From humble beginnings in a Chippendale garage in 1969, Scientific Motor Body Works has evolved into one of Australia's largest, most prestigious and technologically advanced automotive repair groups. In fact, the Scientific Group comprising; Scientific Motor Body Works, Scientific Fleet Management, Scientific Rentals, Scientific Mechanical and Scientific Detailing, is Australia’s largest privately owned accident management and collision repair business.
Our total workshop area across four locations; Broadway, Matraville and Rose Bay, is over 14,000 square metres and our factory trained and qualified staff repair, on average, 120 vehicles per week. We also have a nationwide network of repairers, enabling us to offer a national solution for accident management.
Scientific Motor Body Works was started by Michael and Gail Zammit in 1969, initially trading as Chippendale Smash Repairs, out of a small factory in Meagher Street, Chippendale. Michael undertook the day to day running of their new business, with the help of just one additional employee, and Michael and Gail did the accounts at night and weekends, as Gail also worked in another industry during the week. During this time Michael worked six, twelve hour days every week. The factory was only able to hold six or seven cars and so it became too small as Michael & Gail’s goals were now set much higher.
Michael, the opportunist with a vision, took on another very big move. Realising the factory was now becoming way too small for his growing clientele; he started a never ending search for bigger, more prosperous properties. In 1973 he acquired a property in Blackfriars Street, Chippendale. This 1,200 square metre factory was enormous in both structure and price, for a company who, at the time, only had two full time employees.
I founded Scientific in 1969. I have always believed that by delivering the best customer service and consistent quality workmanship that we would remain Australia’s number one repairer. It is these two factors which have allowed Scientific to become the business it is today. Some of my customers have been with me for over 30 years, because they trust Scientific to be the best repairer on their car, and to understand their individual needs. Customers usually come to us in high stress situations. Their vehicles are damaged. They are without transportation. They are concerned about insurance coverage, costs, and want to know when their lives can return to normal.