TMG’s E-CUBE enabling shift towards mobile tyre servicing
Though its plans for the first quarter UK launch of the E-CUBE mobile tyre servicing system has been interrupted, Netherlands-based TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) is working to promote its latest product innovation. The compact mobile tyre servicing unit has already been adopted by firms in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. TMG adds that it believes the COVID-19 lockdown has significantly increased the number of tyre retail outlets in the UK and Europe beginning to recognise the value of mobile servicing to their business. It says the arrival of E-CUBE is extremely significant in this context.
Ralph Dubbeldam, managing director of TMG says, “The virus has seen a lot of global tyre retailers turn to offering an increased mobile service fuelling the popularity of our E-CUBE unit through its safety aspects including the technician being able remove and replace a worn tyre from its rim whilst inside their service vehicle and also the flexibility of offering other profit making services including battery charging and re-charging air-conditioning units during a visit to a customer.”
In the USA E-CUBE is to be used on-board by the Portland, Oregon-based Gomobile mobile tyre servicing vehicle fleet, via its partner Gaither Tools. Derek Naidoo, founder and CEO of Gomobile say, “Up until now, traditional tyre workshop machines did not belong in the back of a van as they were too bulky and run the risk of constant vibration when driving from one customer to another. Whilst the E-CUBE has been specifically designed and built for the automotive industry around the world as not only is it seriously ‘space saving’ but also emits no noise or fumes meaning it is completely environmentally friendly. As far as Gomobile are concerned E-CUBE is the ‘game-changing’ mobile tyre servicing product we have been waiting for.”
TMG says it is currently working on a new-style mobile lift that clears four wheels in seconds and an EV emergency charge solution (mile per minute) that uses E-CUBE as a power source. The company also has an initial prototype for a new mobile alignment solution. It says the new system will increase the tyre related services available to mobile technicians.
Dubbeldam concludes: “Companies like Gomobile are definitely the way forward for the worldwide tyre and automotive market sectors and post-COVID-19 TMG will be ready and waiting to support the industry as much as possible.”