Bologna, Italy — Symach has completed installation of its Symach’s FixLine process at three body shops for Collision Works of Oklahoma —two in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City.
The first shop began operations in January 2018 and “since utilizing Symach equipment, the facility has reduced key-to-key time by five days,” according to Barry Hadlock, president of the group. Cycle time in the booth is now 28 minutes per job and Hadlock says the shop “expects to improve performance over the next few months by an additional 15 percent.”
James Greer, director of organizational development at Collision Works of Oklahoma, is “100 percent sold on the Symach technology and the process behind it. I feel like this is the future of collision repair in the United States.”
The three locations are currently using Symach’s FixLine system, Drytronic technology and the Symach Paint Application Process (SPAP). Owner Jake Nossaman said the company expects the modern equipment and process will enable the repair facilities to cycle vehicles through the shops faster, reach their financial goals much easier and improve CSI scores. “This will give us better metrics with our insurance carriers and DRPs,” added Nossaman.
Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach, said, “We helped Collision Works customize their new locations using the FixLine Process, which will enable the state-of-the-art collision centers to optimize repair times and reduce labor costs by as much as four or five hours for each repair.”
Symach was founded by Osvaldo Bergaglio in 2001. The Italian-based company offers a complete range of body shop equipment for the collision repair industry, including its unique FixLine repair process, SPP “Symach Paint Process” and DryTronic technology for drying paint in a less than a minute.