Melett article produced for Professional Motor Factor magazine:
Melett, leading supplier of precision engineered turbochargers and parts, is working with specialist turbo repairers to support motor factors so that they can take advantage of reman opportunities and maintain the highest set of quality standards.
There is a bright future for the turbocharger in a diverse vehicle parc, thanks largely to efficiencies it brings. Smaller capacity engines are more powerful than ever before and, thanks to turbochargers, more economical.
New vs Reman – quality perceptions and new channels
Many people get confused as to the difference between remanufactured & new aftermarket turbos and can often think that they are the same thing.
To remanufacture means to return the turbo to as close to new as possible. Components are inspected against original equipment specifications for correct dimensional tolerances and worn components are replaced. A remanufactured turbo should meet OEM standards for quality, performance and durability.
Through Melett’s extensive research, it is quite feasible for a reman turbocharger to be subject to greater scrutiny by independent garages than a ‘new’ unit, despite the new unit potentially being of lesser quality than the remanufactured equivalent.
A remanufactured turbo can tick all the boxes for OE quality specification, price, technical quality, and performance, while also having a reduced environmental impact.
Low cost and lower quality ‘new’ turbochargers are widely available and can have a detrimental, disruptive effect on the market.
Promoting higher standards of reman
Melett, through its “What’s in Your Turbo” campaign is reminding the market that when comparing a high-quality product with a lower cost alternative, it is risky to assume that they are equivalent parts, even if they look the same. It is important to consider more than just the visual appearance of a component.
While components look very similar to their higher quality counterparts, premature component failure is common as these poor-quality products cannot perform efficiently under the extreme operating conditions. It is important to recognise the point at which cutting margins turns into reducing quality as this can harm customer relationships.
Every component has a minimal price point and anything lower than that point can only be achieved by using lower grade raw materials in the manufacturing process.
The consequences of using lower quality components affects the entire supply chain and the reputations of businesses within it. To get it right first time, every time, quality is key.
As an aftermarket supplier, Melett is recognised as the reliable supply partner by small turbo repair workshops through to large volume and OE turbo remanufacturing facilities. Melett is also an approved supplier to several vehicle manufacturers for their own aftermarket turbo programs.
The level of precision required in the manufacturing of turbo parts is extremely high and consistency is therefore vital. Producing one component with 100% accuracy is a relatively simple process; to achieve the same level of accuracy when producing thousands of components is an extremely difficult task, and without the use of strict manufacturing processes this would not be possible.
The turbocharger market is at a pivotal point. It must fight this needless race to the bottom and promote remanufacturing, investment and engineering, leading to greater prosperity throughout the entire market.
Melett UK will close for the Jubilee bank holiday at 17:00 on Wednesday 01 June and reopen at 08:00 on Monday 06 June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Memorial Day 2022
Melett North America will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday May 30th and will reopen at 8.00 am on Tuesday May 31st.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Thursday 16th June and will reopen on Friday 17th June. Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
May Bank Holiday opening hours
Will close 5.00 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Tuesday 3rd May
Will close 4.30 pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.00 am Wednesday 4th May
PLEASE NOTE -THE ABILITY TO SUBMIT YOUR ORDERS THROUGH THE MELETT WEBSITE HAS BEEN RESTORED
We are delighted to advise full website functionality has now been restored, meaning you can view stock and pricing, add parts to your basket and submit your order via the website. In addition, all turbo/part number searches are fully working.
Until further notice please place your orders by 2.30 pm and we will endeavour to dispatch the same day dispatch.
We will keep you updated as we navigate through the remaining internal connectivity issues, we have dedicated teams working round the clock to resolve any remaining issues as quickly as possible.
We, at Melett, would like to stress our gratitude for your continued patience and support throughout this difficult time.
Please note you can now view your pricing on the Melett website.
We appreciate this is not a complete solution at this stage, however, please be assured our internal website and IT teams remain focused on reinstating the stock availability function.
We cannot stress enough that we are doing everything we can to reconnect our internal system, and we will restore full website functionality as soon as possible.
If you experience any problems whilst ordering online, please do not hesitate to contact:
W związku z awarią sieci telefonicznej prosimy o kontakt na telefon komórkowy: Damian 512 372 612; Kasia 511 372 612
Melett UK will be closed on Monday 29th August and will reopen at 8.00am on Tuesday 30th August.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Friday 26th August will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Melett Polska will be closed for a public holiday on Friday 11th November and will reopen on Monday 14th November.
Any orders that are not picked or dispatched before we close on Thursday 10th November will resume preparation when we reopen. If you would like any more information or guidance on the above, please contact our customer care team on +44 (0)1226 320939.
Queen Elizabeth II state funeral - Monday 19th September
Melett UK will be closed on Monday 19th September for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II . Melett will be joining people and businesses across the country in reflecting on Her Majesty's incredible contribution and enduring legacy.
Melett North America and Melett Polska will remain open as normal.
Easter opening hours
Melett UK - will close 17:00 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Melett Polska - will close 16:30 Thursday 14 April and reopen 08:00 Tuesday 19 April Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday 14 April from 17:30 to 19:30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 25 February from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Planned maintenance – Thursday 24 March 2022
We will be undertaking planned maintenance on our internal systems this evening between 17:00 and 20:00 GMT, which will affect some website functionality.
We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and the website will remain online. However, we will need to temporarily disable online ordering during this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
We are undertaking essential maintenance this weekend (February 19-20) and some of our website services may be unavailable at times. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Due to essential maintenance, the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 28 January from 18:00 to 20:00 (CET). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Festive opening hours
- Melett UK Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Tuesday 4th January
- Melett Polska Will close 4:30pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
- Melett North America Will close 5:00pm Thursday 23rd December and reopen 8:00am Monday 3rd January
Please note: Due to essential maintenance the Melett website will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 10 December from 5:00PM (CET) to 11:00PM (CET). Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please note; Unfortunately, we are experiencing processing delays for all orders which may result in delays in shipping. If possible, please confirm orders at your earliest opportunity to help minimise disruption to our normal high standards. Please accept our apologies and rest assured that we are working hard to resolve the issue.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett Poland will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 6th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 5th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 7th November.
Melett will be closed for a Public Holiday on Thursday 11th November. Any orders that are not picked or despatched on Wednesday 10th November will resume preparation when we return on Friday 12th November.
Melett will be closed from 5 pm on Wednesday 24th November until 8 am on Monday 29th November for the Thanksgiving holiday
Online ordering now available
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