Eamon Gleeson Tyres in Cahir, owned and managed by Eamon Gleeson, was one of 11 tyre specialists to receive Michelin Certified Centre status and have the standard of their service recognised by the world’s leading tyre manufacturer.
His achievement was recognised at a seminar which took place recently in Malahide at which best practice, business trends and issues facing the tyre industry were discussed.
Established in 1989, Eamon Gleeson Tyres is located on the Link Road off the old Cork Road in Cahir. In addition to its founder Eamon Gleeson, who is fully active in the business, the three-bay operation employs a staff of three fitters and two administration personnel.
Becoming a Michelin Certified Centre recognises the achievement of Eamon Gleeson Tyres in providing the very best levels of service, professionalism and expertise that is approved by Michelin’s Europe-wide accreditation scheme.
To qualify for certification and attend the seminar – which was hosted by Michelin UK and Ireland Commercial Director, Malcolm Scovell – Eamon Gleeson Tyres had to successfully pass a stringent, independent audit of its operations. The audit assesses the quality of the workshop and buildings, levels of customer service and personnel requirements including training and skill levels.
Speaking at the seminar, Eamon Gleeson said: ‘This Michelin Certification has raised our standards and recognises the quality of service that we provide. It is a major step forward that will help us to develop our business and attract new customers.’
In total, 11 retailers met the required standard for accreditation – eight from the Republic of Ireland and three from Northern Ireland – totalling 13 individual retail outlets.