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 TAKES A BIG STEP IN EUROPE

Dear business partner,

I am extremely happy to welcome Alla Muntian to the NEXUS team, as from March 1st

We have repeatedly promised to continue strengthening our global business developer team, one of our fundamental differentiators.

With the announcement of Alla Muntian, who will be driving the business development work in Europe, NEXUS has kept its commitment to its partners to continually support building their business within our community.

In her role as Business Development Director Europe, Alla will continue the good work that has been started and strengthen the relationships within our community. Her energy, experience and professionalism will push our core agenda to the next level in Europe.  Alla will have business development responsibility for Nordic Baltics, UK, Israel, Eurasia, Adriatics, Portugal Spain, Italy, Russia and Bulgaria. She will work very closely with the regional structure directors where applicable.

Alla has 9 years’ experience in business development, sales and marketing strategies in the Independent Automotive Aftermarket (IAM) with a focus on International Trading Groups (ITGs). She has built a strong network in the IAM and is committed to providing continuous and advanced support to the N! Community.

Prior to joining NEXUS, Alla was Global Key Account Manager for ITGs at OSRAM GmbH. Alla has also served in various other sales and marketing roles in the automotive and chemical industries after starting out as a market analyst. Alla speaks four languages and has a Masters Degree in Economics from the Kharkov National University of Economics.

We wish Alla a great start to her adventure within the NEXUS family.

With best regards,

Gael Escribe

CEO Nexus Automotive International

NEXUS IS INTENSIFYING ITS PRESENCE IN NORTH AMERICA

Dear business partner,

I am extremely happy to welcome Joe Stephan to the NEXUS team, as from February 1st .

At the end of 2019 NEXUS announced that three Suppliers hubs would be created in 2020 in various regions of the world, with the scope to accelerate and strongly support our partners at a global and local level, one in Germany (Heidelberg), one in Japan (Osaka) and one in the US (Detroit).

With the announcement of Joe Stephan, who will be driving the globalization of the North American based NAI suppliers in conjunction with Robert Kirr (Executive Director Supplier Management), NEXUS has kept its commitment to its partners to open these 3 Suppliers hubs in key locations.

In his role as Business Development Director North America, Joe will evolve the NEXUS Automotive International value proposition to its suppliers and the role of NEXUS North America (NNA). Joe will work with the NEXUS North America partners to progressively strengthen the value proposition of the regional entity and introduce the different N! services & concepts.

With 34 years’ experience in sales, marketing and product management within the automotive aftermarket and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from SUNY at New Paltz, Joe is committed to providing continuous and advanced support to the N! Community.

Prior to joining NEXUS, Joe was the EVP Sales – chief commercial officer at TRICO Group. Joe also worked at Power Stop LLC as their chief operating officer and Federal-Mogul and Tenneco Automotive, where he served in various sales and marketing roles.

We wish Joe a good start within the NEXUS family.

 

With best regards.

Gaël Escribe

 

Joe Stephan

Joe Stephan