‘Gulf Express’ tire centers to transform into ‘Speedmate’ tire and automotive centers
Kuwait, 18 November, 2019: SpeedMate, operated by Al Babtain’s automotive retail channel, recently opened its first service center in Kuwait.. SpeedMate currently operates 700 automotive service centers in Korea and supplies OE equivalent auto spare parts for Asian vehicles in the global market.The products which are 100% Korean and mostly supplied by OE manufacturers is the first result of an 18th month initiative by Al Babtain to rebrand their existing ‘Gulf Express’ tire centers into ‘Speedmate’ tire and automotive centers.
By launching ‘SpeedMate’ in Kuwait, Al Babtain has cemented their vision of bringing local customers top notch-quality aftermarket parts solutions and quality services under one roof. ‘SpeedMate’ will offer original parts for every model while also stocking aftermarket options for the value-conscious consumer. The host of quick auto services includes painting, dent repair, window film, detailing, tyre services, wheel alignment, battery, oil change, quick check drive, mechanical & electrical repairs, periodic maintenance, car wash & much more.
‘SpeedMate’ will provide the newest automotive technology including Kuwait’s first Hunter Quick Check - the Hunter Quick Check will scan any vehicle’s wheel alignment, tire tread depth, battery health and wet stopping distance in just five minutes. Customers can relax in the pleasant auto lounge and enjoy complimentary coffee and Wifi while getting a soothing massage from one of our brand-new massage chairs.
Gulf Express General Manager, Kenneth Arnold said, “The SpeedMate strategy is simple. Give the educated customer a good, better, best solution for their tire and automotive service needs while offering all of the services in one location for all car brands. This will be backed up by the best in house employee mechanics and service advisors well-versed in all of the automotive brand backgrounds. Customers also receive the bonus of a competitive price advantage and enjoy a premium customer journey. We welcome you to SpeedMate, we welcome you to a Happy Auto Life”.
‘SpeedMate’ invites everyone to visit their first ‘SpeedMate’ showroom, a premium workspace equipped with state-of-the-art technology featuring the perfect ambiance, and topped with high-level auto services for all brands of vehicles. Located in the heart of Shuwaikh, opposite Sun City, the ground-breaking service center is a reflection of the brand’s commitment to placing its customers at the forefront of innovative auto solutions and ensuring positive customer engagement experiences.