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Pirtek Comes of Age




  The fastest emergency hose replacement service there is
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Pirtek Comes
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                                                                              Contents
                                                                                           Online Presence Upgraded

                                                                                           Chairman saves power        4

of Age                                                                                     Pirtek Oldbury aids Sims    5
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Upgraded
                                                                                           Safeguarding Priday


There can be little doubt that 2009    Our continuing investment in                        Watch it come down          7
will be a tough year for the UK and    people and innovation, coupled
Irish economies. The credit crunch
shows no signs of abating and it
                                       with our reputation for a rapid and
                                       reliable response to emergency
                                                                                           Warrington on the move      8
seems that familiar high street        customer calls, will stand us in
names are closing their doors for      good stead and ensure that our                      New catalogue out soon      9
the final time on an almost daily      customers continue to receive the
basis.                                 levels of service they have come to
                                       expect.                                             20 years of success        10
But here at Pirtek, it is hard to be
gloomy. At the time of writing
this, we have just enjoyed a
                                       Following the sad demise of the
                                       likes of Woolworths and Waterford
                                                                                           In the frame               11
fabulous 20th anniversary              Wedgwood, it would be incredibly
celebration and, as a company, we      naive to suggest that there is any                  Jordan joins Vauxhall      12   There can be little doubt that even    So whether you need a hose or
are entering the New Year (our         such thing as a recession-proof                                                     the Luddites amongst us are now        assembly, are interested in
21st in the UK) with a considerable    company.                                                                            living in the Age of the Internet.     becoming a Pirtek franchisee
amount of enthusiasm and                                                                                                   For many business people and           or simply want to check the
bullishness.                           However, as Pirtek comes of age in    Published by Pirtek (UK) Limited              private individuals, the Internet is   date and venue of the next
                                       this its 21st year, our customers     35 Acton Park Estate,                         now their primary source of            round of the British Touring
As you will read later in this issue   can rest assured that we’re here      The Vale, Acton,                              information; and whilst UK high        Car Championship,
of In the Pipeline, we have just       for the long haul and that we will    London W3 7QE                                 street retailers were facing some      www.pirtek.co.uk is the place to
opened our latest Centres,             be working hard to ensure that        Tel 020 8749 8444 Fax 020 8749 8333           of the worst economic conditions       go. And better still, the site has
Cramlington and Immingham,             they make it through what             E-mail info@pirtek.co.uk                      for several decades, online sales in   been fully optimised to work
providing our customers with an        threatens to be a very difficult                                                    the run up to Christmas were up by     equally well on a variety of hand-
even greater level of national         year.                                                                               an estimated 60 percent.               held devices, so iPhone and
coverage; our new product                                                                                                                                         Blackberry users can take Pirtek
catalogue, which contains more                                                                                             Against this background, Pirtek        with them wherever they go.
than 25,000+ line items, is just a                                                                                         has just re-launched its website to    For readers in Ireland the
few weeks away from publication;       Best regards                                                                        provide customers with faster and      www.pirtek.ie site will be updated
and with the announcement that                                                                                             easier access to the information       shortly.
Andrew Jordan will be driving for                                                                                          they require. Designed for fast,
the works Vauxhall VXRacing team                                                                                           seamless navigation, the new site
in the 2009 BTCC season, we’re                                               The new edition of the                        features a more minimalist design
anticipating a huge amount of                            Kelvin Roberts      Pirtek Fluid Transfer                         and has the Centre Locator in a
positive TV exposure.                            Chairman, Pirtek Europe     Solutions catalogue,                          prominent position, allowing
                                                                             which contains                                customers to find and contact
Having worked through recessions                                             details of more than                          their local Pirtek representative
before, we are also aware that                                               25,000 line items,                            with just a few mouse clicks.
many of our customers will be                                                is out soon.
seeking to cut costs by                                                                                                    Also on the home page,
outsourcing vital repair and                                                 To pre-order your own personal copy,          customers can pre-order the new
maintenance activities across a                                              please go to:                                 Pirtek catalogue and catch up on
wide range of industry sectors.                                              http://www.pirtek.co.uk/pirtek-               the latest Pirtek news, including
                                                                             products/catalogue.aspx                       its sponsorship of the Rugby
                                                                                                                           League World Cup winning New
                                                                                                                           Zealand team.


