16 Nov, 2023
NEXUS Automotive International launches SmartParts to optimize opportunities offered by the global aging car parc

Geneva, November 16th, 2023 – NEXUS Automotive International is thrilled to introduce its new entity, SmartParts, which will manage the deployment of the DRIVE+ brand. SmartParts is the latest evolution of NEXUS’ service offer, created with the objective to complement its core focus on premium automotive brands, for the benefit of NEXUS suppliers.

Pascal Popis will assume the role of CEO.

SmartParts aims to:

• Deploy DRIVE+, the exclusive brand of the N! members, which will quickly address the evolving aftermarket landscape globally. The organisation is committed to consolidating the current private brand purchases of the N! members and offer a regionally relevant approach to its members worldwide.

• Leverage product development and sourcing capabilities in order to expand services within the N! network and support the ‘on-going’ evolution within the industry.

• Develop transactional activities and provide NEXUS suppliers with new opportunities.

Gaël Escribe, CEO of NEXUS Automotive International said: “The launch of SmartParts represents a significant step forward in the N! journey. SmartParts’ strategy aligns completely with N! new ambitions for 2025, focusing on expanding sourcing and transactional activities across the entire industry. The N! ethos is about providing optimised solutions to its members in collaboration with its suppliers.”

The creation of SmartParts and the deployment of the DRIVE+ brand heralds a promising future – one characterized by seamless operations, collaborative growth and shared prosperity with members and suppliers.

Pascal has 30 years of experience in large global organizations, combined with commercial and P&L responsibility. For 13 years he was responsible for the Business Unit of Philips/Lumileds Automotive Lighting including its OEM, Aftermarket and Digital activities across 32 locations globally. He was a co-founder and Managing Director of LMI GmbH, a start-up offering technical data and market intelligence to the automotive lighting industry.

Press contact NEXUS Automotive International
Julie Fontaine, Corporate Communication Manager NEXUS Automotive International
+ 33 6 26 73 39 03