Freitag, 15 Dezember 2017 14:39

Stahlgruber got acquired by LKQ

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Since the end of August 2017 the automotive after sales industry was discussing the possible acquisition of STAHLGRUBER and guessing who the potential buyer could be: distributors, investors or maybe car manufacturers?

Finally several days ago the official news scotched the rumors - LKQ signed an agreement to acquire STAHLGRUBER. LKQ, an American distributor of automotive parts, entered European market only in 2011, by an acquisition of European Car Parts.
6 years of M & A activities made LKQ an absolute leader in the European aftermarket. According to LKQ, after the acquisition of STAHGRUBER, turnover of the company will reach EUR 5,1 bn (also incl. Mekonomen with LKQ’s share of 26,5%). That is more than twice as high as turnover of Automotive Alliance Group (AAG) - the second largest company in the market.

AAG, in turn, was recently acquired by Genuine Parts Company (GPC) – another American distributor. This takeover was a big surprise for Aftermarket players. With this coup GPC, a leading auto parts network in North America and Australia secured a wide presence in Europe – AAG serves the market through 2000 outlets in France, Germany, the UK and Poland.
In the recent years, AAG also undertook numerous acquisitions and doubled its revenue (EUR 1,2 bn in 2014 vs. EUR 2,1 bn in 2016).

The consolidation in the automotive aftermarket is accelerating and the number of M & A transactions is increasing significantly during the last years.

The companies are looking for new opportunities to increase the profitability and extend their geographical footprint. New industrial challenges, driven by developing new technologies and digitalization, also require synergies. The further consolidation is expected.

The consolidation process is complex. Beside the big important deals mentioned above there are much more transactions in the Aftermarket, some of them are also cross-industry, involving different parts of Automotive Industry Supply Chain: car manufacturers, parts manufacturers, distributors, NTGs/ITGs, auto centers, online business and garages (e.g. PSA and Mister-Auto, BPW and Herz, AAG and Groupauto Poland).
To stay updated with Aftermarket news, a continuous monitoring process of the Aftermarket transactions is needed.
At the end of November 2017 Wolk After Sales Experts released a new Factbook “Consolidation Process in the European Aftermarket, 2012-2017”, that provides with an overview of all important transactions in the European Aftermarket. The handbook covers the acquisitions of more than 20 Aftermarket Players, including such details as turnover of each company, obtained share and regional cover.
Moreover, for each company-acquirer, there is an additional page with more detailed information (headquarter, number of employees and outlets, turnover development (if available), geographical footprint etc. )

Additionally, we offer a quarterly update of handbook once a quarter (charts with new transactions will be sent via email).
Montag, 11 Dezember 2017 16:56

CAR AFTERMARKET IN EUROPE 2017

Eight Years Car Aftermarket in Europe

Eight years ago, the management consultancy wolk aftersales experts GmbH, which specializes in the automotive aftermarket, published the report “The Car Aftermarket in Europe” for the first time. The industry report outlines market structures, volumes and trends for 35 countries in Europe in a compact and clear way. Much has changed in the market since then. The IAM remains a stable economic factor in most European countries, with a solid growth of 1.6% (2015). But the Independent Aftermarket in Europe now has reached a crossroads.

Facts

The total volume of the European aftermarket amounts to 127 billion euros in 2015 (end-user prices without labor and tax). Germany accounts for 17% of this figure.
European car drivers spent an average of 388 euros on automotive parts in 2015, 3 euros more than in 2014, while in Germany, drivers invested 477 euros, 4 euros less than in 2014.
There are 54 parts traders with a turnover of more than 100 million euros in Europe. Overall, the number of car parts distributors in the 35 countries surveyed continued to decrease compared with previous years. This applies primarily to the smaller local parts dealers, whose number is constantly declining. There is no end in sight to this development.
6 parts traders exceed the 1 billion euros in sales, two of which come from Germany, WM and Stahlgruber.
Montag, 11 Dezember 2017 16:52

Eilmeldung: LKQ akquiriert Stahlgruber

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LKQ hat im Dezember 2017 einen Umsatz von 3,7 Mrd. Euro kommuniziert. Die Zeitung hatte spekuliert woher die 600 Mio. Euro seit Juni hergekommen sein sollten. Die Franzosen haben auf einen endgültigen Kauf von Mekonomen gesetzt. Jetzt kommen noch einmal 1,5 Mrd. dazu, der Umsatz von LKQ wird dann ein Volumen von mehr als 5 Mrd. Euro umfassen.
Sonntag, 19 November 2017 13:40

Der neue Car Aftermarket in Europa 2017 Report

Acht Jahre PKW Aftermarket in Europa

Vor acht Jahren veröffentlichte die auf den Kfz-Aftermarket spezialisierte Unternehmensberatung wolk aftersales experts GmbH den Report „The Car Aftermarket in Europe“ zum ersten Mal. Der Branchenreport stellt für 35 Länder in Europa Marktstrukturen, volumina und -trends kompakt und übersichtlich dar. Inzwischen hat sich viel verändert im Markt. Nach wie vor ist der IAM ein stabiler Wirtschaftsfaktor in den meisten europäischen Ländern und weist ein solides Wachstum von 1,6% (2015) aus. Doch der Independent Aftermarket in Europa steht jetzt an einem Scheideweg.
Montag, 13 November 2017 08:44

eBay in Zahlen

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Der Online Marktplatz eBay hat einige Zahlen veröffentlicht. Dies ist vielen schon eine Mitteilung wert, da durch eBay selber sehr selten Zahlen in dieser Form veröffentlicht werden.
Allerding hat man hier mehr Zeit und Aufwand in die optische Aufbereitung investiert als in die Menge der Informationen. Die Erkenntnisgewinne sind daher leider mager.
Dennoch möchten wir die zwei Automotive relevanten Zahlen teilen.
Montag, 23 Oktober 2017 10:28

Stahlgruber´s Surprise Coup

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AT THE END OF AUGUST, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE TICKER THAT STAHLGRUBER OTTO GRUBER AG IS EXPLORING STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR THE SUBSIDIARY STAHLGRUBER GMBH, AND A SUBSEQUENT SALE WAS NOT RULED OUT.

 

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As soon as the German aftermarket has grown accustomed to the presence of an Alliance Automotive Group, everything has already changed completely.

 

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EINS, ZWEI, DREI IM SAUSESCHRITT, LÄUFT DIE ZEIT, - WIR LAUFEN MIT
Schon Wilhelm Busch wusste, wie schnell sich das Rad der Zeit drehen kann und welche Veränderung es dabei mit sich bringt. Kaum hat sich der deutsche Aftermarket an die Anwesenheit einer Alliance Automotive Group gewöhnt, ist alles schon wieder ganz anders.
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Ende August 2017 ging die Meldung über den Presseticker, dass die Konzernholding Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG strategische Optionen für die Tochtergesellschaft Stahlgruber GmbH auslotet, dabei wurde auch ausdrücklich ein späterer Verkauf nicht ausgeschlossen. Damit ist Stahlgruber offiziell im Angebot auf dem Transfermarkt des internationalen Teilegroßhandels.
Donnerstag, 31 August 2017 13:56

Autoservice Conference 2017 in Moscow

On the 24th August, 2017 wolk after sales experts participated in the conference “Autoservice 2017” in Moscow, organized by ITEMF Expo and AM Conference and supported by our Partner - analytical agency Autostat. The conference took place in conjunction with MIMS AUTOMECHANIKA.
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