Collaboration Overview

A Global Strategic Collaboration

Introducing one of the most effective and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing systems in the automotive collision repair industry.

  • Three Things to Know

    You asked for a highly efficient, all-in-one dust extraction solution. We listened and are proud to bring the Total Automotive Sanding System to the global automotive aftermarket. Here, some important background information:

    1. Engineered to support the ongoing need for cleaner, safer, more efficient and profitable shops, the system combines best-in-class 3M abrasives with premium Festool Automotive Systems power tools and dust extraction solutions. Behold the power of collaboration.

    2. Festool has been continually developing new technologies and offering professional and trendsetting solutions to craftsmen for more than 90 years. Experts in sanding since 1951 and dust extraction since 1976, Festool Automotive Systems makes power tools widely considered the best in the automotive repair world.

    3. Founded in 1902, 3M is a global powerhouse, responsible for 60,000 products used in homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. With researchers and scientists around the world, operations in 70 countries and sales in 200, the global 3M team is committed to creating technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life. 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division spans the globe, serving the automotive collision repair industry through 70+ subsidiaries. 3M AAD has deep industry knowledge and strong relationships with collision-repair professionals.

    3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Festool Automotive Systems are looking forward to making the decisive difference with you – to give your expertise their best so that you can give your best.

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    Total Automotive Sanding System

    3M and Festool Automotive Systems have formed a global strategic collaboration to best serve the automotive collision repair industry. 3M’s best-in-class abrasives innovation, including 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives, are now available in conjunction with premium Festool Automotive Systems surface prep tools, including pneumatic and electric sanders, polishers and backup pads, vacuums and surface-prep workstations, dust extraction capabilities and service.