Symach used at Better Image facility

Symach has announced the installation of its futuristic technology and equipment at Better Image collision repair facility in St. Catharines, Ontario.

‘I wanted to build the perfect facility,’ said Josh Kazdan, owner of Better Image Collision. ‘With Symach technology and equipment, we can be the provider of choice and employer of choice. Our shop looks and operates drastically different than other shops. I truly believe this was the only way to go, given that the playing field has changed before our very eyes. I wanted to be prepared for the future of the collision industry.’

Josh said he has been impressed with the Symach company ever since he saw an ad in a collision repair magazine featuring the equipment and bodyshop solutions.

Speed was also a factor in his decision to purchase Symach equipment. Not only will it help the shop keep up with the demands of insurance companies, but Josh said the equipment will also enable the facility to repair cars quicker for out-of-pocket customers.

The facility uses Symach’s FixLine system, which includes two filler bays, the SprayTron prep stall, a FlyDry robot and an oversized mixing room, which they refer to as their ‘paint lab.’  The nine-meter paint booth has side-load doors and is equipped with an EasyDry robot.

The shop also has a carwash detailing bay, two Symach frame machines and in-ground hoists, so technicians don’t have to crawl on the floor to work.

Josh established Better Image in 2001 working out of a 2,000 sqft shop with a friend. Eventually, Josh knew there had to be more to the business than he was currently doing and relocated to a larger facility in 2009. In 2017, he received a Top 40 Under 40 Business achievement award and began thinking about opening a second location.

Josh began looking for a new home to build his dream body shop and contacted Symach to learn more about what the company could provide. Osvaldo Bergaglio, CEO of Symach, flew to Niagara Falls so the two could talk. Soon after, they began planning the layout and design of Better Image’s new location. Josh also spent time visiting other bodyshops that utilized Symach equipment to ask questions and find out about the Symach process and workflow.

Josh said it has been a long year, but they are happy to say construction is complete, technicians have been trained and the business is finishing its final touches. Better Image Collision is operational at its two locations serving the entire Niagara region.

*Picture courtesy of Rousseau Communications