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Pirtek Chairman Saves Power                                                                                                             Pirtek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             contaminants cannot escape the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             confines of the site. And even though
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this construction work is being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             conducted by a third-party contractor,

                                                                                                                                        Oldbury                                                                                              Pirtek has once again been involved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             “The construction works here have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             required the use of excavators and


                                                                                                                                        Aids                                                                                                 dumpers for several months and I have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             personally recommended that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             contractor – Thames Valley


                                                                                                                                        Scrap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Construction – uses Pirtek Oldbury to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             supply its replacement hydraulic hoses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             throughout the contract,” Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             continues.

                                                                                                                                        Yard                                                                                                 However, the biggest change at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             yard is the construction of a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) “super rig” by


                                                                                                                                        Expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Power Transmission Engineering Ltd,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the first of its kind in the UK.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Developed in response to the European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Union’s end of life vehicle directive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             which requires 85 percent of cars to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             recycled, the unit is designed to
                                                                                                             to licensee Daniel         The ongoing assistance and support from Pirtek’s Oldbury                                             facilitate the rapid removal of oils,
Pirtek UK chairman Kelvin Roberts in conjunction with the                                                                               Hose Centre is helping the smooth expansion of a Black
                                                                                                             Peters. At the same                                                                                                             lubricants and fluids together with gas
team at Pirtek Ashford have helped safeguard electrical                                                      time, Peters was trying    Country scrap processing facility. Owned and operated by                                             from the air conditioning system and
power generation at the famous Dungeness B nuclear                                                           to locate a stock of the   Sims Group UK Ltd, the world’s largest scrap recycling                                               vehicle tyres. “It really is a remarkable
power station in Kent.                                                                                       Pir-flex hose and          concern, the facility is currently installing a new car                                              piece of kit,” Jim asserts. “When it is
According to popular perception, a     potentially critical problem. “We                                     sufficient ferrules to     de-pollution plant and once again, Pirtek Oldbury is lending                                         operational, we will be able to fully de-
company chairman’s life is usually a   know just how critical these call                                     make the replacement.      a helping hand.                                                                                      pollute a car in less than 25 minutes, a
heady mix of golf course-based         outs can be so we were ready to                                       Unable to contact the                                                                                                           job that would previously have taken
meetings, free lunches and a           respond,” says Pirtek Ashford                                         Pirtek area manager –      Sims Group has put its faith in the      two materials handlers from Atlas and                       50 minutes.”
stylish car in an allocated parking    licensee Daniel Peters.                 Pirtek           this was Sunday morning after all –     hydraulic hose replacement service       Fuchs Terex. These are the heart of                         Perhaps not surprisingly, Pirtek has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sims Group
space by the front door of the         Unbeknown to Peters, the three          Ashford          Peters then called Pirtek UK            offered by Pirtek Oldbury as the         the operation and a breakdown can                           once again been involved, supplying the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the world’s
company headquarters. It doesn’t       hoses were to fail again overnight,     licensee         chairman Kelvin Roberts who was         world’s largest scrap processing and     bring operations to a standstill,” says                     necessary hoses for the installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             largest scrap
