"There’s never been a better time to be in the independent garage sector"
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Recently appointed REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, Andy Savva, has been speaking about his new role and how he is very optimistic about the prospects of the independent garage sector. Andy also spoke about the pride he felt in joining the OE manufacturer’s family and what REPXPERT members can expect over the coming months.
With 20 years experience as a workshop owner, Andy has taken his career in a new direction, starting up a fresh business venture, helping technicians become more business aware under the banner of the Garage Inspector. His knowledge and experience also lead to an approach by Schaeffler, the company behind the REPXPERT programme.
Any comments, “I’ve known the REPXPERT team for a long time, having presented at Automechanika and Autoinform Live, and they’ve always made me feel welcome. Product is one thing, but the people around and behind it are vital. Glossiness is fine, but there needs to be substance, which is what we have here at Schaeffler.”
Part of Andy’s role will be fronting various media functions on behalf of REPXPERT, but, most importantly, he will be sharing his expertise in building a successful workshop business, offering REPXPERT users the opportunity to enrol on one of his popular courses.
Andy also spoke about his strong belief in OE parts. He said, “There used to be a perception that workshop owners couldn’t access OE parts, perhaps because they were too expensive or inaccessible, but that’s wrong. I have the backing of a global OE brand, and I want to reciprocate that support by illustrating the benefits of genuine OE.”
He added, “I believe too many good people in the workshop environment are being left behind because they don’t have the business experience needed to take their business to the next level. I am confident I can deliver the whole package to them in this role as a brand ambassador. There has never been better time to be working in the independent garage sector because the infrastructure and support network, from the likes of Schaeffler, is in place and there is “no excuse” for anyone working within a workshop environment not to tap into it.”
To learn more about The Garage Inspector and the workshop business courses available, visit www.thegarageinspector.com. REPXPERT members can sign-up to attend these courses redeeming their bonus points, by logging in to REPXPERT and heading to the ‘events’ page.