TecCom Reports 35 per cent Increase in Aftermarket Orders
In the last 12 months the number of queries and orders submitted to the TecCom automotive aftermarket platform was up by around 35 per cent, reaching almost 5.5 million transactions every month. In the same period of time the number of registered dealers around the world increased from 7,200 to more than 8,300. “The most significant increases were recorded in new markets such as Turkey, Russia and China. In some cases growth even topped 100 per cent on the back of new partnerships being established”, explains Jürgen Buchert, CEO of TecCom GmbH.
TecCom recorded gains of more than 30 per cent in France and the Netherlands. Growth in the Netherlands was mainly attributable to the acquisition of the local platform Auto-XS, while French gains can be traced back to good cooperation with GOLDA. In the G/S/A (Germany, Switzerland/Austria) region TecCom saw the number of registered dealers and business relations head north by about 20 percent. David Winter, TecCom’s Sales Manager International, is satisfied: “We made considerable gains in all markets last year. We are particularly happy to have generated growth on the back of cooperations with key buying organisations in Great Britain – IFA (Independent Motor Factors Association), GAU (Group Auto Union) and UKPA (UK Parts Alliance). The developments seen in the past months have shown that there is only one direction for our growth to head: up.”
TecCom is assuming that the inclusion of suppliers from product groups which were previously not represented, e.g. oils and lubricants (Eurolub) and paints (Lesonal), is going to be a trigger for other manufacturers to join TecCom. “Suppliers we have gained in the last few months such as Eurolub, Lesonal, ArvinMeritor, Banner, Geri, Happich, Hengst and Westfalia are the bedrock for TecCom’s further growth”, explains Winter.
The product range offered by TecCom is also developing positively. Double-digit increases have also been achieved in the usage figures of the TecCMI solution, which enables retailers and suppliers to collaboratively manage their stocks. In the same period the number of warranty cases processed by TecCom via TecWarranty quadrupled.
Two companies are already using the TecTDC-Suite (Trusted Document Center) presented in May. Further manufacturers and wholesalers are in the starting blocks. TecTDC signs electronic documents and invoices in full compliance with legal requirements, transmits them to recipients by their preferred channels and enables safe storage and swift access via an electronic document archive. The solution reduces the workload for manufacturers and retailers, who have both been confronted by shorter lead times and smaller batches with increased administrative handling for invoicing.
TecCom operates a leading B2B platform for the independent European automotive aftermarket. In online dialog or using CAP or EDI, TecCom users can see availability, clarify delivery schedules, order replacement parts, confirm orders, announce deliveries and send invoices. Beru, Bosal, Bosch, Conti-Teves, Delphi, Federal Mogul, Siemens VDO Automotive, Tenneco, TMD Friction, TRW (Lucas), and Varta are all amongst the numerous aftermarket companies that are shareholders in TecCom GmbH.