Shanghai automotive

N! crosses continents again with Africa Connecting Day

"By providing local support and global services we are driving the success of automotive car and truck parts distributors, wherever they are in the world."  NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe.

"By providing local support and global services we are driving the success of automotive car and truck parts distributors, wherever they are in the world."  NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe.

The seventh and final N! Connecting Days event of 2017 was held in Johannesburg, giving members and suppliers of NEXUS Automotive International an ideal opportunity to meet before attending the city’s Automechanika international trade show.

N! Connecting Days have been held on five different continents this year, highlighting the global reach of the progressive aftermarket alliance.

The latest, the N! Africa Connecting Day, was held at the Fairlawns Hotel on Tuesday, 26th September, and was attended by around 50 N! members and N! suppliers.

A plenary session was followed by a series of organised speed-dating business meetings. 
N! CEO Gael Escribe said: “NEXUS Automotive International is the world’s largest automotive community, and by providing local support and global services we are driving the success of automotive car and truck parts distributors, wherever they are in the world.

“Coming here to Johannesburg has given us a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from those doing business in this region and discuss how we can work closely together to help accelerate some of the opportunities in front of them.”

This year’s N! Connecting Days have been in Moscow, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Atlanta, Shanghai, Gdansk and now Johannesburg. However, there will be no fest for the N! team as NEXUS will be making its full exhibition debut when the global alliance jointly hosts a stand at the Equip Auto show in Paris in October.

Shanghai Connecting Days underline global reach of NEXUS

“Being truly global makes  N  !  an unrivalled growth accelerator for progressive companies in the automotive industry." NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe.

“Being truly global makes N! an unrivalled growth accelerator for progressive companies in the automotive industry." NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe.

NEXUS Automotive International (N!) staged its latest N! Connecting Days in Shanghai, China, underlining the global reach of the progressive aftermarket alliance and its growing strength in the Asia Pacific region.

The Shanghai ‘mini-summit’, at which 14 N! member companies discussed potential business opportunities with a selection of N! contracted suppliers, followed similar events this year in Moscow, San Paulo, Dubai and Atlanta.

It took place at the Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao hotel on Wednesday and Thursday, 12th and 13th July, and featured, on the second afternoon, workshops on ‘Counterfeit automotive parts’ and ‘Diagnostics’. The three sessions, delivered under the N! Academy School training initiative, were presented by suppliers Bosch, Valeo and ZF.

Just two weeks ago NEXUS achieved its goal of being ‘the only truly global progressive aftermarket alliance’ after the leading autoparts distributor in Australia and New Zealand, Bapcor, joined as a member, giving it a presence across six continents.Another new member was the Shanghai headquartered G-Part, one of China’s leading aftermarket distributors.

NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe said: “Being truly global makes N! an unrivalled growth accelerator for progressive companies in the automotive industry. Wherever in the world you run your aftermarket business N! is there to support you.”