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PSA Aftermarket acquires used parts business Amanhã Global

PSA Aftermarket has acquired Portuguese used car parts specialist Amanhã Global and its e-commerce platform B-Parts.com.

The acquisition will strengthen PSA’s aftermarket offering by allowing it to meet the expectations of all after-sales customers worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power, make or age of their vehicle.

PSA Aftermarket intends to be able to supply automotive spare parts for all budgets, in all global markets.

This approach will also actively contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of PSA Aftermarket and Groupe PSA, as reuse parts achieve a 100% reduction of raw material used when compared to the manufacture of new parts.

Christophe Musy, senior vice president of PSA Aftermarket, said: "Our strategy is to meet the expectations of all after-sales customers worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power, the brand and the age of their vehicle.

“This investment allows us to enter the heart of the reuse parts value chain, which is one of the three pillars of the circular economy offer. It thus reinforces our global offensive aiming to be a leader both in standard exchange (Reman), repair (Repair), and re-use (Reuse), in order to be able to respond in a relevant manner and all over the world to customers concerned about an economical and responsible alternative offer.

“Groupe PSA is firmly committed to reducing its carbon footprint, right down to vehicle maintenance."

Amanhã Global operates in 15 countries, providing PSA with market coverage and benchmark expertise at the international level.

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This 45-minute webinar will discuss the UK motor retail industry’s achievements in the first month of trading since lockdown ended for England’s car dealers, including:

· June’s new car registrations and used car opportunities.

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Guest speakers signed up so far:

Tim Duckers, Cambria Automobiles

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Steve Le Bas, BDO

Le Bas is the head of motor retail at accountants and business advisers BDO. He has some 20 years’ experience working with motor trade clients, including statutory audits, assisting their internal accounting functions and conducting due diligence assignments for prospective motor trade purchasers.

Dale Wyatt, Suzuki GB

As head of automobile at Suzuki GB, Wyatt is responsible for the brand health of Suzuki cars and splits his time between working with the UK management team, Suzuki’s dealer network and the parent company in Japan.

Ian Plummer, Auto Trader

Plummer, commercial director at Auto Trader, joined the car sales platform in 2017 after heading sales operations and franchise management at Volkswagen UK and before 15 years at Renault in roles at both the UK sales company and the head office in Paris.

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