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PUTTING IN THE TIME AND DOING THE WORK..

PUTTING IN THE TIME AND DOING THE WORK..

We here at RC HUB are HPI fans, our VORZA, is among one of the coveted here, we put in a lot of time and effort, so when we read HPI’S REFLUX, regarding the last thirty days, it reminded us, that just because you haven’t been loud and proud about the work you have been doing, it doesn’t mean you have been dormant either.  Over at HPI RACING LTD., they have been quite busy setting up the foundation for a solid and successful business that will last for even more years. It sounds like they are trying their best to get it all right, from staffing to quality suppliers and  setting up the relationships to keep the masses happy as well.

Here is what they had to say:

“Day 30 at HPI:   “We have established basecamp”

At the beginning of June, we announced that the HPI brand had been purchased by Ripmax (and if you hadn’t heard or want to know the details, please click the link). Well, after a big celebratory party – it was time for the real work to begin.

Despite HPI’s 30 year heritage at the forefront of the RC industry and Ripmax’s commitment to keep the same awesome staff, products and infrastructure, this didn’t mean the new owners could simply “take over” the company…in fact, they had to set up a brand new company (HPI Racing Ltd.) and everything had to start from scratch. We’re talking new bank accounts, finance processes, trade agreements with 100’s of suppliers and customers across the globe…and once that was complete, we set about making this fresh, newborn company do everything the HPI Racing you know and love used to do. That means things like hiring the staff from the old company, buying all of its stock (we had accountants and lawyers counting every last grub screwwheelie bar and Ground Assault tire!) While all that was going on, the licensing arrangements for every one of our replica bodies had to be negotiated. This included almost 200 hand-crafted, replica products created in partnership with big brand automotive firms and motorsport legends. Each product had to be carefully approved and re-licensed so you can be sure that when you buy HPI, you’re taking home the genuine, bonafide article.

OK, so you’re probably reading this thinking, “This is truly gripping! But where’s my damn Venture FJ Cruiser!?” Well, let us assure you – for every minute you’ve spent wondering about that long-awaited crawler, we’ve spent a week working to make it happen! And the Venture FJ and our other new kits will happen later this year, but here’s the thing: we want to get the new headline kits out just as fast as you do, and if we were happy to cut some corners and make a quick buck for our new owners we could get them to you even faster…but that is not what HPI does. While we love the glory that our new launches will bring, the bottom line is actually this: spares. We believe that every single HPI customer has made an investment and we will not rest until you have the parts available to keep you bashing, racing or drifting.

Getting the core HPI spares and options flowing might not grab the headlines in your favorite RC publication, but spares supply is the firm foundation on which we can build the HPI brand for the future.

Of course, it’s not been all work and no play this month, there’s still been a pretty full schedule of RC mayhem…take a look at some of the highlights below! 😀

– Your HPI Team”

It sounds like a plan to success to us and we can’t wait to see what comes next.

 RC-HUB HPI EVENTS AND FJ 2

RC-HUB HPI EVENTS AND FJ 3

RC-HUB HPI EVENTS AND FJ 4

RC-HUB HPI EVENTS AND FJ 5

RC-HUB HPI EVENTS AND FJ 6

NOW FOR SOME MORE VENTURE FJ TEASERS

 

 

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RC-HUB HPI FJ 2RC-HUB HPI FJ 3RC-HUB HPI FJ CHASSISRC-HUB HPI FJ 6

RC-HUB HPI FJ 4RC-HUB HPI FJ 7RC-HUB HPI FJ 5

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE REFLUX.

 

CLICK HERE TO HEAD OVER TO HPI RACING

 

 

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