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Extraction cuts Sytner’s costs

BMW dealership Sytner Solihull has saved £40,000 on repair costs thanks to the installation of at-source extraction systems, according to bodyshop manager Simon Woodford.

Since installing the Junair Smartair and Wheelsmart systems at its West Midlands site, Sytner Solihull’s costs on minor and smart repairs have fallen by a third from £120,000 per year to £80,000.

Profit retained on every minor repair job is up by at least 50%. In addition, Sytner’s bodyshop expects to reduce preparation charges to the used car sales department by 25%.

Before Sytner introduced Smartair, a minor repair on a bumper meant removing the bumper, sending it to the bodyshop for repair and painting, and then refitting it to the car.

Smartair captures overspray particulates and fumes, expelling them via a two-stage filtration system and extraction tower.

BMW has recently instigated the use of in-house smart repair facilities in its UK dealerships on a rolling programme. The service is called Spot Repairs and it utilises the manufacturer’s own ColourSystem paints based on 2007-compliant waterbased coatings.

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