generally involve emergency phone      triggering an emergency call to         Daniel Peters.   then charged with liberating the        recycling company expands operations     site manager Jim Ross. “Very early on                       and already allocating emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             processing
calls and 100 kilometre taxi           Mobile Sales and Service                                 required parts from the company’s       at its recently acquired facility at     after our takeover, we called in Pirtek                     hoses and assemblies at its Oldbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and recycling
journeys to come to the rescue of a    Technician Steve Vallance, a                             Acton headquarters. Knowing that        James Scott Road in Halesowen.           Oldbury and their Mobile Sales and                          facility. The company is also supplying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             company
customer. However, that was            regular visitor to Dungeness B.                          the stock was being assembled,                                                   Service Technician Richard set about                        spill kits to deal with spills of oils and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             expands
precisely what happened to Pirtek      “I talked the problem through with                       Daniel Peters then organised a taxi     Broad Equipment Fleet                    logging each machine and its hydraulic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             operations at   battery acids that might occur within
chairman Kelvin Roberts recently       them on the phone and quickly                            to collect and deliver the parts        The facility, which has operated as a    needs to ensure that their stock was a                      the new ELV super rig. “Pirtek Oldbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             its recently
when British Energy, owner and         identified that the required hoses                       direct to Pirtek Ashford where the      scrap yard for more than 25 years,       match for our likely requirements.                          has played a key part in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             acquired
operator of the Dungeness B            were a 50 mm diameter Pir-flex -                         company’s large crimping machine        covers an area of more than 0.8 of a     Richard also carries out regular hose                       development of this facility and we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             facility at
nuclear power station, called upon     32 hose,” Vallance says. “Even                           could make the final assemblies.        hectare and draws scrap from an 80       inspections on all our machines to pre-                     view Richard almost as a part of OUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James Scott
Pirtek to avert a £1.5 million         though we hold more than                                 “Using the taxi to save time and an     kilometre radius, regularly processes    empt potential failures that might lead                     team,” Jim Ross concludes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Road in
unplanned shutdown.                    £100,000 worth of stock, I knew                          additional 100 kilometre journey        up to 5,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-   to unplanned equipment downtime”                            “This is one of the busiest weighbridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Halesowen,
                                       we had a limited supply of this                          from Ashford, allowed staff to get      ferrous metals each month. However,                                                                  in the Sims Group network and we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the help
Shutdown Cost                          highly specialised hose, especially                      to Ashford at the same time as the      Sims Group has bigger plans for the      Expansion Plans                             of Pirtek       simply can’t afford to have any of our
Pirtek Ashford, preferred supplier     in such long lengths. I also knew                        new hoses. We collected the             facility it purchased just over 12       In addition to upgrading its parts and                      main machines out of action.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oldbury.
to the power station for the past      that British Energy faced a £1.5                         hoses from Acton at 14.45, by           months ago, and immediately set about    spares logistics, Sims has set some                         Thankfully, Pirtek Oldbury has helped
five years, was put on alert on        million shutdown cost if we                              16.15 they were at Ashford and by       stamping its professionalism on the      ambitious expansion plans for the yard                      reduce our downtime and maximise
Saturday 18 October when three         couldn’t help them.”                                     17.30 we had solved the problem         operation, with Pirtek’s assistance      and aims to increase scrap output from                      each machines availability.”
coolant hoses serving the station’s                                                             at Dungeness,” Daniel Peters            playing a pivotal role.                  the current 5,000 tonnes per month to
water intakes failed. Pirtek was       Taxi Journey                                             concludes. “This shows we have a        “We operate a large fleet of highly      more than 7,000 tonnes. To facilitate
subsequently stood down when           Steve Vallance, already on standby                       brilliant and outstanding team here     specialised equipment including a pair   this, the yard is being partially rebuilt
British Energy called in the plant’s   to attend the emergency call out                         and that the Pirtek network really      of Caterpillar 320 scrap handling        with a new concrete slab being laid to
original manufacturers to solve the    personally, called in the parts order                    works.”                                 excavators, two RB crawler cranes, and   ensure that oils, lubricants and other


