‘One of the biggest benefits is time’

Symach’s complete bodyshop solution is continuing to make a global impact after it was announced that CARSTAR Fredericton in Canada has opened a new location supported by its technology, including the FixLine equipment repair process and Spraytron spraybooth.

Steve Knox, general manager of CARSTAR Fredericton, said, ‘When you make a deal with Symach, you’re not just buying bodyshop equipment; you are buying an entirely different business model.

‘One of the biggest benefits is time. A conventional shop might schedule two-and-a-half to three days to complete a 10- to 11-hour job. With Symach equipment, that same vehicle can now be repaired by lunchtime the day it’s dropped off.

‘It’s not through harder work or more labour-intensive ways of doing things, but through the smart use of their equipment. It’s incredible,” he said.

Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach, said, ‘Symach equipment is designed to drastically reduce the cost of repairs and increase efficiency. We helped CARSTAR Fredericton set up a new body shop using the FixLine repair process, which will help the business reduce increase throughput and reduce labor cost per repair.’

The CARSTAR Fredericton team has been especially impressed with Symach’s Spraytron paint booth, which helps pull everything through the paint booth rather than having everything pushed toward the booth.

Osvaldo said, ‘The SprayTron is one of the industry’s newest generations of spray booths on the market. It is high-performing, automated and it is built with the best burner, the best fans and the best material available. It can work as a conventional spraybooth using hot air from the burner or with radiant waves using a robot and will typically produce 8-10 paint cycles per day.’

CARSTAR Fredericton operates two locations and is owned by Roy Kennedy.