By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Wales Bus Repairs, Ben Hosking + Fabian Cotter

BREAKING: Retirement has called on Wales Truck and Bus Repairs stalwart and collision-repair key figure Sam Travato, who after more than 50 years leaves the company and greater bus industry, Wales announced recently.

“We are holding a casual farewell for Sam at Wales Bus Repairs on the 2nd July for anyone wishing to come say ‘happy retirement’,” Darren Wales said.

Travato has been instrumental in his guidance, work ethic and industry knowledge for the growth of Wales Bus Repairs for the past seven years, confirms Wales CEO Darren Wales, adding that his departure will be keenly felt amongst the Wales team.

"His dedication and service levels to our client base has been beyond reproach," Wales stated.

"We wish Sam all the very best with his future endeavours of retirement and beyond and add that he will be sorely missed - both here at Wales Bus Repairs and the bus industry in general.

"We are holding a casual farewell for Sam at Wales Bus Repairs on the 2nd July for anyone wishing to come say ‘happy retirement’," Wales said.

Wales Bus repairs - a seminal institution within the Australian bus and truck and collision-repair industries - has been a part of the massive AMA Group since mid-2019.

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The AMA Group – with its Gemini Accident Repair Centres head office located in Bundall, Queensland - is a leader in the automotive aftercare and accessories market, it states.

Each of its specialised automotive aftercare and accessory companies have a commitment to excellence in customer service, cost-effective operations, and sector-leading brands, it explains.

AMA is Australia’s largest accident repairer business and owns and operates in excess of 180 accident repair facilities and 10 heavy motor facilities Australia wide.

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