Q&A RS Automotive Core
- May 23, 2019
You have a stand at ReMaTec 2019. What do you expect to get out of the show?
ReMaTec 2017 was the first time we exhibited. We decided to go with diesel injectors and pumps because they didn’t take up too much space. It’s the best show, the biggest one for core dealers. It’s just constant, people looking for parts, you network with a load of new people. We got a fair amount of new business.
When did you set up your company?
January 2015. We were working at Auto enterprises and had other ideas about how we wanted to do things so it was the best and logical next step. I knew steering and Sonny knew brake calipers - and we have since added EGR valves, diesel components and driveshafts.
You’re based in the UK: what is Brexit going to mean for the business?
I’d be lying if I said I had any inkling of how it’s going to affect us. But if we have to operate from abroad, it will happen. More than 50% of our business is exports to Europe. But we don’t want to rush into anything while Brexit is still looming. It’s firmly on my mind but I’m not really worried about it.
What does the rest of 2019 hold?
We don’t want to wear ourselves thin by doing too much at once but we’re expanding every year and we want to find more customers and more parts. You can’t keep doubling your turnover but it’s a case of being number one – at the moment we’re still a baby in the industry. It’s very competitive, but it’s still good fun.