Creation of GROUPAUTO Mexico
GROUPAUTO International is proud to announce the creation of GROUPAUTO Mexico effective 1 April 2016, with the following companies as founding members: WITTE, AUTOPARTES CALDERON, AUTOPARTES FRANCESAS, DISTRIBUIDORA ARESCO and MORENO DIESEL.
Creation of GROUPAUTO China
GROUPAUTO International is proud to announce the creation of GROUPAUTO China effective 1 October 2016, with 60 founding members.
The 60 companies are well established and recognized in the Automotive Aftermarket in China with over 20 years of experience. Together they operate with 160 points of sale and approximately 1.400 employees. These are the 60 first members of GROUPAUTO China, others will join in the coming months.
GROUPAUTO China and its members are already working with several GROUPAUTO International referenced suppliers. Committed to quality products they focus on an extension of their portfolio with premium brands and quality products from OEM parts manufacturers.
GROUPAUTO China has committed to implement GROUPAUTO’s marketing concepts in the near future and to continue the extension of the network across the country.
Creation of GROUPAUTO USA & Canada
GROUPAUTO International is proud to welcome the company WORLDPAC, INC. as a new member of GROUPAUTO for the markets of the United States of America and Canada, effective 1 July, 2015.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Auto Parts, WORLDPAC, Inc. is the largest North American distributor for spare parts of imported cars, with over 45 years of experience in the area, 115 branches in the most strategic regions in North America and a total turnover of over $1 Billion. Fully committed to professional installers, WORLDPAC’s network also includes 30.000 Independent Service Centers. The company is already working with a lot of GROUPAUTO International’s referenced suppliers.
WORLDPAC and GROUPAUTO decided to work together because WORLDPAC’s OE policy matches perfectly with GROUPAUTO’s quality strategy and dedication to premium brands.
Creation of GROUPAUTO Colombia
GROUPAUTO International is proud to announce the companies: IMPORTADORA CALI S.A., MAZ-LUV S.A. and UNIVERSAL DE REPUESTOS SAS as new members of GROUPAUTO in Colombia effective 1 January 2015.With over 50 years of experience in the sector, 25 commercial agents in the most strategic regions of the country and a total turnover of over $30M, GROUPAUTO Colombia will significantly strengthen the position of our group in Latin America. The company is already working with some of GROUPAUTO’s referenced suppliers such as Denso, Philips or Valeo. GROUPAUTO Colombia is committed to quality products and is interested in an extension of their supplier portfolio. They will implement GROUPAUTO’s marketing concepts in the near future.