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PPG Adds Mitchell International as a Preferred Management Systems Vendor

Post Time:Nov 03,2008Classify:Company NewsView:491

Relationship Will Provide Integration of PPG's Paint Manager(TM) Software With Mitchell International's ABS(TM) Enterprise Product Suite

SAN DIEGO, CA -- October 31, 2008 -- PPG Industries, a global supplier of automotive coatings and services to the automotive industry, today announced the addition of Mitchell's ABS(TM) Enterprise as a preferred body shop management system. The PPGMitchell preferred vendor relationship integrates PPG's Paint Manager(TM) software with Mitchell's ABS Enterprise body shop management system. This new integration will be introduced at this year's NACE.

"PPG realizes the need for its customers to leverage technology as a way to increase both their operational efficiency and overall profitability," says Bill Shaw, Director, Business Development, PPG. "It is vital that our vendors share our commitment to help our collision repair facilities drive productivity, revenue and profitability -- by forming this relationship with Mitchell to integrate PPG's Paint Manager with ABS Enterprise, we are able to provide a way for our customers to better manage and monitor their costs and, in turn, better gauge their profitability."

Armin Price, Sr., Director of National Accounts at Mitchell International, added, "We are excited to be selected as a key strategic technology vendor of PPG. Both of our companies understand the challenges our joint collision repair customers are going through today, and we believe that our management solutions, along with the integration of PPG's Paint Manager, will help our customers become more efficient in their day-today operations, which will ultimately lead to increased profitability."

PPG's Paint Manager provides shops with the ability to make informed decisions on job costs, material usage, mixing efficiency inventory and much more. Shops can better manage their paint products as well as employee production. This advanced tool provides instant access to productivity reports to help increase the profitability of the shop's paint operation.

ABS Enterprise helps make collision repairers more efficient by streamlining routine error-prone and manual processes like job-costing, parts management, and scheduling. They also provide owners and managers with more than 100 detailed productivity and profitability reports containing the key performance indicators owners and managers need to make better informed business decisions. ABS and ABS Enterprise are the industry's leading business management systems and are the fastest growing in the market place today.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, visit

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