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School friends Luke and Johnny have turned their keen passion for cars into their livelihood and business. It all started out in 2003 whilst the guys were at University together and they decided to purchase a CRX to break. This then snow balled into some more Honda’s being broken and they began to import a few cars too as a bit of a hobby until the pair decided that they could make a business out of it.

It was 2006 when they first took the plunge and officially setup Tegiwa Imports Ltd. Initially the business model revolved around importing performance Honda cars from Japan alongside used parts and wheels onto UK shores. The business developed further when they had some smaller parts like brake stoppers manufactured. However, when the recession hit back in 2009, the market for imported parts soon started to dry up, so the guys turned their hand to dealing aftermarket performance parts.

Fast forward to the modern day, and Tegiwa Imports are now the European distributor for global brands such as Skunk2 Racing, Yellow Speed Racing, K-Tuned, MFactory and Apex Race Parts. With over 150 brands on the website and still rapidly growing, Tegiwa is quickly becoming a household name amongst tuning enthusiasts. Tegiwa now boast a 22 person strong team and continue jumping from strength to strength, with an array of cars known internally as the Tegiwa Fast Fleet, including an endurance spec Honda NSX and BMW M4 GT4. We’re also title sponsors for the 750MC Club Enduro Championship and very much actively involved in the world of motorsport. Learn more about the team that makes Tegiwa what it is below!

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Luke Team Image

On a day-to-day basis, Luke oversees the operations in Tegiwa and plays a major role in bringing new dealers on board. He’s the face of our motorsport ventures with him piloting our Honda NSX and BMW M4 GT4.

Toy: Honda NSX
Daily: Porsche Taycan 4S, Dodge RAM 1500
Dream Car: Koenigsegg Regera
Regret Selling: Evo 9 Wagon

Luke

Director

Johnny Team Image

A.K.A Johnny Tegiwa is considered to be the social face of Tegiwa – you’ll find him all over the internet replying to questions or requests from customers. He believes that interaction from the top is essential when keeping ‘in-touch’ with customers. He also oversees marketing, social media and is our resident Genuine Honda Parts nerd.

Toy: Honda CRX VT
Daily: Porsche Taycan 4S, VW Amarok V6
Dream Car: Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Regret Selling: Honda NSX

Johnny

Director

Andy Team Image

Andy, or ‘Fordy’ as some of you might know him as oversees the running of the warehouse. If he’s not in the warehouse, you’ll probably catch him in the workshop making HEL braided lines or whittling something up for one of our race cars.

Toy: Nissan Skyline R33 GTR
Daily: Mini Countryman Cooper S
Dream Car: Hummer H1 Alpha
Regret Selling: Phoenix Yellow DC2 98 Spec

Andy

Warehouse Foreman

Mike Team Image

The brains behind the e-commerce platform and anything else technical related. Often referred to as ‘Mikes Motors’ as he often turns up at Tegiwa HQ with a different car every week!

Toy: K-Swap Civic EK
Daily: Vauxhall Astra
Dream Car: Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Regret Selling: Honda Civic EK9 Turbo

Mike

Web Developer

Richard Team Image

Richard deals with dealer support and orders the parts and components to keep our warehouse stocked. Forever tinkering with his own vehicles, if you’re on the phone to ‘technical support’, chances are you’ll be on the phone to Rich.

Toy: Datsun 240Z, K20 Civic EG
Daily: Audi A8
Dream Car: Lexus LFA
Regret Selling: Civic EG Turbo

Richard

Dealer Support & Purchasing

Chris Team Image

Initially starting in the warehouse alongside Andy and moving up to the role of stock controller, Chris eventually made his way into the office. Not only does he support our customer service team, Chris heads up things on our eBay store.

Toy: Honda Integra DC5 Type R
Daily: Citroen AX 16v
Dream Car: McLaren F1 LM
Regret Selling: Rusty DC2

Chris

eBay Support

Dave Team Image

If there’s new graphics on the website, social media or a physical display, chances are that Dave’s made it. When he’s not sat at his desk producing the latest artwork, you’ll probably find him in the photobooth snapping the latest products or track side capturing Tegiwa’s racing ventures.

Toy: BMW E92 M3
Daily: Skoda Fabia
Dream Car: Ferrari F40
Regret Selling: MK2 Ford Focus RS

Dave

Graphic Designer & Photographer

Jim Team Image

What Jim doesn’t know about the most randomest of cars, isn’t worth knowing! Jim is on the frontline of the customer service team to deal with advice and orders.

