Symach System installed in Belgium
Symach’s FixLine System has been installed in new state-of-the-art bodyshop, Jennes Carrosserie’s, in Belgium.
Opening in October, Carrosserie’s boasts 49,000-square-foot (5,000 sq. m.). Carrosserie is part of the Jennes family business, which includes two additional body shops and four car dealerships that specialize in Audi, VW and Skoda.
‘Due to growing demand from our customers, we decided to open a new location that utilized the most revolutionary techniques in body work while applying the latest in energy-saving methods,’ said Rudi Jennes, who owns the company with his brother Jan. ‘We called upon the renowned company Symach for the shop’s infrastructure. As a pioneer in ‘Smart Repair’ and ‘Day Repair,’ we felt Symach’s patented technologies in the field of fast drying paints would allow us to set up a state-of-the-art body shop.’
The new collision repair shop expects to repair 40 vehicles per day with the new equipment, which includes two FixLine conveyor KombiTron, two FixStations, 12 robots for drying paint, a professional Vacuum Sanding System, two paint mixing rooms, a MultiBox for the fixture, two complete Conveyor Car Movers, car-lifts and a professional Symach Light System PowerLight.
‘Symach has designed a specific layout and process for Jennes Carrosserie,’ said Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach. ‘Our company’s Drytronic technology and automated FixLine process will enable the collision repair facility to increase the quality of repairs, be more efficient and drastically reduce touch time.’
Drytronic technology is based on Symach’s patented generator that operates based on a catalytic chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, using natural gas or LPG (liquid propane gas). The chemical reaction generates different temperatures that produce an electromagnetic wave spectrum that can easily dry all types of paint. Bergaglio said the technology is used in conjunction with a Symach robot and laser sensors and significantly reduces drying time.
By using Symach’s FixLine process, Bergaglio said Jennes can expect to reduce the current cost of repairs around 20% and touch time will be reduced to 1.5 days on average. By utilizing an optimized vehicle flow, he said this will increase weekly production from 80 to 200 repairs per week.