PRO SPOT ON POINT
COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION FUELS PRO SPOT’S SUCCESS
From its early work with Ford on the all-aluminum Ford F-150 to the futuristic i4s Spot welder with a myriad of features not seen before, Pro Spot leads the industry in providing new and timely products and services to the collision industry.
Based in Carlsbad, CA, Pro Spot celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2018. Starting as a small, 139 sq. m. (1,500 sq. ft.) manufacturing facility in neighbouring Escondido, Pro Spot has continually expanded and now boasts a 6,500 sq. m. (70,000 sq. ft.) location housing manufacturing, R & D, engineering, education center, materials testing lab and head office sales, marketing and customer service.
Led by founder, Ron Olsson, Pro Spot services the collision industry worldwide with additional offices, warehouse and education facilities in Nashville, Italy, Germany and Sweden. With its extensive distribution network, Pro Spot has the ability to provide on-site training and maintenance service to all of its customers with factory-trained representatives to serve shops needs.
“We believe that our purpose as a manufacturer is to provide the right products to the collision repair industry at the right time to help our customers repair vehicles with products that work with the latest OEM materials and processes,” says Olsson.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION CENTER
In 2018, Pro Spot opened its new education and training center in Carlsbad with classroom and full demonstration areas. Pro Spot Director of Training Ryan Swanson provides hands-on technical and sales training to distributors, customers and I-CAR training to industry technicians. Many OEMs have used the facility to test out products for their collision repair programs.
APPLICATIONS ENGINEERING LABORATORY
In 2019, Pro Spot opened a brand new Materials Testing Lab at its Carlsbad location. This state-of-the-art lab features some of the latest and most advanced testing equipment. Pro Spot now has the ability to work with all of the latest materials being brought out by OEMs to ensure that Pro Spot equipment stays current with the latest materials developments.
PRO SPOT GOES GREEN
In 2017, Pro Spot decided to use the massive amounts of sunshine in southern California to good use. The entire roof of the Carlsbad headquarters became one giant solar panel. At more than 1,670 sq. m. (18,000 sq. ft.) it now provides clean renewable solar power directly to the manufacturing operations saving the manufacturing centre countless dollars.