ZF, the global aftermarket solutions brand, has launched ZF [pro]Tech start, a personalised technical support and information hub to futureproof independent garages.
In-line with its underlying principle of leading the aftermarket into the next generation of mobility, a one-off payment offers UK garages access to ZF [pro]Tech start.
Multiple membership benefits will help futureproof garage businesses, the company claims.
Via an online portal and technical helpline, membership includes: free access to ZF’s technical knowledge; all-makes, all systems OEM service campaign information and discounted ZF training courses, including those on high voltage electrical systems.
Matt Shakespeare, UK technical sales manager, ZF Aftermarket explained: “ZF [pro]Tech start connects UK garages to our industry-leading specialists, allowing them to benefit from our ZF knowledge and experience and arm their businesses with the skills and proficiencies required for the vehicles of today and tomorrow.”
Supporting the independent aftermarket amid advancing mobility
The ZF [pro]Tech concept was born of a genuine desire to support the independent aftermarket (IAM) in an age of advancing – and changing mobility.
ZF has said it knows importance of futureproofing business within the sector and is an advocate of development and growth through knowledge and training, therefore made a decision long ago that this initiative would be about people, not profit.
Shakespeare continued: “Membership gives garages a direct link into ZF’s technical world.
“Once garages are logged on to the ZF portal, using their own unique passwords and login details, they have access to a wealth of ZF technical know-how that will not only assist them with the service and repair of the vehicles they see on a daily basis, but will also offer the ability to futureproof their businesses.”
In addition to free access to ZF’s continuously updated technical information and fitting instructions – via the online portal, telephone helpline and online service desk – the one-off payment secures access to a host of all-makes VM (vehicle manufacturer) OE service information.
Training on working with hybrid and electric vehicles
“ZF firmly believes that to protect the integrity of the sector as a whole, and to ensure a safe working environment for those dealing with hybrid and electric vehicles, everyone working with these technologies should have easy and affordable access to it,” Shakespeare concluded.
The ZF [pro]Tech initiative in the UK is managed and implemented by the technical training and sales teams, based at Crick in Northamptonshire and spearheaded by Matt Shakespeare.
You can find out more about ZF [pro]Tech and what it offers independent garages by clicking here.