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What is the return on investment from ADAS Equipment and Calibrations?

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It's not exactly news to many that ADAS Diagnostics was a hot topic throughout 2019 – and so far, our prediction of little let-up moving into 2020, has been spot on!

But for many looking to invest in this state-of-the-art equipment, ADAS diagnostics has become the biggest technological headache of the year so far.

ADAS like most new technology when it is first introduced is an unknown. It is highly anticipated and can be viewed as another unnecessary expense. But with these sensors now commonplace on consumer vehicles, you risk falling behind the curve if not investing & missing out on revenue.

Revenue in ADAS Diagnostics?

ADAS has been around for a while, but the need to calibrate these systems has become far more pressing with demand now commonplace and many capitalising on this.

An anonymous equation

The great thing about ADAS is the data you get back. At a top-level for every install, for example, you can see just how many calibrations are being completed.

We have one customer who started offering ADAS calibrations using their system in July 2019. With the service still rare, they had people travelling hundreds of miles from big body shops as it was the only way they could calibrate.

To date (March 2020) they have completed over 162 calibrations at £225 a service.

That’s £36,450 in ADAS calibrations alone, meaning the system has more than paid for itself!

While this is an extremely simplified version of the potential ROI, the figures are all true & demonstrate with the help and support of Hofmann Megaplan just how quickly this new service could help your business grow.

Why wait to offer ADAS Diagnostics?

Many garage owners may feel with so many changes going on around vehicle safety, that any new equipment will be out of date within a few months. ADAS equipment has been expertly designed to continuously calibrate vehicles.

Digital system takes this as far as daily updates to board FOC over the air, so their ready to go when you are.

The biggest issue seen in the industry to date is a lack of knowledge and understanding from technicians on how to deliver accurate & reliable ADAS testing. As a result, training is paramount.

ADAS at its finest...

Our training & support speaks for itself. We support some of the UK’s biggest body shops & most successful/ highly rated garages. As a result, these businesses are thriving & renowned for offering ADAS. Why not let us support you too?

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Our aim is to continue to educate and provide excellent service around ADAS equipment, for you to perform accurate calibrations. Affordable purchasing options combined with planned ROI make this a logical purchase, not a risk.

Get in touch!

The need for ADAS calibration systems is increasing monthly, with new vehicles being introduced into the UK market.

There isn’t a better time to contact our knowledgeable team online now or call us on 01480 8-9-10-11 to discuss our ADAS solutions in more detail.

 

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What is the best ADAS calibration system? A world of digital & analogue.

ADAS Calibration Equipment is still a relatively new phenomenon. Investment in it is a big decision that can for many, be one massive headache.

Speaking to someone who understands ADAS services & the full scope of systems on offer can be essential; especially when it comes to such a large investment which will enable you to complete the ADAS calibrations your customers now require.

You’ve probably been thinking something like “Ok, ADAS is a thing. Do any of my customer even need these calibrations? Oh, I should be completing it after a variety of jobs? It can be an extra source of income? My competitors are offering it now & pinching customers promoting it? There are digital & analogue systems? It costs what? Can I afford not to have it? What system do I need?”

Sounds familiar?

Is there a best ADAS Calibration System?

In short, no.

ADAS is one of the biggest technological advancement in automotive services in the last decade. That means you need a machine that of keeping up with changes to come as cars continue to develop.

For many garage owners, the hefty investment in ADAS calibration equipment can be tough to justify. There are two main systems though catering to different technology levels.

The ADAS Analogue system utilises a more traditional set up of printed boards & a simple manual measurement system, helping to keep initial outlay lower whilst enabling you the ability to complete ADAS calibrations. It is more labour intensive to set up though & new boards need to be purchased to keep it up to date.

Alternatively, a larger investment is needed in the digital solution, which uses a 65” monitor to display boards intelligently to suit the position of the car in front of it. Add to this laser measurement & this system is operable by a single technician saving labour & receives updates over the air for new updates.

As with any piece of garage equipment, knowing which system is best for your garage can only be determined by speaking to the experts! We’d advise booking a visit to the Hofmann Megaplan Centre of Excellence to try both systems out for yourself before making an investment.

