Melett to exhibit at AAPEX 2022

Visit us at AAPEX in Las Vegas on 1-3 November.

You will find the Melett team at booth A4074 ready to discuss how Melett precision engineered turbochargers and parts can help you and your customers.

With high quality components engineered in the UK and designed to match the OEM specification, we continue to highlight the opportunities of turbocharger repair, a route often more cost effective and one that promotes environmentally friendly remanufacturing. On display will be some of our most popular CHRA’s (core assemblies) and new turbocharger references for the EcoBoost Ford F150 2.7L and 3.5L trucks.

Thanks to our in-house product development programme, we have been able to increase the range and availability of products we offer to ensure customers have access to stock in the quickest time possible.

North America General Manger, Kenny Taylor and Business Development Manager, Jose Perez, will be joined at the booth by Group Sales Director, Darren Jonhson and Product Lead, Nick Hepworth who can both usually be found in our UK office. All four are looking forward to meeting customers and demonstrating their extensive expertise in the turbocharger market at the show.

Melett continues to charge forward as it celebrates 10-year anniversary

Melett North America Inc. is celebrating a key milestone, marking its 10-year anniversary by reflecting on the success of the last decade.

The business has experienced significant growth since it was first established in Memphis, Tennessee in 2012, with double-digit sales growth on a yearly basis.

Initially beginning its venture from a 7500 sq ft building, the team has since doubled its capacity in both the number of employees and the size of its facility, moving to a significantly larger premises in 2018 – as a direct result of year-on-year progression and the need to meet ongoing demand.

Our in-house product development programme has enabled the company to continually increase its range and availability of products to ensure customers have access to stock in the quickest time possible.

Entering the market with 1,800 parts numbers, we now have a product portfolio of more than 6,000 parts, available for next day delivery to our growing customer base of aftermarket specialists throughout North America and Canada.

In our 10th year, Melett continues to lead the way in the turbocharger aftermarket, thanks to the offering of high-quality components – which are designed and engineered in the UK to match the OEM specification – backed up by its world-class customer service.

Kenny Taylor, Melett North America General Manager, said: “It’s been a highly successful 10 years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed building strong relationships throughout the industry, whilst showcasing and delivering Melett’s high-quality, specialist offering to the North American and Canadian markets.

“Melett North America has firmly established itself as the trusted aftermarket brand for precision engineered turbochargers and parts over the past decade. It is renowned for producing OEM quality products that help turbo specialists produce the highest quality repairs.”

Our company offers an extensive range of assembled and VSR balanced CHRA (core assemblies), which eliminates the need for repairers to invest in expensive high-speed balancing equipment.

Each core assembly is quality checked and inspected against the original equipment specifications to ensure OEM performance is maintained during operation.

In addition to core assemblies, we also offer a variety of fast-moving repair kits and, for instances where a repair is not possible, a range of new turbo units.

We also offer a vast amount of useful information available to customers via its website www.melett.com, which provides extensive product information, technical guides & videos, turbo tips and industry news.

Over the last ten years, Melett North America has continued to highlight the opportunities of turbocharger repair, a route often more cost effective and one that promotes environmentally friendly remanufacturing.

Taylor added: “We’ve seen the market continue to develop in recent years, and this trend isn’t going to fade away any time soon. There is an enormous sales potential in turbo repairs, as the number of turbocharged passenger cars continues to grow rapidly, and we will continue to spread the message of repair over replacement.

“Melett has a reputation for being the leader in the supply of the highest quality turbochargers and parts, backed up by our high level of technical and customer support. Our customers know they can rely on us as a quality supplier.”

Nickel price volatility could damage turbocharger quality

Turbocharger specialist, Melett is warning the UK automotive industry to maintain quality as soaring raw material prices are seeing the cost of components rise.

The office for national statistics said that half of UK businesses reported a rise in the cost of materials, goods or services in March and with authorities, such as the DVSA, carrying out market surveillance on braking and emissions products in the past year, Melett is urging the sector to invest and continue down the path of high quality.

Nickel is the main element of the Inconel material used in the manufacture of turbocharger turbine wheels, as it can withstand the tough operating conditions and extreme temperatures of a modern turbocharger.

As shown in the below graph, during the month of March the cost of nickel increased by 100 percent overnight – from $24k / tonne to $48k / tonne – which caused the LME (London Metal Exchange) to halt trading of this commodity.

Following this historical record high, and although at the end of April the price had fallen back to $32k / tonne, this still represents an increase of 60 percent since the start of the year, where the price in January was $20k / tonne.

The biggest supplier of nickel is Russia and with the current conflict with Ukraine, coupled with the volatility in the raw materials market, as well as rising costs of labour, energy and transportation, prices of automotive components are increasing globally.

