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Roberts Automotive is delighted to announce that they are now the official Distributor of Blackhawk Collision Repair equipment in the UK & Eire.

The Blackhawk brand has until recently been under the distribution of Snap-on Equipment based in Kings Lynn. Roberts Automotive has been set up by brand specialists to deal solely with Blackhawk products and support its massive customer base.

The company has been created by Blackhawk stalwart Dave Roberts, and has come into being after many years of planning. Speaking at the companies Hereford HQ Dave said “We are delighted to finally get this project up and running. It’s been a long time coming but I’m excited at the prospect of rejuvenating the whole Blackhawk operation. I’ve been a frustrated spectator in recent years and have always felt with the right ethos we could offer a better, more comprehensive service to Blackhawk customers.”

Blackhawk has a massive customer base worldwide and from its origins with legendary product like Porto-Power® and Dozer®, to the computerised Shark® Measuring System, it has been the first choice equipment for many Body Shops.

With sights set firmly on the future Dave is realistic about the current Body shop climate. “We’ve all seen how the industry and repair processes have changed in recent times. When I joined Blackhawk back in the 90s it was a boom time with Body shops popping up all over the place and Jig sales were massive. Now it seems customers have to worry more about Calibration and service certificates to meet PAS 125 criteria, than whether their equipment is current. We’re not doing anything revolutionary. We’re going back to fundamental customer values to give the right sort of back up. We want Blackhawk customers to have confidence that when they contact us, they will be treated with a service based on knowledge and care. With products like Shark® and Korek®, our product range meets the efficiency required by modern repair centres.

We’re delighted to have secured the services of Pete Swift to our team. Pete has become ‘Mr Blackhawk’ in the UK and with over 30 years working with the brand his product knowledge is second to none. Despite his many years of service, Pete shares in our excitement about for future and will be vital to our success”.

Roberts Automotive is the only company officially certified to carry out Calibration and update of Blackhawk equipment in the UK and Republic of Ireland. For further information visit www.roberts-automotive.co.uk

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