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What are you waiting for?

Call our team today on 01480 8-9-10-11 and get the wheels in motion for the purchase of your first ADAS calibration system. Digital or analogue, that should be your only question!

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Do I really need to offer ADAS Calibrations?

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It can be easy to get carried away by the hype of ADAS diagnostic equipment. These systems are dominating social & appear at all the shows. However, if you don’t know what you are doing this equipment could be no more than an overpriced TV!

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are complex and should be treated as such.

Investing in ADAS calibration services is a big deal and selecting the right supplier can make or break the return you’ll see.

ADAS is expert level; get qualified!

ADAS calibrations are a crucial process for the efficiency of the vehicle’s systems.

If the vehicle’s cameras are out of alignment by even the smallest of margins, the consequences could be catastrophic; the appropriate action or alert to a potentially dangerous situation will not happen.

Being a fully qualified ADAS technician is a huge USP that will soon be essential. It shows another level of competency that customers rely on when looking for a garage.

ADAS is commonplace on newly manufactured vehicles meaning it will only be a matter of time until ADAS checks will be incorporated into standard checks as part of mandatory safety like the MOT test – so you need to make sure only fully trained professional are conducting these essential calibrations & your customer know about them.

Make sure your customers are ADAS aware...

How many vehicle owners do you talk to that had no idea they even had a certain feature on their car?

Awareness of brand-new technology in the form of ADAS is essential & is a major reason to choose Hofmann Megaplan.

Although certain developments like cruise control and automatic headlights have been around for a few years, the knowledge that these specifications sit within ADAS is also very low.

As an up and coming garage within ADAS services, offering training and tips on how to recognise and deal with ADAS issues will help customers to gain your trust.

Talk to Hofmann Megaplan today about our ADAS POS packs, coming soon. These ensure ADAS is front & centre in your garages & your customers are educated without simply being sold to. We’re also able to offer additional off-site training for your team members who may have missed the install!

You can regain a customer’s business through honest and helpful services!

Take your garage services to the next level...

Our team have been through professional training and have completed numerous successful ADAS installs across the UK alongside additional training & knowledge days. For more advice on these systems, contact us online today or call us on 01480 8-9-10-11 to discuss in more detail.

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You’re not just purchasing ADAS Equipment! Are you getting the service you need with it?

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2020 is set to see no slowdown in the talk around Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as garage owners are wising up to the idea of investing in ADAS calibration equipment.

A steep learning curve is ahead for mechanics yet to grasp the ins & outs of ADAS, but digital ADAS equipment is making this far less daunting.

As a garage owner, keeping up with the development of ADAS equipment and the best way to perform ADAS diagnostics can be very difficult – however 2019 has seen many ADAS specific open days popping up, with a chance to get hands on.

For many this is a chance to get excited about ADAS calibrations as an opportunity instead of a threat.

Buy a service, not a product!

If you don’t know what your ADAS equipment is capable of, how can you offer these services to your customers?

ADAS Calibration Equipment is a large but worthwhile investment. Being aware of what your calibration equipment can do is essential to offering this new to many service. You need to be able to justify the additional price you are charging your customer.

Your team also need to understand how ADAS calibrations tie together with the other work they complete and get to grips with performing calibrations efficiently & accurately.

That’s why demo’s & installations are often more essential that owning the equipment. You need a supplier who will not only help you invest in the ADAS equipment but understand how to best utilise it moving forward.

Many are choosing Hofmann Megaplan for just this reason! While we are able to supply the two familiar solution on the market, it is what comes around the physical product that makes us stand out.

From your first enquiry through to each calibration, our service team & ADAS Engineers are on hand to answer your questions, showcase the options available to you, advise, install, train & trouble shoot to ensure your investment isn’t a headache.

Our team have been manufacturer trained and have already completed numerous successful ADAS installs across the UK - so for more advice on these expert systems, contact us online today or call us on 01480 8-9-10-11 to discuss in more detail.

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Advanced ADAS System continues to WOW at educational days!

Demand for a smarter solution to ADAS calibrations is rife. The industry has been screaming out for something simpler that manual boards that cost in both space and money.

