sales company Tak Motors, agents for Ferrari in South Africa. Spurred on by his passion and vision of excellence, Fausto formed his own factory-approved autobody repair company in 1998, when Carello Autobody was born.
In the age-old Italian family tradition, Fausto passed the torch of automotive excellence on to his son, Tato, who subsequently also joined the family business. Today, Tato is the Managing Director of Carello Autobody and his passion for the business and loyal dedication to building a solid team of high level automotive professionals has ensured that the Carello family has maintained its position as a pioneering name in automotive excellence in South Africa.
Tony Imbriolo, one of Carello’s Director and shareholder, works closely alongside Tato Carello the Managing Director with matched levels of Italian passion and commitment to the automotive repair industry. With humble professional beginnings, Tony started his working life in automobile stores, and subsequently moved through various facilities gaining experience in panel shop, paint shop, assembly line and finally quality control. As such, Tony brings over twenty years of valuable, time-tested experience to Carello, complemented by previous experience as a vehicle estimator and the gaining of a prestigious Dale Carnegie Management Diploma in 1991. Additionally, Tony served as Vice Chairman of SAMBRA from 2004 to 2005, during which time he demonstrated his commitment to the upliftment of the vehicle repair industry, a commitment which lives on at Carello.
Both Tato Carello and Tony Imbriolo strive to ensure that Carello Autobody remains a progressive, stable company in South Africa’s corporate and economic environment of flux. Together, they have set Carello Autobody on an upward trajectory of professional empowerment, constantly creating opportunities for the upskilling and development of their staff, as well as putting in place comprehensive BEE ownership initiatives that address the particular needs of the South African economy.
Management is committed to the ongoing staff development through various training initiatives thus creating promotional opportunities from within as well as supporting BEE initiatives.
Our wide range of service offerings ensures that all of your needs are expertly met when it comes to the speedy repair of your vehicle. We are committed to ensuring that you, as one of our valued clients, enjoy the ultimate in care, convenience and high-quality service available when your vehicle undergoes the Carello auto repair experience. Our services include:
- 24-hour, nationwide towing service
- 24-hour emergency contact number: 082 345 6154 / Karen 084 404 4058 )
- Drive out quotations
- World-class Audatex quoting system
- Courtesy rental car fleet
- Client collection and drop-off service
- Overnight vehicle storage with full, 24-hour security and CCTV surveillance
- Comprehensive, dedicated telephonic and SMS updates, support and assistance
- 12 month guarantee on parts and workmanship
- Three year warranty on paintwork
We offer a wide range of specialised services aligned with and approved by top international vehicle brands, including:
- Mercedes Benz
- Nissan GTR
- Alfa Romeo
- Fiat Professional
- RMI (Retail Motor Industry)
- SAMBRA (South Africa’s Motor Body Repairers Association)
- AA Quality Assured
- As an RMI member and major structural repairer (MSR), Carello Autobody is required to:
- Adhere to a strict code of conduct
- Guarantee top quality service at fair prices
As part of SAMBRA, Carello Autobody meets the highest standards of workmanship and service which are maintained through rigorous grading levels. Sanrose Autobody holds the highest SAMBRA grading obtainable.
Carello Autobody is proud to be recognised by South Africa’s top insurance companies and brokers, with an onsite Santam drive in assessment centre.
Since our inception, Carello Autobody has built up a trusted and loyal partnership with many of South Africa’s leading insurance companies. As such, we also serve on the panel of a number of these companies and are the first choice for expert quotation, assessment and authorisation of structural automotive repairs for insurance purposes. Our longstanding insurance partners include, but are not limited to:
- Alexander Forbes
- Hollard Insurance
- Investec / Pinion
- Mutual & Federal
- Regent Insurance