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Pirtek Safeguards Priday Production                                                                                                                                                                                   Watch it
The ongoing support
provided by Pirtek’s
Gloucester Hose Centre is
                                        the hose and have the machine
                                        working within the hour.”
                                                                                                 This view is echoed by Richard
                                                                                                 Priday. “Our working windows can
                                                                                                 be incredibly tight. Last year we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come Down!
helping safeguard
                                        Rapid Response                                           had all the harvesting done by the
                                        With more than 100 agricultural                          end of August. Due to the weather
production for local                    customers including many that use                        this year, it was the end of
agricultural contractor,                the company’s trade counter                              September. We have to take
FA Priday and Sons Ltd.                 service, Pirtek Gloucester’s                             advantage of every fine day and
                                        licensee Charlie Oakhill recognises     One of           there is little point arriving on site
Gloucester-based agricultural           the specific needs of the               Richard          and then having to wait 24 hours to
contractor FA Priday and Sons Ltd       agricultural sector.                    Priday’s         replace a burst hose,” Richard                                                                                       Director
is safeguarding its productivity        “Thanks to the notoriously              excellent John   Priday concludes. “We have been                                                                                      Steve Bishop
and profitability by using Pirtek       unpredictable British weather, our      Deere            offered equipment to repair our                                                                                      overseeing
Gloucester to handle all its on-site    agricultural customers have to          tractors         own hoses but I can’t imagine how                                                                                    the final
emergency hydraulic hose                make maximum use of every hour          receiving        many components we would have                                                                                        stages of the
replacements. The company,              of available daylight,” Oakhill         instant          to carry, Pirtek give us excellent,                                                                                  demolition of
which runs a broad range of             asserts. “In particular, agricultural   support from     fast and reliable service so we’ll                                                                                   the old
equipment for both internal and         contractors simply cannot afford        Pirtek           leave our hose replacements to the                                                                                   University of
contracting applications, has been      unplanned equipment downtime.”          Gloucester       experts.”                                                                                                            East London
a Pirtek Gloucester customer for
more than 6 years.                                                                                                                        With a proud history stretching back some 80 years,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pirtek are the
                                                                                                                                          Syd Bishop and Sons is one of the UK’s premier demolition
Unusual Fittings                                                                                                                          contractors and is a regular user of Pirtek’s services.                                       experts in their
Founded by Fred Priday in 1966,
Priday currently employs 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        field and we would
                                                                                                                                          Like many UK demolition              director Steve Bishop. “Virtually
people and operates a full range of                                                                                                       contractors, Syd Bishop and Sons     every aspect of our work today is                        rather entrust such
agricultural and hire equipment
including Claas Combines, JCB
                                                                                                                                          is a family-owned concern that is    dependent upon equipment from                            hose replacements
                                                                                                                                          today run by descendants of the      the excavators and attachments
wheeled loaders and telehandlers,                                                                                                         original founder who gave his name   that demolish the buildings to the                       to a recognised
and Takeuchi mini excavators.
The company offers a year-round
                                                                                                                                          to the company. Recognised as        crushers and screens that process                        expert
                                                                                                                                          one of the UK’s foremost             and segregate the rubble. And in
contracting service, commencing                                                                                                           demolition contractors, Syd Bishop   turn, those machines are
in February with ploughing and                                                                                                            and Sons operates a large, modern    dependent upon hydraulic power.”                       Pirtek Erith, the Hose Centre
cultivating to drilling and silaging,                                                                                                     equipment fleet that ranges from                                                            located closest to its construction
running through to combining and                                                                                                          high reach excavators and mobile     Syd Bishop and Sons is a                               and demolition waste recycling
baling in the summer months to                                                                                                            crushers to wheel and skid steer     longstanding Pirtek customer,                          facility, his team regularly calls
groundworks, drainage and hedge                                                                                                           loaders, each bearing the familiar   entrusting all emergency on site                       upon support from the Thurrock
cutting in the winter.                                                                                                                    “watch it come down” slogan.         hose replacements to a local Pirtek                    and Docklands Centres and some
With such a wide range of                                                                                                                 These are backed by an extensive     Centre. “When a hose fails on a                        even further afield. “Our work is
equipment, Priday needs speedy                                                                                                            equipment fleet at a facility near   high reach machine, it can bring an                    normally in and around the Kent
access to a wide range of spare                                                                                                           Dartford where the company           entire contract to a standstill. And                   and London areas but, as a national
parts at very short notice.                                                                                                               operates a combined quarry and       with late completion penalties now                     company, we can find ourselves
“We have some excellent John                                                                                                              construction and demolition waste    commonplace, we simply cannot                          working just about anywhere,”
Deere tractors but they have one                                                                                                          recycling centre.                    afford to wait for a repair to be                      Bishop reports. “It is reassuring to
annoying component; flush-fitting                                                                                                                                              made,” Bishop continues. “Pirtek                       know that, wherever we go in the
flat faced hose ends If one of                                                                                                            “The days when demolition meant      are the experts in their field and                     country, the same reliable Pirtek
these fails, we could be facing a                                                                                                         men with jack-hammers has long       we would rather entrust such hose                      service is just a phone call away.”
24-hour delay because they are                                                                                                            since passed. The modern             replacements to a recognised
such weird fixings,” explains                                                                                                             demolition industry has pioneered    expert.”
Richard Priday, son of founder                                                                                                            the use of highly specialised
Fred. “But I’ll guarantee if we call                                                                                                      equipment to help isolate workers    Bishop reports that although his
Pirtek Gloucester, they will replace                                                                                                      from potential danger,” explains     company has an account with


