BASF has launched Glasurit Vision360 Advanced Bodyshop Solutions in the Asia Pacific region.
The Glasurit Vision360 program offers a set of innovative service modules designed to improve the processes and overall performance of bodyshops that use the comprehensive Glasurit portfolio of paint systems for refinishing vehicles.
"Bodyshops are modernising very quickly and management standards are rising. We are seeing bodyshop owners looking for professional management tools that will help them drive efficiency and productivity in their shops," said Chris Titmarsh, Vice President, BASF Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions, Asia Pacific. "Glasurit Vision360 offers a systematic and hands on approach to help bodyshop owners understand the options they have to grow their operations into successful, sustainable and profitable businesses."
The Glasurit Vision360 program has been designed with flexibility, allowing bodyshop owners to choose the modules that are relevant to their business objectives. Each module gives solutions and ideas that promote industry best practices to help carve out a competitive edge, examining the shop’s efficiency, productivity, performance and branding.
The program encompasses 11 holistic and specific bodyshop operational analyses, corrective measures and coaching programs, supported by seminars for consistency and sustainability. The standard suite, consisting of seven essential operations and facility solutions in process, quality and working conditions, are designed to help achieve operational excellence. The advanced suite of four modules focuses on consultation and education, looking at business key performance indicators (KPIs), operational improvement packages and system solutions with the goal to achieve industry excellence.
The modules are each led by Glasurit's team of Vision360 specialists and experts both in the region and in each country where the program is offered. Every team member brings years of industry experience and business success.
For Australia, the full Vision360 Advanced Suite service modules are now available, including:
- Vision360 CONSULT
- Vision360 SELECT
- Vision360 ADVANCE
- Vision360 PROFICIENCY
In addition, seven more service modules selected from the Vision360 Standard Suite are also ready to help customers achieve their business goals, they are:
- Vision360 Bodyshop Audit
- Vision360 Paint Check
- Vision360 Shop Design
- Vision360 Operational Excellence
- Vision360 Colour Management
- Vision360 Rapid Repair Shop
- Vision360 Warranty
As part of the regional Vision360 launch, a pilot program was set up with key customers looking to master business success and make changes to current working practices.
“We were very eager to assess our overall business performance with Glasurit Vision360 advance concept. It offers dynamic KPI monitoring and analysis tools which show us how our business has been shaping up against KPI performance,” said Graham McAully, Owner, McAully Smash, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. “The Vision360 approach is both highly practical and proactive and highlights why and how KPIs can potentially turn into a dangerous situation. With the help of experienced Vision360 consultants, we will be able to reduce our total costs and increase efficiency.” McAully Smash, an independent bodyshop, is currently piloting the Vision360 Advance module to monitor business performance, and will apply further program modules in the coming months.