Now the first measures are in place to overcome today’s acute challenges, a ‘new normal’ has begun in bodyshops. Standox explains how it’s supporting the new ways of working.
Many workshops and bodyshops are permanently changing processes and rethinking which tools and products support them the best. Social distancing in the bodyshop requires planning of the processes as well as training for employees. Every business should have a clear COVID-19 plan that details the distances that need to be maintained in order to avoid unnecessary contact between the employees – vital when assigning staff to repairs.
This can be achieved with wireless colour measuring devices such as Genius iQ and the Standowin iQ app from Standox. Colour measurements can be carried out on the vehicle with these, and mixing formulas can be selected on any internet-compatible device without refinishers having to go into the mixing room. This not only ensures some social distancing when determining the shade, but also working more efficiently as refinishers move around the bodyshop less.
Olaf Adamek, Standox Brand Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, comments: “Bodyshops currently have to master many challenges, but thanks to our flexible products, tools, and services, we can take some of their worries away. It is becoming evident that modern, digitally- savvy bodyshops survive these challenging times better. We have been supporting our customers by consistently advancing bodyshop digitisation with our forward- looking offers for years.”
When the refinishers’ work plans are changed, processes must be reconsidered and rescheduled. Products that dry at room temperature and do not require forced air drying can be dried outside the spray booth. The Xtreme System from Standox is perfect for this and offers high quality with low energy consumption and short drying times.
Digital contact, full support
And if there’s a problem with a particular colour? The full team of Standox experts is still available even if they can’t be there in person. For complicated colours or an unsatisfactory result, the Standovision videos on the Standox YouTube channel and on the Standox website offer practical help that is available any time.
Standowin iQ app
Standowin iQ, the Standox colour software, is now available as an app designed to complement the Standowin iQ Cloud solution delivering mobile digital colour management.
Refinishers can access the features of Standowin iQ Cloud on WiFi-enabled smartphones and tablets with just one click and even connect to local devices. From the reception area to the preparation area and office, digital colour retrieval and shading becomes even easier with mobile networked devices and the Standowin iQ app, regardless of location or device – whatever works best for the bodyshop.
In addition to the familiar functions of the Standowin iQ software, the app offers an integrated scanner function that can accelerate job management, and automatic updates provide up-to-date information, formulas, and products.