Defective tyres do not have to be replaced immediately, if they are repaired professionally. In many cases, mid-life tyres can be repaired professionally and remain in safe use for a significant length of time. This helps to protect the environment and the car owner’s wallet, according to Ludwig Ketzer has been working at tyre repair specialist Rema Tip Top for almost 40 years. Ketzer and Rema Tip Top aim to ensure that tyres are used for as long as possible in order to avoid waste, CO2 emissions and raw material consumption. Here he explains common methods and limits of tyre repair and what workshops need to offer for professional tyre repair.
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.
Rema Tip Top and Al Dobowi Industrial Rubber Services have formed a joint venture that will provide industrial services across the Middle East and North Africa. Called Rema Tip Top Middle East, the joint venture aims to be a “leading engineering and service provider” in the region.
After a break due to the pandemic, the Rema Tip Top Academy resumed training operations for users of Rema Tip Top repair systems in March 2022. In the course of the re-start, the classroom training programme was expanded to include webinars. In short, Rema Tip Top has taken a step towards the virtualisation of its course, with “a smart software solution and state-of-the-art video technology.”
Mounting paste, or tyre soap as it is called, is an indispensable part of changing tyres. According to garage supplier Rema Tip Top, many automotive businesses that focus on mounting ultra-high performance tyres and run-flats with standard mounting equipment – select Remaxx Sport as their first choice. Here Moris Khalil, product manager Automotive at Rema Tip Top, explains how Remaxx Sport can also be used on electric vehicles with very high torques.
Recognising the proliferation of ADAS within the car parc and the servicing demand it brings, Corghi has expanded its product range, with the release of the Proadas. The new product enables the calibration of safety-critical front sensors such as camera, radar and lidar, and targets businesses ready to enter ADAS servicing with an “easy to use” solution. The Corghi Proadas is available in the UK via distributor Rema Tip Top and is compatible with most equipment produced by the brand’s parent company, the Nexion group.
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.