Following a fantastic 2015 supporting the British Superbike Championship, Rock Oil distributors and staff enjoyed great success at the 2016 Motorcycle Expo.
Held over three days in Stoneleigh Park, the Motorcycle Expo provides an opportunity for dealers and exhibitors to discuss business related to motorcycle products for the upcoming year. Following Rock Oil's recognition for commitment to quality with the attainment of BS EN ISO 14001:2004, discussions ranged from new launches for our motorcycle range, to forthcoming plans to further increase Rock Oil brand awareness nationally.
The Expo also gave us an opportunity to detail proposals on the continual improvement of policies and procedures within Rock, with aims to earn further accreditation based on quality management principles and a strong customer focus. Rock Oil will continue to support the BSB in 2016 and look forward to cementing the association between Rock Oil and the choice of lubricant for the racing series.
Rock Oil head office staff were delighted to attend a party held by Rock Oil Germany in their brand new building in Alzey, Germany. Agnes and Erik have imported Rock Oil for 20 years and have long championed the brand in Germany. Their recent investment in a purpose built office and warehouse is testament to the progress in the growth of the Rock brand and increased sales. They are looking forward to growing the business further in the coming years and continuing the success story.
The party was attended by friends, customers and potential new customers and over 150 people enjoyed a fantastic party in Rock Oil themed surroundings. European Trial champion Franzi Kadlec attended and was also delighted to sign for a further 3 years with Rock Oil support as he joins the World Championship roster next year.
Managing Director, Greg Hewitt and Chairman, Charles Hewitt, were delighted to attend and celebrate with Agnes and Erik at the start of a bright new era for Rock Oil Germany. Charles said ‘it gives me so much pleasure and pride to see just how much passion Agnes and Erik have in their work and the serious investment they have made in their futures and their belief in Rock Oil, we are very proud to be able to work with them and wish them every success moving forward’.
Rock Oil are thrilled to announce the latest export customer based in Vietnam, with their distribution scope covering Laos and Cambodia, ensuring that the Rock Oil brand continues to gain momentum in Southeast Asia. This continues our snowballing business success throughout 2014 with future export coverage being negotiated currently with five different countries over three continents.
Current chairman Charles Hewitt introduced the Rock brand to New Zealand over 30 years ago and has been putting pins on the global map ever since. Charles is delighted to reach such a esteemed milestone and said "This fantastic achievement is testament to the hard work and improvements made by the staff in offering such a high quality brand, built on excellent service at a fair price. We believe Rock Oil offers the best cost to quality ratio on the global market. Looking ahead we are currently in negotiations with a number of potential new partners and I anticipate welcoming new friends to the Rock Oil family soon."
To maintain this high level of service in the wake of ever increasing business we installed an additional storage tank at the back end of October. In the last three months alone we have added over three hundred thousand litres of container storage space to the site. Securing our capacity to support our customers worldwide in a constantly growing market.