Automotive Managed Operations

Plant operations in Automotive manufacturing is complex, especially in the paint shop. Managing the pretreatment and e-coat stages of surface preparation, the paint booth, a wet or dry scrubber system, all require strong water treatment and operations process knowledge. There are multiple vendors involved in daily operations and there can be a frequent turnover of skilled operators. This combination can result in loss of production efficiency and higher operating cost.

Nalco Water is your trusted partner that can maximize an automotive plant’s operating efficiency by providing trained on-site technicians. Our expert managed operations teams can deliver process management, chemical management and engineering solutions.

Dedicated To Partnering With The Automotive Industry Worldwide


Nalco Water Partners with Over 50 OEM Automotive Assembly Plants to Help Achieve:

system checkpoints
tracked annually per site

Up to
reduction in paint rework
with defect consultation*  

improvement in first-time quality
on average*

Total Paint Booth Management

With the Nalco Water Total Booth Management approach, we can help optimize processes across your operations.

Dirt in Paint programs: Experienced Dirt Analyst that can deliver up to 65% reduction of Defect Per Unit (DPU).

Paint overspray management

Nalco Water leverages automotive experience and innovative paint overspray technology to address operational cost, quality, and environmental goals through management of the booth, water quality testing, APEX™ Paint Detackification program, pit monitoring and clean outs and sludge dryness and consolidator management.

Dry booth management

Through proactive dry booth monitoring, overspray control, air flow, eliminator and hopper monitoring, and filter and media management. Our Automotive Managed Operations team can deliver extended filter life, translating to replacement costs. Our approach can be applied to all paint booth systems based on customized service needs.

VOC abatement system management 

Our teams apply predictive KPI monitoring and comprehensive process expertise to optimize system operations can help reduce the risk of regulatory non-compliance and plant shutdown. We work to balance and manage your system effectively including carbon, zeolite and ceramic media replacement, as well as regenerative and recuperative systems and rotary concentrators.

*Results may vary due to factors outside of Ecolab’s control, such as water conditions, operational procedures and any other factors. Results to be obtained including, but not limited to, cost and water savings cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Ecolab.