Embracing new technologies is vital when it comes to maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s evolving automotive refinish market. PPG is leading the way with our “digital ecosystem” where all our products, tools and services work together, seamlessly connected, to make bodyshops more profitable, efficient and autonomous.
We believe in leading by example and this is why we have introduced EMEA Bodyshop Digital Innovator accreditation. This recognises and rewards bodyshops that are at the forefront of automotive refinish innovation and demonstrate excellence in the adoption of new industry technologies. It is with great excitement that we announce the first award has been presented to Desbuleux & Pignataro bodyshop in Belgium.
“The goal of this initiative is to recognise bodyshops that show an unquestionable innovative attitude, applying new technologies in their bodyshops to become leaders in their sector. They are pioneers who create the path for others as they are willing to try new things even if these are not implemented widely yet. In order to be eligible to receive this certification, bodyshops should be using MOONWALK™ in combination with COLLISION SERVICES™ Inventory,” explains Senior Digital Marketing Analyst, Peter Gerrits.
Our revolutionary automatic paint mixing system, MoonWalk, brings a new level of speed, precision, quality and colour consistency to the bodyshop mixing process. An integrated TOUCHMIX® Express touchscreen computer with PAINTMANAGER® XI colour management software displays the correct formula, with the user loading the required tinter, additive and thinner into the dispensing rack in any sequence. The MoonWalk system checks each bottle’s barcode, automatically dispenses the correct amount of product, communicates the results and prints a label.
For a fully connected solution, the MoonWalk system can be integrated with the Collision Services Inventory app. This enables bodyshops to improve the efficiency of stock management as well as order products automatically. The successful installation of this integrated solution at Desbuleux & Pignataro was made possible thanks to the bodyshop’s fantastic team with the help of our Business Solution Manager for EMEA, Oscar Vadillo, who assisted with training and best practice.
As the first recipient of PPG’s Bodyshop Digital Innovator award, Desbuleux & Pignataro is our flagship connected bodyshop in EMEA, setting a shining example and becoming a reference point for future implementations. We hope this new accreditation will inspire more bodyshops and we look forward to presenting further awards.
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