Plastfix, a company specialising in automotive plastic waste management and plastic car parts restoration in the collision repair industry, is celebrating five years in operation this week.
Since its inception, Plastfix said it has diverted 740 tonnes of plastic parts from general waste, created 54 jobs, processed over 200,000 plastic parts and prevented over 1400 tonnes of carbon emissions. The company says the achievement would not have been possible without the support of its key partners – AMA Group, Capital S.M.A.R.T and Bridgepoint Group.
Plastfix said it has moved from strength to strength developing its filler-free plastic restoration process, running a paper-free business model via its cloud and mobile based applications, designing and developing its own speciality hand tools and creating 3D printing material and systems for the repair of headlight tabs.
“It has been a wonderful journey to date – we have the privilege of working with one of the world’s most advanced collision repair brands [in] AMA Group and Capital S.M.A.R.T,” said Mario Dimovski, CEO of Plastfix. “Driven by the demand of our client base, Plastfix holds a strong focus on advancing technologies and innovation in plastic restoration and waste management. I am confident to say we are an industry leader in our space.
“I am very proud and grateful for the Plastfix team, from our on-field technicians, administrators to management who all play a pivotal role in shaping our culture, services and company values. It is a great feeling when you can say we enjoy a staff retention rate of over 90 per cent. With the COVID-19 situation behind us we have had an increase in down-time that has allowed us to plan and reassess our business offerings.
“We have some very exciting developments in progress such as our digital training collaboration with I-CAR and the launch of our EU-based 3D Collision Lab that will focus on the development and manufacturing of automotive repair grade 3D printers, parts and tools.”
The company said it recently began its recruitment drive, with more than a dozen positions open across most states around Australia to support key clients, with plans to triple its work volume and team in the next 24 months. It is also working closely with Tradiebot Industries to deliver training and new skills, while shifting its attention from hands-on training to remote technology and virtual training solutions which has been accelerated by the pandemic.
Plastfix says it’s in the final stages of preparing for the launch of its Digital Training and Streaming Studio that has been established within the MTA SA Auto Innovation Hub in South Australia, with plans to stream content to staff as part of their upskilling programmes and possible I-CAR training courses.