Symach is celebrating 20 years of providing innovative body shop solutions to repair facilities across the globe. The company was founded in 2001 by Osvaldo Bergaglio in Bologna, Italy. Today, Symach occupies a 15,000-square-metre “future centre” in Calderara di Reno, Bologna, and has an international team of more than 30 employees including installers, engineers and trainers.
Symach said the company is more than an equipment manufacturer – it is a collision repair solution provider with a profound understanding and knowledge of the automotive collision repair process.
“Every day small to large body shops, multiple shop owners, and car dealers ask Symach to design, produce and install high performance spray booths, equipment and tailor-made repair processes,” the company said.
“They participate in product and solution evolution by sharing concrete examples and advice to Symach experts, who are continuously searching for improvements.”
The company started as a research project for a new technology of drying automotive paint, with results of the research leading to the development of Symach’s drying technology. Symach said the technology, known as DryTronic, allows automotive paint to cure in less than one minute.
Around the same time, Symach started producing its first robot for body shops called RoboDry and developed a quick process to spray and dry every brand and type of automotive paint, called SPAP (Symach Paint Application Process).
A few years later, Symach began to design and install new body shops around the world using the Symach FixLine process. According to Symach, the FixLine process reduces repair time by up to 40 per cent and saves an average of three to four hours in labour cost per repair. In addition, Symach’s curing systems can cut energy consumption by up to 90 per cent.
Symach has sold more than 150 complete new automotive body shops equipped with the FixLine process in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America. Once a body shop owner decides to become a Symach shop, the company manages the shop’s conversion from a conventional process to FixLine.
The company said its continuous research and development allows it to “invent the future” as vehicle technology quickly evolves. “Symach technology is future-proof in its design, especially as we enter the world of electric vehicles and electrified technologies,” said Symach. “Drytronic technology transfers energy into the wet paint rather than heating the whole spray booth. This eliminates exposure of the [electric vehicle] battery to excessive heat and damage.”
While high quality products and innovation have been Symach hallmarks over the last two decades, the company says its customers are one of its greatest assets.
“Hundreds of customers spread across the globe are part of the Symach family and act as advocates to their peers,” the company said.