Symach has recently installed its versatile FixStation product in five Carglass branches in Belgium, with each location now benefiting from a double cabin as well as a paint mixing station.
Carglass is well known globally as a glass repair and replacement specialists and has interests in 34 countries worldwide. Part of the company’s long-term growth strategy includes offering auto body repair to its customers initially in Belgium and Luxembourg.
"Our ultimate goal is to become the natural choice for glass and car body repair and replacement,” said Stefaan Hermans, operations director. "As Carglass continues to expand its business and begins to offer auto body repair work to customers, Symach products will be an important part of our growth.”
Symach’s FixStation with a Flydry robot works as both a spray booth and workstation. Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach explains, "It is truly a body shop in one box. One multi-skilled technician can perform an average of four to six repairs per day without moving the vehicle, resulting in one repair every one and half or two hours.”
The fully-equipped workstation allows a technician to remove and install the parts, pull dents, apply body filler, spray primer, and spray and dry both waterborne and solvent basecoat and clearcoat. It includes a Flydry robot, a paint mixing room, a vacuum sanding system and a Multibox with plugs and retractable air and electric. Vehicle lifts are also part of Carglass’s FixStation units.
The installations have also included specialist training. Osvaldo says, "Symach studied a specific process for Carglass based on the number of repairs and key-to-key-time. We are now implementing a training program for the company in collaboration with AkzoNobel. We are here to support Carglass’s long-term growth strategy so they can continue to provide customers with top-notch service.”