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Based on more than 30,000 car owner reviews collected in 2018 and analyzed by the Autobutler online quoting portal, Fair AutoService in Holstebro can be proud to have been voted the 3rd best workshop in Denmark. We visited the Fair Autoservice to learn about their recipe for success.
Several of the steering parts suppliers on the independent aftermarket have gradually built up a programme of reinforced steering parts. These alternatives are developed when it turns out that the lifetime of the original design does not meet expectations. At first glance, this sounds like good idea, but is it that simple - and what are our thoughts on this subject?
2018 was an exciting year for our industry as well as Triscan. New initiatives were launched, warehouses expanded and rebuilt, corporate structures changed, and of course we have added many new references in various product categories. In this article we will focus on the latter and sum up the most important new product groups and developments.
The media has continuously been reporting about 3D printing applications in various sectors for a long time. At Triscan we are following this trend closely. However, we're not just standing on the side line looking in - we do more than that. In this article, you'll get an insight into our thoughts and actions concerning this topic as well as the technologies behind the much-discussed 3D printing.
In an earlier article, we have already reported that we have developed parts for the Tesla Model S. The status today is that the 13 parts are ready for delivery in our warehouses. Get an overview of what parts are here and what parts for Tesla our program will be expanded with shortly.
AUTO-G Denmark, part of GROUPAUTO International, has used the TriSys platform to develop their own car repair shop management system - Gplan. Anticipation has been high, ever since the introduction - and in just 6 weeks, 25 systems are up and running. We have visited C.B. Auto, which was one of the first car repair shops to use Gplan, to hear about their experiences.
The struggle for market share of the automotive aftermarket intensifies. Price, quality and delivery speed are very important parameters, but the ability to offer smart digital solutions - including car repair shop management systems, is getting more and more important. In collaboration with several wholesalers and an international network of experienced professionals with practical experience in the development of car repair shop management systems, we have developed a platform, which has internally been giving the name - TriSys. With this initiative, we, together with wholesalers and their car repair shop customers, want to secure market shares for the free aftermarket, which in more areas is under increasing pressure.
You might know someone, maybe it’s even yourself, who has speculated about the cause of starting problems, lack of traction or increasing smoke in vehicles with a PSA 1.6 HDI engine? Then read on, to find some useful information.
More than 2,000 km from the western coast of Europe in the North Atlantic with Iceland and Greenland as the nearest neighbors lies Iceland. The country, which is best known for its spectacular landscape of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields and large glaciers, is also home to spare parts wholesaler AB Varahlutir, with its total of 5 branches, which we recently took a trip to Iceland to visit.
A new newsletter a new test device. Due to the very positive effect our Triscan Test Center has on our customer service and internal quality assurance service, we continue to invest in expanding it. Our newly built ABS tester is the latest addition. Here we describe how this works and why it is so valuable.
To ensure a high level of service and quality, we continuously expand our in-house test facilities. Our latest acquisition is an EGR valve tester. In the following paragraphs we will explain why in-house testing equipment has high priority for us and how the EGR valve-tester works.
Here at Triscan quality has priority. Therefore, producers are visited regularly and spot checking is carried out on products when they arrive at our central warehouse. Furthermore, we carry out extensive tests internally, both on our own and the products of our competitors. Two recent examples have once again proven why in-house testing is important and why it is so important to expand in this area.
Many workshops and wholesalers have gradually become acquainted with the frequently used EGR-valve that applies to diesel engines of the types 1.4, 1.6, 1.9 and 2.0 TDIs. Despite several attempts, VAG or other aftermarket actors have not succeeded in solving the problem. Based on our own technical studies, we in this article unveil why the EGR valve stops working too quickly.
It is not always certain that error codes give a true and fair view of which parts should be replaced to solve a problem. And all too often, this leads to questioning of the quality of the replaced part, which, logically, does not solve the real problem.
Connected cars and extended vehicle service are key concepts in the latest technological developments in the automotive industry. The technology that leads to increased digitalization is based on data collection in real time and it is no longer uncommon for a modern car to generate 5 GB of data per hour.
We are constantly expanding our program of oil drain plugs - and, as something new, we can now also offer the following oil drain plug and tool for VAG with TFSI and TSI engines.
