Collingwood, Ontario -- June 12, 2017 -- CSN-Blue Mountain Collision has opened a new 10,700 sq. ft. shop in Collingwood, Ontario, equipped with Symach’s FixLine system. This includes a layout and repair process that combines the Symach’s patented Drytronic technology, specialized drying robots and the Symach Paint Application Process.
“With the new Symach system incorporated into our business, we are able to offer better quality repairs and reduce cycle times as well as have a clean, healthy, modern workspace for our employees,” said Albert Hutten, owner of CSN-Blue Mountain Collision. “It is important to offer the best there is to our external and internal customers and with the Symach system, we will bring our business to the next level.”
Established in 1977, the family-owned and operated company serves the Blue Mountains and Collingwood area. The new collision centre replaces the old 5,200 sq. ft. location.
Symach provided all of the equipment, including a SprayTron spray booth, two robots for drying paint, a new paint mixing room, a professional vacuum sanding system, a CarMover system and upgraded lighting.
“We were very happy to support Albert and CSN-Blue Mountain Collision in this new challenge and help design and automate the new shop,” said Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach. “We have studied the shop’s layout and business plan to optimize production and efficiency.”
Bergaglio said that within the first month of operation, the shop will benefit from utilizing the Symach system. He estimates the cost of repairs will be reduced more than 40 percent and have an average touch time of 1.5 days.
Hutten learned about Symach and what the system and process could do for the collision centre while attending the 2015 NACE Expo. “I was intrigued by what I saw and after discussing the system with Osvaldo, I became more and more interested,” he said.
Hutten traveled to Italy to visit the Symach plant and training centre, as well as several shops that were using the Symach process.
“After seeing firsthand what this system was capable of, I made the decision that this was the system that I wanted to use in our new shop,” he said.
He said Symach was instrumental in helping to design the new shop to work efficiently with the new system. “Osvaldo took the time to really understand our business first, and with that understanding developed his proposal to help us,” said Hutten. After implementing Symach’s FixLine system, he estimates that the shop would be able to do about 30 to 40 repairs each week.
“The advantage we see using Symach is that we have the assurance that the repairs are all 100 percent cured,” said Hutten. Using Symach’s technology, the body filler, primer, basecoat and clear coat are all baked with the DryTronic robotic drying system. “Combined with the Symach Paint Application Process and the FixLine process, where cars are on rails as they go from the filler state through to paint, it results in labor savings on every vehicle that goes through the booth,” said Hutten.
Symach trained the CSN-Blue Mountain staff. “With the new Symach system incorporated into our business, we will increase our quality, continue to be a leader in the industry and offer an environment for our employees to develop their true potential,” said Hutten. “From the first time I met Osvaldo, I knew that I was dealing with a true professional who understood the industry and had great vision for where the industry is headed and what the industry needs to get there.”
For more information about the FixLine system, please visit symach.com.