Movac Becomes Distributor of 3M And Festool Joint Total Automotive Sanding System

Movac has become one of a small number of distributors in the UK of the new collaborative Total Automotive Sanding System by 3M and Festool.

In 2016, 3M joined forces with premium power tools brand Festool and in March 2017 released its first UK joint cost-effective system for the automotive surface preparation and finishing industries.

Through extensive research of body shops, science-based technology company 3M’s experts worked continuously to create all-purpose solutions for the collision repairs industry, to speed up the work process from start to finish.

The new system is the most comprehensive of its kind available from a single supplier, covering every area of the body shop floor, from body repair to paint preparation and finishing. Everything in the customisable system is compact, mobile and intuitive. This means less time spent searching for tools, as well as reduced cycle and clean-up time, streamlining the entire process and increasing user profits.

Mark Smith, Managing Director of Movac said: “The main benefit of this new joint system is that it combines the excellent knowledge and product experience of both of the companies.  3M is a global leader in abrasives and Festool is a global leader in power tools and dust extraction technology.  We are excited to be offering our customers this excellent expertly designed range which will no doubt improve efficiency, profitability and reduce material costs for body shop owners.”

Werner Kaelin, 3M Europe business development manager, said: “The 3M Total Automotive Sanding System delivers unmatched performance, efficiency, safety, user comfort and reliability, giving our customers complete peace of mind. The system benefits not only from the two companies’ first-class technologies, but also from combining 3M’s sales and distribution capabilities with Festool’s exceptional SERVICE all-inclusive offering.

“The Total Automotive Sanding System is just the beginning. 3M’s partnership with Festool will enable us to produce plenty more products to help improve the efficiency and profitability of automotive body repair shops, so watch this space.”

Over the coming years, the companies will produce a range of products for automotive repairs professionals, covering everything from abrasives and sanding tools to paintwork and finishing solutions.

To find out more information about the Total Automotive Sanding System or to get a competitive quote, please contact your local Movac Automotive Sales Executive by calling 0844 561 0070 or emailing