Toy: Nissan 200SX S13
Daily: Volkswagen Golf GTD
Dream Car: Any R30 Skyline
Regret Selling: VW Jetta MK2

Jim

Customer Service

Thaine Team Image

If you’ve been down to Tegiwa HQ, the first person you met was probably Thaine as he operates our reception and deals with our walk-in customers. If he’s not busy on the phonelines, you’ll more than likely find him in the kitchen eating his sixth meal of the day.

Daily: Fiat 500L
Dream Car: Mercedes C63 S Coupe
Regret Selling: Mini Cooper S

Thaine

Customer Service

Richard Team Image

When we add a new brand to our e-commerce channels, it’s probably gone through Richard. Dealing with large spreadsheets of information, he’s responsible for putting this onto our website ready for you guys to buy.

Daily/Toy: JDM Honda S2000 AP1
Dream Car: Nissan Skyline GT-R Hakosuka
Regret Selling: None

Richard

e-Commerce Admin

Connor Team Image

Connor receives the latest products and is responsible for checking them in and locating them in our warehouse. When Connor’s not at work you’ll probably find him behind the wheel of his sim racer putting some laps in.

Daily: Honda Accord
Toy: Honda CRX K-Swap
Dream Car: Ferrari F40

Connor

Stock Controller

Daniel Team Image

You’ll find Dan busy picking stock and packing parcels in our warehouse and making sure that everything is spick and span.

Daily: Honda Zoomer 50cc
Dream Car: 1969 El Camino

Daniel

Warehouse Operative

George Team Image

You’ll usually find George singing his heart out in our warehouse whilst he’s packing your orders!

Dream Car: Datsun 240Z / RB26

George

Warehouse Operative

Kyle Team Image

Working part-time in the warehouse alongside being a swimming instructor, you’ll find Kyle picking and parcels in the warehouse whilst listening to a football related podcast!

Daily: Toyota Yaris

Kyle

Warehouse Operative

Kyer Team Image

Kyer initially joined Tegiwa as an office administrator before making the step over to the eBay team to help Chris. If you’re after help or support with our eBay webstore, Kyer will be their to lend a helping hand.

Daily: Seat Leon
Toy: Honda Civic EP3
Dream Car: Porsche GT2 RS
Regret Selling: K-Swap EG

Kyer

eBay Support

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Our resident videographer, Spencer, is the man behind the lens of our fantastic YouTube channel. From promo vids to race weekends and unboxing videos, there’s not much that Spencer hasn’t tackled!

Daily: Ford Mondeo
Regret Selling: Renault Megane RS250

Spencer

Videographer

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Jodie works closely with our suppliers to ensure efficient and timely supply of stock as well as establishing partnerships with new suppliers. It’s alway a good day at Tegiwa HQ when Jodie turns up with sugar-based snacks for the team!

Toy: On the hunt for a Defender to off-road
Daily: FRANK the Range Rover Sport
Dream Car: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Regret Selling: Escort RS Turbo for £2000!!!

Jodie

Purchasing

Charlotte Team Image

Daily: Mazda 3

Charlotte

Accounts

Ross Team Image

Ross joined the goods-in team at the end of 2020. A keen petrolhead with not 1, but 2 Evo 9’s, you’ll find Ross getting warehouse spick and span when he’s not busy locating the latest product arrivals.

Toy: Mitsubishi Evo 9 GT
Daily: Ford Transit T220
Dream Car: Ferrari 458
Regrets Selling: MK1 Focus RS (To Mike!!)

Ross

Goods-In

Alex Team Image

Alex is part of our warehouse team and has always got a smile on his face! If he’s not busy packing your orders, you’ll find him down an aisle busy picking your products.

Toy: Ford Racing Puma
Daily: Range Rover
Dream Car: Jaguar XKSS

Alex

Warehouse Manager

Steve Team Image

Usually found at the packing bench getting orders ready to be sent out worldwide, Steve is the latest member of the Tegiwa warehouse team.

Daily: Honda Civic EP3
Dream Car: RB26 Silvia S15

Steve

Warehouse Operative

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Eddy joins the customer service team alongside Jim and Thaine. If you’ve emailed the web sales guys or picked up the phone to have a chat with us, then chances are you’ll be speaking with Eddy!

Daily: Honda Civic EP3
Dream Car: Ferrari 599 GTO
Regrets Selling: 2000 Fiat Panda Young

Eddy

Customer Service

Tristan Team Image

Tristan is the latest member to join the purchasing team and will oversee the maintenance of Tegiwa’s stock inventory. He’ll be updating inventory records and co-ordinating regular stock audits to ensure that out stock levels are as accurate as possible!

Daily: Honda Civic FN2
Toy: Toyota Starlet Glanza V, Honda CBR600RR
Dream Car: Nissan R35 GTR
Regrets Selling: Crypto

Tristan

Purchasing