PPG and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® demonstrated their continued commitment to the refinish industry and the Gulf region by launching a revolutionary new paint mixing system. MoonWalk was greeted with excitement and enthusiasm by people from the Gulf region at the launch event at the IBN Battuta Gate in Dubai, on January 15th. MoonWalk is set to transform how collision repair centers will look and operate. As IBN Battuta in his day, it is exploring and challenging the boundaries of what’s technically possible today.
Those attending the event got an exclusive look at MoonWalk in action with live demonstrations conducted by PPG’s expert technicians. They were introduced to the intuitive, smart on board software that is connected with MoonWalk’s mixing system and colour management software and were shown how to easy stock and order management.
MoonWalk saves labour time, reduces waste and transforms the mixing room into a cleaner and safer environment. Material waste is minimized with its splash-free, self-contained system that is robust and sized to fit mixing rooms.
MoonWalk is designed to make the process of paint preparation lean, robust, ultra-precise and “fun”. MoonWalk doesn’t replace the colorist, it enables them to achieve better results faster and better each single time, combining the latest spectrophotometer technology and its integrated software enabling colorists to focus on quality and productivity whilst mixing ever smaller quantities.
PPG stimulates painters to blend within the panel where possible, keeping repairs small. MoonWalk is exclusively designed to fit the standard bottles for both PPG’s ENVIROBASE® HP and Nexa Autocolor’s AQUABASE® PLUS waterborne paint lines, and by doing so avoids waste and mistakes in cartridge filling and cleaning, changing bottles is as easy as screwing a new one on!
PPG’s distribution partners in the GCC countries have seen the MoonWalk on various occasions and are anxious to start installing it as it comes with a 3 to 5 year warrantee and annual service check-up, assuring a healthy return on investment for shop owners whilst improving employee retention.
The first machines are expected to be installed in the GCC area soon.
“We were confident that MoonWalk would impress our colleagues in the refinish industry and we were thrilled with the enthusiasm of those who witnessed MoonWalk in action. They could see the potential of this technology to generate more profit and to significantly transform operations in collision repair centres. We have deliberately not over engineered the machine, making it semi-automatic to improve reliability, allow easy maintenance and increase return on investment. ” MoonWalk Project Leader, Alban D’Epenoux, PPG Refinish Business Director for the CEMTA region.
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