Symach has announced that its equipment and technology provided to TDN Group’s first facility in the United Kingdom are fully operational. TDN Group has also incorporated technology and safety equipment to calibrate advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and repair electric and hybrid vehicles.
“Since installing Symach’s unique FixLine process, we’ve found that it has helped us with efficiency in our facility,” said Jordan Fisher, Managing Director of AXIOM-UK, a TDN Group company. “The track system we installed creates a process and workflow that dramatically speeds up the movement of vehicles through the shop and Symach’s Drytronic technology fully cures paint in just [a] few seconds.”
Fisher said the equipment also allows the shop to quality-control repaired vehicles and reduce the risk of rework and customer complaints.
“We enjoyed working with TDN Group to set up their world-class facility in the UK,” said Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach. “Symach’s FixLine process and Drytronic technology will drastically reduce the cost and time of repairs at TDN Group’s shop.”
TDN Group was formed in 2014 as a paintless dent removal (PDR) company, offering physical dent repair as well as PDR-related training and accreditation, including tool development and sales, along with catastrophic hail repair. In 2019, AXIOM Accident & Hail Repair purchased 50 per cent of TDN Group’s shares.
“The CEO of AXIOM Accident & Hail Repair, Bill Park, had developed a hybrid solution for the body shop industry that he wanted to bring to the UK,” said Fisher. “This solution was to encompass PDR with Symach drying technology to dramatically reduce repair times and increase levels of quality.”
AXIOM Accident & Hail Repair had installed a FixStation at one of its sites in Colorado in 2018. It’s equipped with a Flydry robot, paint mixing room, a vacuum sanding system and a multi-box with plugs and retractable air and electrical supply. Since then, AXIOM-US said that the FixStation has provided continuous workflow throughout the shop, and the company is planning to install the equipment in every new site it opens in the UK and Europe. The facility is being set up as an onboarding centre and functional body shop.
Fisher said the vision for the AXIOM-UK brand is to open 25 body shops within five years.