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STL spraybooths double bodyshop’s productivity

Investment in quality spray booth technology has paid off for County Motor Works in Chelmsford.

It claims that productivity has doubled after buying two STL booths as part of an investment programme which began four years ago.

“Our spraybooths are in constant operation, 10 hours a day, so reliability is key,” says bodyshop manager Joe Coakley. “The finish quality is exceptional yet they are very simple to operate.”

The bodyshop takes buiness from its nearby County Motor Works Vauxhall, AMC Fiat and AMC Alfa Romeo dealerships two satellite garages, and from insurers. Its two 8.5m booths feature STL’s air-cooled lighting system and provide laminar airflows of up to 33,000 cubic metres per hour.

They also have the STL AquaDry air agitation system, which Coakley says reduces the flash off and bake times of waterborne paints by up to 50%, boosting productivity and reducing energy costs.

“We’re very pleased with the spraybooths and, as our business grows, we plan to add a third this year,” adds Coakley.

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