Meet the team

Established in 1972, Production Automotive is a collaboration of exceptional talents with a combined experience of over 34 years in the automotive industry. As a result of their service, the team are national winners of the 2010 Australian Small Business Champion Awards for Automotive Services, as well as proud recipients of the 2011 and 2010 Australian Achiever Awards for NSW's Automotive Industry Services (with a score of 99.68% for customer relations and service), the 2011 and 2010 Local Business Awards for Automotive Services,  and both the 2010 and 2009 Penrith Press Business Achiever Awards for the Motoring Industry, as well as being State finalists in the 2009 Small Business Champion Awards.

Production Automotive has grown over the past four years purely through word-of-mouth recommendations from customers.
We walk customers through every step of their car's mechanical journey with us, with all invoicing broken down and completely transparent. We can even give you back your old parts if you would like to see the wear and tear.
We will never go ahead with a major repair to your car without first thoroughly explaining the problem and obtaining your approval to proceed.

             Mathew Forbes

Mathew is the Owner of
Production Automotive.

Mathew has lived in the Penrith area his whole life. He has spent the past 2 years working as a mobile mechanic and previous to that spent 12 years at Subaru running the Valley Heights service Centre where he was rated in the top 5 Subaru technician's nationally.

Mathew has a young family, works closely with community groups. He is President of a local baseball club based in Orchard Hills where he also plays and coaches.

             Danny Lapteff

Danny has been an integral part of Production Automotive for the past decade.

Danny has had over 20 years experience in the automotive repair industry and is very highly regarded. He is an exceptional mechanic whose extensive knowledge of motor vehicles and critical thinking skills make him an excellent technician.

He is also without a doubt one of the best wheel aligners in the country!

              Deneile Forbes

Deneile has recently joined the team to help in the office.
Being from the hairdressing industry as an award winning hairdresser and TAFE teacher she is keen on learning more about the automotive trade. Deneile also grew up in a workshop as her father is also a mechanic and owns his own mechanical business.
Deneile works during school hours so she can still drop off and pick up the kids from school.