Dealers selling parts will receive up to 50% back in revenue and will also be able to create more storage space. Those who buy obsolete parts from the centre save 20% on the cost, which they are then able to pass on to their customers.
“Following the introduction of new models like the Mazda3 and RX-8, we have a much wider product range than two years ago, meaning dealers need to stock more parts,” says Adam Pumfrey, Mazda Motors UK aftersales director.
Holding on to slow-moving parts has cost implications for dealers as the lack of storage space impacts on their ability to stock the faster- moving lines.
“The programme allows Mazda dealers to clear their shelves as well as benefiting from increased revenue and profit, improved parts availability and a higher stock turn. Mazda will benefit from the programme as dealers start stocking faster-moving genuine parts that we supply,” adds Pumfrey.