Melett to shine a light on latest turbo technology at AAPEX

Our North American team will be displaying the latest aftermarket turbocharger innovations and issuing best-practice fitment advice at the renowned automotive aftermarket show, AAPEX 2023, taking place in Las Vegas NV, at The Venetian Expo on 31st October – 2nd November.

Visitors will be able to get hands on with our most recent product releases with new-to-range parts available to view on the stand, including in-demand references for Ford, VW and Mercedes-Benz.

These references have been added as part of our pledge to continue to introduce products on a regular basis to deliver a wider range of vehicle coverage than ever before, ensuring we meet the growing vehicle parc.

Mike Franke, Technical Support/Sales at Melett North America, said: “AAPEX is world-renowned as one of the very best aftermarket shows within the calendar year, and we’re looking forward to meeting with both current and potentially new customers to showcase our wide range of leading turbochargers for the industry.

“Our expertise, combined with our high level of customer service and technical support, means we are able to support our customers and meet ongoing requirements, introducing in-demand parts on a regular basis via our dedicated UK turbo and core production facility.”

In North America, we have established a prestigious reputation in the turbocharger aftermarket thanks to our offering of high-quality components, designed and engineered in the UK to match the OE specification, and backed up by our world-class customer service.

We offer an extensive range of assembled and VSR balanced CHRA (core assemblies), eliminating the need for repairers to invest in expensive high-speed balancing equipment.

Each core assembly is quality checked and inspected against the original equipment specifications to ensure OE performance is maintained during operation.

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Melett strengthens marketing team with new appointment

We have bolstered our marketing team with the appointment of Jacqueline Barker as marketing assistant, to shore up company communications and develop positive customer relations.

Barker, who has been with us for 4.5 years, moves into the team from the customer care department, where she focused on developing and maintaining relationships with our customers, and is therefore well placed in understanding ongoing demand and key customer requirements.

In her new role, she will support the marketing department by assisting on creative campaign delivery and maximising engaging customer contact.

Barker said: “I’m really pleased to have been appointed to the marketing team and support efforts to fulfil our role as our customers’ trusted advisor, and I look forward to engaging with them in creative, dynamic, and informative ways.

“I’m excited to have the chance to work on digital design projects, as it allows me to combine my creativity and passion for design. I love the welcoming, supportive, and collaborative working environment of the office at Melett – the company is consistent in its approach of adding value and maintaining positive client relationships.”

Some of Barker’s key roles will be to assist with new product bulletins, social media content, internal communications, reporting on key business metrics and website administration.

Gareth Flower, Marketing Manager, said: “Jacqueline is a valued member of the team and has found great success working closely with customers to build strong relationships in her previous role. This, combined with her creative skill set, will enable us to improve our communication with customers even further. Her meticulous planning skills, as demonstrated in her assistance and delivery of recent internal events, will be a real asset to the team.”

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Melett hails resounding success of Automechanika Birmingham exhibition

Melett has hailed its attendance at Automechanika Birmingham a success, following the three-day event at the NEC in Birmingham from June 6th-8th.

Members of the entire automotive aftermarket, from supplying companies to technicians and garage owners, flocked to the NEC to see the latest technology and innovation in the automotive sector.

Tom Irving, Melett UK Country Manager, said: “It was great to be exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham, to meet with customers and promote a message of quality across turbocharger manufacturing, repair, and servicing. Trade exhibitions of this scale continue to provide a valuable networking opportunity and the perfect backdrop to growing the brand internationally.

“The high attendance of the exhibition proves that the sector is continuing to thrive despite challenges of supply chain disruption, the cost-of-living crisis, and geopolitical events. Birmingham is a key, international hub for aftermarket activity connecting important markets for the business, and we’ll look back on Automechanika Birmingham as a great success.”

Recognised as the reliable supply partner by small turbo repair workshops through to large volume and OE turbo remanufacturing facilities, we brought our turbocharger expertise to the international stage to further support our network of trusted repair partners.

We are renowned for producing high-end products to help the turbo aftermarket deliver the highest quality repairs, and visitors to the show were able to learn more about our world-class performance in development, engineering and manufacturing.

