T E S   T R A N S M I S S I O N S
Repair and recondition of Automatic transmissions and manual gearboxes for cars and light commercial vehicles
T r a n s m i s s i o n    R e m a n u f a c t u r e r s
We repair gearboxes for these Car Manufacturers: Isuzu, Renault aston martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Suzuki, KIA, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Rover, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW, Volvo, Xedos and in these areas: Avon, Bath, Berkshire, Bournemouth, Bristol, Devon, Exeter, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Somerset, Wiltshire, Jersey, Ireland.
Telephone: +44 (0)1373 822041    Fax: +44 (0)1373 858790
Changing Face of Remanufacturing by Chris Hancock from: Engine Repair and Remanufacture What is aptly described "as a centre of excellence for transmission technology" has to be believed, as I have just been to Westbury, in Wiltshire to visit TES Transmissions Ltd. The West Country firm has invested almost £1 million in a purpose built 12,000 sq ft factory for the re-manufacture of automatic and manual transmissions. These are for the automotive and light commercial vehicle market. Currently the workload is evenly split between contract work, which includes a European vehicle manufacturer and the general automotive trade (garages etc). In a separate area within the factory, there is a large fitting bay where the transmission units are taken out, rebuilt, and fitted, which on an average takes about three working days. TES has been operating out of these premises for almost a year and re-manufactures around sixty units a week. It is accredited ISO 9002. The cleanliness of the operation hits you as soon as you enter the workshop - a credit to everyone. In terms of operation, core is derived either from the fitting bays or drawn on from a store which occupies another unit on the industrial estate. Chemicals do the cleaning of the components as the media in shot blasting causes problems, particularly with hydraulic systems. On arrival, units are separated into groups of mechanical, electronic/hydraulic components and torque converters. Then, due to the variations of applications, they are remanufactured individually. The components progress towards their respective workbenches after being thoroughly cleaned, with worn parts and seals automatically being replaced. A stock room provides, as far as possible, the replacement components, but any, which are difficult to source, are either re-engineered or manufactured in-house. With re-assembly, all components are carefully monitored and checked for tolerances and once assembled, tested. Here more than twenty-five years' experience has involved the managing director, Edward Bates in developing special tooling, jigs and in particular, specialist 'state of the art' test equipment. A separate company has been set up to market machines. Once the complete unit is re-assembled, it is then tested on the dynamometer - every rebuilt unit is comprehensively tested. There are two test beds with one mainly dedicated to contract work, the other to the general workflow. Again Edward has been heavily involved with the development of this equipment which requires software to simulate the vehicles engine management system with the latest of these rigs being fully computer controlled. Both produce print outs and store test reports on every remanufactured unit.
T E S   T R A N S M I S S I O N S
Repair and recondition of Automatic transmissions and manual gearboxes for cars and light commercial vehicles
T r a n s m i s s i o n    R e - M a n u f a c t u r e r s
Telephone: +44 (0)1373 822041 Fax: +44 (0)1373 858790
We repair gearboxes for these Car Manufacturers: Isuzu, Renault aston martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Suzuki, KIA, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Rover, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW, Volvo, Xedos and in these areas: Avon, Bath, Berkshire, Bournemouth, Bristol, Devon, Exeter, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxford, Reading, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Somerset, Wiltshire, Jersey, Ireland.
Changing Face of Remanufacturing by Chris Hancock from: Engine Repair and Remanufacture What is aptly described "as a centre of excellence for transmission technology" has to be believed, as I have just been to Westbury, in Wiltshire to visit TES Transmissions Ltd. The West Country firm has invested almost £1 million in a purpose built 12,000 sq ft factory for the re-manufacture of automatic and manual transmissions. These are for the automotive and light commercial vehicle market. Currently the workload is evenly split between contract work, which includes a European vehicle manufacturer and the general automotive trade (garages etc). In a separate area within the factory, there is a large fitting bay where the transmission units are taken out, rebuilt, and fitted, which on an average takes about three working days. TES has been operating out of these premises for almost a year and re- manufactures around sixty units a week. It is accredited ISO 9002. The cleanliness of the operation hits you as soon as you enter the workshop - a credit to everyone. In terms of operation, core is derived either from the fitting bays or drawn on from a store which occupies another unit on the industrial estate. Chemicals do the cleaning of the components as the media in shot blasting causes problems, particularly with hydraulic systems. On arrival, units are separated into groups of mechanical, electronic/hydraulic components and torque converters. Then, due to the variations of applications, they are remanufactured individually. The components progress towards their respective workbenches after being thoroughly cleaned, with worn parts and seals automatically being replaced. A stock room provides, as far as possible, the replacement components, but any, which are difficult to source, are either re-engineered or manufactured in- house. With re-assembly, all components are carefully monitored and checked for tolerances and once assembled, tested. Here more than twenty-five years' experience has involved the managing director, Edward Bates in developing special tooling, jigs and in particular, specialist 'state of the art' test equipment. A separate company has been set up to market machines. Once the complete unit is re-assembled, it is then tested on the dynamometer - every rebuilt unit is comprehensively tested. There are two test beds with one mainly dedicated to contract work, the other to the general workflow. Again Edward has been heavily involved with the development of this equipment which requires software to simulate the vehicles engine management system with the latest of these rigs being fully computer controlled. Both produce print outs and store test reports on every remanufactured unit.