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Competitive Profiling of Key Automotive Aftermarket Buying Groups and Distributors in the EU5, 2018-2023 with 2017 as the Base Year -


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The European automotive aftermarket parts distribution is witnessing a
rapid growth. Europe is home to some of the leading Original Equipment
Suppliers (OES) that are continuously on the lookout for buying groups
and distributors that align with the philosophy of the company.

This research profiles the key automotive buying groups in the EU5
Region (the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) and the respective
domestic distribution scene. The research service also gives insights
into supplier partnerships, key accounts, retail partnerships,
distribution strategy, private label portfolios, revenue benchmarking,
and overall regional, pan-EU benchmarking among others. The study also
covers business strategy and future investment avenues.

It sheds light on product benchmarking and distribution channel
benchmarking. Regional technology trends and growth potential in the
next 5 years are also some of the highlights covered as a part of the
benchmarking. Amongst other strategic content, the research also looks
into the impact of geo-politics on the EU5 region, especially Brexit and
the Catalan Crisis in Spain, and their impact on smaller regional
distributors and changing dynamics of the automotive supply chain.

Market segments

  • Buying group: An association of distributors partnering with an aim to
    enhance their collective purchasing power to achieve the best prices
    from their suppliers. A buying group is usually a large conglomerate
    that ensures smaller associated entities can work within the operating
    rules of the umbrella group. The buying groups covered in the scope of
    this research are ATR, Temot International Limited, Group Auto
    International, LKQ international, Autodis, Uni-Select, and Rhiag Group.
  • Regional distributors: A distributor is a sub-entity that purchases
    noncompeting products or product lines, stocks them in bulk, and
    resells them to retailers or direct to the end users. Most
    distributors leverage on getting supplier benefits or manufacturer's
    promotional efforts for selling more of a particular brand. The
    distributors covered in the scope of this research are Alliance
    Automotive Group, Andrew Page, Rapid Group, Dingbro, WM, Matthies,
    HESS Auto, Autolia, IDLP, Laurent, NOVA, IDIR, OVAM, GS Autobat,
    Lausan, and Cecauto.

The base year for analysis is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key trends in the automotive distribution landscape?
  • Who are the key distributors and buying groups in the EU5 region?
  • What is the impact of megatrends on the distribution aftermarket?
  • What are the key suppler - distributor partnerships and associations
    in the EU5 aftermarket supply chain?
  • What is the impact of regional socio-political development on the
    aftermarket distribution economy?

Key Conclusion

  • Buying groups are increasingly associating themselves with name brand
    garages (Bosch Car Service Shops), retailers and local fitters,
    ensuring sustained cross brand demand
  • European consumer behavior for passenger vehicles ensure pull-based
    demand for new OE quality parts over remanufactured parts
  • Bosch, ZF-TRW, Continental, Valeo, Delphi, and Mahle among others are
    the go to suppliers. Local sourcing gives buying groups monetary and
    logistical gains, and domestic relevance in the aftermarket supply
  • New business models like eCommerce and service aggregation likely to
    strain supplier-buying group partnerships, as distributors will look
    to sell through digital avenues
  • Regional distributors in Europe are likely to shift focus from just
    mechanical parts to a mix of both collision parts and

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, And Methodology

3. Definitions And Segmentation

4. Distributor Profiles - EU5

5. Distributor Profiles - Pan EU

6. Distributor Profile - The United Kingdom

7. Distributor Profile - Germany

8. Distributor Profile - France

9. Distributor Profile - Italy

10. Distributor Profile - Spain

11. Research Summary

12. Growth Opportunities

13. Conclusions And Future Outlook

14. Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • Alliance Automotive Group
  • Andrew Page & Co Ltd.
  • Auto-Teile-Ring GmbH (ATR)
  • Autodis Group S.A.S.
  • Autolia Group
  • Cecauto
  • Dingbro
  • GROUPAUTO International
  • Groupe Laurent
  • Grupo Silvestre
  • Hans Hess Autoteile Gmbh
  • IDIR
  • IDLP
  • Johannes J. Matthies
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Lausan
  • Novagroup
  • OVAM Group
  • RHIAG Group Ltd
  • Rapid Group
  • TEMOT International Autoparts GmbH
  • Uni-Select Inc.
  • Wessels & Mueller AG

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