Richfield, OH (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
OEConnection LLC, the parts e-commerce technology leader for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) distribution networks, announced today that Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. has selected RepairLink, an internet-based, all makes and models parts ordering and fulfillment solution, for the automaker’s network of U.S. wholesale parts dealerships and their independent repair facility (IRF) customers. The agreement allows VW to promote their mechanical parts wholesale channel through RepairLink, enabling dealers to more effectively compete with non-OEM parts suppliers for the sale of Genuine VW Parts. RepairLink offers a rules-based pricing engine and other technology capable of automating and managing an OEM’s wholesale parts marketing program − from identifying eligible parts and presenting discount opportunities at the transactional level, to instantly validating the sale and compiling real-time data program-wide.
VW represents one of the sixteen automotive OEM dealer networks in the United States and Canada which utilize OEConnection solutions to facilitate its parts ordering workflow and manage a nationwide parts marketing program, and the first to use RepairLink specifically for its mechanical parts program.
“We are excited and pleased to be working with Volkswagen Group of America to provide their U.S. dealerships and IRFs with a better parts ordering and fulfillment experience,” said Ron Coill, Sr. Vice President, OEConnection. “As a result of our exclusive technology, which is designed to help both buyers and sellers increase efficiencies and improve margins, RepairLink is used by almost 25,000 repairers today to purchase OE parts.”
RepairLink implementation will begin this summer. At that time, enrolled dealers in the VW network will have an opportunity to earn reimbursements when selling select Genuine VW Parts to IRFs as an alternative to originally-specified non-OEM mechanical repair parts.
OEConnection is the leading parts e-commerce technology provider for OEM distribution networks, serving over 60,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEConnection products over 6 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $20 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at http://www.oeconnection.com or by e-mailing Geo Money at Geo.Money(at)oeconnection(dot)com.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., located in Herndon, VA, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc., and sells its vehicles through a 990-strong dealer network.