Shortly before Christmas, Rema Tip Top shared the sad news that Andy Homer passed away on 17 December, aged just 56. Derek Myers, managing director of Rema Tip Top Automotive South Africa, wrote that as well as being lovingly remembered by his son and family, Andy “will also forever be remembered by his numerous extended families, business colleagues and dear friends.”
In April 2020, Cliff Jones, managing director Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Limited celebrated 51 years with the company. Cliff Jones began life at Rema Tip Top in 1969 as a fledgling sales representative selling tyre repair materials to the bicycle and automotive trade. Having previously served as a TV engineer apprentice studying radio theory and techniques, he spent five years in the Merchant Navy. Perhaps this experience with people from all walks of life in his formative years is where he found the endearing manner and natural way with people he is known for.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK is supporting investment into young apprentices via the donation of new Corghi tyre changer and wheel balancing machinery to Nottingham’s Remit Group. The NTDA Tyre Industry Award winning supplier of tyre repair materials and tyre service equipment has also provided a comprehensive tyre repair consumable, tools and equipment package in aid of the training centre’s Specialist Tyre Apprentice Programme.
Corghi has upgraded its range of wheel balancers for premium garage work with the new Plus classification distinguishing advanced features and benefits. The latest machines are available exclusively through Rema Tip Top in the UK.
Recent product developments at Rema Tip Top have focused on tyre repair technology, and one result is a “ground-breaking’” innovation: The M-RCF 400 (Multi Radial Cement Free) patch series. Rema Tip Top says the M-RCF 400 delivers “both ecological and economic advantages for the repair of car and truck tyres.” Notably, the patch can be fitted without the need for solvent-containing chemicals. The associated products needed for repair are also free of CFCs.
Rema Tip Top has launched Corghi’s latest Artiglio 5000 automatic tyre changing machine. The Artiglio 5000 has third generation “Leva la leva” (lever-less) technology for vehicle, SUV and commercial vehicles wheels up to 28”. The new demounting tool with Lite Smart Corghi System movement reduces the stress on the tyre and never touches the rim.
Rema Tip Top was presented with the Tyre Industry Award for product innovation for a product it calls a “revolutionary, innovative and economic solution” designed to preserve workshop tools and equipment. The Expel compressed air filtration device eliminates condensate pervasive in compressed air systems, removing 99.9999 per cent of liquid, oil, water and other contaminants down to one micron when installed at point of use.
The winners of the 2018 “Tyre Industry Oscars” have been announced at the 89th National Tyre Distributors Association annual dinner, with a Bridgestone double in the tyre manufacturer and staff training and development categories headlining the event. More awards were added this year for excellence in tyre retail, with small, medium, and large business categories, as well as an overall winner. Presenting was television personality Mark Durden-Smith, who injected welcome energy and humour into procedings. Tyrepress also announced the results live via its Twitter feed.
The need to increase the volume of training in the tyre industry, helping both to achieve uniformly better standards of service and for businesses to work to retain staff through training and qualifications, has increased, Bridgestone commercial and marketing director John Folliss tells Tyres & Accessories. More reasons for enhancing training programmes include the changes in skill base brought about by both new technology and legislation.
Rema Tip Top UK’s four consecutive NTDA/Tyre Industry Awards give the company a decent claim to being the country’s leading supplier of aftermarket tyre equipment. The Leeds based company is the UK distributor of Corghi equipment. The Italian brand’s recently introduced Exact Linear has been added to Rema Tip Top’s product range, extending the existing aligner running Exact software, the Blacktech.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK’s fourth consecutive Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year Tyre Industry Award was a testament to its “great working partnerships and mutual value added benefits and expertise,” according to group CEO Mark Insley. In its capital equipment portfolio, the company supplies Corghi garage equipment, including the brand’s latest Touchless line of wheel service equipment for all ranges of tyre changers, wheel balancers and wheel aligners, demonstrating such added value partnerships. Rema Tip Top states that Corghi’s latest products “guarantee extreme professionalism”, as they concentrate on the wheel alone without touching the rim and/or the tyre, depending on the product line, during any procedure.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK won its fourth consecutive Tyre Industry Award in the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year category. Sponsored by Automechanika, the award was presented to group CEO Mark Insley and managing director Cliff Jones at the 88th Annual NTDA Dinner on 12 October.
NTDA Tyre and Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year winners, Rema Tip Top offers a range of TPMS starter kit solutions, tool kits, diagnostic tools and programmable sensors for the automotive aftermarket. Recently, Rema Tip Top, teamed up with Hamaton to offer a TPMS sensor package with free H46 or H36 ATEQ diagnostic tool when you purchase 22 or 16 EU PRO sensors respectively.
Key Rema Tip Top aftermarket partner Corghi has continued to create headlines through product innovation over the past year, winning both the ‘Equip Auto 2015 Golden Trophy’ and ‘Reifen 2016 Innovation award’ for the Corghi Uniformity. This tyre changer is exclusively sold through Rema Tip Top in Great Britain and is acclaimed as the world’s first tyre changer with diagnostic functionality.