On Monday 8 August we change our name to Gateway Collision and move our operations to 24 Winders Road, Te Rapa (behind Te Awa Mall).  Come and see us.

About Rod Wood Collision Repair Centre Ltd (RWCRC)

RWCRC has strong contract connections with all the major Insurers and prides itself on meeting all its compliance requirements.

RWCRC is a 30 plus year old business with its roots firmly established in the Waikato. It has a strong repeat business focus and is enjoying a solid growth trajectory based on business process improvements and efficiencies, skilled staff, new technology and the introduction of state of the art production and planning software.

RWCRC has positioned itself to meet the time focussed quick turnaround philosophy and cost profiles of Insurers and large self-insured companies. 

RWCRC recognises the importance of investing in staff through on-going training and the support of apprentices of which it has three, one of which is being sponsored by an Insurance Company. Currently we have 20 staff and are compliant members of the Industry’s top representative body, the CRA. Simon is a committee member of the CRA Hamilton.   

RWCRC is owned and directed by Simon P Hussey which he purchased four years ago. In that time, he introduced PPG paints, new floor layout to improve flow, modernised equipment plant and IT and taken on new staff to meet demand. Since then turnover has increased 20% and he intends to do better. 

To improve customer experience, the front office was refurbished, and new processes and IT were introduced.

Simon learnt his skills while managing and growing his father’s business in Christchurch (Paul Hussey Panel Beaters) who had and currently repair all THL’s vehicles. Exposure to this business developed a yearning to grow his own. To do this he undertook roles in Auckland with Hauraki Panel and Paint and more importantly worked as GM with the prestige repairer Ray Hasler Autohaus.  It was here additional skills relating to accurate estimating, project management and precision were learnt and incorporated into his current mind set.

This has led to good relationships with Insurance Companies, large construction businesses and others such as Thrifty Rentals.
RWCRC believes it is well placed to meet clients’ needs around delivery times and quality of workmanship. Its philosophy is well enacted every day through its vision statement.

As "Approved Repairer" we can start repairs to your vehicle immediately without assessor authorisation.


RWCRC are members of the "Collision Repair Association" (CRA) and "I Car"

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28 Euclid Ave

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8am - 5pm Monday to Friday