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Pirtek Warrington New Centre                                                                                                         New Catalogue
on the Move       Extends                                                                                                            Out Soon
                  Derbyshire
                                                                                                                                     If you think Pirtek only supplies high-pressure hydraulic hoses, think
                                                                                                                                     again. Containing 25,000+ items, the latest edition of the Pirtek Fluid
                                                                                                                                     Transfer Solution catalogue showcases the extensive range of products
                                                                                                                                     and services that are available from Pirtek across the UK and Ireland.

                  Coverage                                                                                                           The new Pirtek Catalogue is :-
                                                                                                                                     • Bigger and better
                                                                                                                                     • Has over 800 pages across nine sections
                                                                                                                                     • Includes new images to aid product identification, together with a new,
                                                                                                                                       easy-to-use and comprehensive part number index
                                                                                                                                     The new catalogue is coming soon and has a recommended retail price of
                                                                                                                                     £5.00/€5.00.
                                                                                                                                     To pre-order your FREE, personal copy, please visit
                                                                                                                                     www.pirtek.co.uk/pirtek-products/catalogue.aspx




                                                                                                                                     Rapid Response
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                counter service in their former
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                depot to ensure a continuity of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                service for customers in that area.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Located on the Bassington Industrial
                                                                                                                                     It isn’t just its response to customer                                                     Estate, the new Pirtek Cramlington
                                                                                                                                     service calls to which Pirtek reacts                                                       Centre will be run by Graham Murray
                                                                                                                                     quickly, a fact that is illustrated by                                                     (right) who has over seven years
                                                                               John Saunders                                         the opening of a new dedicated Hose                                                        service with Pirtek. Graham will be
                                                                                                                                     Centre at Cramlington to the North of                                                      ably assisted by Steve Turnbull, a
                                                                             Pirtek customers in the Derbyshire area will now        Newcastle-upon-Tyne.                                                                       former Hiflex Cramlington employee,
Andy Jones                                                                   benefit from even faster response times, following      “We had been looking to open a                                                             who also has extensive hydraulic
                                                                             the opening of a new satellite Centre in                second depot to provide customers                                                          hose experience.
 It’s been a busy few months for        allowing him to provide local
                                                                             Chesterfield. Located on the Sheepbridge                with a faster service in and around                                                        “Together with the support of Pirtek
 Craig Harrison, licensee of Pirtek’s   customers with a reliable, blanket
                                                                             Industrial Estate, the new Centre is owned by Pirtek    the Cramlington area,” says Pirtek                                                         Tyne and Wear our aim is to provide a
 Hose Centres at Stoke, Wigan and       of coverage from junctions 14 to
                                                                             licensee Phil Brown and will provide support for        Tyne and Wear general manager                                                              first class service, and a competitive
 Warrington. Craig picked up the        28 of the M6.
                                                                             Phil’s other Centre in Sheffield.                       Kevin Monaghan. “When we heard                                                             one at that,” concludes Kevin
 silver award in the British            “The new Centre has already
                                                                             According to Centre manager John Saunders, the          that our former competitor Hiflex                                                          Monaghan. “Pirtek Tyne and Wear
 Franchise Association’s Franchisee     proved very popular with
                                                                             opening of the new satellite Centre followed a huge     had gone going into administration,                                                        will continue to deliver the necessary
 of the Year award, a feat that he      customers because it is in a much
                                                                             amount of hard work from the existing Pirtek            we immediately seized the                                                                  on-site support from our fleet of ten
 topped by winning gold in Pirtek’s     better location’” says Pirtek
                                                                             Sheffield team. “We took over the unit in May but       opportunity to open a trade                                                                mobile service vehicles.”
 own Franchisee of the Year             Warrington sales manager Andy
                                                                             it was an empty undecorated breezeblock unit.
 contest. At the same time, Craig       Jones. “We have been extremely
 was overseeing the relocation of       busy with our regular customers
                                                                             It has been totally decorated and kitted out by the                                                                                                STOP PRESS
                                                                                                                                          Call Pirtek in Europe
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                                                                             staff from Sheffield.”                                                                                                                             Customers in Humberside can look
 his Warrington Centre to Birch         but we have also been fortunate to
                                                                             That hard work has paid off and the new Centre                                                                                                     forward to a new Pirtek Centre at
 Court in Grosvenor Grange.             be on the doorstep of a lot of
                                                                             officially opened on 1 October. “The Chesterfield
                                                                                                                                    NL



