June 21 & 222023 DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Usa 1st International Conference on Automotive Body Finishing in North America

2023 Event Partners

Discover the world-leading Auto OEM, Paint Process & equipment provider companies that joined us in 2023.

Platinum Partners



Since our establishment in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) is proud to remain a privately owned company with a distinguished history of expertise within the industrial process industry. Over our 70 year history, we’ve steadily grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier.

Today, GK is a vertically integrated, turn-key supplier of industrial systems, custom HVAC, mechanical systems, controls and electrical power distribution.

Since mastering paint finishing, the GK enterprise has expanded to include several divisions and companies; GK de Mexico, GK Canada, Universal Piping Industries (UPI), Kais-AIR and Commerce Controls Incorporated (CCI). Together, our team provides everything from turnkey paint shops to water treatment plants, to modular air handling equipment for battery or chip manufacturing to data centers and more.

The Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) enterprise maintains over 1 million square feet of facilities throughout North America, including the most advanced sheet metal fabrication campus in the U.S.



About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, Axalta continues to find ways to serve more than 100,000 customers with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.

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FANUC America offers the most complete range of industry-leading products and services for Factory Automation including industrial paint and sealing robot systems, application equipment and smart software solutions for a wide range of automation needs. As a FANUC customer, you will find peace of mind knowing that your automation products are covered by FANUC’s ‘Service First’ guarantee: Lifetime maintenance on our products for as long as they are used – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

At FANUC America, we’re dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of manufacturers by creating opportunities to help them maximize efficiency, reliability, quality, and profitability. Whether you’re an automotive OEM, small or a large tier manufacturer, we have a solution that will meet your specific needs. We invite you to explore the possibilities with FANUC America’s automation solutions – Please visit our website at https://www.fanucamerica.com.



Established in 1949, GIFFIN provides turnkey integrated process finishing solutions, including building construction and conveying systems for new and existing manufacturing facilities.

Leading the industry in quality, safety and customer satisfaction, GIFFIN is a full-service system supplier to a variety of industries. Manufacturing sectors include Automotive, Aerospace, General Industries, Heavy & Light Duty Truck, Tier Suppliers and US Government. GIFFIN has earned a reputation for producing and installing quality systems, on schedule and within budget.

From our newly renovated U.S. headquarters, located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, GIFFIN continues to offer a variety of products and services to suit our growing customer base. Our experienced engineering staff will ensure that the latest technology and best practices of industrial systems are included in the design of our customer’s facilities. This may include adding a specific piece of new equipment within an existing facility, modernizing obsolete production lines, or providing an entire industrial system process, including buildings, and conveying systems.



A global leader in water and process management solutions, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, works with customers across a wide range of industries to help meet their specific sustainability and business goals. With a presence at more than 100,000 customer sites, our solutions combine connected chemistry, digital innovation and extensive expertise to minimize water and climate impacts while maximizing outcomes at an optimized total cost. Our network of more than 50,000 connected water performance systems fuels over 90 billion data points each year, allowing us to provide our customers with insights, actions and value across their entire operation.

Gold Partners



ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation as one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated portfolio covering robots, Autonomous Mobile Robots, and machine automation solutions, designed and orchestrated by our value-creating software. We help companies of all sizes and sectors – from automotive to electronics and logistics – become more resilient, flexible, and efficient. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation supports customers in the transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. The business area employs approximately 11,000 people at over 100 locations in approximately 53 countries.

  • LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/abbrobotics/
  • Website: https://new.abb.com/products/robotics



Dürr is one of the world’s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with outstanding expertise in the fields of automation and digitalization. The long-established brand has been a byword for continuous innovation since 1896, with a wide range of products in robot, process, and assembly technology for all areas of vehicle production, focusing on painting and final assembly lines. Dürr also offers painting technology for general industry. In the field of environmental technology, Dürr supplies efficient systems for exhaust air purification, for increasing the efficiency of production processes, and for sound insulation technology for a wide range of industries. Leading software products offer tailor-made solutions for the operation, analysis and control of plants and processes. An efficient global service offer completes the portfolio. 

Dürr is part of the Dürr Group, which generated sales of € 3.54 billion in 2021. The Dürr Group has around 18,100 employees and 120 business locations in 33 countries and operates globally with the three main brands Dürr, Schenck, and HOMAG. 




3M is a trusted partner in abrasives automation. Our abrasive experts can help you optimize and achieve your automation goals, and our products are ideally suited for robotic applications. Why 3M? Work one-on-one with our experts: With decades of experience partnering with customers, system integrators and robot companies, we can help you navigate the automation process with confidence. Our experienced application engineers and sales teams provide support every step of the way. We work with our customers – at their facilities and ours – to help them achieve their production goals. 3M abrasives are optimized for robots: We have a wide range of belts, discs and wheels for the most common robotic applications, including Grinding & Degating, Deburring, Polishing, Weld Grinding and Finishing. Established global partnerships: We have a network of system integrators and robotic manufacturers that can help you with your process.


