The business was started in 1990 by Andrew Damme and Michael Batkin. In 2002 Andrew and Kester Damme took full control of the business.

Since then, Andrew and Kester have continued to grow the business and today operate the biggest smash repairs business, with the latest equipment and technology, in Wagga Wagga and district.

They employ 18 people in various trades and positions and average 30 jobs a week through the workshop.

Four years ago they purchased an adjoining block of land next to their Cheshire Street headquarters and in 2007 completed construction of a 1280sqm panel shop, taking their total floor space to 2030sqm – almost tripling their workshop and administration area.

It is this vision and confidence in the industry which ensures Batkin & Damme will remain one of the industry leaders, not only in regional New South Wales, but across Australia.

Batkin and Damme are also members of the Australian Accident Repair Network.



Awards & Achievments

2009: Golden Crow Awards.
2008: AAMI/AP&P NSW New Shop Autobody Repairer of the year.
2008: MTA Regional Body Repairer of the year.
2007: Gary Myers XA Hardtop shown at Summernats
(Body & paintwork completed October 2007 in time for the Street Machine Summernats!)
2007: Runner-up AAMI Repairer of the Year
2007: Finalist IAG Corporate Responsibility Awards
2007: MTA State Body Repairer of the Year
2006: Joins Australian Accident Repair network
2004: MTA State Body Repairer of the Year
2004: Global Compliance – Diploma in Frontline Management.
Presented to Andrew Damme at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne