We’ve done some fantastic jobs lately, but this has to be one of the most interesting.
The Aston Martin factory in Gaydon has recently been equipped with a Hofmann Megaplan ‘Speedline’ facility, which enables a semi-production line operation that includes stripping, re-fitting, pin-point accurate inflation and advanced balancing.
Our sister operation, Hofmann Industrial, are already leading suppliers to factories and OEM’s for fully automated systems, but very often these Speedline facilities are required for lower volume, back-up or overflow situations, and this falls more into our domain.
Over recent years we have found more and more high volume tyre shops and alloy wheel specialists moving towards Speedline, and we have installed numerous lines at the likes of Micheldever Tyres and Wheelbase amongst others.
The system speeds the whole process up dramatically, as well as making life easier and safer, as the line includes wheel lifiting equipment and an inflation system that includes an electronic pre-set for over inflation to seat the bead, and then final inflation value to exacting standards.
Working at the Aston Martin facility was one of the most enjoyable and interesting installtions we have ever done, and adds to our impressive portfolio of installtions in OEM facilities.