Tag: garage equipment

Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

Martins Industries acquires Magnum+

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Martins Industries has integrated Magnum+ into its brand portfolio of tyre equipment and products by acquiring M & R Tire Products. According to the company, Magnum+ is a brand of high-precision tyre balancing beads that are described as “a revolutionary alternative to traditional wheel weight balancing”.

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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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TMG appoints On Board Power as E-Cube distributor

TMG appoints On Board Power as E-Cube distributor

15th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Netherlands-based TechnoMarketing Group (TMG) has appointed Yorkshire-based On Board Power (OBP) as the exclusive UK Distributor for the E-Cube compact mobile tyre servicing unit. According to the company, E-Cube will soon be available in the UK.

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How artificial intelligence enhances tyre inspection

How artificial intelligence enhances tyre inspection

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

UVeye is a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles within the security industry. Initially developing systems to detect dangerous conditions like weapons, explosives, or other threats in some of the world’s most high-security locations, the company saw the opportunity to use its technology to solve challenges in the automotive industry to detect potentially hazardous mechanical issues. Its suite of products includes its original undercarriage application (Helios), its revolutionary 360 solution (Atlas), and its targeted tyre application (Artemis). The company explains why it believes AI technology will help shape the future standard for vehicle inspection, increasing the speed, efficiency and accuracy of tyre checks at every stage of a vehicle’s lifecycle.

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Hunter touchless alignment system arrives in UK

Hunter touchless alignment system arrives in UK

5th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Distributor of the Hunter brand of wheel servicing equipment Pro-Align has introduced the US company's new wheel alignment inspection system to the UK and Ireland markets. The Hunter Quick Check Drive is one of the industry’s first ‘drive-thru’ non-contact wheel alignment inspection systems, according to the distributor. It adds that the system’s operation without any need to attach sensors or targets, or for the vehicle to stop, means that labour costs are minimised and alignment opportunities can be identified in a matter of seconds.

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ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

ODP offers mobile tyre service solutions

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

With mobile tyre fitment becoming increasingly popular for motorists and being an enterprising addition for tyre retailers, demand for mobile tyre service vehicles has increased. Along with increased demand for mobile tyre vehicles comes the need for on-board power solutions.

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New Snap-on diagnostic thermal laser

New Snap-on diagnostic thermal laser

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The new Snap-on Diagnostic Thermal Laser is a two-in-one system combining pinpoint temperature readings and thermal imaging capabilities.

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Snap-on offering free online Triton-D8 training

Snap-on offering free online Triton-D8 training

24th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Equipment supplier Snap-on is offering free online training for its Triton-D8 diagnostics tool. The new Triton-D8 scan tool from Snap-on includes “advanced Intelligent Diagnostics features to help save technicians time and improve their productivity”, according to the company.

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Vehicle repairer puts wheel alignment into focus for extended tyre life

Vehicle repairer puts wheel alignment into focus for extended tyre life

2nd October 2019 | 0 Comments

Chassis & Cab Specialists Limited, based in Leigh, Greater Manchester upgraded their chassis and wheel alignment equipment two years ago and say the investment has easily paid for itself, while many of their commercial vehicle customers are seeing improved tyre life.

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Cemb buys M&B Engineering

Cemb buys M&B Engineering

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

On 2 July Cemb S.p.A., the leading balancing machines and vibration analysis systems manufacturer, announced that it had acquired M&B Engineering, an important player in garage equipment production. Cemb reports that it is beginning “the internal production of tyre changers” as a result of the purchase. None of the financial details associated with the transaction have yet been revealed.

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Absolute Alignment’s Bluetooth 3D wheel alignment technology

Absolute Alignment’s Bluetooth 3D wheel alignment technology

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Absolute Alignment supplies Bluetooth 3D technology in order to “future proof the four-wheel alignment industry”, according to the company. Indeed Absolute Alignment bills its offer as “the most competitively priced 3D wheel aligner on the market”, adding that it not only gives a full reading within two minutes but also saves time relating to wheel clamp fitment.

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Hella Gutmann launches portable ADAS calibration tool

Hella Gutmann launches portable ADAS calibration tool

12th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has released the CSC-Tool Mobile (camera & sensor calibration tool) advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) recalibration tool. The CSC-Tool Mobile is engineered to the same exacting criteria as the standard version, which was released last year, but with the added bonus of being portable and able to be assembled in just a few minutes. Again, as with the standard tool, it is fully compatible with the HGS mega macs range of diagnostic tools, which all come pre-loaded with the necessary ADAS calibration software.

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Autopromotec: Changing Europe makes cooperation more important

Autopromotec: Changing Europe makes cooperation more important

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

When the doors for Autopromotec 2019 opened at the end of May, the show organisers were already reporting a 4.4 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors. More than 1,650 companies exhibited at Autopromotec 2019. 43 per cent were non-Italian companies from 53 different countries. It has undoubtedly become a large and influential international show, but how will this work in a post-Brexit environment?

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Cemb introducing upgraded Argos at Autopromotec

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Garage equipment manufacturer Cemb has announced that is presenting some recently-develop upgrades to its Argos machine at Autopromtec. According to the company, the improvements have made it “even faster and more efficient”. Argos software now recognizes vehicle’s license plate, automatically selecting relevant specs and starting the measuring process. As a result, wheel alignment is even faster. Indeed, it reportedly takes just five seconds from the vehicle’s arrival to getting results.

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EBT One Box designed to unlock start/stop battery potential for workshops

EBT One Box designed to unlock start/stop battery potential for workshops

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Ecobat Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, will use the dual platforms provided by its stand in hall 20 and the event’s official workshop presentation area at Automechanika Birmingham, to publicise its all-in-one, start/stop battery analysis and replacement solution, One Box.

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