“Equipment that is not regularly serviced by professionals will be prone to many more breakdowns, is likely to be working inefficiently and will almost certainly need to be replaced more quickly,” added the Beta Group’s Divisional Manager for Spraybooths.
“In fact we have seen a vast increase in breakdown call-outs as a direct result of reduced servicing,” added Mr Meehan, speaking from his office at the Beta HQ at Underbank Mill in Rossendale. “When money is tight businesses are always looking for opportunities to make savings and we have seen a growing number of spraybooth operators decide to cut corners and reduce spending on maintenance and servicing.
“Purchasing cheaper, sub-standard air filters and poor or incomplete servicing of equipment might save a few pounds in the short term but could prove to be a very expensive choice in the long term.
“Experience has shown us that cutting back on essential servicing and maintenance is just not an option. The end result is that spraybooth efficiency is often compromised with equipment more prone to breakdowns.
“Furthermore, the life expectancy of a spraybooth could well be significantly cut short without regular servicing and maintenance. Our advice to clients is that cutting back on spraybooth maintenance and servicing is nothing more than a false economy.”
Despite the challenging financial climate, Mr Meehan said his division was busy with both maintenance and servicing works as well as the installation of new spraybooths in some body shops. In fact some of his team of highly trained maintenance engineers, based across the UK, have just returned from overseas maintenance trips.
The spraybooth team and the rest of the Beta Group’s 50 strong workforce, are now looking forward to celebrating the company’s 25th birthday later this year.
“Various events will be taking place during the year but we’re all looking forward to the next 25 years,” added Mr Meehan.
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