ADI provides services supporting its partners all over Europe to supply professional repairers a full range of parts.
ADI Summ!t 2018
On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 of April, ADI hosted some 170 participants at Dolce La Hulpe Brussels Resort in the middle of the Sonian Wood, close to the European capital.
Attending the ADI Summit were the CEO’s and top managers of ADI’s contract suppliers and the ADI partners representing 39 countries in Europe, Central Asia, -Northern Africa and – through its global organization 1Parts - the US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Panama.
As in previous editions, “creating and facilitating networking opportunities” was the focus of the Summit: besides many informal encounters, some 380 scheduled meetings were organized between ADI Partners and Suppliers. In the plenary session on Wednesday night, ADI President Thomas Vollmar offered his audience insights in recent ADI developments, as well as ADI’s vision to cope with present and future challenges of the automotive aftermarket.
A special welcome was given to delegations from the US and Canada and to Figiefa.
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Previously, a vehicle would come into a workshop and the ‘repair process’ would start, either to conduct a scheduled service or to conduct a diagnosis of a vehicle fault that resulted in the replacement of a part to get the vehicle back on the road.
New ADI agreement: Liqui Moly
With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand. The company led by Ernst Prost sells its products in more than 120 countries and generated 489m euros in sales in 2016.
LIQUI MOLY looks back to a long lasting cooperation with the Carat group. In 2017 the company was distinguished as Carat top supplier. And in Austria, Ireland and Russia LIQUI MOLY is already supplying ADI partners. From 2018 on LIQUI MOLY becomes official ADI supplier and looks forward to growing the business of the ADI partners all over the world. The company’s philosophy is to establish long term partnerships instead of chasing the quick money. It wants to be not only a supplier but a partner supporting to develop the business for mutual success.
Autodistribution (France) : Creating Links at Equip’Auto!
For the 2017 edition, the automotive aftermarket fair Equip’Auto returned to its roots alongside the “Boulevard Périférique”, at Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles. As usual the leader of the French automotive aftermarket, Autodistribution, fully exhausted this biannual opportunity to expose its entire portfolio of services required by the independent aftermarket of today … and tomorrow!