Silver Partners




PPG is a global leader in delivering high-performance automotive coatings for a reason—that we help OEMs meet and exceed their goals time after time—wherever and whenever they need us. Performance in the automotive coatings segment extends beyond developing world-class products. It requires more than a proven record of helping OEMs sell more vehicles, reduce costs and meet increasingly aggressive sustainability objectives. It transcends achieving mastery of the science of color. For the PPG Automotive OEM organization, performance is measured through each of these capabilities and hundreds more that ultimately help us ensure customer success and to protect and beautify the world.



TKS Industrial Company was established in 1981 as the North American division of Taikisha Ltd., and is headquartered in Troy, MI, with its in-house manufacturing shop located in Columbus, OH. TKS’s core business is in providing integrated and customized paint finishing solutions to the Automotive, Heavy Truck, Aerospace, Motorcycle, and General Industry Market. We have in-house unique solutions for Pre-Treatment & E-Coat systems, Curing Ovens, Spray Booths, Paint Scrubbers, Abatement, Energy Recovery, and Solvent Recovery that are focused on the goals of reducing both energy usage and Carbon emissions in the Paint Shop.

TKS Industrial is part of the Taikisha Group, a Japanese multi-national corporation and global leader in HVAC and Paint Finishing solutions. The Taikisha Group was founded in 1913, is currently made up of 45 business units in 23 countries globally, and has taken initiative to utilize our technologies towards fighting to protect the global environment.

  • TKS Website: https://www.tksindustrial.com/
  • TKS LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tks-industrial-company/



Since 1965, Columbus Industries has remained a leader in air filtration by being an innovative manufacturer of best-in-class, high-performance products. Today, CI’s manufacturing footprint is strategically positioned to supply premiere filtration products the world over.

Columbus Industries offers a full arsenal of filtration solutions, including expanded paper paint overspray collectors, as well as standard pleated, high-efficiency mini-pleated, leading edge gas-phase activated carbon, synthetic media, and multi-pocket filters. CI’s commitment to innovation drives an ever-evolving catalog of performance engineered filtration solutions.




Eines Vision Systems, a Konica Minolta company, is one of the leading partners of automotive manufacturers worldwide, developing complex systems and software solutions for improving quality processes in the Automotive Industry:

  • Inline Tunnel Systems for checking dimensional and paint defects in Press Shop, Body Shop, Paint Shop and Final Assembly,
  • Solutions for parts inspection for Tier 1 Suppliers,
  • Battery Assembly Inspection Systems…
  • Customised Vision Solutions

They focus on customising and optimising them to fulfil our customer’s needs and requirements. We have been developing and installing vision systems worldwide for more than 30 years with more than 300 applications.

Since 2019, Eines has belonged to the Konica Minolta Group and is currently installing its solutions in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.




Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings (NPAC) is a leading global provider of advanced paint and coating solutions for the automotive industry. As a subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd, one of the largest paint and coating manufacturers in the world, we have a strong presence in multiple regions, including Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Oceania

NPAC offers a comprehensive range of products, including Metal Pretreatment, Electrocoats, Primers, Basecoats, Clearcoats, and special effect coatings, that are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the automotive industry. These products are formulated to provide excellent durability, resistance to weathering and chemicals, and a high-quality finish. Additionally, NPAC focuses on providing sustainable solutions, which are environmentally friendly and comply with the strictest regulations.

NPAC is committed to innovation and invests heavily in research and development to develop new technologies and to improve existing products. Our technical experts are available to provide support and training to ensure that our customers can unleash the full potential of the provided solutions.

NPAC has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, our wide range of high-quality products and our commitment to innovation and sustainability makes us a trusted partner for the automotive industry worldwide. With our extensive and steady growing global network, we are well-positioned to meet the needs of customers in diverse markets.



Our business is to bond, protect and beautify materials. By extension, we unite people, protect the environment and beautify the world. This philosophy is ingrained in our DNA as reflected in our acronym Sames « Simply applying most efficient solutions ». With a global presence in all industrial markets, we are experts in paint, adhesive and sealant application solutions. We are more than an equipment and solutions provider. We are a committed stakeholder in our ecosystem. Our ambitions are rooted in our era and in the industrial and ecological challenges of tomorrow. In the context of the 4th industrial revolution, we support the transformation of our clients’ production processes by collaborating with all our networks. Our «Human Touch», our passion for innovation and our culture of excellence enable us to meet our clients’ technical, technological, and environmental challenges on a day-to-day basis. Enjoy being the best together!




