PPG Delivers 1,000th PPG MOONWALK Automotive Refinish Mixing System

VIGO, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has completed the 1,000th installation of its award-winning PPG MOONWALK™ automated finish paint mixing system. The move to the premises of the Perez Rumbao Group in Vigo, Spain, was celebrated at a special event attended by representatives of both companies.

The innovative PPG moon walk The system saves labor, reduces waste and transforms the finishing mix room into a clean and safe environment, setting a new standard for the finishing market. Paint technicians and body shop managers benefit from the pinpoint accuracy of the automated mixing process, which improves speed, quality and color consistency.

“PPP moon walk will be more than an automatic paint mixer for us,” said Ramon Seijas, Group Vice President Perez Rumbao. “It will also be a catalyst in our constant search for the quality and service that we want to give to all our customers. The system will help us to repeatedly achieve this quality in the final product in a simple and fast way, while facilitating the work of our operators by reducing time and simplifying the process.

PPP moon walk The system is sized to fit any mixing room and includes 80 dye storage spaces and 13 positions in the distribution rack. Other components include a barcode reader, a label printer and a mobile scale 10 times more accurate than a standard scale. The user loads the necessary dye, additive and thinner bottles into the dispensing rack. The system then checks the barcode of each bottle, automatically dispenses the correct amount of product and prints a label.

“When we first introduced the PPG moon walk system, we knew it could increase efficiency, quality, productivity, revenue and employee satisfaction in body shops around the world,” said Chancey Hagerty, PPG vice president, automotive refinish coatings global. “As we celebrate the delivery of our 1000th PPG moon walk unit, I am pleased to see that so many of our customers have embraced the system and realized these benefits.

PPP moon walk system has received a series of awards, including the 2019 Special Innovation Award from the Equip Auto International Grands Prix for automotive innovation; the 2020 Bodyshop Equipment of the Year 2020 award from the magazine Decision Atelier; the 2020 technology and innovation award from bodyshop magazine and the 2021 sustainable innovation award from the British Coatings Federation.

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