In addition to turbochargers and core assemblies, our expansive range includes individual turbo parts, upgrade parts and repair kits, and an extensive range of turbine and compressor wheels, bearing housings, seal plates, heat shields, electronic and pneumatic actuators, variable nozzle ring assemblies, and a large selection of oversize journal bearings and piston rings.

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Melett returns to Automechanika Birmingham

We will return to Automechanika Birmingham this year to showcase our range of precision engineered turbochargers and components on stand K26.

Taking place from 6 to 8 June 2023 at the NEC, the show will provide us with the opportunity to link up with customers and other key industry professionals once again. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to discuss our extensive product range, industry-leading website, and comprehensive aftersales and technical support.


Designed and engineered in the UK to match OEM specifications, our products are trusted by turbo repair specialists across the globe – from small turbo repair workshops through to large volume and OE turbo remanufacturing facilities.

Tom Irving, UK Country Manager at Melett, commented: “It’s been a challenging two years for the aftermarket across a global scale, with a variety of factors applying unforeseen pressures to the supply chain. However, despite this, the future looks positive, which is testament to the resilience shown throughout our sector by forward-thinking professionals and companies, as we continue to all pull together.


“Automechanika Birmingham offers the perfect platform to reconnect with our valued customer base, as we continue to push forward to ensure our UK customers have easy access to our high-quality, reliable turbocharger parts and components. We are committed to expanding our capabilities, and we continue to increase the range and availability of our products, offering same-day dispatch for both UK and international orders via your carrier of choice.”

Registration for Automechanika Birmingham 2023 is now open. To get a free ticket to visit our stand, click the link below.

Meet the Melett North American team!

In North America, we have firmly established ourselves as the trusted aftermarket brand for over the past decade.

Having recently celebrated this key milestone, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to re-introduce the Melett North America team to our new and existing customers. The team at Memphis, Tennessee are an integral part of the Melett operation are on hand to assist with any queries and discuss product development opportunities.

Call us on 1-901-322-5896 or email [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kenny Taylor – General Manager

Kenny joined the business back in June 2012 and is one of the founding members at Melett North America. Speaking on the role, he said: „It’s been a highly successful 10 years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed building strong relationships throughout the industry, whilst showcasing and delivering Melett’s high-quality, specialist offering to the North American and Canadian markets.“

Taylor is a lifelong Memphian and graduate of The University of Memphis where he studied Mechanical Engineering. His interests include drag racing, being on the lake and spending time with his six grandkids.

Donna Hensley – Customer Service Manager

Donna has been with Melett for over 10 years and she is the first point of contact to provide excellent customer service. Supporting Kenny Taylor, she responds efficiently to customer requests, actively seeking to maximise sales opportunities. Her other responsibilities include invoicing, bank reconciliation, undertaking general administrative duties, and other ad hoc duties as required.

Hensley recently celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary to husband Randy, who together share one son, Kevin. Seeking to downsize, they moved from the suburbs 9 years ago and now enjoy the city life in downtown Memphis. Her passions include reading, everything soccer, and Memphis Grizzlies basketball.

Jose Perez – Business Development Manager

Jose joined the business in 2021 and his role focuses on driving business growth through conducting market research, seeking new development opportunities and working to build & maintain customer relationships, whilst developing new ones.

In his free time, Perez enjoys spending time with his son and close family members, attending Memphis Grizzlies games, working out at the local gym, and being outdoors.

Mike Franke – Technical/Sales Support

Mike joined Melett in October 2022 and brings a wealth of experience from working within the turbocharger industry since 1988 comprising of workshop, distribution, and manufacturing operations. In his Technical Support role, Franke deals with Turbo and CHRA warranties, responding to any technical support inquiries where required. Mike also provides administrative and sales support to the Memphis team, and works closely with the UK team to assist with product development.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys endurance sports including distance running, cycling and swimming, often tying up the three into long-course triathlons! He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife of 33 years, Frances, who together share their home to two cats and one goofy dog!