ASE-Certified Specialists, Sophisticated New Product and Technical Support VehiclesTo Be Deployed Across North America
Southfield, Michigan, October 30, 2012.Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML) will unveil an extensive new in-market product, brand and technical support platform for vehicle service providers during this week's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The new platform features a team of ASE-certified specialists and sophisticated technical support vehicles that will be deployed throughout North America with the capability to reach thousands of service professionals each year.
The platform will be featured in Federal-Mogul's exhibit (No. 3217) on the main floor of the AAPEX Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
"Automotive service professionals face new diagnostic, repair and customer service challenges every day. We believe it's our responsibility as a leading manufacturer to offer a comprehensive two-way communication platform that provides valuable daily support of these professionals on a one-to-one basis," said Jay Burkhart, senior vice president, global markets, Vehicle Component Solutions, Federal-Mogul. "This platform will serve as hands-on, in-market interface with the thousands of professionals who specify and install our products on the job."
The interactive local market platform is the latest in a series of investments by Federal-Mogul in new programs and tools designed to help service dealers and other customers leverage the value of the company's industry leading technologies. Federal-Mogul also offers a real-time electronic information system, www.fme360.com, that enables service professionals to access the latest news regarding the company's products and programs as well as an extensive virtual library of technical resources and other business-critical tools. The fleet of vans complements the in-depth technical training programs and materials available via Federal-Mogul's award-winning Technical Education Center in St. Louis.
"These in-market support teams will take our technical, product and brand messages directly to the professionals who benefit most from them while at the same time gaining feedback on their most pressing needs," Burkhart said. "Technicians will be able to hold our products in their hands and see how and why they're the best choices for their customers' vehicles. This one-to-one connection has been missing for too long in the aftermarket, yet it's more important than ever given today's increasingly sophisticated vehicle systems and rising consumer expectations."
The Federal-Mogul in-market teams will be positioned in major markets across the U.S. and Canada, with the flexibility to deploy multiple vehicles to specific areas in conjunction with special training initiatives and regionally targeted programs. On-board technology will include multi-media instructional tools, product and system displays and an innovative, self-contained interactive product training module. The Federal-Mogul technical product specialists will be able to access and print the company's Web-based training materials, including product and repair bulletins, in response to customer requests and/or to supplement their on-site presentations.
For additional information on the new Federal-Mogul in-market technician support platform, please visit the company's AAPEX exhibit (No. 3217) or contact your Federal-Mogul sales representative. For the latest Federal-Mogul product application and technical information, please visit the www.Fme-Cat.com electronic catalog. The latest Federal-Mogul product and program news is available 24/7 at www.fme360.com.
Federal-Mogul Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes technologies to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle safety. The company serves the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, commercial, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; and industrial, agricultural and power-generation equipment. The company also develops and distributes to the aftermarket an extensive product portfolio with more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands, including ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®,Fel-Pro®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral® and Payen® engine products; MOOG® chassis parts; and Ferodo® and Wagner® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 45,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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