PLASTFIX LAUNCHES DIGITAL TRAINING STUDIO

The company recently launched its new digital training and research studio in Adelaide

Plastfix says the launch of the studio has accelerated its ability to deliver online training in plastic restorations to offsite and field-based technicians.
With the constraints currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Plastfix saw huge disruption to the traditional methods of essential, hands-on training. By incorporating these new capabilities, it is now able to continually provide for the necessary training and upskilling of its staff.
Plastfix says it is a leader in automotive plastic restoration processing that adopts a filler free process, with further plans to make its training catalogue and range of specialty tools available to the market in early 2021, backed by a number of globally-recognised industry bodies such as I-CAR.
The six-month project reportedly uses the latest in online software, filming, cloud storage, audio and editing technology to create the smartest training delivery solution in the industry.
New training content can be conceived, produced and edited within 24 hours.
Plastfix has also integrated the ability to live stream training, with the capacity to reach up to 50,000 viewers per session around the world, perform remote quality control and interact with users in real time.
Raw training video is recorded during the day, immediately uploaded to a cloud-based server, edited overnight, stored on an online distribution portal and is live and ready for distribution the following day through the use of the innovative mobile productivity app WorxManager by Tradiebot Industries. The facility will add to the already expansive library of over 150 plastic repair videos that Plastfix is currently hosting.
The demand for plastic repairs within the collision repair industry is constantly growing. As Plastfix maintains its stance as a leader in this space, there was a requirement to re-invent how such specialised training is delivered to users who are able to access such courses via their PC, smart phone or tablet at any time, from any location.
The Plastfix Digital Training Studio is located within the Innovation Centre at MTA South Australia and is said to be key to the company’s ability to provide freedom and flexibility to plastic repair technicians when upskilling, while also undertaking induction training for new recruits.
The digital hub is also equipped with 3D printers to support the research and development activities of Plastfix Labs. This enables the testing of prototypes, and the building of a comprehensive catalogue of various lugs and brackets, allowing Plastfix to repair additional damaged plastic parts like expensive headlight assemblies.

For more information, visit www.plastfix.com or email john.morrissey@plastfix.com