Founded in October of 2020, the team has quickly established a reputation for its work with European cars, including Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. This quality alone distinguishes German Auto Werke from the vast majority of its competitors. Whether you live in Canterbury, Mont Albert, Doncaster, or Kew, German Auto Werke is here to help.

Proudly offering a wide array of services, all affordably priced and performed by experienced professionals. This includes engine rebuilding, gearbox repairs, distributor repairs, servicing and tuning for the older classics, and computer diagnostics, complex repairs electronic repairs and log book servicing for the late model vehicles, and essentially anything else that comes to mind! This is all possible, thanks to its dedicated founder, who is fully committed to making professional car servicing and repairs accessible to people across Melbourne, no matter what car they drive.

Matthew Ross, the new leader

For the past twenty years, Matthew has provided high-end servicing and repairs for a range of vehicles, including European cars. Long-term clients of Matthew’s value not only his knowledge and skills, but his customer-first approach which keeps them well-informed and in the loop. He prides himself on going the extra mile for his clients and their treasured automobiles.

When it came time for German Auto Werke founder Rod Berkelmans to pass the workshop over to someone else, it didn’t take Rod long to decide on Matthew Ross. Those who service European cars in Victoria make up a small community, and Rod found in Matthew somebody who had a remarkably similar apprenticeship.

Rod Berkelmans, the founder

The 2020 lockdown inspired many projects. For Rod Berkelmans, it led to a major one: starting his own speciality European car workshop. Spurred on by a desire to take his childhood passion with cars, antiques and restoration to the next level, as well as take control of his own career, Rod opened the first iteration of German Auto Werke in Surrey Hills.

Here, he put to work all he’d learned over 15 years, first as an apprentice at a classic Volkswagen specialist before embarking on a learning journey with a variety of employers. As demand grew for Rod’s specialist skills, he moved his team to a new workshop in Box Hill South, where German Auto Werke can be found today.


What Sets
German Auto werke apart


German Auto Werke is your one-stop-shop for high quality car services in Melbourne.

The company’s connections with original parts manufacturers have helped keep costs low for the customers, whether they need basic repairs or a full restoration.


You won’t have to question if your vehicle is in safe hands.

They are committed to providing exceptional customer service that keeps customers informed and satisfied throughout the entire process. Contact German Auto Werke for Professional Car Servicing in Melbourne.


If you need a European car mechanic in Melbourne, German Auto Werke in Box Hill South is the place to come.

Whether you have a Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, or BMW, we’ve got you covered.