|| Managing Director Mark Downing
of Scorpion Automotive is to give an informed
speech on trading in India at the Insider
International Trade Breakfast .
MMU, Business School, Manchester,
Wednesday 15th May
9.00am Close with
MMU, Business School, All saints campus, Manchester, M15 6BH
Places will book up fast for this event, email Claire
Turnbull or call 0161
David Cornwell, managing director, Oliver Valves
Mark Downing, managing director, Scorpion Automotive
Clive Drinkwater, regional director, UK Trade & Investment
Steve Toogood, regional director, UK India Business Council
David Walter, chief executive, Photolink Creative Group
India – the second most populous country in the world; an economic giant with global influence; and a place the UK is keen to build links with.
Insider is pleased to announce its third international trade breakfast of 2013, in association with
Trade & Investment’s Export Week
for High Growth Markets.
This event will bring to life India as a destination for North West businesses and explore the country’s complexities and opportunities as it navigates through the choppy waters of the global economy.
Double-digit growth just a year ago has given way to a slowdown, as a combination of weaker consumer demand and high material prices reduced the country’s economic performance.
But recent changes to legislation have made it easier for international retail businesses to locate in the country and its manufacturing capability is an attractive prospect for a number of North West companies, not to mention a growing army of middle class consumers with money to spend.
Insider’s breakfast debate on India will provide a full and frank account of how to be successful in the country and the pitfalls to be aware of. It will be an opportunity to hear from those who have done it and get their advice for your next move.
Export Week is a week of events across the UK promoting exporting to businesses. A series of seminars will be held to offer advice on doing business almost across the world, especially the fast-growing markets of the Far East, which are at the centre of the 21st Century growth story.
If you wish to attend an Insider event and have any personal requirements in order to fully enjoy your chosen event then please let us know at the earliest date possible.
We have an inclusive approach and wish to ensure that everyone who wants to attend an Insider event is able to do so and to obtain full benefit from being our guest.
For further sponsorship information on this and another other North West events, please contact David Smalley on 0161 907 9721.
January has been a busy start to the year for Scorpion Automotive
Mark Downing the Company’s MD travelled to India for the Auto Expo in New Delhi and then on to Pune for Meetings with some major players in the Indian Automotive industry. Whilst in Delhi Mark met with the British Ambassador to India Mr James Bevan, who made a point of checking out the Scorpion Stand. The picture shows MD and James Bevan talking with Scorpion’s India agent Jacob Thariyan in the background.
During the trip Mark had high level meetings with Tata, Hero Honda, Bajaj, Force Motors Fiat and Jaguar Landrover. There was a lot of interest in the company’s security and tracking products and the market is vast. There are 1.2 billion people in India but the interesting statistic is the growing middle class which is estimated to be in the region of 300 million people who are relatively wealthy and successful and will want to protect their property. This represents a market which is bigger than Europe!!
Further discussions have since taken place on a number of very interesting projects. Watch this space.
Scorpion Automotive Ltd Awarded Contract with
Lancashire based Scorpion Automotive wins a £1.5 million deal to supply Toyota with electronic security for their high profile new sports Coupe the Toyota GT86.
|Trackers keep tabs on blood - Mark Downing, MD of Scorpion with NW Blood Bikes Team
A team of night riders who deliver blood and urgent medical supplies to hospitals across Lancashire will now be able to have their exact location traced after having their motorbikes fitted with tracking devices donated by
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Scorpion & Turnbulls Sign Marine
Scorpion are pleased to announce the launch of the new 'SCORPION TRACK' MARINE unit to the market place. Although following the platform design of the ST60 unit, ScorpionTrack Marine offers bespoke protection for all types of marine craft from jet skis to larger craft as well as the various storage housings used for them. Protection modes for water, land and transport are just some of the very cleverly-designed features available to the customer via mobile app technology.
Scorpion’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Gary Kirby, commenting on the partnership said: “I am very pleased to have worked with Turnbulls Marine on the development of the new product and proud to appoint them as the UK distributor for Scorpion Track Marine. Their expertise and contacts in the industry has proven invaluable in bringing the product to market and I look forward to working with Ian and his team in securing a firm hold in this exciting market place. Turnbulls and Scorpion have also secured a sponsorship deal with a relative newcomer in the annual Aqua Cross jet ski endurance race series which can be seen on Sky Sport – we will be giving out regular updates on the series throughout the season next year.”
Ian Garton, Turnbulls Marine Managing Director replied: “We are delighted to further cement our relationship with Scorpion by becoming their distributors for marine products. This is a very exciting time for us as the Scorpion Marine Tracking enhances our portfolio of products and look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.
To order SCORPION TRACK Marine product, or for more information, contact Ian Garton on 01752 665524 or email email@example.com Turnbull’s website is www.stinginthetail.co.uk
Gary Kirby can be contacted on 07841 189024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New ScorpionTrack Rider Award Announced
London, 23rd May, 2012 - A new partner joined P1 AquaX on the eve of the championship’s opening round in Plymouth last weekend with Scorpion Track Marine bringing its new anti-theft tracker into the series.
At each one of the five race meetings one lucky rider will walk away with a brand new tracking device, thanks to the introduction of the ScorpionTrack Rider’s Rider Award. The riders themselves will choose the winner after each Grand Prix of the Sea race meeting, with the £400 ScorpionTrack prize presented on the podium. It could be the best performance on the water or perhaps a noble act of sportsmanship by a rider that scoops the coveted prize.
Adrian Wilson won the prize in Plymouth for heroically making a 700-mile round trip on Saturday night to fetch a replacement ski from his home in Kingston-upon-Hull, after his regular 200 Class machine failed on Saturday. Adrian arrived back in Plymouth at 03.00hrs on Sunday morning and made the startline, only for the replacement ski to let him down!
Scorpion Track Marine is already involved in the championship as sponsor of Tim Cope’s (Plymouth) 250 Class Yamaha FZR, but wanted to increase its involvement in the fast growing off-shore personal watercraft series.
“Expanding our involvement in AquaX to expose our product to all the riders and jet ski racing fans makes a lot of sense as the series is clearly going from strength to strength”, said Gary Kirby, Head of Sales and Marketing. “Jet skis are an easy target for thieves but by fitting a Scorpion tracker owners have peace of mind when their pride and joy is parked up.”
ScorpionTrack actively protects watercraft against illegal movement using GPS and the latest movement detection technology hidden within the craft. Once armed, any movement whether stored on land or moored on water will cause ScorpionTrack to discretely notify the owner of movement along with location via a text message.
The pin-point location details along with movement alert will enable the owner to clarify the craft’s location via their smartphone or personal computer. An owner can then use Google Maps to see where their ski is located.
“Our prize package is growing along with the size and stature of the series”, said Lisa Barsby, AquaX Championship Manager. “To have added a prestigious brand like Scorpion Track Marine to our championship partners is a fantastic boost for all the riders and the championship.”
Photo caption (left to right): AquaX Championship Manager Lisa Barsby, with rider Tim Cope and Scorpio Track Marine’s Gary Kirby and Plymouth ScorpionTrack dealer Ian Garton.
For further media information, please contact AquaX Media Officer Simon North on 0203 170 1959 or email email@example.com
Scorpion at Automechanika Middle East
22nd May - 24th May
Hall 6 - stand number
6AM410 - UK Pavilion
Automechanika Middle East
- the largest automotive aftermarket trade exhibition in the wider Middle East.
Mobile Electronics News
has awarded ScorpionTrack
with the GOLD
award for BEST UK Product 2011.
Again we would like to extend our thanks to the Team at M.E.N for another great event at the prestigious Sopwell House venue this year.
Scorpion Automotive Newsletter
Scorpion Automotive is pleased to announce the availability of the very latest in
Tracking technology with the launch, this month of ScorpionTrack. This latest product to achieve Thatcham TQA approval is now in stock. ScorpionTrack is produced here in the UK with you, the independent specialist reseller firmly in mind.
|Scorpion Automotive fly’s the flag for UK Business
|Mobile Electronics News
has awarded Scorpion with the GOLD
award for BEST UK BUSINESS 2010.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Team at M.E.N for another great event at the prestigious Sopwell House venue this year
Scorpions very own Champion
We at Scorpion know we have some true stars within the R&D department who have been judged on there skills evident with second to none product design and development which is witnessed by a wide audience of customers across the world.
