The creation of MOONWALK™ automated paint mixing has marked an historic moment in the refinish industry, revolutionizing how collision repair centers operate, generating value from the colour mixing operations as no other system has done before.
Below, we would like to share with you how our customers across Europe are currently enjoying the benefits that MoonWalk brings to their business!
“I was struck by the precision of the weighing of MoonWalk, 10 times more precise than any other machine: it guarantees a better colour mixing, especially for those formulas that require small additions of a specific colour in relation to the total volume.
Furthermore, MoonWalk cuts down the waste generated by human error, because the operator can now set the exact amount of paint needed and produce it again at a later time, with the guarantee of obtaining the same aesthetic result. While in the past there was the habit of preparing plenty of it for any eventuality. "
Carlo Destro, Owner of Carrozzeria Destro, Padova
"MoonWalk levels the quality of the formulation upwards, eliminating the differences due to the different skills of the operators and always ensuring an optimal result on each car, regardless of the operator who takes care of it.
In addition, MoonWalk doses the weighing of the various components with extreme precision, eliminates human error and waste: not a single drop of product remains in the bottle, with significant economic and environmental benefits ".
Finally, MoonWalk works in a sealed environment and returns to the operator a can of pre-mixed paint, ready for use, without spraying splashes in the tinting room: an advantage that translates into a saving of cleaning times".
Luca Fellin, Owner of Carrozzeria Fellin, Trento
"MoonWalk is a machine that allows us a greater flexibility and precision. The system allows us to prepare even small quantities of paint, avoiding waste, and when necessary, to mix further quantities while maintaining the same colorimetric precision and with a practically insignificant margin of error.
MoonWalk has also permitted to reduce warehouse stocks but at the same time avoid running out of bases, as it checks stock levels and automatically processes orders. This represents a great advantage and eliminates human errors that could slow down the work.
With MoonWalk there is no turning back! We are in a period of strong change and we need to make the bodywork more and more performing. Innovation helps making processes more leaner and faster. There is no turning back, you have always to look forward ... "
Cristian Marchetti, Owner of Carrozzeria Nuova Milano, Padova
“Before MoonWalk, like most repair centres our Paint technicians would mix their own paint. Since MoonWalk has been installed, it has been treated as a separate process and the paint is mixed by our parts department. Due to this change in process we have seen an increase in our paint departments efficiency and a reduction in paint waste due to the MoonWalk systems paint storage and accuracy of mixing. Due to the fact MoonWalk mixes to within 0.01 of a litre, colour accuracy is near 100%.
Overall we are pleased with the impact MoonWalk has had on the business and we are starting to see tangible benefits of the system.”
Andrew Walsh, Founder & CEO, AW group
“Since we use MoonWalk we have been observing the optimization of pigment consumption. Moreover, employees spend less time on activities related to color preparation. Last but not least, the aspect of order and aesthetic appearance of the mixing room is also significant.
We immediately noticed the benefits of the new technology. In conclusion, I can confirm that MoonWalk really took us into a new era of refinish.”
Tomasz Kowalik, Body Shop Manager, Auto Special VW Group
“It is very beneficial for the owners of services because it will save costs, time, and we will be better than our competitors.”
Hanna Mojsiuk, Member of the board, Mojsiuk sp. z o.o. sp.k., Dealer Mercedes-Benz
“At SARTOPINA PLAZA (Aragón Wagen), we have been looking for a system for a long time that allows us to handle paint as if it were just another replacement. With MoonWalk, we have achieved this, facilitating at the same time both the work of the spare parts staff and that of our painters.
With MoonWalk, we have an automatic paint mixing system that helps us save on the consumption of paint materials and the reuse of excess product. In this way, in addition to improving our repainting processes, we have managed to increase our competitiveness in each repair.”
Jesús Odina, Sales Manager, SARTOPINA PLAZA (Aragón Wagen)
"MoonWalk has made a great difference in our daily work! Since we got the MoonWalk here at Upplands, we have got a lot of free time that we can use for other things than mixing colors. We really love it here!”
Christopher Bülow, Paint Responsible, Upplands Motor AB
“This is something different, it’s not about the price. It’s about the processes, satisfaction, customer management and labour management.”
Aykut Pekdemir, General Manager, Nazer Ford
“This innovation can be one of the perfect solution for the bodyshops to have more money in a shorter period of time.”
Hamza Palliali, General Manager, CEP
“Since we are working with MoonWalk, we are having to mix less paint. We can estimate what we need, and because MoonWalk always mixes the color accurately, it is not so important if we run out, knowing that the color will be the same.”
Marc Hiltscher, Hiltscher GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach
“The time savings are very important. Instead of mixing colors, I can now get on with a number of other jobs, such as checking the preparation, carrying out final release check of a completed job, or measuring and identifying the next color. There are many different smaller jobs that I can complete in the time I was previously mixing, it makes us more efficient.”
Jürgen Krohmann, Hiltscher GmbH, Bergisch Gladbach
“To invest in MoonWalk is economically sensible. The success will become evident after quite a short time. The investment has already payed off. The fact, that the cans are completely empty is a large economical advantage.”
Rüdiger Starke, Auto-Schach GmbH & Co. KG, Wetzlar-Dutenhofen
“I never liked manual mixing. Something that had to be done but I never enjoyed it. It got worse when mistakes happened during the mixing process – usually when adding the last color… I am really happy about having MoonWalk!
Dennis Fink, Auto-Schach GmbH & Co. KG, Wetzlar-Dutenhofen
“One big advantage of MoonWalk is, it’s very simple to use. Our staff are already familiar with the paint software, which makes the handling really easy. And economically, it makes great sense. Mixing mistakes are a thing of the past. MoonWalk only does what it should. Also, the fact, that the cans are completely empty, is not only a great economical but also an environmental advantage.“
Michael Seidel, Seidel Karosserie GmbH & Co. KG, Mainaschaff
“I am 100 % convinced by the system, it has made my life at work much easier. For example, if I were to mix a color for a very small part, manually, I would have to mix a larger amount than I need. With MoonWalk, that is not the case. It is much more accurate and can mix very small amounts precisely.”
Torsten Bernstein, Seidel Karosserie GmbH & Co. KG, Mainaschaff