AMCAP Sponsors Red Hot Racing Team
AMCAP’s Veronica McCann, Distribution Centre Front Counter Supervisor, is back in the driver seat of her very own Late Model and striving for the Australian Title. For those of us unfamiliar with the sport, Late Model sedan racing commenced in Australia in 1997 adopting identical car specifications to the popular United Dirt Track Racing Association series in the USA. A Late Model is a rolling anachronism; a noisy, powerful, fragile, ill- tempered beast that’s a handful to drive.
Since the age of nine, Veronica has had a passion for car racing and it turned out she was pretty good at it. In her early years she started racing on the east coast before moving to Perth and driving sprint cars where she was talent spotted by former Indy Car Driver, Lyn St James and awarded a scholarship in the United States. “Lyn mentored me as I tried to make the switch from dirt track racing to pavement racing which was only possible in the US. With the support of AMCAP throughout my thirteen years of service, I was able to fly overseas at a moment’s notice and was always welcomed back to work.”
As is the case with many professional athletes, Veronica had her fair share of injuries. After five years off racing and two spinal surgeries later, she had to retrain her body to undergo the rigour of competitive racing. Affectionately and respectfully dubbed the “princess of power”, Veronica is back after 12 months of intense physical training and raring to take on the field, driving the number 16, and proudly sponsored by AMCAP.
Asked about her new venture, Veronica said “I had always driven for someone else, whether that be my parents or another car owner, this is my first time to own and run a team. Although I had a limited season in a dirt Late Model approximately eight years ago, the cars have completely changed since then. We are working with some very knowledgeable people on car setup which is the tricky part. As for what I expected from this season, I race for overall championship standings so we try to be consistent and move forward at every race meeting. Unfortunately, we have missed two rounds of the championship this season which has hurt us on points but our focus is on the Australian Title which will be held at West Australia’s premier track, The Perth Motorplex, in January next year.
Those in the know have high expectations for Veronica’s success and we look forward to cheering her and the Red Hot Racing Team on and seeing her name at the top of the race score sheets.
New Website Launch
AMCAP (www.amcap.com.au) has launched a new website and refreshed corporate messaging.
According to Geoff Bailey, AMCAP’s Executive General Manager, the new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion over the next decade and beyond.
“We have stayed in business for over 40 years by listening to our customers, developing key partnerships with leading brands and increasing our capability offering,” said Geoff.
“We are a mature company with core values, but we also recognise the importance of constantly innovating and adapting to new ways of doing business and technology. We recognise that thousands of businesses have sourced and received products from us over the years, but perhaps weren’t aware of the company behind them.”
The new AMCAP website offers a clean, modern design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. The e-commerce function will be available in December to enable customers to quickly and easily order from AMCAP’s product range across a broad selection of categories, including automotive parts, transport parts and coatings supplies. This section also showcases new product introductions, with product pages including photos, technical specifications and pricing as well as the full shopping cart features online customers have come to expect.
“Client testimonials will provide a glimpse into our customer experiences and a Careers and Culture section will offer an insight into what it’s like to work at AMCAP,” said Geoff.
Additional sections and interactive features are planned for a second phase development to ensure the new website continues to provide a fresh, versatile site experience.
“This new website will never replace the direct, responsive customer service that we have been known for throughout the industry for over four decades,” said Geoff. “But our goal is to provide one more secure access point and online resource for companies and individuals to learn more about our logistics solutions and how we can help them.”
The new website will also provide social media integration and direct links to AMCAP’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ pages, where company and product updates will appear on a regular basis.
“We are very proud of the new website and we hope it provides a useful, informative portal for our customers to get to know AMCAP, the products we represent and our personalised solution offering.”
AMCAP shines at AHG Excellence Awards
AHG and the motor vehicle industry in general applauds industry excellence with a number of awards being offered to those who excel.
The collective efforts of all AHG’s business units over a 12 month period delivered an outstanding result for the Group. To recognise and congratulate teams and individuals for their contribution, AHG holds an annual Awards for Excellence night. The aim of the program is to identify and recognise those individuals and businesses in the AHG Group who have excelled in their field during the year. The Awards are judged over the full financial year with a gala night held in September.
AMCAP is proud to announce their joint win for Excellence in Health & Safety and would like to congratulate Hans Francis for winning the Manager of the Year, Logistics award. Well done Hans!
Congratulations also goes to our finalists:
- Glenn Firkin (RAND), Grant Morris (KTM) and Mick Turner (AMCAP Holden Division); and
- Bree Linham (AMCAP Warehouse) for Employee of the Year
Amazing achievements and recognition of all the hard work that the entire AMCAP family have contributed.