AW take an innovative leap with PPG

AW Repair Group is taking one small step for paint technicians and one giant leap for the paint industry as a trial site for a revolutionary colour mixing system.

Worldwide paint manufacturer PPG showcased their innovative MOONWALK™ system at the Motor & Sport Institute in Madrid earlier this year to a small group of invited guests including AW’s MD, Andrew Walsh.

And last week PPG installed the system at the group’s site in Nottingham which looks set to revolutionise the way paint is mixed in bodyshops.

General manager of the site Ben Hissitt said the technicians are excited to be using the time saving precision mixing technology. “Previously, our paint technicians were taking approximately an hour per day each to mix their base coat colour, however with MOONWALK™ this will be done by the automated system freeing up time to increase vehicle throughput.”

The new state of the art equipment not only saves labour time but it’s environmentally friendly drop-free minimal mix dispensing solution reduces waste.

Andrew added: “I’m excited that this level of intelligence is now moving into bodyshops at grassroots level. We must always embrace change and I can see many benefits to stepping away from the conventional process of paint mixing. This is unchartered territory for AW bodyshops and I’m keen to hear the feedback from the site.”