Business was good for Europa Automotive before the pandemic, but when COVID-19 hit, sales slumped, and Bruce Bennett and his wife had to rethink their business model.
"We had a challenge with our accounts that they were shutting down. A lot of the body shops were going out of business, dealerships. So myself and my distributors couldn't sell any products," said Bruce Bennett.
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It was Patty Bennett who brainstormed a sanitizing product that won't damage leather car interiors. And it's a hit!
"We can't keep up with demand. And we're so, we're just waiting for our next shipment to come in. And luckily, just today we did get some in," she said.
It's called Pure Defense, and it's a mixture of alcohol and aloe that sanitizes and conditions leather. Detailers are using it to clean cars and also to reassure customers.
"The customer base really feels secure with us and knows that we'll do everything to make sure that they're safe and their family is safe and put them back in their vehicles so they can all get back to work," said an employee at a Glendale car detail shop that utilizes Pure Defense.
"When we talk about Pure Defense, it's really about three things - purity, protection and safety. And when you're talking about the community element, yeah we're definitely are so thrilled to have developed a product that really meets all of those," said Patty Bennett.
Right now the product can be purchased online at buypuredefense.com, but if sales continue, don't be surprised if you see it on local store shelves, too. It's a simple solution to car care in the age of COVID-19.
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