CROMAX LEADING THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL 2.0 BODYSHOPS
Our industry is evolving rapidly and because we’re renowned for our cutting-edge digital colour technology, we’re ready for it. Thanks to our advanced colour management solutions, your colour management can now be carried out completely digitally – not even a PC is needed.
Carrosserie Pavard took the digital approach and never looked back
Carrosserie Pavard, a Five Star bodyshop about 25 miles south of Paris, France, was founded in 1953, so they’ve seen the industry evolve. Today, the current co-owners, Frédéric Molimard and M. Ibanez, run a business that offers paint and mechanical repairs and employs seven people.
Frédéric says, “Our decision to start using Cromax three years ago was, of course, motivated by the quality of the products, particularly the perfect colour matching for the repair of Peugeot and Citroën vehicles. But what really appealed to us was that we could work completely digitally.”
Their refinishers use the ChromaVision Pro spectrophotometer to take colour readings. To quickly identify the right colour formula, they send the reading via Wi-Fi to ChromaWeb, our Cloud-based colour retrieval software with more than 200,000 colour formulas. Then, they forward the chosen colour formula to the digital mixing scale directly from their laptop, tablet or mobile.
“The link from ChromaVision Pro to ChromaWeb is great. The tools talk to each other wirelessly, seamlessly and quickly, and voilà! It saves us a lot of time, which ultimately helps the overall productivity of the business,” says Frédéric. “When we used fan decks, we sometimes had to call on a Cromax expert to help us retrieve some tricky OEM colours. We don’t need that now as the readings from ChromaVision Pro always get an accurate match on ChromaWeb for us.”
Carrosserie Pavard is just one of many bodyshops that has taken the plunge and working in a completely digital colour management environment. It’s helping them to work faster and with greater accuracy. How can it help you? Talk to your local Cromax representative to find out, and read more about it here.