Porto, August 2020
Announced at the last Automechanika trade fair in Frankfurt two years ago, the new MICHELIN range of dedicated transmission products manufactured by STEIGENTECH is available internationally and now also through AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS in Portugal. The catalogue includes a wide range of timing belts, multi V-belts, rollers and tensioners available as kits or individual components. These components are identical in quality to those supplied by the manufacturer and are compatible with many different vehicles.
“We are delighted to be able to offer MICHELIN Power Transmission parts to our customers”, said Felipe Reis, Assessor da Administração, Auto Silva Acessórios.
“Michelin is a company that always maintains a close relationship with its customers in order to bring to the market innovating and hi-quality products responding to the needs of his customers. It is also one of the most well-known brands in the world, especially among the general public. At AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS, we have always worked with premium brands, and our strategy is focused on the distribution of high-quality manufacturer/first-fit products. The combination of Michelin and STEIGENTECH is a guarantee of impeccable quality. So, we can now announce the arrival of a new premium player in the world of spare parts in Portugal, with which AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS is closely associated. From our point of view, it also recognises our essential status as an independent force in the Portuguese market”.
Christian Delhaye, Managing Director at Michelin Lifestyle: “MICHELIN belts are made from high-quality materials to offer the same components and performance as the original belts fitted by the car manufacturer. The tensioner rollers and tensioners are designed to correspond specifically to each vehicle model (type, year and engine) to provide essential functions adjustment and quality of original equipment. Our Portuguese customers can now benefit from the quality and performance of MICHELIN products, the expertise of STEIGENTECH, and the distribution network of AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS”.
“Choosing the right distributor to market these premium quality original-fit spares is an intensive process”, explains STEIGENTECH VP Thomas Vidal. “It must be a company with a reliable network and a solid reputation for quality, which is precisely why we chose AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS as one of our distributors for Portugal”.
This partnership is an important agreement for the spares market and excellent news for independent garages and drivers. Designed specifically to meet customer needs, this after-sales programme delivers the guaranteed performance, durability and safety of premium original-fit parts. Products that deliver MICHELIN brand values to the marketplace.
FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR PRESS OFFICER:
AUTO SILVA ACESSÓRIOS PRESS OFFICER:
Vasco Loff Duarte
Tel.: +351 226169983
STEIGENTECH PRESS OFFICER:
Tel.: +49 170 22 18 248
MICHELIN PRESS OFFICER:
Tel: + 33 6 08 01 16 35