At Spies Hecker there is always something exciting going on. Below you will find a selection of our latest news headlines. You can read the full articles by clicking on the article headline or on Details in the links box.
White is in the overtaking lane, says a current study on car colors. Black, silver and grey vehicles are still popular with motorists as well. And, at the same time, the proportion of effect finishes continues to grow.
There is a growing trend towards tinted clear coat. And this poses a major challenge to bodyshops repairing damaged paintwork. Spies Hecker is responding to this trend with a new product series, Permasolid® Clear Coat Color Additives.
The new Spies Hecker Calendar "Passions 2013" presents a diversified mix of vehicles from different decades – some elegant, some laid-back and some athletic. Bodyshops from different countries opened their doors to the Cologne paint manufacturer.
Flexible in its application for all kinds of repairs, high-yield and tailored to innovative waterborne Permahyd® Hi-TEC Base Coat 480 – new Permasolid® HS Performance Surfacer 5320 creates a sound substrate every time.
Every refinisher knows that unfavourable weather conditions can cause paint defects. Scorching summer temperatures in excess of 35°C and very low humidity can be a real challenge for bodyshops. By introducing its Permahyd® WT Additive 6052, Spies Hecker makes it possible to flexibly adapt the processing window to climatic conditions.
There’s a growing trend towards electronic color measurement. Over 3,500 refinishers worldwide have already switched to ColorDialog spectro, the digital photospectrometer. Austrian airbrush artist Knud Tiroch has executed a truly eye-catching design on a ColorDialog spectro.
Spies Hecker is providing a wide range of help in finding colors on the Internet. This includes current color mixing formulas for the latest car models, paint volume suggestion module plus safety and technical data sheets – all of this and more adapted to smartphones and tablet PCs.
White, silver, black and grey are the world’s favourite car colors. And the number of color effects and multi-stage finishes continues to grow. 60 to 70 per cent of cars in the world are white, silver, black or grey. In 2011, white topped the list of most popular colors.
A cold winter’s morning, and there’s been a frost. In the workshop, the thermometer shows just 12°C. Now it’s a question of being on the alert when mixing and applying paints. Paints are affected by low temperatures – viscosity increases and the products get thicker.
With balanced paint products and clearly defined paint system recommendations, bodyshops can be sure of complying with repair specifications – a big advantage for warranty work and repairs conforming to the manufacturer’s instructions.
The new calendar takes us with speed and variety month for month through the year 2012. With everything from the white Ferrari F430 and the tuned Mercedes SLS Brabus to the noble Wiesmann, the new Spies Hecker Calendar “Passion” demonstrates to bodyshops its enthusiasm for sport and luxury.
New Spies Hecker waterborne base coat Permahyd® Hi-TEC 480 has meanwhile been launched successfully on the international market. Brand Manager Thomas Melzer expresses his satisfaction and explains why mutually balanced product systems with advanced color management will be the success factors of the future for professional bodyshops.
Spies Hecker Training Center, Cologne: The German final in the refinishing discipline as part of the SEAT dealership competition Top Service People 2011 took place in October. The winner from this group will represent SEAT Germany in the international final in Spain in spring 2012.
With immediate effect, TOYOTA Motor Europe (TME) and Spies Hecker are engaging in a relationship for the high quality car repair within the Toyota National Market and Sales Companies. Now, Spies Hecker products and services are available to all of TME’s National Market and Sales Companies (NMSC).