Leading producer of tyre repair materials and wheel service solutions, TECH Europe, was recently awarded the honour of being named as a Top Rubber & Tire Tech Solution Provider in Europe 2020 by Manufacturing Technology Insights.
Tim Verhaeghe, General Manager of TECH Europe, was recently interviewed by the publication to discuss the innovations at TECH Europe, the legacy of its parent company, TRC, and how the company’s global operations are dedicated to delivering solutions in line with TRC’s 4r vision of Repair, Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose.
Headquartered in Johnstown, Ohio, TRC has a presence in Italy, China, Japan, and Brazil, with TECH Europe’s Distribution and Training Center of Excellence as the European headquarters in Turnhout, Belgium.“With this state-of-the-art distribution centre, TECH strengthens its commitment to serve the diverse market segments, including passenger cars, truck, off-the-road (OTR), and agricultural tyre service centres with enhanced product availability and improved delivery time,”says Tim Verhaeghe, General Manager of TECH Europe.
TECH products undergo a rigorous manufacturing process to ensure they adhere to industry standards, including ECE 108/109 and BS AU 159. Additionally, the manufacturing process of the TECH TPMS sensors is TÜV SUD certified. TECH’s experience and expertise show in its ever-growing solutions portfolio focused on all types of tyres, including those for passenger, truck, bicycle, motorbike, agricultural, and off-the-road tyres.
With such high value to offer, TECH continues to maintain strong relationships with major tyre manufacturers such as Bridgestone/Bandag, Michelin, and Goodyear. TECH provides quality services to support its clients in all aspects of their business by engaging them either directly or through local distributors. “We work closely with our clients’ teams to understand their competitors, the existing gaps in catering to the needs of the market, and ways in which they can overcome any existing challenges,”says Verhaeghe.
A client-focused company, TECH pays great attention to the importance of training. “We train not only our distributors but also their own customers,”says Verhaeghe. “TECH Training programs, which are certified by Goodyear and Bandag, are centered around our aim to ‘Teach Each Customer How,’ so that TECH customers are able to deliver superior training and support to their own end-users and in turn, promote the importance of safe and certified tyre repair procedures.”
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