Schrader appoint CES (UK) as TPMS distributor
CES (UK) has announced that TPMS specialist, Schrader has appointed it as one of its selected UK distributors. The parts distributor says the partnership will allow it to stock one of the most comprehensive ranges of TPMS sensors available in the UK. It also enables CES to supply the service kits, tools and diagnostics that garages will need to undertake TPMS servicing and repair.
Steve McCann, CES managing director states: “Schrader hold an estimated 80 per cent of the worlds TPMS market and have been developing the technology since 1991. As a distributor, we’ll have access to their immense knowledge and inventory, whilst we offer the enthusiasm, commitment and aftermarket experience they need to grow in the UK.”
“TPMS presents many new revenue opportunities,” says Ross Eden, Schrader UK sales manager. “However it’s an emerging market so tyre fitters and independent garages will need the expertise and specialist skills to succeed. CES has a proven track record for providing their customers with technical support, in addition to reliable delivery and stock availability. Technicians will need advice and help at first, which is one of the main reasons we were keen to work with CES.”
Updates to the MOT test from January this year include the checking of sensors and after November 2012 all brand new models must be fitted with tyre pressure systems. “TPMS will rapidly become far more commonplace leaving motorists looking for companies that understand how they work. Together with Schrader we’re keen to help the aftermarket gain its share. We aim to provide a total TPMS solution with the most comprehensive product and support package possible,” concludes McCann.