Aftermarket positive about Hutchison original quality 

December 15, 2023
Aftermarket positive about Hutchison original quality 
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With the average age of cars in Ireland continuing to rise, the need for timing belt replacements is also on the increase, as older cars clock up greater mileages. The vast majority of Independent garages have long since realised that when it comes to this piece of essential maintenance, you cannot cut corners on quality and because of this an increasing number have turned to the Hutchinson brand. 


As part of the Total Oil Group, Hutchinson is a global giant in rubber technology. Hutchinson power transmission products are used across many industries, including construction and aerospace and is a major original equipment supplier to; Citroen, Ford, Ferrari, Hyundai, Mercedes Commercial, Nissan, Peugeot, Opel, Renault, VAG and more. 

The brand has been steadily gaining favour in the Irish aftermarket since it came under the Somora distribution umbrella a few years ago. Since then Hutchinson has been making significant inroads in a notoriously difficult to penetrate market. 

For example, the Hutchinson range of timing belts kits has been a notable success with over 450 kits offering 95%+ market coverage. Each kit offers OE quality and performance, combined with the convenience of everything needed for effective replacement including; belts, tensioners, idlers, screws, plugs and installation instructions, Kits with water pumps are also available to offer a best practice solution. 

Many motor factors now stock Hutchison products because they are finding that once a customer uses Hutchison they do not want to go back to other brands. This means that feedback from the market is very positive. 

Car Parts Stillorgan say, “For the last three years, we've exclusively relied on Hutchinson Timing Belts, and our experience has been nothing short of exceptional. We have complete product confidence and the extensive range caters to both our customers' diverse needs and our specific requirements. Hutchinson Timing Belts have proven to be a reliable and indispensable choice for our business."

Long established factor, Mallow Brakes, has always been very conscious of the quality of the products it offers and has found Hutchinson a very good fit. John Paul from the company says, “We recently started selling Hutchison and have had a very positive reaction from local mechanics. We can sell the products with complete confidence, knowing they are OE spec.”

Muldoon Autoparts commented, "I worked for nearly a decade in a franchised dealership and was very familiar with Hutchinson belts having seen them in Genuine Timing Belt kits. We are thrilled to offer this OE brand to our customers."

Hutchinson products are available from motor factor and are distributed in Ireland by Somora Motor Parts. Details of the full range, with VRN look-up can be found at www.somora.ie

 
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