Tag: Autogem

Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

Autogem invests in new mezzanine level

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem has invested in a new mezzanine level at its headquarters/warehouse in order to provide “greater efficiencies and speed of product delivery to customers”. The expansion, which has taken place roughly two years after the company’s move to Autogem House in Abbey Road, North London, creates 400-pallets’-worth of additional space, which in turn allows the company to house more products.

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Autogem expands commercial vehicle product range with TPMS

Autogem expands commercial vehicle product range with TPMS

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem has launched a new replacement tyre pressure monitoring system for commercial vehicles. Its universal TPMS sensor is designed to increase efficiencies for fleet operators with in-house fitters and tyre dealer networks, promising greater flexibility and convenience. Autogem said the system was developed to address a number of issues in the market, including regular breakages of internal valve mounted sensors at tyre dismount, the difficulty in identifying sensors from the outside of the wheel, and battery failure due to higher mileage and high usage. Autogem adds that it has found original equipment batteries are depleted by “up to 30 per cent” on the shelf before they are fitted.

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Autogem ramps up tyre diagnostics range

Autogem ramps up tyre diagnostics range

8th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Autogem will unveil its second generation Treadspec drive-over tread scanner at Automechanika Birmingham (4-6 June, NEC Birmingham). The ramp, which the company states has been “extremely well-received” in its domestic USA market, offers a “no labour” diagnostic tool for the aftermarket. It supplements the company’s Groove Glove, also developed by Treadspec manufacturer Tire Profiles Inc, which allows garage mechanics to scan all four tyres on any given vehicle and discover the tread depth and alignment of each within 50 seconds.

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Autogem aim to give ‘confidence at the coal face’

Autogem aim to give ‘confidence at the coal face’

5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With expansion, a new headquarters and business growth, 2017 was an exciting year for Autogem. In addition the company reports that increased word-of-mouth i-sensor recommendations and hundreds more TPMS installations are adding to the 1000s the firm already work with in the UK.

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Terrific Profit-Making System?

Terrific Profit-Making System?

5th January 2018 | 0 Comments

When it became a legal requirement for all new vehicles produced and sold in Europe to be fitted with TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) back in November 2014 the concept was still unfamiliar to the majority of motorists. In the main it was drivers of early adopter, generally high-end, marques such as BMW and Mercedes who got the benefits in terms of enhanced safety, tyre life and fuel economy. Indeed, even three years ago those manufacturers had been fitting TPMS as standard for more than two decades.

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Autogem completes £6 million relocation

Autogem completes £6 million relocation

31st August 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a busy year for Autogem. First managing director Prashant Chopra was named chairman of the NTDA. Then the company launched its innovative groove glove laser tyre tread scanning system at AutoMechanika in Birmingham. Shortly afterwards, the company relocated to new modern premises in Wembley, north London. Tyres & Accessories caught up with Prashant Chopra at the new headquarters and found out more.

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Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

Hand-held laser tread-depth scanners come to the fore

28th June 2017 | 0 Comments

As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.

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Autogem managing director new NTDA National chairman

Autogem managing director new NTDA National chairman

9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 7 June, at its AGM held during Automechanika Birmingham 2017, the NTDA installed Prashant Chopra, managing director of Autogem Invicta Ltd as its new national chairman. Prashant takes over from Roger Griggs communications director of European Tyre Enterprises Ltd, who has served for an extended period of three years in order to support the implementation and execution of the three-year strategic plan introduced by the association’s chief executive Stefan Hay in 2014.

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Autogem’s Prashant Chopra to speak at Automechanika

Autogem’s Prashant Chopra to speak at Automechanika

10th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Autogem managing director and NTDA chairman elect Prashant Chopra is to address delegates at Automechanika Birmingham. Last year he talked TPMS and sharks, this year he plans to speak on growing new revenue streams for the workshop, sports and learner drivers.

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Autogem to exclusively distribute Tire Profile software and hardware

3rd April 2017 | 0 Comments

Autogem is exclusively distributing Tire Profiles Inc’s TreadSpec and Groove Glove tyre tread depth and wheel alignment diagnostic equipment. Tire Profiles is designed to help auto dealers and repair shops sell more tyres, wheel alignments and other “around the wheel” repairs, by providing equipment and processes that create “a sound repeatable process”. The solution works on the philosophy that “it is not the measurement that matters but rather what one does with the measurement which has driven”.

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Autogem growing, moving to new premises, introducing new products in 2017

Autogem growing, moving to new premises, introducing new products in 2017

4th January 2017 | 0 Comments

2016 was an eventful year for workshop consumables supplier Autogem. The company entered a new chapter back in September 2005 when it was taken over by managing partners and brothers Prashant and Adit Chopra. Operations were relocated to North London and the very disparate parts and consumables supplies line has improved considerably by focusing on its strengths. During the last decade or so, in addition to its wider automotive supply business, TPMS has emerged as something of a strength at Autogem. Indeed, it is this focus that has seen the company repeatedly nominated for Tyre Industry Awards. Tyres & Accessories met with managing director Prashant Chopra and discussed the company’s growth, new warehouse and headquarters, new products and more.

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Stapleton’s investment inspired by retail customers’ competitive wishes

13th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Stapleton’s states that it has for several years engaged in expansion, rationalisation and consolidation of its nationwide distribution operation. As a result, the wholesaler says its new regional hubs and larger delivery fleet are yielding advantages for retailer customers. Wholesale director Nigel O’Hara said the company’s “constant focus on our retailers’ individual needs… sets us apart.” The company’s recent efforts have been in translating the benefits of being a national distribution operation to “real competitive benefits” on a local and personal basis.”

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Autogem MD appointed NTDA vice chairman

Autogem MD appointed NTDA vice chairman

17th May 2016 | 0 Comments

At its 87th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday 11 May 2016, the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) executive council elected Autogem managing director Prashant Chopra as vice chairman of the association.

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Autogem MD giving TPMS talk at Automechanika Birmingham

13th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Autogem’s managing director and National Tyre Distributors Association south east region chairman, Prashant Chopra, is to deliver a talk on TPMS at 15:40 on 8 June at Automechanika Birmingham in the Aftermarket Theatre. The title is “TPMS: a tidal wave of challenge and opportunity”.

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Autogem: TPMS tsunami coming

Autogem: TPMS tsunami coming

22nd December 2015 | 0 Comments

Last November European legislation mandating the fitment of TPMS into new cars came into force. Since then, checking for functioning TPMS and associated warning lights has become part of the MOT process. As a result, TPMS is beginning to enter consumer consciousness. So is the TPMS market growing in line? And how are structural features such as the market’s distribution set-up affecting this growth? Tyres & Accessories spoke with Autogem managing partner and NTDA South East region chairman, Prashant Chopra in order to find out more.

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