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’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.
French software and online applications company CrossID is integrating its point-of-sale (POS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) technologies into CAM International’s TiDaeX online hub. By leveraging CAM’s open- e-jobsheet tyre service app, CrossID’s 320 tyre dealer customers will be able to update their stock in their core systems while offering automatic data sharing with their customers.
Redpath Tyres is using e-jobsheet to connect directly with Bridgestone’s FleetBridge system in order to secure “greater shared data accuracy and efficiency” between its business and Bridgestone Europe.
Yorkshire Industrial Tyres is introducing the combination of UniSerV Call Logging implementation and CAM International’s e-jobsheet app system to its Barnsley site to streamline its processes following the success of the system at its sister company, GW Tyres, in Wakefield.
5 November saw the inaugural virtual Tyre Industry Conference, with Tyres & Accessories bringing the traditional annual conference into the virtual arena due to Covid-19 restrictions. Produced in association with the NTDA and supported by Cam Systems, our expert panel was comprised of James Ward, senior insight manager, GfK; Andrea Manenti, VP north region, Bridgestone; and Pravesh Amtha, sales general manager Consumer UK&I, Goodyear. The wide-ranging 45-minute conversation covered a lot of bases, but the first session, which was designed to focus on the new tyre market’s recent trends and statistics began with a presentation from James Ward.
Birmingham-based The Auto Workshop is going live with CAM software helping the service, maintenance and repair business simplify its booking system and overhaul its stock management and billing process.
Motherwell-based Auchinlea Tyres Ltd is participating in CAM’s new fitter-force digital tablet technology to remove back office costs and inaccuracies associated with the manual completion of service work, while improving its customer service through operational responsiveness.
Cork-based S Tyres Ltd. is investing in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo POS, stock, billing and ledgers system. According to the company, hosted Cameo will provide the Republic of Ireland’s premier Bandag agent with a managed service that ensures quality, hassle-free maintenance of its server and backup solution. It will enable S Tyres to connect directly with key partners such as Bridgestone.
Kingsway Tyres, which recently became part of the Lodge Tyre Group, is committing significant investment in CAM technologies in addition to its already sizeable participation in the e-jobsheet tablet platform.
The first ‘Fleet Management Forum’ took place in January at CAM’s head office in Gloucestershire attended by seven independent truck service dealers, with the aim of discussing how fleet inspection, communications management and contract reporting could be developed to maximise efficiencies and facilitate operations in the industry.
RTB Tyres recently returned to CAM to invest in its tyre industry-specific software solutions including Cameo, Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC), Ledgers and CAM Business Intelligence (BI). The Cloud-based system will deliver a safe and secure platform for CAM’s products enabling RTB Tyres to improve product data management in conjunction with Cameo’s stock management facilities as well as enhance sales processes by being informed and having effective visibility across the entire business.
CAM and CAM International have signed a technical cooperation agreement with Pineapple Creative Ltd. The agreement will help the tyre industry software supplier to provide customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland with the opportunity to access cost effective web-oriented design and development for e-commerce related projects in conjunction with its own services.