CSN Blue Mountain Collision
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.
CSN Blue Mountain Collision in Ontario Builds New Shop with Symach FixLine System
CSN Blue Mountain Collision opens its new 10,700 square-foot shop in Collingwood, Ontario, equipped with Symach’s unique FixLine system. This includes a layout and repair process that combines the company’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 center replaces the old 5,200 square-foot 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 and lighting.
“We were very happy to support Albert and 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. The cost of repairs is estimated to be reduced more than 40 percent and have an average touch time of 1.5 days.
While attending the NACE Expo in Detroit, Michigan in July 2015, Hutten learned about Symach and what the system and process could do for the collision center. “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 center, 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 Blue Mountain staff, which includes 10 employees. “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.”