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International Newsmaker Q&A Steven McAuley

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 07:00
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Based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in September Paintshield Technology Corp. released its Paintshield Pattern Program Web Edition. The offering is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) endeavor that provides installers, paint protection film manufacturers and distributors access to priority and in-demand precision patterns created by designers at the company’s facilities in North America and Europe.

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With more than 18,000 patterns covering 30-plus makes of vehicles to support the PPF industry around the world, “Paintshield Technology’s design methodology has a reputation for producing the best patterns in the industry, which are known for precision fit, ease-of-installation and consistency across all vehicle types and kit parts,” says CEO Steven McAuley.

“Significant human and financial capital have been in action for almost 12 months to make this launch possible,” he reports, answering a series of questions posed by Aftermarket Business World:

Q: What does Paintshield entail?

A: Paintshield Technology Corp. is a software development and services company and the creator of the Paintshield Pattern Program (P3) operating with research, development and design facilities in North America and Europe. Our extensive library of precise and in-demand automotive paint protection film patterns are delivered through a web-based platform providing ease of access for users and allows rapid deployment of new patterns as they become available.

We help our partners take their business to the next level with partner packages including hosted mobile optimized websites, social media set up and management, marketing support, brand management and much more to come.

Q: What is the extent of your distributor/installer network?

A: We break the automotive aftermarket industry and particularly the window film industry into tiers.

  • Tier 1: Window film manufacturers such as 3M, Eastman, CCL, Sharpline, etc.
  • Tier 2: Authorized distributors of the Tier 1 OEMs
  • Tier 3: The installers – owner/operators around the world
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