Automotive Aftermarket

Automotive Aftermarket at Auto Fasteners

Auto-Fasteners Ltd are a specialist distributor for the supply of automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts. We supply direct to vehicle OEMs and 1st Tier suppliers in both the car and commercial vehicle sectors. We offer a range of automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts solutions backed by highly flexible tailored services to meet the varying needs of different manufacturers and vehicle end of life.

AUTO-FASTENERS AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET CORE SERVICES

  • Stock Holding – we advance order to achieve best prices then hold dedicated stock on each customer’s behalf
  • Low Minimum Order Quantities – we set the lowest possible minimum levels to reduce risk of obsolescence
  • Vehicle off the Road Service – as we carry dedicated stock we are able to support a rapid response service
  • Parts and Fastener Kitting – we collate fasteners and small parts into service and repair kits
  • Assembly of Small Components – we can assemble small parts to meet aftermarket needs
  • Product Marking & Labelling – we apply Odette Labelling to parts and print and insert H7S or user instructions
  • Product Packaging – we can supply a wide range of bags, boxes, outer cartons to meet customer requirements
  • Product Branding – we can supply all parts either using customer branding, white label or Auto-fasteners/AFL
  • VDA Standards – Auto-Fasteners Ltd works to the international VDA quality management system standard
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The Automotive Aftermarket Challenge

Vehicle production ‘end of life’ is a challenging time for automotive OEMs and the ongoing supply of automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts. Whilst some parts may continue into replacement models, many will cease to be required for volume production. Vehicle manufacturers are acutely aware that maintaining a supply of automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts as spares to the aftermarket is not only a legal requirement but is a fundamental prerequisite of maintaining the loyalty, support and goodwill of both their vehicle dealerships and the vehicle owners and users.

Coping with Variable Demand Patterns

The planned, but never the less sudden substantial drop in demand for automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts creates many problems. Many 1st Tier manufacturers whose production capability is geared to scheduled high volumes find that catering for very low unspecified demand is very challenging and often disruptive to their core business. In addition the aftermarket typically requires automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts to be packaged differently and or supplied as kits comprising a range of parts from a number of different manufacturers.

Securing Aftermarket Profitability

For vehicle OEMs and their dealer networks, a continuous supply of OEM automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts as spares is essential. For example in Western Europe during the typical 15 year lifetime of a car, only 37% of the total revenue stream derives from the sale of the new vehicle, whilst the aftermarket accounts for around 63% (1). The aftermarket provides both OEMs and their dealer networks a major profit potential if customer loyalty can be maintained throughout the vehicle life. Auto-Fasteners aim is to ensure that the supply of automotive aftermarket fasteners and small parts either as individual components or kits is maintained to the highest standards throughout the vehicle life.

 (1) The Aftermarket in the Automotive Industry” – Gapgemini Consulting 2010 

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We globally source, stock and distribute OEM and TS16949 quality fasteners, small parts and engineered components. We can satisfy both OEM production line and aftermarket requirements for both car and commercial vehicles.
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Auto-Fasteners Ltd (AFL) is a Tier 1 automotive supplier. We globally source, stock and distribute OEM and TS16949 quality fasteners, small parts and engineered components. We can satisfy OEM production line and aftermarket requirements for both car and commercial vehicles.

Phone: +44 (0) 1926 814600
Fax: +44 (0) 1926 813575

Email: enquiries@auto-fasteners.com

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Auto Fasteners Ltd
Global Distribution Centre
Holywell Business Park
Northfield Road
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 0FP
United Kingdom