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M&M Fix Auto Stoke joins the PPG MoonWalk journey

M&M Fix Auto Stoke has become the latest bodyshop to revolutionise its paint mixing operation with the install of MoonWalk.

Installed by PPG Refinish UK & Ireland, MoonWalk is the latest innovation in refinish paint mixing technology.

PPG Refinish UK & Ireland also recently installed the first MoonWalk in Ireland at the new ARM International Automotive Academy in Athlone.

M&M Fix Auto Stoke, one of Staffordshire’s leading accident repair facilities, repairing an average of 100 cars per week for their multiple insurance and 17 motor manufacturer approvals, says it has recognised the advancements and benefits that MoonWalk will bring to its business.

M&M Group Director, Adrian Leese with the newly installed MoonWalk.

M&M group director Adrian Leese said: “Our relationship with PPG has gone from strength to strength over the many years of working together. We have been watching the progress of MoonWalk and it’s possible benefits over the past few months and have now decided it will be a perfect fit for us and are excited to see the improvements this will bring, not only in the paint environment but throughout the business.”

MoonWalk’s unique automation delivers unrivalled benefits to bodyshops, such as an average nine per cent material saving thanks to the 10x more accurate dispensing technology. Furthermore, a reported one to two hour productive labour saving per day has been seen by current MoonWalk users, freeing up skilled painters, which has ultimately increased bodyshop throughput in comparison to conventional manual mixing processes.

Angela Henry, M&M customer service director added: “MoonWalk is an all in one system which eliminates waste and automates the process. The paint mixer can match colours using PPG’s RapidMatch spectrophotometer, then once the colours are uploaded, he can leave MoonWalk to do the rest, freeing up valuable time to use elsewhere in the business.”