TAFF Awards 2012: Tyre & Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year
Last year's Tyre & Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year winners (at their first attempt) Autogem Motor Concepts are joined this year by regular finalists Apaseal and Rema Tip Top Automotive. A new name is that of Pang UK and the final company in the shortlist is that of CAM Systems – very different from the others in that it provides software solutions as opposed to machinery and consumables.
Apaseal are proud to be nominated again for the aftermarket supplier category of this prestigious award.
As far back as the mid fifties, Apaseal has been involved in manufacturing, distribution and after-service on everything from tyre repair materials, valves, balance weights, tools and equipment through to training and development. Since the very early days of its existence Apaseal has touched on some aspect or other of almost every business in this country and many overseas. Apaseal is proud to be one of the few companies still manufacturing in the UK. This year has seen great changes and investment as the company has moved to a purpose built warehouse and distribution centre in Mildenhall.
Apaseal continues to play a leading role in the development of British Standards guidelines on repairs, and have been very active with the introduction of what are seen as the norms today; fitting TPMS valves, enhancing wheel balancing techniques and consistently providing the tyre distributor with opportunities to achieve additional revenue and provide better tyre and wheel maintenance for the customer. This experience will ensure a valuable contribution in helping the market develop further and tackle the issues that will arise with the growing demand from the trade. This demand is exemplified in the work in which the company is actively involved, from the supply of “state of the art” tyre changing equipment to the mobile tyre fitting concept, “Corghi Touchless alignment” and even wheel nut security for truck and bus fleets.
Apaseal pride themselves on a partnership approach in order to ensure the highest level of service and customer satisfaction.
Deliveries are made throughout the UK within 24 hours and in some cases the same day. The mobile sales team of 20 technical sales representatives carry a substantial product range on board and can accept an order which within minutes can be logged onto the system, located in the warehouse and packaged for delivery.
Apaseal prides itself on giving a consistent quality of service, as well as tailoring services to customers’ individual needs. Apaseal helps to build the tyre distributor business and the company claims a track record next to none throughout the country.
Autogem Motor Concepts LLP
In 2011, Autogem were nominated in this category for the very first time and ended up winning the TAFF Award. This year, the company says:
“We are delighted to be finalists for the second year in a row and wish to thank all those who have supported us over the years. It was an honour to win the award last year and it has driven our team to work even harder in 2012.
“We hope our industry associates have appreciated the considerable investments we have made and are finding our TPMS training, technical support and innovations particularly interesting. We have many more developments in the pipeline as the Autogem brand approaches its 50th anniversary.”
Cam Systems has taken a leadership position with the design and implementation of a range of innovative solutions to meet the requirements of the EU Tyre Labelling legislation. The introduction of V24 means every one of Cam’s 436 Cameo customers is in a position to comply. Through the development of a customer-facing display option tyre retailers are empowered to take advantage of the legislation and use the information to help upsell consumers to better performance, higher margin products.
Cam’s investment in the creation of the Online Tyre Catalogue provides a central data hub that adds value beyond merely aiding legislative compliance. By working on its design with major OEMs, the OTC provides a wide range of data, information and visuals – such as tyre labels, tread graphics and manufacturer logos – across all available categories of tyre, not just those affected by the forthcoming legislation.
With its MIDaS B2B platform now delivering over £250 million of sales per annum and newly released applications such as Workshop Scheduler and UniServ, an additional product offering delivering business information through its panintelligence dashboard as well as upcoming new launches in Retail CRM, Cam is continuing to deliver value-adding software solutions to its customers over and above options for compliance in Tyre Labelling. Little wonder then that new customers continue to join its blue-chip client portfolio.
PANG UK Ltd
PANG reports it is proud to be nominated in the aftermarket supplier category of this prestigious award.
The company has been a market leader for over 50 years in the supply of tyre repair materials and wheel related products. Over 3,000 product lines made available through our nationwide team of dedicated sales representatives with sales, product and technical support from our headquarters in Mildenhall. We supply a comprehensive range of specialist equipment including C.E.M.B wheel balancers and Boxer tyre changing machines
This year the company launched the CEMB ER100 balancer into the UK. This is the flagship of the ER models, with the rest of the ER range to be launched in early 2013. The ER100 is the only machine which can measure in a few seconds and without any intervention of the operator the dimensions, the unbalance, the internal and external eccentricity of the wheel and of the rim, the tread depth and full diagnosis of the rim.
PANG also continues to invest in technology and have this year developed the industry’s most advanced point of sale system for its sales team. Launched in January, this cutting edge system shows PANG’S dedication to servicing customers today and into the future.
PANG pride itself on a partnership approach in order to ensure the highest level of service and customer satisfaction.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Limited are delighted to be among the nominees for the prestigious NTDA Tyre and Fast Fit (TAFF) Awards 2012. In a year that promises to be one of its most eventful, the company has continued to deliver unparalleled service to its customers whilst continuing to innovate and develop products that complement and enhance an impressive portfolio of workshop equipment and tyre maintenance consumables.
In 2012 the company has made some key developments in every area of its capital equipment operation. Significantly, Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Limited became official UK distributors of the Werther range of lifting equipment. Cliff Jones, managing director, Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Limited stated: “The agreement with Werther signals the company’s real commitment to provide a comprehensive installation and service package to its customers.”
In addition the introduction of new models and developments on both the tyre changer and wheel balancer range mark a real statement of intent for the coming year.
Mark Insley, Chief Executive, Rema Tip Top Holdings UK stated: “In the build up to this year’s awards dinner, Brityrex is very much in the thoughts of the team as Rema Tip Top Automotive UK prepare to open the company’s doors in style. The event promises to be a showpiece of the company’s most cutting edge range of garage equipment and consumables to date.
“This year we exhibit at Brityrex with great optimism and whilst the industry faces increasing economic pressures, we continue to recognise that customers are searching for a reliable service partner that can provide first class customer support, outstanding technical knowledge with an access to a comprehensive portfolio of products steeped in innovation, value and quality.”