The familiar faces of Simon Cooper and Alistair Mason will be joined by other members of the REPXPERT team to bring their combined knowledge and expertise to information hungry technicians, this time focusing on the subject of ‘Future Technology’ and the opportunities it presents to forward looking independent workshops.
“The mission of Schaeffler’s REPXPERT programme is to empower independent aftermarket professionals,” said Schaeffler Technical Manager, Alistair Mason, “which includes informing them about future products, systems and technologies that are poised to enter independent workshops in the next few years.
“Technologies such as hybridisation and electrification are really in the spotlight at the moment, so it’s important for us to demonstrate the central role that Schaeffler is playing in these developments. As the work we are doing with vehicle manufacturers at original equipment level filters down to the aftermarket, it will impact the guys servicing and repairing vehicles fitted with what we are currently calling ‘future technology’, but for us it has been years in the making.”
Another topic covered in the sessions will be Schaeffler’s OneCode label system, which features a unique QR code on the packaging of all future Schaeffler products that enables technicians to get direct access to important technical information from their smartphone.
“One simple scan of the OneCode provides instant digital access to all the usual REPXPERT product and technical information, including detailed installation instructions and specifications, whilst instantly collecting REPXPERT bonus points for members to redeem against workshop clothing, tools and consumables in the bonus shop,’ Mason continued.
“The scan also checks the authenticity of the product, providing an additional security measure for both parts suppliers and workshops, another important tool for us to highlight during the training session.”
To register for the upcoming ‘Tea-break Training’ session on Future Technology, simply visit the REPXPERT website or click on this link.