Automotive surface protection for transit and storage

ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR AUTOMOTIVE SURFACE PROTECTION

If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and final customers can all agree on, it’s that a vehicle should arrive in the hands of customers without a scratch on it.

Carmakers all deploy one or a combination of the protective products out there: films, full -or- partial covers or … no protection at all.

ABI Tape has 30+ years of experience in paint protective solutions in automotive and worldwide we are the only provider that develops and sells all of above solutions. And we do so successfully: today we service 15 out of the top 20 OEMs and Tier 1s alike.  

OEM APPROVED

ABI Tape’s list of OEMs served is long and speaks for itself. This proves that we are compliant with the high standards OEMs demand of their supplying partners in terms of performance, traceability, delivery and consistent quality. This make ABI Tape a trustworthy partner to help OEMs and Tier 1s assemble and deliver world-class and defect-free products.

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PROTECTIVE TAPES FOR TRANSIT AND STORAGE - FROM TIER 1 TO DEALER

Tier 1

OEM assembly

Port out

Port in

Importer Distributor

Dealership

On the journey from Tier 1 all the way to the dealerships – each car is handled by various assembly and logistics parties. The sides of the car need to be protected against damage caused by people moving in, out and around the cars.

During transport and storage the horizontal parts of the cars need to be protected against outdoor elements, such as stone impact (transport) and acid rain, hail, train and port rust dust, sand storms, bird soil etc.

One-stop shop for your protective needs

Success story

In 2019 we received an urgent request from an OEM to make customized protection covers for 2 new models.

We managed to measure the cars, develop a 3D model, make samples, run through the complete application process, produce and hand-deliver 1.000 units within 1 month.

In other words, ABI Tape understands how to get a product approved, even highly customized AutoCover or ShapeRite products.
 

What protective solution fits your need best

The best solution depends on your specific needs. Maximum protection, speed, recyclability, type of application line, duration, level of customization, climate/season, geo-specific and/or price are just a couple of factors one could consider.  
This table gives an overview of the different features of AutoWrap, Partial AutoCover and Full Body AutoCover.

AutoWrap

HoodCover

RoofCover

FullBody
MaterialPolypropylene TapeNon-Woven materialNon-Woven materialNon-Woven material
Way of attachingRubber adhesiveSleeves and velcroDouble sided tape along the edgesHooks, slings and velcro
Delivery FormatRollUnitUnitUnit
Time to Apply (2 people)1-2 minutes1 minute1 minute2 minutes
Time to remove (1 person)1 minute30 seconds30 seconds1 minute
Level of customizationWidth and length of the rollFully customizedFully customizedFully customized
Shelf life time12 months6 months6 months6 months
Life time after application6 months6 months6 months6 months
Re-usable
Price
Need an automotive tape?

Do you need to protect a specific vehicle part before assembly or in search for overall automotive solution - ABI Tape has a right product. Our team will help you to find a perfect match.
 

SO, WHY CHOOSE ABI TAPE AUTOMOTIVE PROTECTIVE SOLUTIONS

GLOBAL MARKET LEADERSHIP


Today we service 15 out of the top 20 OEMs and Tier 1s alike to 80+ different plants in 40+ different countries and counting.

ONE-STOP SHOP PARTNER


ABI Tape has the deepest and widest portfolio of protective solutions within the automotive industry. If we cannot protect it, no one can.

TOTAL COST MANAGEMENT


We don’t sell products, we offer all-in solutions! Our automotive team is keen to find the most suitable solution for every specific application process, leading to substantial reductions in labor costs and significant increases in production efficiency.

JUST-IN-TIME DELIVERY


ABI Tape’s ERP is integrated with various OEM purchase / forecasting portals. We understand logistics and warehousing (local and from our various locations around the globe). This helps clients to streamline their production and reduce stock levels.