Redpath Tyres welcomed into Pirelli Performance Centre network
The latest depot to join the Pirelli Performance Centre group is Redpath Tyres’ South Gyle depot in Edinburgh. The centre gained Silver status in their recent technical audit. As a PPC, Redpath Tyres will receive ongoing support from Pirelli.
To become part of this group, Redpath Tyres had to first pass a retail standard audit, which covered the appearance and facilities of the depot and customer service standards.
Following this, it then had a technical audit, for which they were awarded Silver status, meaning they achieved at least 110 out of 130 points. The audit, which is carried out by Pirelli’s service engineers, ensures best practices are adhered to by the depot and has a strong focus on technical capability, staff training and health and safety.
The audit covers a variety of technical areas including wheel balancing, tyre change procedures, working practices, accuracy of equipment and documented training. There are 30 mandatory elements to the audit that need to be passed no matter what the total score is.
Melissa Redpath of Redpath Tyres said: “Thank you to all the team at our South Gyle performance tyre depot for their efforts in achieving what is regarded as one of the highest accolades in the tyre industry, making us the only Pirelli Performance Centre in Edinburgh. As one of the most iconic tyre brands in the world, fitted to some of the world’s fastest super cars, as well as the approved tyre supplier to Formula1, Redpath Tyres look forward to strengthening our relationship with Pirelli. We are very proud that customers can now visit what is regarded as the benchmark Performance tyre centre in Edinburgh and be assured of the highest levels of customer service and stocks of the Pirelli brand.”
Pirelli UK managing director Dominic Sandivasci said: “Congratulations to Redpath Tyres and all its employees on becoming a PPC and achieving Silver status in the technical audit. Our PPCs demonstrate the best in customer service and technical support and I’m delighted that Redpath has joined 107 other PPCs, all delivering on their promise to be the best tyre depots in the country.”