Bodyshop Solutions is very pleased to announce the UK launch of the IRT UV SpotCure, the best performing and most powerful handheld UV curing solution on the market. It is equipped with 4 x 100W LED modules emitting UV and visible light, is easy-to-use and robust, and will enable you to cure UV paint in seconds rather than minutes!! The IRT UV SpotCure uses very high light intensity of UV-A plus a wide wavelength band, to ensure that UV paint is 100% cured every time. Furthermore, it covers a curing area typically 10 times larger than its competitor products, whilst the low energy consumption and the long LED lamp life keep the curing costs per job very low. It is also designed to meet international safety standards and regulations.
Key Benefits over Leading Competitors:
Very Fast Curing Time – in seconds!!
Most Powerful Handheld UV Spot Cure on the market at 400W (x 4 more power than competition)
Achieves x 2 Light Intensity on the surface to ensure 100% cured
(at 8 mW/cm² against the competitor intensity of only 4 mW/cm² )
x 10 Larger Curing Area covered
Over 20,000 hours LED lamp life
Mark Swaby, Chairman of Bodyshop Solutions, commented: “this is the fastest and most powerful handheld UV curing unit on the market and will really speed up your repair process and improve your profitability. You will be amazed how it cures in seconds!!”
Bodyshop Solutions are very pleased to announce that Jaguar Landrover (JLR) have now approved the new XPress 800 riveter + XLogic Workstation. This equipment is an “All-in-One” riveting solution for JLR body shops, covering all self-piercing rivets, blind rivets and riv nuts, that has been specifically tailored by the manufacturer Wielander & Schill, in Germany, to meet JLR`s needs. The Xpress 800 + XLogic Workstation is a very versatile, modular tool, that provides excellent control over input pressure and has an output pressing force of up to 85kN`s – well above JLR`s existing requirements.
The Xpress 800 + XLogic Workstation is very much a “Future Proof” tool, because of its comprehensive riveting use, its significant output power and its modular basis, enabling it to be added to over time.
For those JLR body shops that already have an XPress 800 riveter, this can be upgraded to a JLR approved riveting package by purchasing the “Upgrade Set”, as follows:
1 x Workstation including XLogic air pressure control
1 x Short Stroke Cylinder SSC 40mm
1 x Compressed Air spiral hose 4 m
Features and Benefits:
XLogic air pressure control guarantees work process reliability
Air Pressure tank is integrated in the tubular frame of the workstation
Covers Self-piercing rivets, Blind rivets and Riv Nuts
Press force between 10kN to 80kN
Pulling power for blind rivets up to 80kN
100% compatible with the XPress 800 modules and system
Complete modular package that can be added to
All-in-One Solution that will “futureproof” your riveting equipment requirements
Mark Swaby, Chairman of Bodyshop Solutions, stated “we are delighted that this superb riveting system, including XLogic Workstation which has been specifically developed for Jaguar Landrover, has now been approved by them. It will really give body shops a fantastic all-in-one, very productive tool for all their riveting needs”.
The MEC600 Precise Metal Edge Cutter is a revolutionary fast pneumatic tool that will securely and precisely cut the outer metal skin of a car body panel, to ensure that there is no damage to the inner metal skin. It is great for Doors, Boot Edges, Wheel Arches and Roof Edges, and it will cut steel, aluminium and laser welds. The MEC600 uses an innovative tungsten carbide special milling cutter. It is very easy to use and adjust to the right metal thickness and will save you a lot of time and avoid costly damage to inner metal skins during car body repairs.
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.