Metalia

7000 boulevard industriel
Chambly,  QC 
Canada
514-666-6382
844-638-2542
http://www.metalia.com
  • Booth: 5069C


Metalia - Automotive workbenches and tool boxes

Metalia manufactures heavy-duty cabinets, modular drawers, workstations and toolboxes and serves the automotive, industrial and manufacturing industries with their high-density storage solutions for 25 years. Discovers their whole product lineup at www.metalia.com


 Press Releases

  • The Pennsylvania-based dealership group gained more than productivity with their new service department.

     

    Owner of a Porsche, BMW and Subaru dealership, Wyoming Valley Motor is no stranger to high quality equipment. When they first started to outfit their impressive new fixed operation department with Metalia workbenches, they were expecting a sturdy tool storage system. Turns out the end result is way beyond their expectations.

     

    Productivity

     

    Getting rid of the rainbow row of mechanics’ tool boxes was the easy - and obvious - part. Of course, the new service department looks much better and everyone, including the technicians agree on it. What they didn’t expect, however, is the improvement in operational fluidity and major decrease in time loss, which combined lead to an increase in productivity. For example, the 60” tall storage cabinets can store a massive amount of special tool and parts, previously stored away from the technician’s bay. They are now within reach of the technician at all time, avoiding time lost walking around in the service area.


    Employee Retention

     

    Let’s face it: skilled technicians are getting harder to find, hire...and keep! This is why many car dealerships or independent workshops are trying their best to improve their offering with allocation to buy tools, variable schedules or onboarding bonuses. Today, the smart manager also knows that investing to improve the workplace pays off. This is when the workbenches can be a huge asset. When a new hire learns that he has a clean space dedicated to him, with a computer and generous tool storage, the chances of keeping him in the team are much greater. For those who were previously using their personal tool boxes, these can now be stored home, away from damages. Looking to hire recently graduated technicians? Since they may not own a pricey tool box yet, supplying the tool storage solution will become very attractive to them.


    Safety

    We have heard that OSHA is becoming increasingly present in service departments - for good reasons! Considering the number of cars coming in and out of the average service department, increasing customer expectations and longer working hours, the risk of injuries is growing. Wyoming Valley Motors is aware of the trend and took decisive actions to prevent down times:

    • The hose reels are installed on the ceiling and not in the workbenches, eliminating this very common tripping hazard.

    • Metalia has incorporated the lift motor control in a dedicated cabinet housing, allowing the technician to be at a safe distance of the car when raising it.

    • Dedicated computer cabinets avoid the clutter on the workbench top and keep wiring away from the technician’s workplace.

    • Ergonomics: at 34” high, Metalia workbenches are built according to the NIOSH standard for heavy work. This will dramatically lower fatigue and back injuries over time.

     

    Wyoming Valley Motors quickly discovered that installing proper service department workbenches will have huge positive impact on employee satisfaction and therefore, their service output.

     

    Metalia manufactures heavy-duty cabinets, modular drawers, workstations and toolboxes and serves the automotive, industrial and manufacturing industries with their high-density storage solutions for 25 years. Discovers their whole product lineup at www.metalia.com

  • Areo-Fire Shatters North Americans Standards

    Canada’s #1 Rosenbauer complete their new breathtaking inspection bay

    In every municipality, the fire truck is the showpiece of the fleet of vehicles, a trophy presented with pride to the citizen as a proof of efficiency and performance in case of emergency. Since 1963 Areo-Fire share this burning passion for firefighting vehicles. As proof, the Canadian Rosenbauer dealer, located in St-Hubert, just installed a state of the art inspection bay to offer a service the matches the vocation of its trucks.

    A Unique Moment

    The pre-delivery Inspection (PDI) is a crucial event in the acquisition process of a fire truck. Mayor, General Directors and elected officials insist on attending the delivery of their new Rosenbauer. This unique event took place outside or inside the workshop, according to temperature. So it’s amongst mechanics, under the assault of welding sparks and compressors noise that the plans and schematics were explained to the new owners of the fire truck. Unfavourable conditions, far below the high-end reputation of the Austrian brand.

    Tuxedo Required

    A bold idea that was never seen before. Taking inspiration from today’s best car dealerships and install an impressive delivery bay, called the Customer Bay. Areo-Fire had two main goals with this investment:
    • Welcome their customers and guests in a professional and clean location that meets the brand reputation
    • Make the customer feel like they are taking their trucks directly at the manufacturer.
    MSK Canada, experts in industrial space optimization, was contracted to install storage cabinets from Canadian manufacturer Metalia, well known for their heavy-duty workstations, tool boxes and garage cabinets. The storage cabinets, complete with adjustable storage shelves, offer an impressive load capacity and are used as a locker for the visitors. A Metalia professional tool box with drawer slides rated at 440 lb is incorporated in the workstation. Magnetic white board with LED lighting are installed to display the plan and schematic used during the inspections.
    The impact was immediate. The mood in the delivery bay is more relaxed and the Customer Bay has become the premier location where customers want to leave their truck when they bring it in for routine maintenance. A fridge and a sink installed over the storage cabinets keep the visitors from creating unsafe distraction in the workshop and offices. According to Areo-Fire, customer retention and satisfaction will see a huge increase.

    Unexpected benefits

    Dedicated 90% to fire truck delivery and inspection, the Customer Bay also became the perfect demonstration centre for the other products distributed by Areo-Fire, like rescue pliers.

    Prestigious Praise

    The success of this project was demonstrated during the last visit of Rosenbauer at Areo-Feu. The Austrian manufacturer was blown away to see the quality of the facility, stating that Areo-Feu were the only dealer equipped like this in North America. A position the Quebec business can be proud of.

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