To imagine avoiding all reclamations is probably wishful thinking. But would not it be nice if there was a way you could reduce the number significantly? At Triscan we know that it is possible! With our experience from our efforts to ensure proper timing belt replacement in the luggage, we are now ready to launch our new concept - Smartrep.info.
With 16 locations and more than 100 employees, Hirsch Autoteile GmbH is an important player on the German market. Hirsch and Triscan have been cooperating since 2012, and this cooperation has been intensified in the last two years. For Managing Director Mr. Joachim Hirsch, one thing is certain: the customer is the focus. The collaboration with Triscan works, among other things, due to the matching philosophies of the two companies. "We like that the cooperation takes place at eye level, is uncomplicated and is based on a partnership where a deal is a deal". To be able to provide the best service for all customers, you need reliable suppliers that can deliver a wide range of products and make the day-to-day business easier.
Michael Juul Hansen - currently CEO of FTZ Autodele og Værktøj A/S (part of the Hella Group in Lippstat, Germany) - replaces John Iversen as CEO of Triscan.
After a long and very successful time at FTZ, where he has been the CEO for the past 3 years, Michael Juul Hansen will face new challenges when he from May 1st, replaces John Iversen as CEO and becoming the co-owner of Triscan.
No one has said that it's easy to become the top of the class! And when the goal is finally reached, how do you maintain this position? To achieve the market’s best programme coverage and delivery capability within a product group and through this create value for wholesalers, garages and car owners, require both skilled employees, advanced IT systems and especially continuity. Would you like to know how we do at Triscan, then just read along.
Cleaning the cooling system when replacing the water pump has suddenly become a hot topic. The garages do of course wonder why this extra workflow suddenly is necessary when it never before has been a requirement? Some car owners will probably also be puzzled by the extra posting on the garage bill, and therefore the garages should be able to provide them with a well-based answer. The explanation is not quite simple, but let us start with the reason why it is necessary: the water pump.
Triscan has once again expanded its already comprehensive sensor programme, which now also includes more than 190 references of EGR valves in OE quality. The EGR valves will to in TriWeb from mid September and in TecDoc from October 1st.
A lot has happened within gearshift cables since Triscan in 2012 introduced them in the product range. At that time, we started out with the introduction of a little more than 100 cables - primarily for European cars - and since then the programme has grown to 162 references.
An exhaust pipe connector is not just a connector and few may know that the position of the connector in the exhaust system determines which of a total of three types should be used.
At Triscan we are focused on keeping the yellow jersey and the title as European champion in offering the widest steering part programme. The task is challenging and not as simple and straightforward as one might think - and it is not uncommon that we even initiate development and production of steering parts.
As one of the only suppliers in the market, Triscan now offers the original parabolic spring for Mercedes Sprinter 1995-2006 made from fiberglass strengthened composite.
One of the main advantages of using a composite spring rather than a conventional steel spring is to achieve a weight saving of not less than 19 kg.
In their efforts to create a well-functioning recycling system for old calipers, Budweg has prepared some updated return instructions, which in its simplicity describes the individual processes in a correct return.
The guide is intended to make the handling of the old calipers more transparent, flexible and efficient - for the benefit of all parties.
Over the past few years’ expansion within the brake system parts programme, Triscan has almost become a OneStop shop within this area. With a coverage of the car parc of up to 97%, the garages are able to get the necessary spare parts for even the more rare cars.
On certain types of water pumps, Volvo has chosen to make a different type of pulley than usual. This pulley has fewer teeth and protects the timing belt in the belt drive.
In Triscans attempt to make sourcing of complex product groups easy for wholesalers and distributors, Triscan has expanded its already extensive sensor program with water temperature sensors, camshaft position sensors, crankshaft position sensors and throttle bodies.
The clip is sold originally as an individual component (PSA OE 4341.14), but at a cost far exceeding the value of the cables - and therefore making a repair costly.
In an effort to maintain a high level of quality, Triscan continuously invests in various equipment, which is used in the internal quality control.
At Triscan, we care about social responsibility and support both national and international charities. With a humanitarian sponsorship Triscan has recently become a business partner with Red Cross. By this initiative Triscan supports Red Cross and their work to alleviate social distress and to make a compassionate difference, based on local needs and the individual's life situation. In collaboration with the employees, Triscan also recently participated in the national campaign "Smid tøjet" (drop your clothes and donate them to charity) arranged by Danish Red Cross.