Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) announced its inclusion in the Ford Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program with its REVO Accelerated Curing Systems. The REVO Systems, which use shortwave electric infrared technology, can improve paint shop throughput up to 80 percent, according to GFS.
“Global Finishing Solutions is excited to work with the Ford Rotunda program to provide customers with products that can be game changers for the industry,” said Brandon Lowder, vice president of auto refinish sales at GFS. “With the REVO Systems, GFS is proud to be the sole provider of infrared curing equipment to the program.”
Introduced in 2014, GFS’ REVO Accelerated Curing Systems leverage electric IR technology to significantly reduce curing times for both prep and paint phases of repairs. Available in multiple models ranging from a handheld unit to larger systems, which integrate into paint booths and prep areas, the REVO Systems are designed to fit a variety of needs while working within a shop’s current footprint. Each model delivers high-quality results at a fraction of the energy cost compared to conventional curing methods.
By offering a complete cure every time, GFS’ REVO Systems achieve higher quality results that reduce rework. The shortwave electric IR drying energy is concentrated on only the panels needing repair and penetrates multiple layers of coatings to heat the substrate beneath. With just one pass, REVO Systems consistently cure primer, sealer and paint. This allows technicians to speed up the repair process by hours and dramatically increases shop throughout.
“REVO products offer the collision repair industry a win-win-win,” added Lowder. “The dealership can realize increased profits through productivity gains, the technician enjoys easy-to-use technology that produces exceptional repairs and the end user receives a higher quality repair that truly brings a vehicle back to the quality it was before an accident.”
The Rotunda Dealer Equipment Program is Ford Motor Company’s Tool and Equipment Program, selling service and body shop repair equipment to Ford and Lincoln Dealers. The program provides dealers with recommended and approved equipment that Ford has tested to be effective when servicing their makes and models.
As an OEM-approved supplier, Global Finishing Solutions will offer REVO Accelerated Curing Systems to meet the needs of Ford dealership service operations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to supplying the REVO Systems, GFS is a Rotunda-approved supplier of paint booths, prep environments and other finishing equipment.