AUTIS Ingenieros is an engineering company focused on the development of advanced technology related to supervision, test, control and automation systems for production processes. Our activities are primarily related to industry and the automotive industry, with priority attention awarded to the provision of bespoke solutions for the automatic inspection and repair of painted surfaces as well as the measurement of quality parameters.
AUTIS is at the forefront of new developments and has led several innovative projects for implementation in the automotive sector all over the world which currently make up a complementary set of effective solutions intended to control the entire paint process in plants.
AUTIS is a first generation company yet, from the very beginning, it has had a clear vocation for innovation and international expansion that has resulted in the successful completion of high-level technological projects on almost every continent.
Our main solutions for the field of painted surfaces are:

  • Inspection systems for painted surfaces (SVS Surface Verification System) of car bodies at the exit of paint ovens, based on computer vision technology and artificial intelligence techniques. With more than 50 tunnels installed at major OEMs globally, we are the leading company in this field.
  • Robotic system for the inspection of painted surfaces (rSVS) for the inspection of parts with complex geometry, based on our SVS technology which allows us to inspect complex parts, made of both metal and plastic.
  • Automated paint defect repair system (SRS Surface Repair System) is AUTIS’ response to growing customer demand for an automated defect repair process. It is the next logical step after the successful worldwide implementation of AUTIS’ Surface Verification Systems (SVS) for defect detection and defect type classification.
  • Paint quality control systems (QMS Quality Measurement System) for car bodies at the exit of paint ovens is a robotic cell equipped with instruments for measuring color, appearance and thickness of the different layers of paint applied to car bodies during the paint process.

AUTIS Ingenieros | Avinguda d’Alacant 125 | 46702 Gandia – SPAIN | +34 96 296 58 00
AUTIS Engineering | 150 Vester Ave. (Ste 202) | Ferndale, MI 48220 – USA | +1 (248) 900 12 01
AUTIS Shanghai | Unit K-05, 12/F, No. 33 Henan Road (s), Huangpu District, Shanghai – CHINA | +86 (21) 6337 5101

  • LINK WEB: https://autis.com
  • LINKEDIN LINK: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18805907/admin



Founded in 1953, Fischer is a technology leader and your partner for precise and reliable coating thickness measurement, material analysis, nanoindentation and material testing. With a wide array of products ranging from simple handheld devices for quick measurements on-the-go to fully integrated high-end systems that automatically monitor production, we offer measuring devices for numerous industries and applications, including:

  • Terascope automated measurement solutions for non-destructive and contactless coating thickness measurement of organic single and multilayer coatings with THz
  • The all new DMP series of handheld gauges for coating thickness measurement and material analysis

Always in search of innovation and keeping up with the pulse of time, Fischer reinvented measuring technology yesterday and we continue reinventing it today and into the future.

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As a specialist for innovative lighting technology OLIGO surface controls develop visual and digital inspection systems for scientifically precise color-matching and surface control measurements. These systems allow durable and repetitious accuracy, hence quality management, leading to a noticeable increase in quality standards within the production process. Thousands of our systems in use throughout the world. We are one of the leading international supplier of optical quality control systems. 

All you need is the correct lighting technology to make visible defaults in shape, structure and consistency of product surfaces. Our surface controls optics capable of detecting even the most inconspicuous faults are available in a range of models for various surfaces and properties – for polymers, tin, aluminium, painted surfaces, glass or film, mat or high-gloss. 

Measuring and inspection applications made by OLIGO surface controls help to discover deviations in quality at an early stage, thus minimizing the follow-up costs and ensuring market penetration. 

Thus, a perfect lighting technology combined with intelligent control systems contributes to optimizing production quality. 



Ngenco is the world leader in the manufacture of Peelable Paint Protection Sprays. The products provide a Crystal Clear Transparent invisible Edge to Edge finish in both rubber Basecoat and Gloss, Matte, Satin and Topcoat. The Ngenco product provides a professionally installed multi-layer protective coating of around 200 – 350 microns designed to protect the integrity of original paintwork, which when required can be easily removed or if damaged can be sanded and polished like ordinary paint. The system can be further layered with any oem paint for temporary colour change options or personal vehicle styling. ngenco is manufactured in the uk and is represented by a network of international distributors throughout the world.

Media Partners

Center for Automotive Research


The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is a renowned automotive research organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CAR is a non-profit organization that focuses on conducting independent in-depth research and analysis in the automotive industry. CAR’s mission is to inform and advise, through independent research, education, and dialogue, enabling a more viable and sustainable automotive ecosystem.



Bimonthly technical magazine for the industry of surface treatments and organic and inorganic finishes. 
Ipcm provides technical, scientific and practical information on all types of surface treatment: liquid coatings, powder coatings, coil coating, pre-treatment/cleaning, electroplating, anodic oxidation, film films, PVD and CVD, paint stripping, shotblasting, sandblasting, chemicals, raw materials, pigments, paints and coatings, measurement technologies, checks and laboratory tests, material handling, application plants, coating systems, IR/UV technology.