Mountune, a leading British race engine and automotive performance tuning specialist, has expanded its international footprint, establishing Mountune Australia as a base to better serve performance enthusiasts in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Headquartered in Essex, UK, Mountune is known internationally for Ford and Volkswagen Group (VAG) performance upgrades, as well as more than 40-years of success in motorsport – from touring cars to rallycross.
The company’s expansion follows a decade of sustained growth in the Southern Hemisphere, including a period where its exactingly developed, ‘OEM+’ performance packages were endorsed by Ford Australia and its local Ford dealer network. The solutions cater for a wide range of models, including Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, Puma, as well as VW Golf GTI and R, and Audi S3.
Operating in a new service and logistics facility located in Tasmania, Mountune Australia has taken its Southern Hemisphere operations to the next level, strengthening bonds with existing customers and dealers and reaching out to legions of new automotive enthusiasts.
The new expansion includes a dedicated mountune.com.au website and offers the rapidly growing customer base the full suite of Ford and VAG performance upgrades, backed by express delivery options and in-market technical support, in local time zones.
Each Mountune performance package combines performance with superb driveability and reliability. The new division will offer Mountune’s full range of performance parts and upgrade packages, developed over thousands of test miles by its UK-based engineering and development team.
“We’re delighted to announce our formal expansion into the Asia Pacific market with our new Australian facility,” said Mountune founder, David Mountain. “Having already had a long-standing relationship with customers in the region – as well as a period where our upgrade packages were imported and endorsed by Ford AU dealers – establishing a physical base ‘down under’ was the natural next step.”
“Headed up by [Mountune Australia] Director Tom Wallace, who is a performance and motorsport enthusiast at heart, as well as having an impressive and extensive track record in the performance industry, this move will enable Mountune to reach more customers than ever before in our key markets of Australia and New Zealand – both areas with significant and passionate performance car communities.
“Our expansion represents a new chapter, and an exciting time for the business. The growth is testament to the hard work that’s been put in day-in, day-out by our dedicated, immensely talented global team”.
Wallace added, “Working with such an iconic brand with a rich history in the automotive and racing industry is a privilege. In setting up Australian operations we can improve on our overall customer experience, which is paramount to our values. Building a strong fitment and support program through our dealer network strategy will also assist with these goals.”