Rimouski, Canada, June 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- AMH Canada Ltd have announced that their Spectratek range of short wave infrared paint curing equipment has been approved by Ford Motor Company and are to be included in the Ford Rotunda equipment program. This program is designed to ensure that only the best quality equipment is used in Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealerships across North America.
Peter Phillipson of AMH commented "We are delighted to attain this approval from one of the biggest companies in vehicle manufacturing. I wish more companies followed quality processes like this to ensure that equipment does not just land into the Bodyshop on price alone."
By using this type of equipment body shops not only save significantly on their energy bills but see a significant increase in their productivity. Body shops use a large convection oven for normal baking which heats the whole car, yet the whole car is only painted around 8% of the time. The Spectratek infrared system only bakes the part that has been painted in around 10 minutes. The oven takes around 45 minutes. The cost of using the oven is approximately $10.00 per car. The running cost of using the infrared unit is around $0.10c.
There are obvious environmental benefits by using the infrared method and bodyshops are fast realizing this is a win, win, win situation.
AMH Canada now distributes the Spectratek range to over 50 countries from its base in Quebec Canada.