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Symach has announced that CSN 427 Auto Collision is now utilizing its complete body shop solution at its recently-renovated location in Toronto, Ontario.
Symach has announced that CSN 427 Auto Collision is now utilizing its complete body shop solution at its recently-renovated location in Toronto, Ontario. This includes Symach’s unique FixLine repair process and state-of-the-art equipment.
“We incorporated Symach technology in our facility because the quality behind the Symach process helps us with efficiency,” said Lorenzo D’Alessandro, president of CSN 427 Auto Collision. “By utilizing Symach equipment, we can reduce our cycle time while streamlining our process so that we have a more consistent and predictable outcome. With predictability comes better flow in the shop and less stress.”
Added Symach Founder Osvaldo Bergaglio, “We are excited to offer our new repair process to CSN 427 Auto Collision. Lorenzo and his brothers operate a progressive body shop in Canada, and by using the FixLine system, it will reduce cycle time by two days.”
Lorenzo’s father, Ralph, founded the body shop more than 45 years ago in a 2,500-square-foot facility near the 427 Highway, which prompted Ralph to name the business 427 Auto Collision. Lorenzo began helping at the shop when he was a teenager and, by 1982, he was working there full-time. After outgrowing that location, they relocated to a 30,000-square-foot facility just down the road. As the company grew, they decided to purchase the building next door so they could expand their operations. Since then, Lorenzo has operated the 95,000-square-foot facility with his brothers Frank, vice president of operations, and John, vice president of sales.
In 2002, Lorenzo, along with three other successful collision repair owners, co-founded CSN Collision Centres. CSN Collision Centres has grown to become a national network of collision repair centers with 350 locations across the country.
“We established CSN Collision Centres to form a like-minded group of collision repair centers that wanted to focus on continuously improving their operations through performance assessments, ongoing training and marketing initiatives,” said D’Alessandro.
A few years ago, one of D’Alessandro’s partners at CSN Collision Centres was installing Symach equipment at his shop (CSN Cars in Burlington, Ontario), and he wanted to learn more. After visiting the operation many times and watching the Symach process firsthand, all three of the D’Alessandro brothers were impressed with the innovation behind the technology and decided to incorporate the equipment in their facility.
“I found that the equipment was very advanced,” said D’Alessandro. “It’s not just better equipment than what is on the market, but it’s also a better process. There aren’t too many equipment companies that offer the whole package like Symach does.”
The CSN 427 Auto Collision Fixline system is the total Symach package. It consists of multiple drying robots, including both the FlyDry and DryTron models, a KombiTron spraybooth with an attached drying cabin, 15 bays equipped with Symach’s technologically-advanced Car Lifts, as well as the Symach Multibox, Car Movers and Car Wash system.
CSN 427 Auto Collision has already found that the new approach has cut down repair time in the shop. According to Symach, they’re currently averaging about 10 vehicles a day through the Symach system. The goal is to achieve a maximum of 17 cars a day, which they hope to reach after hiring additional staff.