Garrett by Honeywell Celebrates 3rd WW Aftermarket Distributors Conference In Vienna
On June 17th and 18th, the Garrett by Honeywell Turbo Aftermarket (AM) Business organized its worldwide Distributors conference. The event was hosted at the Hilton Waterfront Danube Hotel in Vienna. More than 150 attendees from over 90 different, worldwide Garrett by Honeywell Master Distributors, met to discuss the future of the Turbo AM business with Honeywell.
The motto for the conference was “Global Turbo Growth, The Honeywell Technology Advantage”, and was led by Olivier Rabiller, General Manager of TS AM Business. A number of presentations were given by Olivier and his team regarding Honeywell’s Turbo Aftermarket products, HTT IAM business updates, Honeywell User Experience Initiatives, and their predictions for the technical challenges facing turbochargers in the future. One recurring topic throughout the presentations was the future AM business opportunity created by the explosive turbo penetration growth across all fuel types.
Garrett by Honeywell distributors received a hands-on experience at the different turbo product displays, and witnessed firsthand what the Honeywell technology advantage was all about. Honeywell’s technology differentiation is key to ensuring a large share of demand in the future Aftermarket. HTT Turbos are becoming more technically sophisticated everyday making them difficult for competitors to copy or remanufacture thereby increasing the value premium for distributors.
One of the highlights of the 2 day event was the visit to the Engineering and R+D center in Brno, where HTT demonstrated the sophistication of its turbo test labs. The distributors were given a rundown of the demanding quality standards required in the development of all HTT turbos by HTT’s Motorsports department, and witnessed how Honeywell’s most innovative turbo technologies are tested at very extreme conditions. The culmination of the World Wide Distributors Conference was a Gala Dinner hosted at the Alte Börse historical Stock Exchange building in Vienna where the best performing customers received the Distributor of the Year Awards