Bodyshop equipment, repair & measuring solutions

Blackhawk is a name synonymous with quality bodyshop equipment and the highly recognisable red and black equipment brand is the preferred choice of many of Ireland’s leading repairers.

The company has been assisting bodyshops in the completion of effective, efficient and safe repairs for over 90 years. During this time it has been a true innovator in its field and was responsible for the development of the first hydraulic ram, the Porto Power, in 1929 and the very first Dozer in 1949. Since then Blackhawk has continued to innovate, developing repair, straightening and measuring solutions in line with fast developing automotive technology. This has included the development of the P188 measuring system, the very first mechanical system to measure the vehicle chassis to the nearest millimetre and the Shark, the first ultrasonic computerised measuring system.

As bodyshop requirements have evolved, so has the Blackhawk range, focusing on the need to improve repair times and offer space saving and flexible repair equipment such as the Korek floor system.

Today the Blackhawk range covers; lifting systems, straightening systems, HD straightening systems, suitable for Commercial vehicle repair, measuring systems, Porto Power and hydraulic sets and welding and induction systems.

The product range is supported by an Irish based distributor able to offer sales, installation, maintenance and calibration services.

Last updated January 9th, 2023

Articles tagged “Blackhawk”

Blackhawk welder proves a winner 

With increased vehicle complexity demanding an ongoing investment in new equipment and training, yet repair volume squeezed and profit margins tight, it is vital that whenever a bo... Read More ›
September 6th, 2021

Blackhawk plays key role in TU Dublin Bodyshop Training Centre transformation

Later this year Ireland will be home to one of the very finest bodyshop training facilities in the whole of Europe, when TU Dublin completes its upgrade programme on its Beresford... Read More ›
May 17th, 2021

Blackhawk quarterly promotion offers complete repair package

Bodyshop equipment specialist, Blackhawk, has launched a new quarterly promotion providing bodyshops with a great value deal to upgrade their welding technology and repair equipmen... Read More ›
May 5th, 2021

Blackhawk launches new Customer Loyalty Card

Bodyshop equipment specialist, Blackhawk, has launched a new Customer Loyalty Card programme which rewards Blackhawk customers with additional discounts on products and services. Read More ›
April 8th, 2021

Blackhawk grinder helps cut consumable costs at Pratt’s Auto Bodyshop

Cutting costs is something that every bodyshop strives to achieve, yet sometimes they may be literally throwing money away because of inefficienet working practices. One area where... Read More ›
March 23rd, 2021

Making the most of Blackhawk bodyshop equipment

The popular Blackhawk brand of bodyshop equipment has enjoyed a successful year since the appointment of a new distributor for Ireland in February, despite the very challenging cir... Read More ›
December 8th, 2020

Big savings with the Blackhawk Spot Weld Drill Bit Sharpener

Every cent counts in bodyshops at the present time, but many repairers continue to throw money away because they are not making the most out of expensive welding bits. The simple s... Read More ›
October 6th, 2020

Blackhawk offers new welder range  

When it was announced in February that Autobody Ltd had become the Irish distribution partner for the iconic Blackhawk brand of bodyshop equipment, owner Theo English anticipated s... Read More ›
August 3rd, 2020

New Irish distribution for Blackhawk bodyshop equipment

The popular Blackhawk brand of body repair equipment has a new Irish distribution partner, with Autobody Ltd. now offering locally based sales, back-up and support from its base in... Read More ›
February 4th, 2020

Blackhawk seeks Irish agent

Roberts Automotive, the UK based distributor of Blackhawk bodyshop equipment, has scored some major successes in the Irish accident repair market since it took on responsibility fo... Read More ›
August 24th, 2018

Roberts Automotive provides Blackhawk boost

With its complete range of bodyshop equipment, including the latest MiniPost II Quick Pull System, Roberts Automotive, the Blackhawk distributor in Ireland says that it is enjoying... Read More ›
May 31st, 2017

MiniPost makes its mark

The work profile of most Irish bodyshops means they are now seeing fewer heavy duty structural repairs, but still have the need to carry out regular minor straightening work. For t... Read More ›
March 2nd, 2017

Bodyshop recognise quick pull potential

Roberts Automotive, the Blackhawk bodyshop equipment distributors in Ireland say there has been a very positive reaction to the new MiniPost II Quick Pull System, with several body... Read More ›
December 5th, 2016

Blackhawk introduce new MiniPost II quick pull system

Dave Roberts of Blackhawk distributors Roberts Automotive was at Automechanika to see the introduction of the new MiniPost II quick pull system on the Snap-On tools stand.  Read More ›
October 5th, 2016

Cut the cost of spotweld drill bits with Blackhawk

Cost saving is important in every bodyshop, but many repairers are continuing to throw money away every time they get rid of a blunted spot weld drill bit. These costly items can b... Read More ›
June 1st, 2016

Blackhawk measures success in Manchester

Blackhawk agents Roberts Automotive, were at the recent ABP Show in Manchester, displaying their range of innovative bodyshop equipment. As well as its widely known selection of ad... Read More ›
April 5th, 2016

Blackhawk Power Pro arrives in first Irish bodyshop

Roberts Automotive, Ireland’s official Blackhawk Distributor has recently installed the first of the impressive Power Pro range of jigs in Ireland. Read More ›
December 8th, 2015

Blackhawk pulls in the crowds in Paris

With its European HQ in France, Blackhawk had a major presence at the recent Equip Auto Show in Paris, with two recently introduced pulling benches attracting particular attention... Read More ›
November 3rd, 2015

Blackhawk turns up the heat

Best known for their range of Blackhawk repair equipment and chassis alignment systems, the Roberts Automotive team were featuring a much smaller but innovative star product at the... Read More ›
October 6th, 2015

Roberts celebrates 2 years of Blackhawk success

It is now just over two years since Roberts Automotive took over the distribution of Blackhawk bodyshop equipment in Ireland and the UK. Read More ›
September 3rd, 2015