Classic Accident Repair Center to Get Overhaul
March 4, 2019—Symach and DCR Systems have announced that the companies will be performing an overhaul at Classic Accident Repair Center in Mentor, Ohio, to increase the facility’s capacity. As part of the conversion process, Symach technology and equipment will be installed while utilizing DCR Systems’ production process.
The 40,000-square-foot collision repair facility is partnered with the Classic Auto Group, which has 19 franchises.
DCR Systems originally built a three-cell collision repair facility for the dealership in 2005, utilizing conventional paint booths and the DCR Systems’ production process and lean manufacturing principles. It was the second model facility set up by DCR System. The three cells were set up to accommodate any level of damage severity, from minor work to non-drivable, heavy repairs. Each cell is a separate production area with a paint booth and a u-shaped repair line.
One of the cells at the fast-turnaround center is dedicated to low-severity work including the dealership’s internal vehicles that include pre-owned cars, transit damage, lot damage and warranty work. Currently, technicians are repairing about six cars a day in that particular cell.
As a result, the repair center decided to retrofit that cell to increase capacity to 12-15 vehicles per day. Construction began in November and the cell is expected to be operational March 1.