In the latest instalment of our specialist ADAS training this week, we were happy to see some new and existing clients back to inspect ouradvanced ADAS calibration equipmenteven in the dreadful November weather!

The experts at Hofmann Megaplan delivered open format demos and were on hand throughout to offer their expertise and advice to those serious about a better solution to ADAS.

Experiencing live demonstrations and having the ability to question our experts on ADAS calibration equipment has been proving extremely valuable to our customers who have gone on to purchase.

Guests took advantage of the resources available & really challenged our team on ADAS systems. They also had the opportunity to discover much more in our state-of-the-art showroom.

ADAS headache or opportunity

As one of the biggest talking points in 2019, ADAS has stirred up many into conversation, posing a completely new challenge to the industry.

These advanced vehicle calibrations have a reputation for their complexities, but new technologies on show at our educational day busted this.

Specialist training on these systems can help to make garage owners and mechanics lives much easier.

Industry leading garage equipment suppliers, Hofmann Megaplan, are proud to take the lead and guide industry professionals, by producing informative open days and training resources.

Complex made simple!

The initial expense that must be outlaid for ADAS calibration equipment cam discourage garage owners, however we've already seen the returns proven in those early adopters of the advanced ADAS system.

For those who joined us this week, they have learnt how our specifically designed digital ADAS solution has been produced to be the most cost and labour efficient product in the UK, and how ADAS will change the outlook of vehicle calibrations in the years to come.

Providing an easy and automatic set-up, jobs can be completed much quicker and simpler than with manual boards, by one man only and while offering a more precise service.

The totally digital solution to this high tech calibration also brags a 65" TV monitor display,meaning no purchasing costly boards and having to arrange them yourself.Our system gives you the right screen for the right vehicle & even adjusts to the vehicles position in front of it!

To all of you who visited us at our showroom, thank you for braving the weather and joining us for the latest instalment of our specialist training!

Don't know where to start with ADAS calibration equipment?

Discover a brand-new world of vehicle calibrations with our ADAS solutions.

Get in contact with us online today or call our team now on 01480 8-9-10-11 to book your demonstration!

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3 Garage Equipment systems you can’t live without!

The year of 2019 seems to be flying by, leaving garage equipment suppliers to contemplate what they have achieved so far this year but more importantly what will boost business between now and Christmas!

Exhibitions. New product launches. Hofmann have seen a multitude of changes and introductions across the garage equipment industry. Innovative technology set to change the future of garage services is currently keeping garage owners and mechanics alike on their toes.

Here are our top 3 technologies to get to grips with ASAP!

Tread health check tools: boost your alignment & tyre sales!

In our many years of experience, alignment is one of the best services for increasing revenue, and 2019 is no exception to that trend.

It's no surprise that when we introduced our revolutionary handheld TreadReader to the industry, it was welcomed as a revelation for helping increase alignment and tyre sales.

Due to the success of the TreadReader, our team have been busy working on a more rounded tread health check range for tread health tools. Spring saw the unveiling of our brand new TreadReader drive-over scanner, making it even easier for mechanics to get live on-screen feedback of tread health.

The visual reporting on both the hand-held and drive-over TreadReader makes it even easier for customers to see the condition of their tyres and you to make a transparent sale.

The TreadReader's pairing with our megalineSsence ULTRA alignment machine provides unquestionable service and this transparent clarity. We're setting a totally new standard in wheel alignment.

"It's like buying an aligner and getting a free salesman!!!"

The future is digital...

Making its introduction in style at Automechanika earlier this year, our totally digital advanced ADAS solution has been a huge talking point in the unavoidable subject of ADAS diagnostics.

After Automechanika it was obvious that the need for specialist ADAS equipment and professional knowledge were a concern for garage owners – even experts were displaying signs of worry.

Our recent advanced driver assistance system open day for both garage owners and distributors have addressed this concern, bringing together professionals from across the industry to understand the complexities of ADAS and unravel the mystery.

The advanced system from Hofmann Megaplan provides a simple solution to one of the most intricate automotive innovations in recent times!

A breath of fresh air this Summer!

