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AutoMester open evening for prospective new members

There was a large attendance at AutoMester’s Opening Evening in Athlone on Thursday evening last, where garages interested in joining the fast developing concept, heard first hand about the benefits of being part of the AutoMester network. Prospective new members of AutoMester travelling from as far afield as Mayo and Kerry to attend.


The prospective members also got to hear from existing members about other useful elements of the programme, such as information exchange between AutoMester garages on technical issues, tool lending between members and interest-free financing on diagnostic equipment from HELLA Gutmann Solutions

AutoMester provides a comprehensive range of support tools and information including full marketing/branding support, technical and business training, workshop management software as well as online parts ordering 24/7 via its website,

It also offers a very useful forum for members to exchange ideas and to work together to provide local customer access, to quality garage services anywhere in the country.

The Open Evening was preceded by a regular quarterly AutoMester conference, where existing members met to discuss the latest initiatives and get an update on marketing campaigns such as the AutoMester Rewards Club which is proving to be very successful with customers and the members.

After the conference the members stayed on to discuss the concept with prospective new garage recruits, along with all the key members of the AutoMester Team.

AutoMester Concept Manager Sandra Schade commented, “We were delighted with the open evening turnout and very pleased by the quality of the garages expressing an interest in joining the network. The feedback we got was that the garages thought the tools and the support services in the programme were excellent and were particularly impressed by the way that AutoMester is member driven and allows garages to maintain their independence while also being part of something bigger.”

For more information contact the AutoMester Team on 01 517 5805 or visit