However, we are currently watching very closely, with bated breath, our very own world championship contender.
Ian Davenport has not only been the brains behind the recently developed
Scorpion Track but has also recently qualified in the top
56 of the world
pool championship tournament.
If (when) Ian gets through to the next stage this Friday, 2nd of July, he will be among the top 8 players in the world.
I’m sure you will join us in wishing Ian all the very best as we are all rooting for him across the company.
Automotive acquires DATATOOL in £3/4 Million Deal. 16th Dec 2009
Mark Downing the Managing Director of Scorpion
Automotive said “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to
complete this deal to acquire Datatool from 21st Century Technology Plc.
Datatool is the UK’s number one brand in motor cycle security and,
thanks largely to the excellent team of people who have transferred with
the business the company has an enviable reputation for quality and
I would like to say thank you to Datatool’s Customers and Suppliers for
their support in the past and I look forward to working with you in the
GK Returns….With a sting in his tail
Tel: 07841189024 email:
After 12 months out of the industry, Gary Kirby
has returned to the arena he knows best after 24 years in the industry
and more specifically 16 years experience of vehicle tracking products
and dealer network management he is happy to be back.
He says: My new role as Head of Vehicle
Division with Scorpion Automotive offers a fantastic
opportunity to make a new mark within an industry that I know inside
out. The independent dealer channel will play a pinnacle part in not
only the launch of a very exciting new product, but an ongoing business
priority for Scorpion going forward. The opportunity to be able to apply
16 years of experience into a new product design is proving very
exciting when you add to that the very latest technology available as
well as our own research, development and production team at Chorley
here in the UK. This will enable the production of an efficient,
profitable and dealer friendly tracking solution which will be further
outlined in product launch seminars in due course. In the meantime I
look forward to visiting the dealer network to gain any thoughts you may
have leading up to launch.
Mark Downing MD, Scorpion Automotive:
recently joined numerous other key players and suppliers in the industry
to oversee this year’s Mobile Electronics
News awards ceremony.
The annual event is held in recognition
of product and service performances throughout the industry.
With over 77 joint years of industry experience and knowledge Gary,
John, and Richard (hard at work as you can see) enjoyed the opportunity
to meet with customers, competitors, and key contacts throughout the
event. This was an ideal opportunity to further enhance the knowledge of
’s strengths and
capabilities as a unique UK manufacturer
of a very wide range of automotive equipment servicing a varied European
wide customer base
of OEM, Corporate and reseller networks to
name a few.
Our thanks go to the M.E.N staff for a first class event at a first
class venue, well done.
Chorley based Scorpion Automotive wins the much coveted 2008
Regional Business of the Year Award for 2008.
Pictured is the company's Managing Director, Mark Downing, receiving the award
from TV presenter
Key Events In Our History
- Company formed in 1997
- Gained ISO9000 Approval 2001
- Acquired cellular products - manufacturer 2001
- Achieved Tier 1 supplier status London Taxis - 2003
- Obtained TUV Approval - Nov 2004
- Bought Scorpion House - Dec 2004
- Achieved Tier 1 supplier status Mitsubishi Trucks - Mar 2005
- Achieved Tier 1 supplier status DAF Trucks - June 2005
- Obtained Vodafone Approval - Oct 2005
- Obtained Orange Approval - Feb 2006
- Embarked on TS16949 - June 2006
- Winner - Best Security Product Caravan & Leisure Show -
- SA40 Alarm Thatcham approval - Oct 2006
- Achieved Accreditation to TS16949 - Jan 2008
- Acquired Toad Security, Sigma & Soundlinx Jan 2008
- ETI (Electronic Trailer Interface) - Oct 2008
- Winner North West Automotive Company of the Year Award 2008
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