Michelin Quality Centre Network Expands into Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man

Michelin-Quayside

Michelin’s accredited dealer network continues to grow, with new Michelin Quality Centres (MQC) – the new name for members of the Michelin Auto Professional programme – appointed in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Michelin Quality Centre Spreads its Wings Further

St Martins Tyre Company, in Guernsey, Trinity Tyres, in Jersey, and Quayside Tyre & Service Centre, in Douglas, are the latest dealers to join the Michelin network.

The new additions compliment MQC locations across the United Kingdom, including Jim’s Garage on the Shetland Isles, which is the most northerly Michelin accredited dealer and a long-standing member of the programme.

MQC dealers enjoy many benefits, including access to free on-site staff training, a full audit of their digital presence and participation in Michelin’s mystery shopper programme. The centres can also pass on the exclusive TyreAssist offer to their customers, protecting any new Michelin or BFGoodrich tyres purchased with free 24/7 roadside assistance.

Quayside Tyre & Service Centre has gone from strength-to-strength since opening in 2010, now stocking the largest range of car and van tyres on the Isle of Man. Located in South Quay Industrial Estate, in the island’s capital, Douglas, the business boasts a full vehicle service centre offering its customers a wide-ranging tyre fitting and repair service.

Glenn Harrison, Director at Quayside Tyre & Service Centre, says: “Being accredited by Michelin gives customers confidence in not only our business but the work ethic as well. People associate Michelin as a premium brand and that is how Quayside operates, professionally and taking pride in our work. Michelin produces quality products with good feedback and reviews from customers worldwide."

St Martins Tyre Company and Trinity Tyres are both part of The Jacksons Group – the Channel Islands' premier car dealership.

Paul Clark, Centre Manager at St Martins Tyre Company, says: “It’s great to be rewarded by Michelin for the work we have carried out. The link-up gives us wider access to Michelin’s full range of tyres, exactly what is required for the diverse customer base The Jacksons Group represents.”

Andy Aylward, Michelin’s Retail Programme Manager for the UK and Ireland, says: “The appointment of these new dealers reinforces Michelin’s strategy to grow our UK network as far and wide as we possibly can, by identifying the very best independent dealers."

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

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