(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- First of Several Planned Overseas TSCs to Support Company's Global Growth Through Industry-Leading Technical Education, Product Support
Southfield, Michigan, July 9, 2015.Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its "Tech First" aftermarket technical education initiative to Asia with the recent grand opening of a Technical Support Center (TSC) in Shanghai. Tech First was established to help the company, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), build a stronger connection with vehicle repair providers through industry-leading technical education and other support. Federal-Mogul Motorparts has already launched a network of "Garage Gurus(TM)" TSCs in North America.
"Our new TSC will help us grow our business in China by providing best-in-class technical training and showcasing our products and brands among distribution partners and repair professionals," said Keith Power, President Asia-Pacific, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "While the Asian and North American markets are at very different stages of development, each has shown a clear need for highly accessible, leading-edge training resources and product support."
The company is developing a training curriculum to be offered through the Shanghai facility and has signed a letter of intent to support the efforts of regional technical training academies.
Launched in April, the North American-based "Garage Gurus" TSC network currently includes state-of-the-art training facilities in Skokie, Ill., Van Nuys, Calif., and the Bronx, N.Y., with four additional centers - in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth and Rancho Dominguez, Calif. - opening later this month. The company expects to have up to 15 U.S.-based Garage Gurus centers in operation by the end of the year.
To learn more about Federal-Mogul Motorparts training resources, the Tech First initiative and other important customer support, please visit www.federalmogulmp.com or www.FMgaragegurus.com.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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