HiQ Pontefract is expecting wheel alignment business to take flight like never before, after winning a business transforming 'HawkEye' piece of machinery worth £9,000.
Steve Raw, owner of the Stuart Road centre, has won the Hunter HawkEye 'Special' imaging aligner after entering a Pro-Align online competition as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
Steve only entered the competition to win the equipment after being alerted to the prize by HiQ's fast fit manager Stuart Carr. He eventually beat 250 other centres across the UK to win.
The new equipment is now expected to deliver a significant boost to HiQ, helping it to significantly grow its wheel alignment business, improve its profitability and help raise its profile and reputation locally.
"We're thrilled to have won this fantastic prize," Steve said.
"We already offered a wheel alignment service but were using equipment that was not as fast or as capable as the Hunter system.
"I've seen a similar system in HiQ's Leeds depot and was blown away by its speed and ease of use so I'm over the moon that we've won. I'm really looking forward to getting our hands on our very own imaging aligner as it will make things much easier and a lot quicker."
To help HiQ take full advantage of their new equipment, Pro-Align will also be providing full installation, training and service support.
"We are delighted for Steven and his team," comments Paul Beaurain, managing director Pro-Align.
"They already have a successful and thriving business, but venturing into imaging alignment will help to maximise their retail four wheel alignment servicing side, further enhancing their reputation locally, and help to secure even more business and customers for the future. We will follow their progress with a great deal of interest."
Raw Tyres has been part of the HiQ network since 2002, and offers a wider range of services including tyres, MOTs and servicing from its five workshop bays. It will now focus even more effort and attention on wheel alignment, which already includes substantial referral work from nearby franchise dealerships and other independent workshops.
"As part of our 20 year celebrations, we wanted to give something special back and offer one workshop the unique opportunity to transform their business through wheel alignment, as we did ourselves, all those years ago," continues Beaurain.
"We wish Steven and the team at Raw Tyres the very best for the future and we would also like to thank the scores of other workshops who took the time to enter our competition."
For anyone interested in learning more about how the Hunter alignment equipment can be of benefit their business or wish to arrange a demonstration of the equipment, can do so by visiting www.pro-align.co.uk or by calling 01327 323007.
For more information about HiQ Pontefract call 01977 795353 or click here.