Symach Installs FixStation Equipment in Canada
April 11, 2018—Symach announced the installation of its FixLine system at Mervyn’s The Body Shop in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The FixLine system consists of a layout and repair process that combines Symach’s patented Drytronic technology, specialized robots and the Symach Paint Application Process (SPAP) painting cycle.
“The FixStation is a modern and innovative solution that will ensure high productivity for Mervyn’s The Body Shop,” said Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach. “The hybrid solution works as a spray booth and a workstation in one area and will allow one of Mervyn’s technicians to perform three to four repairs a day without moving the vehicle.”
“It’s all about staying on top and being the best we can be for us and for the customer,” said Jason Agostino, co-owner of Mervyn’s. “Symach’s equipment is helping us fulfill that.”
Peter Facinek, co-owner of Mervyn’s The Body Shop, first went to Ontario to visit another collision repair facility using the equipment and then traveled to Italy to see Symach’s operation first-hand. Following that trip, Mervyn’s decided to purchase Symach’s FixLine system, two Fly dry robots and one easy dry robot in addition to five lifts.
“We already had the layout design for the new location,” said Agostino. “Symach modified it to fit the equipment and we decided to buy the whole package rather than trying to piecemeal everything together.”
It was installed November 2017 and Symach trained all of the technicians. It’s been operational since February.
Although still in the infancy stages of using Symach’s equipment, they have found it’s already helped with cycle time in the shop.
“What used to take us one and a half hours, now takes 20 minutes,” said Agostino. “You don’t have to wait for dry times. They told us that, but you never really believe it until you see it.”