Andrew Frodsham, Melett Group Supply Chain Director, says: “Our investment over the years means we are able to operate a lean and effective supply chain, and in recent months we have increased and

enhanced our availability and manufacturing capabilities. With a dedicated team, we are best placed to work with customers as we navigate through the volatility within the market.”

Melett’s “What’s in Your Turbo?” initiative encourages the market to question part quality even more and look beyond price and appearance. The company says it is very risky to assume that parts are identical, even if they look the same.

It is important that the correct material grade is used in the manufacture of turbocharger parts. Premature turbocharger failure is a common problem associated with the use of lower quality repair parts, which can be as a result of using lower grade raw materials.

Melett understands the importance of using the correct materials and is committed to supporting the turbocharger repair market with the highest quality parts and service.

Melett announces new country manager in Spain

Turbocharger specialist, Melett, has announced Mario Morbelli as its new country manager for Spain, supporting its network of Authorised Service Centres (ASCs), as they work together to offer the market a quality turbocharger repair.

Melett’s ASC network provides independent garages with a ‘confidence in repair’ and guarantee that any enquiries are handled quickly and efficiently by repairers who have the technical expertise to provide a complete solution.

Melett is committed to offering its full support to its ASCs in Spain, as its network – a team of trusted experts who firmly believe in providing the highest quality products, technical support and customer service – is continuing to grow and now consists of 10 ASCs carefully located throughout the region.

These include Turbo Premium, TurboParts, Turbos Y Equipos Diesel, Turbotècnic Automoció, Casty-Romer, Turbo ALCALÁ, TurboGas 2, Turbos PCK, Turbos ITR Zaragoza and Turbos Córdoba S.L.

Morbelli, who joined the company seven years ago, initially working closely with ASCs based in Italy before venturing into various regions across Europe, brings a wealth of experience to the role, and is now looking forward to bringing his expertise to the Spanish market.

On his new role as country manager for Spain, Morbelli said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and one that I’m really excited to be a part of, as the market in Spain is continuing to grow at a rapid pace. We recognise that Spain is one of the most important industries for Melett, and our network of turbocharger repair specialists continue to be integral to our mission to provide the market with quality turbocharger repairs.

“Looking ahead, I’m thoroughly looking forward to engaging one-to-one and working more closely with them to offer support and share knowledge where possible.”

In his new role, Morbelli will also support with the implementation of the new Melett Inside quality tag concept, which is available exclusively through the ASC network.

The scheme has been designed to help workshops easily identify high-quality turbocharger repairs carried out by the ASCs, using genuine Melett spare parts.

Darren Johnson, Melett group sales director, said: “Mario is an important and experienced member of our team, and is also responsible for Portugal and Italy, including the Italian ASC network. I believe that having consistency across the networks, as well as accountability and understanding of the Southern European region, will add considerable benefit and value for all involved.”

To find your local Melett authorised service centre please visit www.melett.es/centros

 

Melett’s “Inside tag” highlights network strength at Motortec Madrid 2022

We enjoyed a successful Motortec Madrid 2022, bringing together our Spanish Authorised Service Centre (ASC) network and showcasing the new Melett Inside quality tag concept.

With more than 60,000 visitors in attendance, the crucial part that our ASCs plays in creating a quality turbocharger repair and communicating and engaging with independent garage customers was showcased at the event.

Support from our ASC network – a team of trusted experts who firmly believe in providing the highest quality products, technical support and customer service – was available on the Melett stand and included Turbo Premium, TurboParts, Turbos Y Equipos Diesel, Turbotècnic Automoció, Casty-Romer, Turbo ALCALÁ, TurboGas 2, Turbos PCK and Turbos ITR Zaragoza.

The event was also attended by two other members of the ASC network with their own stands: Turbos Córdoba S.L, at stand 3B23 and Manuel Gambín S.L., at stand 7A19.

A key highlight and talking point was the unveiling of our new “Melett Inside” quality tag concept, which is available exclusively through the ASC network.

The scheme has been designed to help workshops easily identify high-quality turbocharger repairs carried out by the ASCs, using genuine Melett spare parts.

Victoria MacMillan, our International Marketing Manager said: “We were very proud to showcase our ASC partners and the benefits the network brings to the region. Engagement and communication are key and from talking to visitors it is evident that our ASCs are trusted and well-respected turbocharger repair specialists in the industry.”

As the global market leader in precision engineered turbochargers and parts, Melett uses the latest machinery and technology, including casting tooling, welding machines and the latest Japanese CNC controlled equipment with onboard CMM to produce the highest quality turbocharger parts.

 

With a wealth of experience in component production, quality control, and a thorough understanding of the full manufacturing process – accredited to ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System – the Melett approach is based on trust, reliability and availability.