Spring started a bit chilly, but gradually days got nicer. Splendid ‘convertible” weather and a lot of sunshine! People are happy when the weather is nice and it’s so much easier to work with happy people…
Our great cyber investments are in the making, but unfortunately we’re coping with some delay. Apparently they are now in the final test stage. It’s quite exciting. We hold our breath ;-)
There have been some changes in our staff during the last weeks. Two new faces in the office, we’ll have to get used to this summer, but more details later on this article.
This spring is as usual very busy, it seems even busier than previous years. So increase of our staff will be necessary. In September our sales team will receive an additional hand and we have in mind to engage extra people for our warehouse, so that pressure of work can be kept within bounds. Delivery times must definitely be examined, because they are escalating. Our apologies to those customers who were forced to wait for their orders, we are doing our utmost!
The crisis in the world’s economy seems to be rather under control. Large companies are again investing, the mills are back turning, interests are at an historical rock-bottom, which results of course in investments and boost of the economy.
In social and political matters that’s a horse of a different color. France resolutely voted for well considered changes, though the American president Trump seems not be an easy person. In the United Kingdom Teresa May has made a real political mess, which will not beneficiate the Brexit… when will politicians understand that they must collaborate instead of their individualistic, populistic thinking at short terms. We are doing better with our ancient cars and peculiar niche market! We work together and plan things on long terms, so that we are getting all forward!
I wish you a beautiful summer and let’s hope that we meet one another at the Bug-in in Chimay or le Bug Show at Spa. This year we choose not to be presented in a stand, but we’ll be present on both large meeting, that’s for sure… time for a beer…together!
After 21 years of loyal service, Alain has decided to face other challenges. He started his career at BBT on October 1 1996 as a warehouseman, where he became quick assistant salesman. In 2000 Alain became my personal purchase assistant. A job that he took over and would do for 16 years with all his heart and soul. Many foreign business trips, striving to fulfill the companies spirit for 100%, numerous visits to factories and suppliers, we’ve experienced it together and we’ll definitely remain friends for life. We all wish Alain the very best in his ‘new life’. No more computer screens, but wood, saws and hammers instead…
Alain will be replaced by Jerry, a young dynamic guy, who started two months ago his training with fresh courage. He’s ready now to start his purchase adventure with supplies and productions outside Europe. Jerry worked before in the automobile sector and has a thorough technical knowledge. You can reach him at jerry@bbt4vwcom
Hector will leave us too for a new challenge in a big international company. He was for 3 years sales assistant and export outside Europe. Frederik will continue his job, and in December he will receive assistance from Geoffrey…
A couple of months ago we said goodbye to Guido, our senior driver. Guido is now enjoying his retirement. He will not be replaced, our tours have been rescheduled and partly set on external transport.
Following items are still available @ BBT but due to low demand they are now available as special order what might be subject to longer delivery terms.
|# 0385-100||Chrome hook for sunroof lock Type 1/2|
|# 0385-320||Phenolic guide plate under side springbar Type 1/2 (pair)|
|# 0386-030||Center lock for sunroof Type 2|
Sun visor Type 3 blue (plastic)
|# 0486-282||Sun visor Type 3 green (plastic)|
|# 0492-130||Fuel tap Porsche 356 03/55-08/61|
|# 0499-485||Sign D 1985|
|# 0561-52||Sunvisors Type3 61-74 pair black|
|# 1000-851||Exhaust assembly kit Type 4 - Vintage Speed|
|# 1078-520||Brake pads for rear disc kit|
|# 1286-1||Front brakedrum 1302/1303 Fuchs BBT|
|# 1799-6||Piston rings 104mm T4|
|# 2188-5||Crossbar linkage IDA T1|
|# 2197-610||Velocity stacks covers Pro-Style IDA (pair)|
|# 4870-252||Roof rack 4 bows T25 (Stainless steel)|
|# 9105-31||hood T1 68-72 brown canvas|
|# 9200-35||Headlining Type1 1971 black full vinyl|