“Elated and excited,” said Simon Powney from Markhams Garage in Kingsland, in response to being asked how he felt to be the first Schaeffler REPXPERT bonus point millionaire.
“We’ve been a REPXPERT user for a long time now, probably since the programme first started, and bought bits and pieces over the years with our points, but we have been saving up for some LASER Tools racing chairs for the ladies in the office. I am also keen on getting the lads in the workshop decked out in REPXPERT workwear, which I know is great quality, and maybe some tools as well.
“We’re absolutely delighted to congratulate Markhams as our first winner,” said Schaeffler’s Matt Selby. “Our Millionaire promotion clearly demonstrates how the REPXPERT app is being used more and more, and we’re continuously thinking of how to improve it. We’ve done a lot of work on the bonus shop and made sure that the stuff that members can order is not only useful, but also achievable for most members. And, with the OneCode system, it is now even easier, as you can just simply scan the Schaeffler label with a smart phone and within 30 seconds the bonus points are registered and in your account.
“On top of that you’ve got all the technical information that you need, such as product and service information, vehicle manufacturer installation instructions and specifications, labour times and much more. With everything just a click away it really is a fantastic tool for workshops.”
Simon agrees, “We find it particularly useful being able to access the information, especially with double clutches and stuff like that. I did a course with Schaeffler years ago, in fact I think we were one of the first to attend one, but we don’t get them in every day, and it’s easy to forget things and we don’t want to be the one that makes that mistake, so we’re better off finding the information and doing the job right first time and REPXPERT is where we get this valuable information.”
When it comes to Schaeffler products, Simon is equally enthusiastic, “I know that whether it’s LuK transmission parts, INA timing kits or FAG bearings, Schaeffler parts are the same as the original equipment parts, and we like to fit what’s on the car in the first place, which is why Schaeffler is our first choice. In addition, everything you need to do the job is in the box, and that’s what you want because if makes the job easier too.”
“Even at this early stage, the REPXPERT Millionaire promotion has already proved to be a great success, so much so that it is being rolled out by Schaeffler around the world,” Selby continues. “However, you’ve got to be in it to win it, so garages yet to register with REPXPERT and download the app need to do so quickly, because the next phase of the campaign, for INA engine and belt system products, begins on the 1st June!”