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Hella Sonne technical support service launched

Sonne, Hella UK’s refinish paint brand for the aftermarket has launched a bespoke technical support service for its growing network of bodyshop customers.

Steve Hudson, the brand’s head of business development said: “Available via a direct line – 01295 662410 – or through email – – the addition of a product specific, technical support service allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers and provides them with an even greater level of confidence in the overall Sonne offering.

“Launched at Automechanika Birmingham in June 2016, Sonne had a strong history in Europe as an extremely high quality, ‘free to choose’ and fully compliant refinish brand. Its success is now being replicated here in the UK, as we already have in excess of 150 bodyshops benefiting from its excellent products and systems.”

Hudson added: “The Sonne range comprises high quality refinish paint products and ancillaries, that offer an ideal alternative for refinish distributors and repairers focusing on performance, productivity and efficiency. The Sonne Hidrosonne Evo range of water based paint consists of solid, metallic, pearl and xirallic toners, offering a palette in excess of 70,000 colours, with easy usage, high opacity and excellent, fast drying properties.

“The extensive colour database is regularly updated as new colours from the vehicle manufacturers become available to the market. The outstanding colour platform is fully supported by a range of Sonne ancillary products, including VOC compliant primers and clear coats.

“The brand also offers the previously mentioned Vision Spectrophotometer, the latest generation colour tool, which is something not normally available in the free to choose sector, but is a bodyshop lifesaver in colour identification and allows refinishers to be able to provide a formulation easily, efficiently and accurately, ensuring a right first time repair to every vehicle.”