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TechPlus backs certified tyre repair standards

Hugh Brady, Managing Director of TechPlus Ltd., Ireland’s leading supplier of tyre repair and wheel service products is urging tyre retailers to recognise the importance of certified tyre repair standards.

TechPlus Ltd. is the official partner of global tyre and wheel authority, Tech. With a relationship spanning nearly 30 years, customers throughout Ireland have depended on TechPlus to deliver both Tech and Truflex / Pang’s leading tyre repair materials and wheel service solutions.

With an extensive product portfolio available for all vehicle applications from passenger to OTR, TechPlus has remained committed to offering the latest industry developments while ensuring best practices and the needs of its customers remain at the forefront of company values.

Available products from TechPlus include a complete range of radial and bias repair units, plug-patch combination repairs, RFID tags, and chemicals, as well as supporting tools and retreading equipment.

What’s more, TechPlus offers Tech’s popular TPMS programme – providing customers with access to market leading TPMS solutions including NFC enabled universal sensors and the forthcoming Ateq VT67 Diagnostic Tablet.

While TechPlus has focused on providing trusted tyre and wheel products, the company has and continues to place significant importance on training and technical support.

Over the years, TechPlus has worked closely with Tech’s Alan Bithell to organise training courses with the goal of educating technicians on safe and certified tyre repair practices. Incorporating the latest repair techniques, Tech training courses cover everything from tyre inspection, repair selection, and correct repair procedures with hands-on training in line with BS AU 159 and ECE 108/109 industry guidelines.

In addition, TechPlus is a long-standing members of the ITIA (Irish Tyre Industry Association). Managing Director of TechPlus, Hugh Brady, and his team have worked closely with the ITIA and their partners across Ireland for many years with the objective of creating best practice guidelines for all remits of the automotive market including adopting professional tyre repair standards.

L-R Tech’s European Consultant Alan Bithell, Tech’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Pamela Rainey and TechPlus Managing Director, Hugh Brady.

Earlier this year, after working with their members as well as Alan Bithell, (who is also the Chairman of the British Standard steering panel for the tyre repair standard BS AU 159), an agreement was made to adopt and promote BS AU 159 as the best guidelines for tyre repair in Ireland.

Hugh Brady commented: “TechPlus has supported the important work of the ITIA for many years and we are delighted that the BS AU 159 guidelines for safe and proper tyre repair have been approved.

“My team and I provide regular training to our customers to ensure they are working to the correct standards – we encourage every technician and repair shop to get on board with these standards as they will help ensure maximum safety for technicians, vehicles and customers throughout Ireland.”

Tech prides itself on partnering with companies like TechPlus who are dedicated to promoting the importance of certified practices in the tyre repair industry; not only with the products they sell but through their instrumental support of the ITIA and unwavering commitment to educating both technicians and motorists on the value of adopting correct procedures to ensure safety on the roads.

To learn more about TechPlus, please visit www.techplus.ie or email info@techplus.ie.