Autogem has paid tribute to its customers, suppliers and “irreplaceable team” after securing a double success at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) awards – including the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year title for a third successive year. Autogem also won the Staff Training & Development Initiative of the Year for its Under Pressure ’23 nationwide TPMS competition.
Autogem has inflated its aftermarket tyre safety offering to coincide with National Tyre Safety Month, courtesy of an improved 6mm combination plug patch solution. The upgrades begin with the packaging, which now includes a QR code linking to a product training video. Two ‘cut-out and keep’ guides can also be detached from the box and used to help identify safe and repairable areas of tread as well as tyre injury angle of penetration.
Protyre’s Liam Healy and Hometyre’s Craig Schwartz were crowned TPMS Experts in the large and small retailer categories respectively, while Lewis Marshall from Formula One Autocentres prevailed in the under-23s category of Autogem’s second competition to find the country’s leading tyre pressure monitoring system technicians and raise standards and awareness within the industry. More than 1,000 retail sites entered Under Pressure ’23, with 12 technicians beating hundreds to make the final, putting their problem-solving skills to the test at the Pirelli Performance Centre (PPC) in Burton-upon-Trent on Wednesday 28 June. The finalists were praised for detecting various TPMS faults in a quick and efficient manner and communicating them clearly thereafter. Following a successful first outing, Autogem expanded the competition with its third award, focused on young and emerging talent.
Autogem is urging thousands of automotive technicians from across the UK to enter Autogem’s competition to find leading Tyre Pressure Monitoring System experts. Following the success of Autogem’s inaugural TPMS Expert contest last year, the company has changed up a gear with its Under Pressure ’23 event, featuring qualifying rounds between April 19 and 21 and a grand finale to be held on June 28, at a top secret location, to be announced in the coming weeks. Autotech Training and CAM Systems are official sponsors of the competition, with categories to include Large Tyre Retailer, Small Tyre Retailer and a Young TPMS Expert element for the first time. A range of premium prizes will be awarded to the winners awards up for grabs for a second year.
Autogem has completed its first report into TPMS expertise in the aftermarket and has created free ‘tune-up’ sessions in response to its findings. The 2021 and 2022 NTDA aftermarket supplier of the year is offering online tutorials devised following a data gathering exercise into technicians’ TPMS troubleshooting skills.
Autogem was made the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year in the National Tyre Distributors Association’s Tyre Industry Awards for the second successive year. The supplier of automotive chemicals, fasteners, hand tools, workshop consumables and TPMS solutions was pleased to retain its title, having made what it termed “giant strides in the aftermarket” over the past 12 months.
The National Tyre Distributors Association presented the Tyre Industry Awards 2022, sponsored by Sailun Tyres, at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on 6 October. Below you can view a gallery of the award winners from the evening ceremony, hosted by former BBC news presenter and triathlete Louise Minchin, NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Simon Wright. Click here for the list of winners, and here for the full list of nominees.
The Tyre Industry Awards 2022 were presented on 6 October at Birmingham’s VOX Conference Centre during the National Tyre Distributors Association’s 93rd Annual Dinner. The awards ceremony was sponsored by Sailun Tyres for the eighth consecutive year, while supplier member Maritime Cargo Services sponsored the dinner. Former BBC news presenter and triathlete Louise Minchin hosted the awards alongside NTDA chief executive Stefan Hay and national chairman Simon Wright. For a gallery of the winners, click here.
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the Birmingham NEC hosted the finale of Autogem’s inaugural TPMS Expert competition on Wednesday, 8 June. 12 regional finalists assembled on Autogem’s stand to demonstrate their problem-solving skills in front of hundreds of onlookers, including a judging panel of industry experts. Merityre’s Liam Gaynor was crowned TPMS Expert (large retailer) with Hometyre’s Craig Schwartz taking the small retailer award, while all 12 finalists were commended for detecting various TPMS faults quickly and efficiently, communicating them clearly to the panel. Meanwhile Autogem, which has developed the TPMS Expert award over the past few years to help raise standards and awareness about tyre pressure monitoring systems, has been praised by automotive retail bosses and industry experts for its first nationwide competition.
Autogem’s inaugural TPMS Expert competition has named three top judges from the industry and announced CAM Systems’ sponsorship of the event. Indeed, as part of its partnership, CAM Systems has agreed to provide an iPhone 13 as one of the prizes.
Autogem has launched a new version of its Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) First Aid Kit. Autogem, which first entered the TPMS market in 2007, now supplies over 3500 workshops with its exclusive programme.
During 2022 Autogem to hunting for the UK’s ‘TPMS Expert’ in an inaugural nationwide competition. Specifically, having trained thousands of technicians for more than a decade, Autogem wants to find the most talented professional when it comes to diagnosing, communicating and resolving TPMS issues.
According to Autogem, the competition is open to most of the UK’s largest and most respected tyre retailers and specialist tyre related workshops. Entries will open soon ahead of qualifying sessions on 27 – 29 April. 12 finalists will be chosen from this stage and will be invited to take part in the final at the Garage & Bodyshop Event on 8 June at the NEC, Birmingham.
NTDA Tyre Industry Award-winning business Autogem, has played a key role in the UK TPMS aftermarket since its inception. Indeed company representatives are clear, if there was one product area where the firm can boast star quality, then look no further than its TPMS offering.
Aftermarket supplier Autogem is bringing its product range to life in front of hundreds of garage businesses at Mechanex 2021, energised by its maiden victory in the NTDA’s Aftermarket Supplier of the Year Tyre Industry Awards category. The company said that it will showcase its solutions to a host of key decision makers and centre owners at the 9-10 November event. While making its name as a one-stop shop for all sorts of garage consumables, Autogem is also a specialist in TPMS, built around its investment in the I-sensor Pro handheld tool. The tool offers instant, personalised tyre pressure reporting with a completely integrated tread-depth measuring device to give technicians a full picture of the condition of each tyre they are tending to on an easy-to-read colour screen.