Every summer, many garages ponder as to whether it is worth investing in air conditioning recharge machines – this year has been no different. Although the initial outlay can't put many off seem, the simple fact is these machines pay for themselves quickly!

You could be missing out on hundreds of servicing jobs that could increase your revenue and provide pure profit. Stop sending your business else where!

Our air conditioning units have become a must have for garages now air con is a fairly standard feature on most passenger vehicles. The need for vehicle air conditioning servicing is obvious.

Manufacturers are recommending that the average vehicle air con system is serviced at least every two years. It is easily marketable. Is this really a service you can afford not to offer?

Our team are always here to help!

Start to enhance your own garage services today – contact us online or call our dedicated sales team on 01480 8-9-10-11 for more information.

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Wheel Alignment demand could be set to increase with ISA!

ISA (Intelligent Speed Assistance) systems partner speed sign recognition cameras with GPS speed limit data to slow down a vehicle that is travelling above the speed limit. But how is this impacting wheel alignment specialists?

The introduction of speed limiters on all new passenger vehicles imminent over the next couple of years. New rules provisionally agreed for Europe and the UK will mean a change to the design of vehicles. Developers and car manufacturers are already having to plan for such changes.

A likely result of these changes is an unignorable increase in demand for four wheel alignment.

As one of the most profitable services within garages, the need for specialist wheel alignment equipment and an understanding of these systems becomes a necessity.

Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)

The new regulations have been heavily focussed on safety, as you'd expect.

The ISA technology sets out to decrease the amount of accidents on the road that are caused by human error. The new system could be one of many to feature on all new European vehicle by 2022!

Alongside the current revolution that is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), ISA will be an intricate and absolutely vital piece of technology that requires accurate calibrations every time using specialised alignment equipment.

The future of alignment will be focused on advancing technologies and better equipped vehicles. Hofmann Megaplan remains at the forefront of these technologies with their Advanced ADAS system currently leading the way in calibrations and this does not look set to change anytime soon.

Check out our range of wheel alignment machines and ADAS calibration systems including the advanced system featuring a 65" monitor online now!

Want to discuss this in more detail? Contact us online now or call us today on 01480 891011 to speak to one of our dedicated teams for more information. 

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Digital ADAS calibration systems: the present and the future of diagnostic equipment!

As ADAS continues to peak the curiosity of all, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the intricacies of our advanced system. This is the 65" TV model that is wowing audiences wherever we take it!

The need for advanced specialised equipment isn't just for big business or the future. Now, more than ever, it is a necessity in 2019!

As the leading supplier and installer of the first fully digital ADAS system, we are the only ones to currently offer the highest quality calibration equipment available on the market.

For a full run down on our advanced ADAS system, read our previous ADAS blog now!

Let's take a look at our advanced system in more detail...

Five Intelligent Principles to our Advanced ADAS System

Targetless Technology

The versatility of a digital panel means adapting the screen to any existing or future car makers reference protocol is quick, easy and cost effective.


Easy to Use

Simple enough for a single user to operate; the system will guide you through the 6 steps of a calibration procedure.

Fully Automatic

The calibration frame is adjusted automatically, through the electric control, and any movement of the target, in relation to the car, is automatic and virtual. The car never moves!

Keystone System

Extreme accuracy is guaranteed by the self-adaptive system, which allows the software to evaluate the environmental and physical conditions

Universal Coverage

Ensuring the largest market coverage is very important to us.

Just 6 easy steps to a completed advanced and efficient ADAS calibration!

We aim to make every calibration job easy as possible - this way, we decrease the amount of time taken to complete each job and increase the overall efficiency of your garage.

We offer full demonstrations both on site and in our state of the art showroom. 

Get in touch today!

Need to upgrade your garage to include an ADAS calibration system or maybe you just want to learn more about this hot topic?

Check out our ADAS calibration systems online today. Contact us now or call today on 01480 8-9-10-11 to speak to one of our dedicated teams for more information.

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Advanced ADAS Calibration System draws record crowd to Hofmann Megaplan Centre of Excellence

Over the last few months, ADAS has been an unavoidable subject - and for many, it is a step into the unknown. Many shows this year already including the CV Show and Automechanika have demonstrated the need for specialised equipment and valuable industry knowledge.