 Providing excellent access to the      potential customers who have also                                                                                                                                                       Immingham. Located across the River
                                                                             depot has been on the cards for a long time and is                                                                                                 Humber from Hull, Pirtek Immingham will
 nearby M6 motorway for faster          decided to move to the new                                                                        If you are working in Belgium ,Germany or Holland and need a hose just call Pirtek.
                                                                             intended to cover the J29-30 section of the M1 and                                                                                                 service local industries including the
 customer response times, the new       Grosvenor Grange site.”                                                                           The same rapid response on site service is available in these countries and we are
                                                                             provide additional coverage of the Peak District,”
                                                                                                                                    D




 Centre is newly equipped and is        Pirtek Warrington already service                                                                 introducing national phone numbers to make it easier for you to contact us.           docks, refineries and power stations as
                                                                             John concludes. “This was definitely a good move,                                                                                                  well as the port and food production
 currently supported by two mobile      customers at Manchester airport,                                                                  Our national numbers are
                                                                             even in the current economic climate. Chesterfield                                                                                                 centre of Grimsby.
                                                                                                                                    IRE




 service vehicles covering the          the Environment Agency, who
                                                                             has already added quarry and plant customers in              • Belgium 078 051 888       • Germany 0800 99 88 900                                  Further details in the next issue
 Warrington, Northwich and              maintain the region’s flood
                                                                             the Peak District and Stagecoach in Chesterfield,
 Altrincham area. The new Centre        defences, rail contractor Hydrex,                                                                 • Holland 088 111 8888 (From mid March 2009)                                          of In the Pipeline.
                                                                             so there is plenty of untapped new business
                                                                                                                                    UK




 also connects well with Craig’s        coach business WA Shearings and                                                                   • Ireland 1800 74 78 35     • UK       0800 38 24 38
                                                                             potential here.”
 other two Centres, effectively         transport company Eddie Stobart.


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                                                                                                                                        ‘In the Frame’




Happy                                                                                                                                                       1st
Birthday
                                                          Readers of the last edition of In      service vehicle
                                                          the Pipeline will recall that we       against a huge
                                                          launched our In the Frame              variety of
                                                          photographic competition to            interesting and
Pirtek and guests celebrated its 20th anniversary in      capture the best shot of a Pirtek      unusual
style with a glittering party at the Park Lane Hotel in   vehicle or employee. Well we were      backdrops, most
the heart of London's West End. Photos from top           literally inundated with entries       notably the iconic
right: The British Franchise Association's Brian          from across the length and breadth     Falkirk Wheel, the
Smart (above) shares a joke with Pirtek's Kelvin          of the UK and Ireland but there was    world’s first and only
Roberts; the Park Lane Hotel provided a glittering        one entrant who, according to the      rotating boat lift.
backdrop for the festivities; the Pirtek team danced      judges, was the budding David
the night away to an ABBA tribute band; and the           Bailey we were looking for.            David, shown here
BFA's Brian Smart toasts Pirtek's ongoing success.                                               receiving his prize from
                                                          David Nisbet, mobile sales and         Pirtek’s sales
                                                          service technician working out of      development manager Garry
                                                          Pirtek Falkirk, grasped the            Campbell, won a Nikon D90 digital
                                                          opportunity to show a flair for both   SLR camera kit valued at £1,000.
                                                          quality and quantity, delivering a     Congratulations David and happy
                                                          series of photos of his own mobile     snapping!



