New spraybooth ups repair ‘tempo’
Ross on Wye-based UK Select Accident Repair Centre (ARC) has recently installed a four bay moveable TEMPO spraybooth from Spraybooth Technology Limited (STL).
Within weeks of installing the booth as part of its bodyshop refurbishment and expansion programme, the company has achieved a substantial increase in the number of jobs repaired each day, reduced key-to-key times and increased the productivity of its five strong team of painters.
Denver Rollings, owner of UK Select ARC said, ‘This technology will change the dynamic of our business. Thanks to the innovative design of the STL booth and its ability to transverse multiple bays, we no longer need to move cars as they progress through MET, panel and paint and this means our efficiency is increased.’
He continued, ‘It’s early days but we are already repairing an additional five cars per day. The STL booth is driving a different behaviour and enabling us to reduce the time that vehicles are on site. We save money and customer expectations are exceeded. It’s a great result all round.’
Denver employs 16 productives at his 20,000 sqft site which he purchased in 1999. With more than 70 repairs per week undertaken from referrals from its extensive portfolio of insurer clients, the BSI certified bodyshop is enjoying ever increasing demand for its services and the STL spraybooth is part of an investment programme designed to optimise efficiency.
Denver explained, ‘We have worked with STL in the past and given that we couldn’t afford any downtime, we had the confidence to invest in their TEMPO spraybooth. The installation was straightforward, our painters are embracing the new approach and we are already seeing a marked increase in productivity. I estimate that the system will pay for itself in less than 18 months.’
UK Select ARC is investing for future growth and is now considering UV paint technology offered by Sikkens and PPG in order to maintain the momentum achieved with the TEMPO booth. Performance and profit are high on the agenda and STL is set to be part of the equation for the long-term.
Kevin Dillon, STL’s sales director said, ‘We are delighted with the positive impact that our TEMPO spraybooth has already had at UK Select ARC. Denver is a valued customer for STL and we appreciate his trust in our products. The fast, efficient completion of repairs to a high standard is helping reduce key to key times and UK Select ARC is a prime example of what can be achieved with our TEMPO booth.’