Bodyshop Solutions appoint P.J. Fallon & Son as their Distributor for Ireland
Bodyshop Solutions are very pleased to announce that they have appointed P.J. Fallon & Son as their distributor of body shop equipment for Ireland. P.J. Fallon are a very well established business, operating since 1989, who offer a one-stop-shop for all garage and body shop equipment and tooling requirements on a nationwide sales and service basis, from its state of the art 10,000 sq ft premises at Roscommon.
Joe Fallon, Managing Director of P. J. Fallon & Son, commented “we are absolutely delighted to be appointed Bodyshop Solutions` distributor, which will enable us to provide a wide range of very productive and robust body shop equipment from market leading European and Scandinavian suppliers, such as Telwin, Celette, Astra and Wielander & Schill. These products really complement our existing range of garage and body shop related products, to truly provide our customers with a “One Stop Solution” of expert advice and superb products for all their needs.”
Mark Swaby, Chairman of Bodyshop Solutions, stated “we are really pleased to have appointed P.J. Fallon as we are sure that their significant experience, territory knowledge and great reputation will enable them to do an excellent job for us throughout the Irish body shop market”.
Bodyshop Solutions Limited are delighted to announce that they have now been appointed as a Distributor for the excellent TEXA brand of equipment, which is manufactured in Italy. TEXA are a highly regarded and well proven manufacturer, who supply a wide range of market leading vehicle products, such as technologically advanced vehicle diagnostic equipment for the Car, Truck, Motorcycle , Off-Highway and Marine industries, including equipment for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the calibration of the cameras on vehicles; and a comprehensive range of Air Conditioning equipment for servicing and recharging systems, which have many vehicle manufacturer approvals.
Mark Swaby, Chairman of Bodyshop Solutions, commented: “We are delighted to be appointed as a Distributor for TEXA, which really complements our existing body shop equipment ranges and provides excellent solutions for our customers, particular for their ADAS and Air conditioning requirements. ”
Dave Gordon, OE and National Accounts Sales Manager for TEXA UK Ltd commented: “We are really pleased to have appointed Bodyshop Solutions, with their superb knowledge and experience in the body shop market. We believe that, in particular, our superior diagnostic platforms with the ADAS and Air Conditioning products will be very good additional products for them.”
For more information about the superb TEXA products please call David or Emma at Bodyshop Solutions on 01327 300700 (option 3).
Over the last nine months we have seen a big upturn in body shops getting Tesla approval across the UK, requiring the wide range of Tesla approved equipment that we can supply. These body shops are all clearly setting themselves up for the significant growth forecast (and the associated repairs) for the Tesla electric cars, especially the more affordable Model 3, that is due to be launched in the UK within the next 12 months or so. The Model 3 will compete as an all-electric alternative with established mass market cars, such as BMW 3 series, Mercedes C Class, Jaguar XE and Audi A4.
Mark Swaby, Chairman of Bodyshop Solutions, commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for body shops to get Tesla approval now for their local area, to meet the expected repairs once the significant forecast growth for Tesla cars occurs, and we are delighted to be able to supply a wide range of the approved equipment & tooling that they will need”.
Bodyshop Solutions Limited are very pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Mottram as UK Key Accounts Manager. Tony is massively experienced, having been involved in the Body Shop industry in senior roles for over 40 years, primarily in a sales and marketing capacity.
Mark Swaby, Chairman at Bodyshop Solutions, commented : “We are absolutely delighted to have appointed Tony as Key Accounts Manager, who is an important addition to our growing team. He comes with a huge amount of knowledge and experience in the body shop market, to support our customers and meet their needs. Tony is really looking forward to the new challenge and I am sure that he will make a massive contribution to further developing our business.”
Bodyshop Solutions are delighted to announce that they have now been appointed as UK & Ireland Distributor for the excellent Telwin brand of equipment, which is manufactured in Italy. This includes their superb fully automatic water cooled spot welders that come with several manufacturer approvals and also their wide range of MIG welders. Mark Swaby, Chairman, commented: “We are very pleased with the addition of the excellent Telwin product range, which really complements our existing ranges and provides extra choice for our customers”
INVERSPOTTER 14000 SMART AQUA Approved by Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Volvo, Nissan, Fiat and Iveco
We are very pleased to be appointed as the UK distributor for Albatros, from Italy, for their excellent range of Plastic Welding equipment, including their Hot Air Welder and their Bi-Gas (Nitrogen) Welder and their Sapling equipment. Mark Swaby, Chairman, commented “These Albatros Plastic Welding products provide a really fast and cost effective solution for repairing vehicle bumpers”.
Bodyshop Solutions is now the preferred supplier for the Fix Auto repair network in the UK, a business that is pushing the ‘fast repair’ ethos through its new Fix & Go sites.
The fast repair goal is a growing trend in bodyshops across the UK, as it enables more efficient and higher throughput of repairs. This means customers have their car returned quicker and also reduces claims costs for insurance companies. In combination with faster drying pant products and new bodyshop work processes, short-wave infrared is a vital element in this fast repair culture for the rapid curing of both fillers and paints.
Steve Peart, Owner at Fix Auto Swansea, Cardiff and Pontypridd, stated:
“We’ve had the IRT infrared equipment installed at all our Fix & Go centres and have been delighted by its performance. It enables very fast curing of fillers, primers and clear coats, which has significantly helped to improve our productivity and reduce our running costs. It is quick and easy to set up and use the equipment, which has thermal and distance sensors to ensure you get safe consistent results each time. It really is a robust and durable piece of equipment and the follow up training was very thorough.”
To find out more about our Drying and Curing products click here or call us on 01327 300700.
Rotary Post Lifts Come To Bodyshop Solutions We are also delighted to announce that we have recently taken on the excellent range of Rotary lifts, including their 2 post and 4 post lifts. The Rotary brand is well proven for its quality, ease of use and longevity, and makes a very good additional range to offer you.
There is a very high gas cost in using baking ovens to cure paint. With the cost of a bake oven cycle in the region of £12, this means that for any body shop the annual cost is very high. In order to significantly reduce this cost for the paint curing of up to a few panels at a time, it is far cheaper to utilise IRT Infrared Curing Paint equipment, which can completely cure base coat in 4 to 8 minutes and top coat in 6 to 10 minutes.
You are looking at a curing cost of up to only 20 to 30 pence per coat, which is a massive saving over a year, plus the additional throughput that you can achieve with the speed of cure.This is why most of the major car manufacturers in the UK use and trust IRT Infrared Curing Paint equipment for their new car re-finishing, due to it’s speed, quality of cure and it’s longevity.
Please call us on 01327 300700 to discuss how we can help you significantly reduce your costs and also improve your productivity.
There has been a problem with sinkage of vehicle joints after being glued, for example where a new roof has been put on a car, resulting in return of the repaired car and re-work on the joints. This problem has been caused by the glue all around the joint not been fully cured after being infrared cured from one side. The innovative FlexiTherm, multi-pad curing system, resolves this problem by ensuring a uniform cure of all the glue, within a mere 45 minutes using pre-set programmes.
It is very easy to use, provides guaranteed results and enables an operator to carry on working on the car at the same time, meaning that the job can be completed far quicker!