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Pronto And ADI Take Common Action In ‘1Parts’ Joint Venture

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To cope with the ever-changing dynamics in this high-stakes environment, ADI and Pronto, sharing the same vision and strategy for their partners and customers, say they found each other as matching partners and jointly invested in a common structure: 1Parts.

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FRANKFURT, Germany – Autodistribution International (ADI) and National Pronto Association (Pronto) have announced plans to develop common automotive aftermarket activities in a new joint venture called “1Parts.”

The challenges of the automotive sector are many, according to ADI and Pronto. In a globalized market where vehicle manufacturers joined forces years ago, the OEM and OES suppliers are creating joint ventures and merging at a steady pace. Technological research and development have become a world business, too, driven by environmental requirements and consumer comfort and safety needs. Even motorists become more “global” as the Internet continues to become more and more incorporated into the automotive sector.

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To cope with the ever-changing dynamics in this high-stakes environment, ADI and Pronto, sharing the same vision and strategy for their partners and customers, say they found each other as matching partners and jointly invested in a common structure: 1Parts.

The aim of the shareholders of 1Parts is to raise benefits and advantages for all 1Parts stakeholders, on both the trade and industry side, in key domains such as supplier management and brand strategy, marketing support, data sharing, technical support to installers and also to identify additional common domains.

From the start, 1Parts was designed to be a global organization with members all over the world who share the same global strategy and vision, the two groups noted.

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For Omer Wesemael, managing director of ADI, the creation of 1Parts is a logical step. “Today’s automotive sector is complex but at the same time full of opportunities for automotive distribution organizations that know how to combine a local business with global vision and strategy,” said Wesemael. “In a global structure such as 1Parts, we will not only be able to exchange views and compare practices in various domains on both sides of the ocean, but also give leverage to global suppliers.”

Bill Maggs, CEO of Pronto, stated, “As the global market continues to evolve, Pronto leadership has made it a top priority to establish a worldwide presence in today’s aftermarket. The creation of 1Parts allows members of both of our organizations to exchange information and share ideas and strategies on a global level for the benefits of all. We are excited about the opportunities for our members, vendor partners, customers and new partner Autodistribution as we move forward in making this global vision a reality.”

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