No Excuses – Supercar Driver


RPM Technik focus on how years of sustaining Porsches lends itself so effectively to promoting them, and why they provide a number of the most meticulously ready Porsches available on the market. Written by: RPM Technik

Speaking with the crew at RPM Technik, it’s intriguing to know how their enterprise
has developed from a single founding member of workers to the 23-strong crew they run at the moment. Contemplating they’ve all the time been one-marque specialists, this achievement is all of the extra spectacular. While the enterprise is roughly two-thirds technical and engineering targeted and one-third gross sales, a big proportion of recent shoppers to the enterprise find yourself coming via the gross sales division. With as much as 25 Porsches on the market at anyone level, the most important introducer of recent site visitors to RPM Technik’s web site is by way of the gross sales channel. Naturally, these digital enquiries finally result in bodily conferences the place shoppers come down to fulfill the crew.

As a rule, these new shoppers are handled to a behind-the-scenes have a look at what the enterprise does, which regularly results in real shock. “I really consider the variety of labor that our crew can undertake is class-leading. There are not any different specialists that may supply complete options for each facet of Porsche possession from each traditional to fashionable”, explains Greig Daly, RPM Technik Gross sales Director. Greig joined the director crew at RPM Technik alongside founding Director Ollie Preston and fellow Director Darren Anderson.

Greig’s introduction to the crew a decade in the past was key to the evolution of the gross sales aspect of the enterprise. “We began again in 2012, with a really targeted workshop crew and an rising gross sales division. With the workshop crew setting such exceptionally excessive requirements for getting ready gross sales vehicles, it was truly actually laborious initially. I discovered patrons didn’t know sufficient about who we have been or how we got here to be promoting Porsches. Finally although, with militant consistency for each consumer service and automobile high quality, our fame grew”.

RPM Technik now sells round 130 used Porsche fashions per yr, with a robust bias in the direction of the GT mannequin ranges. With the Hertfordshire-based outfit being a market chief in constructing and organising Manthey Racing Porsche fashions, being Europe’s main provider of Floor Transforms ceramic brake upgrades and having a prolific fame for upgrading GT3, GT4 and RS fashions, it’s a synergy that makes an entire lot of sense.

With house owners all the time keen on sampling completely different flavours of Porsche, having the ability to present their shoppers with an unbiased opinion on which automotive could also be the most suitable choice to go along with subsequent completely goes towards the grain of the old- customary gross sales methods of promoting what’s within the showroom. It’s a core precept that, while providing virtually zero short-term profit to the enterprise, provides new shoppers the idea that the gross sales crew’s actions converse louder than phrases. We gives you the very best recommendation and finally we’ll do enterprise collectively, whether or not that’s on this sale or on one in eight years’ time!

The RPM Technik gross sales crew was bolstered by the hiring of Alex Cooper three years in the past, which is an fascinating story in itself. Alex, a lifelong fan of something Porsche, had all the time dreamt of working with the model and approached Greig 4 years previous to becoming a member of the squad. Again then, Alex was one of many UK’s main gross sales guys within the Fiat world, studying his craft and proving very profitable, nonetheless his expertise in larger worth gross sales was virtually non-existent. Alex reminisced, “After I first met Greig, Darren and later Ollie, I knew right away I needed to work with them, and while I used to be desperately upset once I didn’t get the job the primary time round, their recommendation was actually helpful”.

The RPM Technik director crew may see the expertise Alex had however needed him to realize some extra expertise and have been impressed when, 4 years later, after a profitable stint working for Mercedes in Bathtub, Alex returned for a job interview. “Clearly he landed the job on benefit, however his dedication to following our recommendation was refreshing to see nowadays”, beams Darren Anderson, Industrial Director. “To have such energy in depth throughout the gross sales crew, simply as we have now within the workshop crew, is crucial, particularly as we appear to be getting busier month on month”.

RPM Technik’s well-established gross sales mannequin that gives a secure and safe ‘Sale or Return’ mechanism for shoppers to promote their Porsche is simply rising in popularity. When consigning your automotive with them, it not solely will get marketed and offered on the appropriate worth, however each the proprietor and purchaser can purchase or promote with a completely clear conscience that the automotive has been ready to RPM Technik’s exacting requirements, and could be pushed as Porsche supposed.

Greig recounts, “A number of years again, loads of the ultra-high-value vehicles have been purchased and tucked away
as pure investments which is truthful sufficient, however we have now seen a radical change in our shoppers shopping for vehicles to make use of them. It’s improbable to see, and means the core mantra of prepping the vehicles correctly that we instilled years in the past now actually involves the forefront. I could be snug that the Porsches we promote are so effectively ready that some shoppers have collected and brought them straight to the Nürburgring from the showroom for 3 days on monitor with full confidence. That place takes no prisoners, so we should make sure that our vehicles not solely look fairly on handover, however extra importantly, they’re mechanically prepared to bounce all day on monitor”.


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