Equipment Gateway imports international collision repair equipment, notably the Miracle System panel repair tool carts from Japan-based Star Co. The series of tools included allow a technician to keep tension on parts of a panel while another area on it is being worked, according to Matthew Bannister, Equipment Gateway CEO.
The company joined SCRS in recognition of the organization’s focus on education.
“We all used to joke that ‘it’s not rocket science,’ but collision repair kind of is!” Bannister said in a statement. “Steel is not steel anymore, and it does not behave like ‘old’ steel. In many cases, the industry is now also faced with aluminum, carbon fiber or combinations of all three. It’s very hard to influence change on your own; but by joining SCRS, we feel like we have joined like-minded people that have long been respected for their influence and desire to make change together. With education comes knowledge, and with knowledge we can influence improvements within our industry.”
SCRS National Director Luis Alonso of San Jose, Calif.-based Pan American Collision also noted Equipment Gateway’s stance on education.
“Equipment Gateway not only provides collision repairers with a revolutionary opportunity to perform timely, quality repairs with their products, but the company’s goals to promote education and the fostering of knowledge very closely align with those of SCRS,” Alonso said in a statement. “We are very excited to have them on board, and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”