Although many garage owners won't admit it, the demand for ADAS calibrations are beginning to scare even the most knowledgeable. These technologically advanced systems are fast becoming a necessity to keep your customers.

Whilst many specialists are worried about the lack of awareness, this has been the main focus for Hofmann Megaplan.

ADAS Calibration Training - Advanced Systems for Simple Solutions

Held at our state-of-the-art showroom and training centre, our ADAS equipment experts were on hand for a free educational day covering our totally digital solution to ADAS diagnostic systems.

Visitors had the opportunity to gain & share knowledge around multiple Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Unravelling the mystery of ADAS has never been easier!

"The advanced ADAS system is able to complete more calibration checks in less time due to its digital set up and smart operational features. Minimal interaction is needed from the operator. This is a method of completing ADAS that is making people rethink how they invest in technology. The whole-lift cost of Advanced ADAS vs. standard ADAS is a no brainer. You'll be saving tens of thousands through FOC board updates alone and people are realising that here today."


The team hosted live demonstrations throughout the day, completing more calibration checks with the advanced system on the morning of the event than a standard system could in a day. The brand new Advanced ADAS Calibration system was a big hit with visitors, prompting a lot to rethink how they invest in ADAS calibration equipment.

Advanced ADAS Calibration - The Right Investment

It has been designed specifically for Hofmann Megaplan to provide ADAS calibrations in the most cost and labour efficient way imaginable. A 65" TV Monitor provides a totally digital solution to updates, instead of purchasing costly boards to deal with different vehicle requirements, whilst the operation is smart enough to take measurements and adjust the screen perspective to avoid time spent trying to line up a vehicle.

Other ancillary garage equipment was also on show, including the full range of Wheel Alignment machines and Automatic Tread Measurement Systems. These are services proven to boost revenue in garages and so were of great interest to visitors.

The TreadSmart is the latest offering in this space joining the handheld TreadReader, offering affordable tread scanning with integrated Number Plate Recognition for fast and transparent reporting.

To all of you who visited us at our showroom, we thank you for making it our best open day to date!

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Latest Opportunities in Alignment and Air Conditioning

Hofmann Megaplan is one of the UK's leading suppliers of garage equipment and we are currently expanding our field-based engineering team across the UK. Full details are provided below.

Alignment/ ADAS Field Engineer

Hofmann Megaplan currently has an opening for an experienced alignment engineer to join our expanding alignment and ADAS division.

With the continued growth of our popular alignment range and the recent introduction of industry-leading advanced ADAS systems, there couldn't be a more exciting time to join the Hofmann Megaplan team. You'll be working with the latest technology in the garage equipment sector before anyone else.

As part of our Alignment/ ADAS install and servicing team you'll receive an extremely competitive remuneration package based on your experience. We also hold regular training events to ensure your personal development continues in the field of Alignment and ADAS.

You'll have access to a company van, mobile phone and required tools. The role will cover installs, updates, calibrations, servicing and maintenance across the UK.

We appreciate the importance and necessity of privacy when applying and handle all applications in the strictest confidence.

As well as relevant experience in the field of alignment systems, the successful candidate will also require a full drivers licence, be confident in using PC's and able to problem solve electrical equipment. Knowledge of ADAS is desired but not essential.

Apply online today or by emailing your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Vehicle AC Recharge Equipment Specialist

Hofmann Megaplan is currently recruiting for a specialist position in Vehicle AC Recharge Equipment.

Air Conditioning recharge systems continue to evolve as technology expands the operational capabilities of these machines. Hofmann Megaplan always aim to be ahead of the curve and as such have some of the most advanced AC Servicing systems in the industry.

As such we are looking to expand the team working with these machines in order to maintain our excellent level of customer service.

The successful applicant for this role will have experience working with both new and old gas vehicle AC recharge systems.

In return, you'll receive access to a company van, mobile phone and required tools. The role will cover installs, updates, servicing and maintenance across the UK.

We're offering a competitive salary for the right applicant with relevant experience in this sector.

We appreciate the importance and necessity of privacy when applying and handle all applications in the strictest confidence. 

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