PAGID has given its seal of approval to the 1,000th garage in its Proud to Fit concept, which celebrates brake installers and mechanics across the United Kingdom.
Merityre Andover was the millennial member to join the scheme, and will now benefit from the branding, kudos and superior training that comes with the title and being part of Pagid Proud to Fit.
Once strict quality criteria are met, and the extensive Pagid and IMI Accredited training is complete – to ensure all mechanics within the workshop are fully-compliant when fitting OE-quality Pagid brake parts, in the recommended fashion – a Proud to Fit garage will graduate to become a Pagid Professional garage.
With both Proud to Fit and Pagid Professional, garages benefit from customer confidence, branding and continued training.
Sylvie Layec, sales director, IAM at TMD Friction, said: ‘Pagid Proud to Fit has proven to be a hugely successful concept, with the UK’s best garages gaining the badge of honour, and Merityre Andover is precisely the type of workshop we created the programme for.
‘With 24 locations under the brand, Andover may be the 1,000th garage to become a Proud to Fit, but 23 other Merityre locations have also joined the concept. The benefits to their customers are vast; with far higher-calibre brake installation taking place.”
Dene Arnold, director at Merityre, commented: ‘We’ve been using Pagid for a few years now, with 90 per cent of our brake work using Pagid parts. We’re focused on giving our customers a quality service with quality products, so Pagid has always been the obvious choice. After speaking to Pagid about our training needs, we decided to sign up to Proud to Fit.
‘One person from each of our 24 garages is taking part in the training, and the results have been superb; not just for our mechanics, but for our company-wide expertise and ability to expand into more brake work and increase vehicle servicing scope as a company.
‘We look forward to completing the training to earn the Pagid Professional status.’
Pagid will continue to collaborate with Merityre’s 24 locations, and the 976 other workshops nationwide in the Proud to Fit concept; to keep training and servicing as high quality as the OE parts themselves, and to help more garages graduate to Pagid Professional status.
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