Hofmann Megaplan Blog
Our Italian colleague made the trip over to train all those involved, and inspect the first class installation (it fitted like a glove, a tight fitting glove, but a glove nevertheless!).
The megamount 561 will allow Pro-Tyre to carry out roadside fitting without the need for lifting and levering, and is sure to become a more common sight in the future.
The megamount 801XLS is in the marketplace and is living up to its reputation as the toughest tyre changer ever made...
This new model is available exclusively through Micheldever Tyres and subject to a great launch offer so don't hang around, when the first 20 are gone the offer is over...!
Please feel free to download Micheldever's brochure and contact Simon Gerrard for further information (as for our competitors, I wouldn't bother - you'll never make anything this good..)
Both in-house and sub-contract engineers, customers and distributors can now access all machine details, from exploded diagrams through to marketing support material, power requirements, useful tips and recommendations etc by visiting the Service Point in our main office. Users of this internal system will even be given the location of the part, by bin location number, in our stores room enabling a fast and simple transaction.
Clearly this facility only works for those customers using a 'walk-in' service, so a 'virtual' Service Point is currently being designed to operate from our website, with users being given free access to the majority of information, and more detailed information made accessible by the means of a temporary password system. We have started the ball rolling by uploading exploded diagrams to help customers identify more easily any parts they require, but this is simply the first step and represents only about 5% of the potential data that will ultimately be available.
Our showroom, located at our Sales and Admin HQ near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, has been the subject of a re-furb, and now includes a more comprehensive range of product for demonstration and training purposes.
The showroom includes the all-new megamount 801XLS tyre changer, available exclusively through Micheldever Tyres, which is capable of handling up to 28" rims clamping from the outside as is advised when handling large alloys.
Anybody wishing to come and view is welcome to make an appointment by calling our office on 01480 891011.
The workload shows no signs of letting up as we've all agreed today that we will all be working over Easter to keep our lead times at a sensible level.
Lee will be out doing installs on Saturday, and we've even got one customer opening up especially for us on Monday because he is so desperate for his new tyre changer.
Despite all this, we still managed to squeeze in two more installs tomorrow at just a few hours notice! I personally need Friday in the office to get caught up on some much-needed paperwork. Mick and Mark will be putting the final touches to our new look, immaculately presented spares room.
Stuart will be back next week to finish our new 'ServicePoint' multimedia spares and service information station (more details to be revealed on here soon) and the demo room re-vamp will then complete our office overhaul.
One day to go until the new month and we've already beaten February to give us our consecutive best month ever. Then we are into a new month, and we've got 92 wheel balancers and premium tyre changers to build up for one customer before we even think about anything else.
Here are a few pics of another mobile tyre fitting van kitted out at our fitting centre, complete with megamount 401 Racing Tyre Changer with 26" clamping and megaspin 100 balancer, both operated by a 12v battery. This particular one is for an independent but the workshop was awash with Honda engines and receivers, awaiting the delivery of 92 fitting & balancing machines for a large customer we have (more will be revealed when we are officially allowed to talk about it!). This is a prime example of how we do a professional fitting service and not just stick a couple of machines in a van.
The pics show how we have fitted accessories such as hand towel dispenser, LED lighting, sockets for laptop and credit card machine, wheel weight storage etc, and we have made proper storage for jacks, bead seater, tools etc. We are seeing more and more people come to us for a complete service rather than just buy the machines and fit them themselves. Two new vans for Event Mobile also turned up while I was there, poor old Graham isn't going to get a break this Easter!
We've just supplied the worlds busiest tyre site (as officially recognised by various tyre manufacturers) at Micheldever Tyres in Winchester, with 2 megamount 801XLS and megaspin 800-2 machines! It has been a real learning curve because nothing could have prepared us for the work these get put through, so after a few modifications here and a few re-designs there, we now have what we all reckon has to be the toughest machines ever made (outside of the industrial sector that is, I don't want to out noses out of joint at our sister Industrial division!). The guys at Micheldever reckon they are the best they've ever worked with, and have said that anything they've had in previously has just needed continual maintenence and simply couldn't cope. So all in all, a major feather in our cap!!!