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.

Rod Berkelmans

Rod’s passion for cars has defined much of his life since childhood. This passion is only matched by his fascination with antiques and finding ways to restore them. His interests eventually culminated in an apprenticeship under a classic Volkswagen specialist.

Rod went on to spend 15 years perfecting his craft as a specialist mechanic, working for a variety of employers. However, he noticed that there were very few mechanics in Victoria that were willing to work on European cars.

During the 2020 lockdown, Rod was approached by the owner of the workshop he was managing, and was given a form to sign to reduce his hours to a 3 day week, instead he choose to return the next day with a resignation letter. Empowered by his in-demand skill set and inspired by the entrepreneurs in his family, Rod set out to make German Auto Werke a reality.

Having spent the last two years improving his management and business skills and further studying various types of European cars, he then moved to Melbourne and signed a lease on a workshop in Surrey Hills. As German Auto Werke grew, so did the need for additional space. At the end of 2021, German Auto Werke said goodbye to their Surrey Hills workshop and moved to U9/277-289 Middleborough Rd, Box Hill South. This new workshop is where Rod leads a team of talented technicians and mechanics. The staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service, so please don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions.


Zach: the leading hand mechanic Zach, is a talented mechanic with precise attention to detail, Rod recognized these qualities as perfect for the kind of business he was trying to create, and therefore offered Zach better pay and conditions to transition working with him. Zach, before making the career change from Dental Technician to Automotive Technician had owned and operated his own dental laboratory and specialized in making dentures and mouthguards.

This intricate work and business background combined together, make Zach a mechanic with fine attention to detail. This is a very admirable quality when choosing a mechanic to specialise in European vehicles with intricate German engineering, but also providing great support to Rod by having the same vision early on in the creation of the business.

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.