19 October 2015

The UK bodyshop sector is set for a body shock in the form of a revolutionary new technology and repair process that will dramatically increase vehicle throughput using less space, time and energy.

Leading distribution network ACIS has secured the exclusive UK rights to Bodyshop Revolution, a continuous workflow technology where the vehicle being repaired moves a minimum of times and key-to-key times are halved at the same time as achieving up to 60 per cent more throughput.

ACIS is this week launching the technology at the Vizion 2020 Exhibition and Conference (Thursday 22 October) and the Ford Impact and Excellence Awards (Friday 23 October).

Bodyshop Revolution is aunique method of repairing vehicles which has been proven to produce outstanding results in repair markets worldwide. Bodyshop Revolution creates a new culture of efficiency by completely redesigning the layout of the bodyshop to ensure that the vehicle is moved no more than three times. It not only changes the physical layout of the premises using a proven blueprint, but positively alters the behaviour of staff and the interaction with customers and suppliers.

It achieves this by only having vehicles in the bodyshop that are being worked on as part of its “continuous workflow” approach that also instils a more co-operative work ethic and an ergonomic and uncluttered efficiency.

Supporting this unique process is a range of robotic gas catalytic systems that can dry primers and fillers in seconds while topcoats are touch dry in under one minute.

Body shop Revolution is now used with great success all over the world and is now in the UK, available from ACIS.

CEO of ACIS Graham O’Neill said: “We have had our own Priority Repair Program in place for a number of years which changes the culture of the bodyshop to greatly reduce key-to-key times, but Bodyshop Revolution takes the process and technology to the next level. It is really going to have a dramatically positive impact on the sector as more vehicles can be repaired in less time and investors in the process will see dramatic returns on their profitability.”