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NEXUS and Alternative Autoparts announce partnership

“We are confident this partnership with  NEXUS  will be a real growth accelerator ..." Fabrice Godefroy, MD of Alternative Autoparts

“We are confident this partnership with NEXUS will be a real growth accelerator ..." Fabrice Godefroy, MD of Alternative Autoparts

NEXUS Automotive International (N!) has announced a partnership with Alternative Autoparts, a leading group of independent French car dealers.

Alternative Autoparts was created 18 months ago and has 28 members, distributors of automotive spare parts, 67 points of sale, 13 technical relays specialised in engine management and 70 garages under the Technicar Services network.

The Alternative Autoparts group has a national platform La Plateforme de Fresnes in the Paris region, 4 regional logistics warehouses located in the main French cities, and a consolidated turnover of over 250 million euros.

Gael Escribe, CEO of NEXUS, said Alternative Autoparts' entrepreneurial philosophy echoes that of NEXUS, in that it is necessary to have a global vision of the market and therefore be able to join forces to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The expertise and know-how of Alternative Autoparts will also add value to NEXUS Academy, the innovative training program that helps NEXUS members stay up-to-date with the latest technological advances in after-sales.

Gael said: "We are more than happy to announce this partnership in the growing NEXUS community. There is much in common in how we approach the opportunities and obstacles of an ever-changing after-sales world. We are also delighted that Alternative Autoparts, through its Fresnes Platform, will be able tomorrow to strengthen the offer and availability of technical parts for all NEXUS members in France and abroad.”

Alternative Autoparts will also provide the NEXUS community with its in-house training programs on Maintenance and Repair of the Future, a technical hotline specializing in diesel, gasoline, hybrid and, in general, all engines and innovative concepts in the field of engine pollution control for light vehicles, trucks and buses (EcoRévision, EcoRévision VI).

Fabrice Godefroy, Managing Director of Alternative Autoparts said: “We are confident that this partnership with NEXUS will be a real growth accelerator that will offer our members solutions that will enable them to become the major players of tomorrow.”

Patrice Godefroy, President of Alternative Autoparts, said: " NEXUS is undoubtedly the international group to favour. We are looking forward to strengthening our role in France and gaining an international dimension and to bringing our know-how and added value to a global group that is now shaping the future automotive aftermarket.”

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.”