                                                                                                 COMPETITION
                                                                                                 In addition to having just enjoyed its 20th anniversary celebrations, Pirtek has two more
                                                                                                 major reasons to rejoice. First, the Pirtek-sponsored New Zealand team romped to an
                                                                                                 against-the-odds victory to lift the Rugby League World Cup trophy. And then, the company
                                                                                                 heralded in 2009 with the launch of its brand-new website (see page 3).
                                                                                                 To celebrate these milestones, Pirtek is offering In the Pipeline readers the opportunity to
                                                                                                 win a New Zealand rugby team shirt bearing the familiar Pirtek logo, signed by one of the
                                                                                                 World Cup winning players. There is a second prize of a Team Eurotech racing shirt and a
                                                                                                 third prize of a Team Eurotech polo shirt. For your chance to win, answer this simple
                                                                                                 question: According to the Service Centre Locator on the Pirtek website, what is the
                                                                                                 UK’s Northernmost Pirtek Centre? To enter please email to info@pirtek.co.uk.
                                                                                                 Winners will be drawn from the correct entries received. Closing date
                                                                                                 is 18.3.09. For further information go to pirtek.co.uk.



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Jordan joins works
Vauxhall squad
Pirtek's Andrew Jordan (above left) will race alongside Matt       Andrew Jordan of JordanSport (left) puts pen to paper with General
Neal (centre) and reigning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi (right)    Motors' Keith Michaels (centre) and Pirtek's Alistair Wiggins.
in the works VXRacing team in the 2009 HiQ MSA British             we have arranged for Pirtek to become the primary
Touring Car Championship. Following a very successful test         commercial backer of Andrew's car in the VXRacing team,"
with VXRacing in Spain during November, Andrew has been            Mike adds. "This is a fantastic opportunity for Pirtek and I
invited to race the third works car in 2009, which represents an   trust that the entire network will be excited and really get
amazing opportunity for the 19-year old racer.                     behind the project. This will ensure massively enhanced brand
"Following on from our presentations to everyone at Pirtek and     awareness for Pirtek."
the very positive responses, Andrew did the test in Spain with     All of the team's other partners will remain on board for 2009,
the factory team and impressed everyone, both in and out of        but Pirtek will be taking over the prime sponsor areas on
the car," says proud father Mike Jordan. "That led to the          Andrew's car. "I'm absolutely thrilled with this chance," Andrew
opportunity to be the third full works driver for 2009.”           says. "It was great to work with the VXRacing team in Spain
"Our initial plan was to run as an independent Vauxhall entry.     and it was a fantastic to see the level of engineering expertise
But after this opportunity arose I'm delighted to report that      and back-up that comes with the best team in the BTCC."

Racing enthusiasts and BTCC fans can see Andrew Jordan and his      • Rounds 13-15 - 13 to 14 June – Croft
new works VXRacing car at the following venues during 2009:         • Rounds 16-18 - 01 to 02 August – Snetterton
• Rounds 1-3 - 4 to 5 April - Brands Hatch                          • Rounds 19-21 - 15 to 16 August – Knockhill
• Rounds 4-6 - 25 to 26 April – Thruxton                            • Rounds 22-24 - 29 to 30 August – Silverstone
• Rounds 7-9 - 16 to 17 May - Donington Park                        • Rounds 25-27 - 19 to 20 September – Rockingham
• Rounds 10-12 - 30 to 31 May - Oulton Park                         • Rounds 28-30 - 03 to 04 October - Brands Hatch




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