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          1 ~ CIP Programme

          2 ~ Desk Top Studies

          3 ~ Fleet Operations

          4 ~ Independent Workshops, Quick Service Centres and Mobile Service

          5 ~ Just In Time (JIT) Parts Delivery

          6 ~ Software

          7 ~ Used Vehicles & Equipment



CIP Programme

This continues to be our most popular activity and so we are continuing with our guarantee for another year. This promises that the exercise will more than cover the costs within the first few months after our time with the client thus ensuring it is a ‘win-win’ process. In over 20 years of carrying out the Programme we would NEVER have had to refund our fee had we made such a guarantee! And it has worked all over the world for all sizes of workshop and production facility.

You would be surprised what the evaluation of your business by using a fresh pair of eyes can produce and, as a new service, we are offering a desk-top evaluation of key elements of your business based on a simple questionnaire.


Desk Top Studies

Recently we have had an unusually large number of requests for various types of desk-top research which we have been happy to undertake as they fit in nicely in-between our overseas visits. These have come from Africa, Europe, USA and the Middle East. Subjects included topics such as the sourcing of a variety of used vehicles, the preponderance of certain models in specific markets and the potential sourcing of tailor made software packages.


Fleet Operations

Over the past 20+ years the higher percentage of demands for the CIP Programme itself has been from franchised dealers. We have therefore decided that for 2016 we will be more pro-active in promoting ourselves to the fleet business as the Programme is equally beneficial to fleets. They may not be so interested in reducing costs and time in the workshop to satisfy customer demands, BUT the time a vehicle spends off the road (and therefore unable to fulfil its purpose) is of PRIME importance to them. Thus the key target of the Programme in reducing vehicle time in the workshop is of major benefit to fleets. Amongst other things, we are now promoting ourselves in the FLEET NEWS DIRECTORY – 2016.

This is most opportune since, at a recent meeting discussing fleet operations worldwide, it was agreed that the most important item on fleet agendas currently is ‘improving fleet utilisation’ in order to get the optimum usage from their assets. 


Independent Workshops, Quick Service Centres and Mobile Service

These service providers are increasing their influence in the automotive market place. It has come to our attention that many such service providers do not have the specialist support of the automotive manufacturers. We are therefore offering our services to eliminate wasted time and increase efficiency in such operations.


Just In Time (JIT) Parts Delivery

This is a growing sector of the market and, while it is a key factor in providing parts from source throughout the day, it substantially increases service turn round times in developed markets. In some areas it is used only as an overnight service and we would be pleased to help those wishing to benefit from faster JIT Service times.



We are currently spending some time assisting one of our associates with their development of a software package designed to assist smaller workshop operations which cannot afford the cost of the more involved business management software packages. This will be a competitively priced programme which will contain all the essentials for managing the business but without some of the more sophisticated aspects which are much less important to smaller operations. More on this subject when the programme is completed!

If you think this might be of interest to your company, please let us know as soon as possible ( so we can ensure we have included  any particularly important data you would find useful.


Used Vehicles & Equipment

A client of ours, with headquarters in Egypt, has recently opened a used vehicle sales operation in West Africa. He is looking for suitable sources of left hand drive used cars, vans, trucks and mobile saw-milling equipment. Age is not a concern so long as the product is reliable and competitively priced. If you have (or know of someone who has) such stock, please let us know ( and we will send you a detailed list of makes & models required. Thank you.


We would like to wish all our friends a Happy and Prosperous 2016 and hope that it will be an excellent year for us all


Happy New Year

Terry Indge  &  Ian Godfrey    ~    Directors



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