Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Astra Bertone Roof Locking Mechanism

The team at Alno Product Services are now offering 3-D Printed Astra Roof Latches

50% of our Astra Convertible Products are now purchased by Holden or General Motors
 Dealerships Across the world

For roof latches that survive the test of time ..... The team at Alno Product Services have re-engineered the Astra Bertone roof Locking mechanism and our FEA tools suggest the the life of the latch has been extended by an extra 16 years

Astra Convertible at our old Factory

With summer approching its a good time to get your roof serviced to ensure you can enjoy the full summer

Monday, 5 August 2013

Alno - Convertibles

Alno Product Services

Astra Convertible Roof Stuck

Alno Product Services is the first stop when it comes to getting
Your Astra Convertible Roof Moving again

  • Roof Latches
  • Hydraulic Hose
  • Hydraulic Oil
  • ECU - Roof Controllers
  • Fitting instructions

The team at Alno Product Services have been manufacturing Astra Convertible Roof Parts since 2006


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Astra Roof Repairs

Over the past 9 or so years ALNO Product Services have been developing products that enhance the performance of the Astra Convertible Roof

We have seen roof trimmers that bolt latches together that work for a period of time ..... and the latches jam so the roof cannot be opened ..... that is without structural damage to the roof in many cases.

Then we had brass latches from Canberra we are yet to see an Astra Convertible with these parts functioning. Then in April this year we had a new player enter the market place with Chinese Aluminum parts from Brisbane.

For each of the past 3 years Alno Product Services have constancy assisted over 75 Astra Bertone convertible owners get there roof moving again, this year it has happened earlier than any previous years.

In assisting these Astra convertible owners we have see an increase in the cheap Chinese manufactured latches being sold East of Brisbane. Latches assembled or fitted in Australia does not make the latches manufactured in Australia

As for fitted by trade qualified technicians I have searched all of the trade listings in each state and cannot find a trade qualification for a trade technician that is related to fitting of the Astra Bertone Convertible parts...... This qualification does not exist! ......

Do hope someone can tell me which TAFE college i can get this qualification.

In terms of a life time structural replacement warranty this warranty obviously does not include replacement of bearings our team have seen a number of these latches in recent months that require bearing replacement due to binding of poor quality Chinese materials. Hence the words "life time structural replacement warranty" Structurally these latches are fine yet mechanically they are a complete failure.
To Quote Wikipedia with regard to Structural Engineering

" Structural engineering is usually considered a specialty within civil engineering,"

for more information on Wikipedia - Structural Engineering

We must give credit where credit is due and this supplier of Astra Roof Chinese Latches have stopped butchering the split bearings and lead screws. Yet replacing these bearing did not and does not stop these latches from Jamming or binding.

Our team manufactures  on the central coast and all of our customers are welcome to come and check our manufacturing process. 

Money is just to hard to come by these days so why waste it on solution that just don't last