Over 75 per cent of UK workshops trust Autodata, according to the data supply company. The UK’s leading provider of automotive technical information will be exhibiting at the Automechanika Birmingham from 6-8th June 2017. Autodata will also be sharing insights of how the aftermarket can keep up with a data-driven automotive industry by becoming smarter and more connected.
MAM Software has announced it is exhibiting at the 2017 Automechanika Birmingham exhibition at the NEC in June. Mam reports it will offer first-hand demonstrations of its products, and the chance to meet support and sales representatives in one-to-one meetings.
Point S has opened an Asia office Singapore and appointed Ler Hwee Tiong as chief representative. The new Point S representative office is located within the French Chamber of Commerce in the city centre of Singapore and will coordinate activities within the Asian region. Point S push into Asia is expected to be “patient, and adapted to the local working environment of each market”.
RL Automotive has announced plans to outline its TyreWatch PTM (Predictive Tyre Management) technology at the CV Show.
Euro Car Parts has launched its new trade website, Omnipart. The new site features market-leading search technology with the aim of making any part for any car only a click away. Technicians can now search for parts by vehicle registration, VIN or model number with enhanced vehicle details, such as engine or chassis number, associated to every part.
Michelin has launched Click2Sell – a website solution the company refers to as “a flexible ‘website in a box’ that helps dealers build their online presence and attract new customers with ease”. While wholesalers have done similar things, Click2Sell is believed to be the only tyre manufacturer-backed website-building package to allow dealerships in the UK and Ireland the freedom to promote their chosen tyre range online. And, what’s more, the range can be either primarily Michelin tyres or a premium competitor. Click2Sell is open to any dealership.
ZC Rubber’s first dealer conference of 2017 saw tyre dealers from Africa invited to meet in Dubai. The conference focused on introducing new goal and development strategy in 2017.
While some firms used the Geneva Motor Show platform to communicate their vision for the future, Pirelli has launched some futuristic technology now in its Pirell Connesso system. In short, Pirelli Connesso is an integrated sensor, receiver, cloud and app platform that is designed to give motorists the most in-depth and near real-time status and service integration that has yet been offered.
Universal Tyre & Autocentres Ltd is the first commercial tyre service provider to go ‘live’ with the e-jobsheet link into Bridgestone Europe’s Siebel system directly from CAM’s UniSerV platform. According to CAM, the integration will deliver greater shared accuracy between the parties as well as improve the speed and visibility of job processing, further enabling the NTDA ‘Fastfit of the Year’ award winner to excel in the commercial fleet space.
Michelin has designated mytyres.co.uk as a “Michelin Approved Website”. By doing so, Michelin confirms that mytyres.co.uk meets all the quality standards established by the tyre manufacturer for products, services, and the sale of its tyres. The seal is awarded by TÜV Rheinland on the basis of an annual test.
The first ‘Fleet Management Forum’ took place in January at CAM’s head office in Gloucestershire attended by seven independent truck service dealers, with the aim of discussing how fleet inspection, communications management and contract reporting could be developed to maximise efficiencies and facilitate operations in the industry.
Garage workshop management system TechMan says there’s been a rapid shift towards paperless working through 2016, facilitated by TechView, the customisable electronic vehicle health check (EVHC) companion. TechView enables garages to take traditional paper information, like health check sheets or servicing schedules, and convert them into digital data to share on any internet-enabled device.