Another “case study” is published by the Automotive Refinisher (South Africa) in May-June edition. The story is about Auto Magic Bellville, a customer of Kanye Vimba (Eurosider distributor for South Africa), and its owner who decided to implement the NTS system into their operation.
The body shop produces on average 130 completed repairs each month and employs 24 production staff and seven administrators in various positions. The Auto Magic system, where their franchisor does for them all the marketing, allows du Plessis and his team to focus on what they do best and that is repairing vehicles and servicing the clients.
“The work we produce is categorised as non-structural and we do a number of small ‘scratch and dent’ repairs under contract,” said du Plessis. “Our turnaround time is required to be a maximum of five to six working days on our NSR work, so we decided to introduce the Nitorherm Spray system to ensure quality and time savings. It has contributed very well in this regard which is critical to our Insurer partners as their hire car costs are determined by our ability to shorten the repair cycle“.
The workers are mixing approximately 20-25% less paint to do with the NTS the same job they did previously, so there is a substantial material saving as well. Du Plessis feels that although the Nitrotherm Spray System was amortised quickly because of all the material and time savings. The Nitortherm Spray system has definitely made their spray painter at Auto Magic Bellville much happier when it comes to fast, quality finish.
The body shop sector, where NTS machines have been giving very positive results since more than eight years worldwide, is important for Eurosider. The new developments for the sector will be exhibited at Automechanika in Frankfurt on September 13-17th. Visit us at stand F02, Hall 11.1.
Article published for the first time in Automotive Refinisher, Edition I85, May/June 2016, pp. 14-15. All rights reserved.