RSB – Quality from Start to Finish!
In 2009, RSB secured the distribution rights for R-M paint from BASF and has since grown into a market-leading distributor of globally recognised paint brands for the automotive refinishing and industrial markets.
Who we are
What started in a small shop in Germiston in Gauteng, RSB has extended their national footprint to become the number one premium automotive paint supplier in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.
The R-M brand is a highly acclaimed, premium-end product that has been awarded several OEM approvals which only recognise top-end automotive refinishing outlets.
RSB have recently expanded their range to include Glasurit’s 68 Line, a BASF brand, and MultiPlus™, a locally manufactured globally innovated brand. Both of these paint brands are focused on the industrial / CV markets.
RSB is a nationwide one-stop shop for all automotive, industrial, and commercial coatings and refinishing requirements, and it is recognised for its award-winning service excellence, technical sales, product support, and world-class training programmes and facilities.
RSB holds an estimated 25% of the “A” grade automotive refinishing paint market and is currently one of the largest suppliers to the market with customers which include some of the largest automotive refinishing groups in South Africa.
Our key philosophy is to form partnerships with panel shops in business rather than act as a supplier to them. We add value to businesses through the implementation of systems, to optimise efficiency and reduce material and labour costs, thereby increasing revenue and profitability. We have inextricably linked to our customers and our success is directly dependent on their success. Together we will succeed!
Our customers bear testimony to our service, technical support, and product offering which are unrivalled in the industry.
RSB Announced as Winners of The South African Motor Body Repairers Association (SAMBRA) prestigious industry awards.
Where it began
RSB Autogroup commenced trading in March 2010. The company was formed primarily to become the sole distributor of R-M Automotive Refinishing Paints in South Africa.
BASF appointed RSB the sole-distributorship, as the directors and management of the company each had approximately 13 – 25 years of experience in the industry at the time and had, additionally, distributed another BASF brand of Automotive paint with huge success in the Automotive Refinishing market in the past.
RSB is proud to be associated with a globally leading organisation like BASF (the R-M product principles) as it is an organisation renowned for innovation, product research and development, and it has a relentless focus on developing water-based products that provide an outstanding refinish performance, whilst protecting both the working conditions of their customers, staff, and the environment.
In the space of 11 years, RSB has successfully installed over 200 R-M Waterborne paint mixing systems in many renowned panel shops.
RSB’s success is mainly attributed to:
The R-M international philosophy; and
The significant benefits of using the R-M Waterborne Paint Mixing System which increases output and decreases the cost of paint consumption.