NEW ROLES PUT THE NEXUS SPOTLIGHT ON CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Global aftermarket alliance NEXUS Automotive International has created two new strategic roles, signalling an increased focus on customer relationships and furthering its strong commitment to sustainability.

Bas Donders, N! Brand and Communication Director, has been elevated to Customer Experience Director, while former communication adviser Emmanuel Voguet has been appointed Corporate Communication and Sustainability Director.

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Bas Donders

 

Emmanuel Voguet

2ND VIRTUAL DAYS BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT OFFERS GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE

More than 1,000 online visitors attended the second Virtual Days business networking event of 2021 organised by global aftermarket alliance Nexus  Automotive International.

The delegates, comprising N! members, suppliers and partners, took the collective opportunity to join over 3,500 ‘speed date’ meetings, 20 webinars and three round table discussions, which were streamed live. The two-day ‘summit’ also saw, for the first time, a virtual hall dedicated exclusively to the thriving Heavy Duty sector.

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NEXUS returns to live gatherings with first event in Dubrovnik

After a long period of virtual events and meetings, NEXUS Automotive International has
instigated a series of live gatherings, bringing together its community of distributors and
manufacturers from all over the world.

The first event was in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 6-7 of October, bringing together N! Members
from the Nordic Baltic, Adriatic and Southern Europe regions, and N! selected local suppliers.
“Our regional structures, Nordic Baltic and Adriatic, are in constant development and the
presence of NEXUS in this area is more and more significant, with the development of key
strategic projects, and thanks also to the presence of newly added members such as
Castellana.co from Montenegro. All this made Dubrovnik the perfect location for us stepping
back into live events,” said: Gael Escribe, CEO of NEXUS Automotive International.

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NEXUS MAKING STRONG PROGRESS IN CHINA – Reaching new milestones on members and projects

With Chinaway Autoparts (Huanuowei) joining as a new member and the alliance winning recognition as ‘Most Valuable Purchasing Group’ at the fourth Auto Aftermarket Industry West Lake Summit in Hangzhou, NEXUS Automotive International has been making further strong progress as a leader in the aftermarket business in China.

Over the past two years NEXUS and its local team have worked intensively in establishing a strong network of progressive companies in China, sharing values and business perspective. All the efforts are today recognized by distributors, manufacturers and associations, leading the NEXUS Community towards a new era.

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NEXUS’ PASSION FOR QUALITY PROVES A WINNER AGAIN AT THE TOUR AUTO OPTIC 2000 CLASSIC CAR EVENT

Following success in last year’s Tour Auto Optic 2000 classic car race in France, NEXUS and its trusted team of manufacturers achieved another quality win in the 2021 event.

 

Although the beautifully restored Lancia Fulvia No 2 driven by NEXUS CEO Gael Escribe and Bodywork BRS Managing Director Victor Fernandez had to be retired due to a mystery mechanical issue, the crew continued the tour supporting Marc Jay and his son, Thomas, who drove a 1972 Lancia Fulvia 1600 HF No 94.

The car won the ‘regularity-scratch’ category of the event, proving once again the high quality of the parts and work from NEXUS and its partners.

 

This year’s parade took place between the 31st August and the 4th September, with the impressive cavalcade of historic vehicles again journeying from Paris to Nice.

 

With support of the Motul Corazon foundation, the event provided a fantastic opportunity for talented young people working in the aftermarket to experience and completely connect with the classic car world, having been given the task of completely restoring the Lancia Fulvia No 2 with premium spare parts.

 

The young talents were offered the chance to work on the car and get inside the OE business, thanks also to the support of the sponsors: Bosch, Bakelit, Borg & Beck, Bosal, Calorstat, Clas, Garnazelle, Mecafilter, Motul, Mintex, Osram, and SKF.

 

Gael Escribe said: “We learned from our first participation in the Tour Auto that skills, experience and competency are fundamental to success, together with a strong passion for the classic car world.

 

“We were thrilled with the high quality of the renovation work done on the cars, and are even further convinced this market segment is a growth area within the aftermarket, with the emergence of new opportunities.

 

“We have an even more ambitious program for 2022, expanding our team to explore different races to offer the best opportunities to our spare parts manufacturer partners and young talents to experience the classic car environment and discover new ways to make business in an historic but very fashionable world.”

 

 

EUROPART, THE LEADING HEAVY DUTY DISTRIBUTOR IN EUROPE, JOINS THE EXPANDING NEXUS HD COMMUNITY

EUROPART, the leading Heavy Duty parts distributor in Europe, will join the NEXUS HD Community as from the 1st of January 2022.

A highly significant addition to the global alliance’s HD network, representing an increasingly important pillar for NEXUS thanks to its portfolio of distributors and suppliers, rich in entrepreneurial and dynamic companies, who bring innovative solutions to our Community and offer expertise and knowledge to further develop the market and shape the future of the HD aftermarket.

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NEW IN!SIDE RELEASE

We are excited to share with you the 2021 second release of IN!SIDE. In this edition, we focus on the definition of “mobility in the aftermarket”, from a general understanding of the market challenge to the real needs for the business.

Including contributions from manufacturers, parts distributors, influential leaders and journalists, we trust you will enjoy reading this magazine, hopefully, while enjoying a relaxing summer break!

Read it here: IN!SIDE24

NEXUS CALLS FOR AN ANNUAL CLIMATE DAY FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET

‘Time for the industry to act’, says global alliance 

NEXUS Automotive International is calling for an annual Climate Day for the automotive aftermarket.

The global alliance of leading autoparts distributors and manufacturers is to press for an inaugural event next fall 2022, with the ambition to rotate it between Europe and North America and expand it in every continent.

The initiative follows a meeting in Munich of the organisation’s Prospective Council, which brings together some of the most influential stakeholders from within the aftermarket, and beyond.
The Council provides a high level forum for the discussion of major challenges and opportunities confronting the industry, in this case climate change.

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NEXUS REACHES FOR THE ‘STARS’ IN CHINA WITH SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF DIGITAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Global aftermarket alliance NEXUS Automotive International has taken its support for autoparts distributors and suppliers in the Chinese market to the next stage, with the successful launch of its ‘Leading Stars’ digital training program.

The program, launched in conjunction with regional structure NEXMENTO, went live on 1st June and over the next six months will see six N! Suppliers each taking the lead for that month in presenting their individual product group.

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NEXUS FOCUSES ON A DIGITALIZED AFTERMARKET WITH EXTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS

NEXUS will be helping its members to ‘dive deep’ into a digitalized aftermarket of the future when it hosts more than two weeks of virtual training events, which are expected to attract delegates from around the globe.

Run through the alliance’s N! Academy, the event will run from 15th June to 1st July and is being held in conjunction with N! selected suppliers Bosch, Mann+Hummel, SKF, Valeo and ZF.

 

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