Four new Commercial Partners and two new Members have joined in the last three months
Cutting edge technology meets history and heritage
Four new Commercial Partners and two new Members have joined TIGOSE (The International Guild of Specialist Engineers), the only association which exclusively supports and promotes classic motorised vehicle specialists, restorers, parts manufacturers and service providers both in the UK and abroad.
With new Commercial Partners Enviro-Strip (UK) Ltd, Performance Projects, System Store Solutions and Classic Management, TIGOSE has almost doubled the number of field leaders which, whilst not restoring vehicles directly, offer services and products to support the activities of top classic car specialists and parts manufacturers. Majestic Motors and Motor Sport Transmissions join the association as Members.
Enviro-Strip (UK) Ltd is a company which specialises in environmentally-sensitive paint decontamination, stillage manufacturer, repair and refurbishment. It works with the vast majority of the UK’s car manufacturers, as well as SMEs and private car owners. Operations Director Vaughan Bridgewater said “we are thrilled to be joining TIGOSE at such an exciting time in the history of our company, as our services are an integral part of any major restoration project.”
System Store Solutions, which designs, manufactures and installs ergonomic storage environments for workshops, is “the perfect match for TIGOSE Members’ specific care and maintenance of their tools and equipment,” says Managing Director David Price. “Specialists who aim for the best results also need the best environment in which to work.”
Performance Projects creates engineering design solutions for motorsport and niche vehicle programmes. “We undertake design work for all types of historic vehicles, with cutting edge technology like 3D printing and 3D 5-axis CNC machining,” says Technical Director Terence Goad. “It’s the sort of speciality which underpins restorers’ work, and rarely an in-house facility.”
Classic Management, owned by Simon Lines, provides classic car owners with a bespoke service to absorb hassle and minimise distraction, by liaising with specialists and restorers directly about specific projects. “We become the main point of reference, putting our experience and knowledge to the owner’s disposal. Joining TIGOSE as Commercial Partners means that we are constantly in touch with some of the top operators in the classic car industry.”
New Members, Majestic Motors and Motorsport Transmissions, are also now part of TIGOSE: Majestic Motors, renowned for their engineering background, specialises in preservation and restoration of classic cars and bikes, as well as race preparation and manufacturing of components. Motorsport Transmissions has recently been appointed an official agent by ZF Services UK for the service and rebuild of classic car transmissions.
TIGOSE celebrates its third birthday with an impressive range of Members, Commercial and Preferred Partners, whose total number has doubled in the last two years; the Guild’s bespoke Apprenticeship Programme, the first of its kind in the UK, has been developed specifically to train technician apprentices from any area across the UK, and is tailored to TIGOSE Members and Partners’ needs.
“When I launched TIGOSE, only three years ago, I had a vision: that of an association whose only purpose would be to support the finest classic vehicle specialists in their endeavours,” says TIGOSE Founder Michael Scott. “Whether by creating networking opportunities, circulating market news and trend information, or giving the opportunity to reach diverse audiences from young apprentices to the international media, TIGOSE is there to help, and I am encouraged to see the association grow steadily over time.”