Power-TEC celebrates 20 years
Power-TEC is celebrating 20 years of marketing the Miracle System in the UK this year.
Since its introduction into the UK in 1997, Power-TEC’s Miracle System has been at the forefront of vehicle repair. Power-TEC’s operations manager, Steve Bradbury explained, ‘In 1997 we faced an uphill battle as the industry was all about selling parts and replacing panels. It took a lot of convincing and demonstrations but 20 years later the Miracle System is going stronger than ever. After all, bodyshops are about selling hours not parts.
‘Now, with over 1,100 users, the Miracle System is by far the most popular panel repair system in the UK. We carry on with the same message as when we started all those years ago: repair over replace.’
VW Panels in Bedford was the first bodyshop to embrace Power-TEC’s vision for the future and soon added a second system the following year. Over the following two years bodyshop groups got onboard with Nationwide Crash Repair Centres rolling out a system for each of its bodyshops. Next Esure was the first insurer to adopt the system, closely followed a year later by Allianz, RSA, Admiral, Norwich Union and Direct Line. Today the Miracle Aluminium Repair System is the only panel repair system approved by Tesla Cars worldwide.
At the end of 2010 Power-TEC became part of Tool Connection Ltd.
Steve said, ‘I have been here with the Miracle System since the start, closely followed by Steve Hough (national accounts manager) who joined us at the end of 1997 and we have loved every minute of it. We are both as passionate about Power-TEC and the Miracle System as the day we first got involved and it seems fitting that we are both celebrating 20 years with Power-TEC at the same time as the Miracle System has its own UK birthday.’