Tag: wheel balancers

Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

Balancers, changers increase sophistication to match latest workshop needs

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-Align’s recent distribution agreement with ADAS diagnostic and calibration tools supplier TEXA shows how garage equipment specialists are adapting to the rapid development of the connected car. Yet the staple equipment remains a vital part of the equation; greater accuracy in the tyre changing and wheel balancing processes can help ensure the full functionality of downstream systems. In addition, Pro-Align tells Tyres & Accessories that balancers and changers are often overlooked in terms of their potential for a workshop’s efficiency and profitability.

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Corghi’s Touchless balancers, changers demonstrate Rema Tip Top ‘added value’

Corghi’s Touchless balancers, changers demonstrate Rema Tip Top ‘added value’

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Rema Tip Top Automotive UK’s fourth consecutive Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year Tyre Industry Award was a testament to its “great working partnerships and mutual value added benefits and expertise,” according to group CEO Mark Insley. In its capital equipment portfolio, the company supplies Corghi garage equipment, including the brand’s latest Touchless line of wheel service equipment for all ranges of tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners, demonstrating such added value partnerships. Rema Tip Top states that Corghi’s latest products “guarantee extreme professionalism”, as they concentrate on the wheel alone without touching the rim and/or the tyre, depending on the product line, during any procedure.

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Pro-Align to create workshop space to demo products at Automechanika Birmingham

Pro-Align to create workshop space to demo products at Automechanika Birmingham

Tuesday 25th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Hunter garage equipment supplier Pro-Align will bring a new concept to Automechanika Birmingham (stand 19D80), designed to show how workshop spaces, even on the smaller side, can be transformed to offer profitable wheel alignment and wheel servicing. The interactive concept has been designed to give technicians and business owners a real-world experience of its systems, emphasising the ability of smaller businesses to deliver quality Hunter and customer service levels or returns. The company will demonstrate live award winning equipment like the Hunter Elite TD wheel alignment system, in addition to launching the new Hunter Road Force Elite and Pro-Align TCLine tyre changer systems.

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“People, ideas, products”

“People, ideas, products”

Friday 2nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2015 financial year delivered Italian workshop equipment manufacturer Butler the best turnover in the company’s history. The 1988-established firm achieved sales revenues of 32 million euros last year, more than a fifth the entire turnover of the Samiro Group, to which Butler has belonged for the past decade or so. The other Samiro Group companies may also be familiar to those in the tyre and automotive industries; these are Ravaglioli, Space and Sirio. The first of these is the largest Samiro business, accounting for 75 to 80 million of the group’s total turnover of 142 million euros.

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Bosch present latest balancer/changer range

Bosch present latest balancer/changer range

Tuesday 29th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Time is of the essence in tyre service, and if done properly it is a lucrative business for all workshops. The latest range of tyre changers and wheel balancers from Bosch offer a safe, versatile and time-saving operation.

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Pro-Align Ireland opens

Pro-Align Ireland opens

Monday 18th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Wheel alignment equipment specialist Pro-Align has opened its inaugural facility in Ireland. Located in Plato Park, Dublin (just off the M50), the facility provides a new base for its sales, servicing and installation teams, and includes demonstration and training areas which allow the company to demonstrate the Hunter range of complete wheel servicing equipment to workshops.

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SmartWeight helping garages make wheel balancing savings

SmartWeight helping garages make wheel balancing savings

Friday 13th November 2015 | 1 Comment

Hunter equipment distributor Pro-Align says the SmartWeight software system is helping workshops save a significant amount of time and money when balancing wheels, making it an integral element of the Hunter GSP9200 wheel balancer.

