History of Keco Body Repair Products
2009 - KECO Manufacturing made the decision to manufacture its own products. Keco Body Repair was established with the release of its first plastic hail tab made with a custom polymer blend and a dimpled face to increase surface area.
2010 - Keco Body Repair hail tabs became the #1 hail tab in the US. Keco Body Repair developed SuperTabs glue tabs, which are larger and have a metal threaded insert in the neck for increased strength to pull larger dents.
2011 - Keco Body Repair's ice material was introduced. The ice material made the tabs much more rigid and had a 25% better glue adherence.
2012 - Keco Body Repair released the Robo Mini Dent Lifter and K1911 Dent Gun. The Robo was highly innovative because of its 360 degree articulation and ball feet that easily accommodate the complex surfaces of a car. Keco Body Repair also attended its first trade show, MTE Orlando 2012.
2013 - The Keco Centipede was released. Keco Body Repair embarked on its first international exhibition, IASRE Germany 2013.
2014 - Keco Body Repair attended its first UK show, European Mobile Tech Expo.
2015 - Keco Body Repair released the K-Bar leverage bar, a lightweight and highly adjustable version of a body shop leverage bar with a highly adaptable attachment system (adaptors) to work easily with all tabs.
2016 - Keco Body Repair released the K-Beam, a bridge lifter based on the Robo System with two Robo feet, a lightweight strong aluminum beam, and an adaptor system.
2017 - Big dent repair kits were offered for the first time as Keco Body Repair began marketing to collision shops more. Keco Body Repair took its first Japan exhibition.
January 2018 - Keco Body Repair purchased an 8,000 sq. ft. building with 3,000 sq. ft. of office space and 5,000 sq. ft. of shop space to hold future Keco Body Repair PDR training events.
March 2018 - Keco Body Repair signed its first national collision distribution agreement to sell its tools into the collision market.
October 2018 - The term “GPR” was coined to represent the glue pull process in both the collision and the PDR industries.
November 2018 - Keco Body Repair released the “6 C’s” of GPR: Clean, check, choose, coat, correct, and continue.
January 2019 - New Dead Center Hail Tabs became wildly successful.
April 2019 - The first Keco Body Repair GPR training event was held at the Keco Body Repair headquarters.
November 2019 - ICar created a GPR training course, a huge step in the acceptance of GPR into the collision market.