The Schaeffler team was out in force at the two-day ECP managers’ conference at the Birmingham Hilton to support, advise and inform attendees of the ongoing developments in vehicle technology and the solutions that the OE manufacturer provides for the aftermarket. The Schaeffler team included Simon Cooper presenting LuK transmission systems, Mike Hansford on FAG steering & suspension, Brad Adams on INA FEAD, Tim Adams on INA thermal management, Liam Iredale demonstrating Schaeffler’s electronic cataloguing systems and James Mainwaring discussing all things REPXPERT.
Schaeffler’s Repxpert Academy Live training event returned on Saturday 21 May, with a tremendously successful event held at Bridgend College STEAM Academy, where both professional vehicle technicians and garage owners took full advantage of a full day of comprehensive training sessions and workshop demonstrations.
Further demonstrating its commitment to training, the Schaeffler Repxpert technical team were back out on the road at the end of May, supporting staff from the In ‘n’ Out Autocentres network. During two days of intense training at the In ‘n’ Out HQ in Northampton, selected technicians learned about the latest developments in OE clutch, timing system and wheel bearing technology – from one of the world’s most trusted original equipment suppliers.
There is no question that during these socially distanced times, Schaeffler’s Repxpert ‘Tea-break training’ concept has captured the attention of the workshop community, with more than 200 workshops and technicians again attending the latest INA cooling module.
Schaeffler’s Repxpert technical training team has announced more details about its new programme of ‘Tea-Break Training’, designed to appeal to as many people as possible by offering informative and invaluable information in bite-size chunks at three different starting times.
Schaeffler’s technical manager Alistair Mason has addressed the practical health & safety issues of getting back to work, as well as several technical matters that are becoming increasingly relevant to workshops, and how the company’s Repxperts are helping technicians deal with these challenges.
Following the successful launch of its LuK clutch step-by-step replacement guides on the Repxpert online technical portal in March, Schaeffler UK is now adding more detailed installation guides – this time covering INA belt systems.
Schaeffler is promoting its Repxpert online technical platform for professional vehicle technicians with a new promotion. New and existing users of the Repxpert app have the exclusive opportunity to win a Ring RBS50 borescope inspection video camera. Connected to and powered by a laptop computer to show a direct feed, the RBS50 is waterproof and features two LED lights to illuminate the area around the probe. App users need mail a code within the app to email@example.com to enter. The code will be live until 3 July 2020.
It looks like a light has appeared at the end of the tunnel, as some of the lockdown restrictions begin to be eased. The latest government advice is that those who are able to work, but not from home, should now return to work. They are also advising commuters that it is their civic duty NOT to use public transport, and cycle, walk or use the car instead. As the average UK commute is almost an hour, lots of people will start to use their cars again.
Schaeffler states that there has been a surge in sign-ups for the inaugural Repxpert Academy LIVE training day. The new ‘roadshow’ training concept, which is a joint venture with the IMI, will be held at approved college venues across the UK, with the first event taking place at Lincoln College on Saturday 16 November.
Winner of the INA Torque Challenge at Automechanika in June, Eddie Nazarov, enjoyed a fantastic weekend at Brands Hatch, where he and his wife, Innes, witnessed a Schaeffler victory during round-six of the DTM Championship.
Schaeffler has hailed its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 as its ‘best ever’, following three days of exhibiting at the National Exhibition Centre, where it offered visitors a glimpse at the ‘garage of tomorrow’.
The stand, located in the OESAA village, featured a striking workshop setting with a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM car, plus augmented and mixed reality exhibits. It certainly grabbed the attention of technicians and distributors alike, with feedback from visitors overwhelmingly positive.