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Rema Tip Top Automotive UK unveils Leeds Training Centre

Rema Tip Top Automotive UK unveils Leeds Training Centre

Monday 9th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Tyre Industry Awards 2015 winner Rema Tip Top has opened its new tyre repair and garage equipment training centre following significant investment in Leeds headquarters. Hosting Tyres & Accessories at a launch event in October, immediately after its NTDA 2015 Tyre Industry Award for Tyre and Aftermarket Supplier of the Year, the company showed how the site has been entirely refitted, having lain derelict for around half a decade before the acquisition of Doncaster’s Ace Conveyor Equipment in 2008 and subsequent consolidation of the industrial business. The new centre will provide accreditation for the new generation of tyre technicians, with an expanding variety of courses delivered over one or two days. Rema Tip Top chief executive Mark Insley stated: “We recognise the importance of education and training to an industry which is responsible for the safety of millions of people on our roads on a daily basis. With this well-equipped and highly professional facility we will provide an invaluable resource for our customers.”

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Talks with potential UK, European distributors under way, says Bright Technology

Talks with potential UK, European distributors under way, says Bright Technology

Tuesday 18th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Bright Technology says the number of sales and distribution partners it has throughout Europe is on the rise. Joao Kwakernaat, European sales manager for the Chinese tyre changer and wheel balancer manufacturer, reports that the company is “currently in advanced negotiations with potential distributors in Germany, Italy and the UK.” Bright Technology is also supporting its presence within the region by taking part in trade shows such as Autopromotec.

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Pro-Align a ‘five-star’ Hunter Platinum Partner

Pro-Align a ‘five-star’ Hunter Platinum Partner

Tuesday 30th June 2015 | 0 Comments

Wheel servicing specialist Pro-Align has been awarded a five-star rating by leading garage equipment manufacturer Hunter Engineering for the first time. Pro-Align said this reflected the significant progression and development of the Hunter brand in the UK. The company was also presented with Hunter’s “Platinum Partner” award for the ninth consecutive year, indicating the Towcester-based company as one of Hunter’s most successful and important global distributors.

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Autopromotec debut for Bright Premium Plus wheel balancer

Autopromotec debut for Bright Premium Plus wheel balancer

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 | 0 Comments

After introducing its ‘Bright Premium Concept’ at Automechanika Frankfurt 2014 and drawing a favourable response from exhibition attendees, Chinese tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment specialist Bright Technology is now in the process of extending its range – and will show its latest products at Autopromotec 2015.

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Stay in control with balanced wheels, says Tyre Bay Direct

Stay in control with balanced wheels, says Tyre Bay Direct

Wednesday 8th April 2015 | 0 Comments

According to the Department for Transport, road deaths and serious injuries were four per cent higher in the year ending June 2014 than in the prior 12 months, with a total of 24,580 casualties reported in the period. Reflecting on the contribution unsafe vehicles made to these sobering figures, Tyre Bay Direct has urged motorists to realise the importance of wheel balancers and the role they play in keeping British roads safe.

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Apaseal exclusive Corghi distributor for over 40 years

Friday 13th February 2015 | 0 Comments

Following reports of different distribution arrangements in England and wales, Apaseal representatives recently contacted Tyres & Accessories in order to clarify that Apaseal is in fact the exclusive distributor of Corghi in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a role it has successfully maintained – and indeed grown – for over 40 years.

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New ‘megaspin’ range from Hofmann Megaplan raises the bar

New ‘megaspin’ range from Hofmann Megaplan raises the bar

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 | 0 Comments

Hofmann Megaplan, long associated with groundbreaking technology when it comes to wheel balancers, has recently introduced what it claims to be the most advanced, user friendly, and reliable wheel balancers ever produced.

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The Parts Alliance extends support to Bucks young motor mechanics

Friday 16th January 2015 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has added its support to a charity that provides training in motor mechanics to young people of all abilities to increase their employment prospects in Buckinghamshire. Allparts Automotive, a Buckinghamshire based member of The Parts Alliance’s Eastern Alliance, helped to deliver the equipment. Another Parts Alliance member CES UK also supports a classic car restoration charity in the north of England.

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