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Tailormade service for reducing energy costs

At a time when energy costs continue to climb, repairers need to choose the best solutions for their workshops.

At a time when energy costs continue to climb, repairers need to choose the best solutions for their workshops ensuring lower overheads and better environmental outcomes.

Coatings giant PPG has developed its Sustainability CO₂NCEPT system as a practical service aimed towards long-term profitability and sustainability.

PPG created the Sustainability CO2NCEPT, consisting of a suite of products, processes, digital tools and consulting services, it offers unique opportunities to embrace sustainability and reduced energy consumption as a pathway to long term profitability.

Using the app-based Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator, a PPG representative can work with individual collision repairers to input a variety of the business’ parameters. This includes the current gas and electricity price, estimated gas usage per booth cycle, booth airflow, estimated electricity draw for lights, motors, etc, average ambient temperature for the area and product bake times.

Using these parameters, the Calculator generates an estimate of the current energy efficiency and carbon emissions. As well as providing a handy starting point, it’s also a springboard to exciting improvements in both sustainability and profitability.

Although it was created by the PPG Europe team, the Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator available to local repairers has been thoroughly tuned to this market using local data and information.

Rather than going through the hassle of actually introducing a new product or process into the workshop and then monitoring it to check its impact, the Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator offers a quick, simple alternative.

By using simulations, it’s easy to do instant virtual changes to any of the many different product or process options that are on offer to PPG customers, including things like UV cured technology, air dry primer and clearcoat technologies and shorter bake cycle clearcoats.

With immediate results on hand, it’s very straightforward to see the impact any changes would have on cycle-time, energy usage, waste and the collision centre’s carbon footprint. That makes the Sustainability CO2NCEPT an extremely powerful tool that can be used to rein in electricity and gas costs, as well as meet any sustainability targets.

Whichever options you choose, PPG support is available right along the journey, such as training to bring your team quickly up to speed and guidance from your MVP Business Solutions Manager to give you peace-of-mind that you are making the most of any opportunities.

For more information about the PPG Sustainability CO2NCEPT, speak to your MVP Business Solutions Manager, your PPG Territory Manager or the PPG Customer Service Hotline 13 24 24 (Aust) or 0800 320 320 (NZ).

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