3M Paint Preparation System™ (PPS™)
Considerable savings in time and materials prove to be a revelation to BMW-approved bodyshop.
PPS™ conversion at GMW Leicester brings big financial rewards.
After 25 years in refinishing, Satpal Gore, didn't think there was much he could learn about his business. As paint shop manager for the family-run business, Gore Motor Works in Leicester, he knew he ran an efficient, streamlined operation. So when his 3M representative, Jamie Bixley, told him of the savings he could make by using 3M's Paint Preparation System™, he didn't really believe it.
He explains that as a BMW-approved bodyshop, the quality of GMW's work has to be first class and he is always keen to embrace any new technological advances in equipment or materials that could improve his business.
"But I thought PPS™ was a bit of a gimmick. It was more out of courtesy really, that I told Jamie he could set the system up and show me what he meant. And when he proved to me the savings I could be making in both time and materials, frankly I felt stupid".
Satpal says that using PPS has enabled his company to make considerable improvements in efficiency. The paint shop has a throughput of some 40 cars a week, and paints in colour batches. The savings in pre-painting time and also the volumes of paint used are, says Satpal, "simply impressive".
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