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.