Penske Commercial Vehicles has released European Parts Australasia (EPA) to its Dealer Network throughout Australia and New Zealand. EPA was not developed to take OEM sales away from manufacturers, but target the European aftermarket, and offer quality and affordable parts for the Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Iveco, Scania and DAF vehicle park, whether it be a truck bus.
Scott Knight from Penske Commercial Vehicles who has over 20 years in European parts experience and is leading the development of the program explained "We want to offer drivers and fleets who have European vehicles, quality parts at a very competitive price. There are many, many instances where I have compared an EPA part against an OEM part, and I can't tell the difference. By purchasing these parts through a dealership, we can also offer repairs and service which most aftermarket suppliers can't supply."
EPA offers quality parts from original equipment and leading parts manufacturers, the majority of which are sourced through German suppliers as well as utilising local content to continually grow and develop the program. Within the next few months EPA will be releasing a clutch program. "Just like most of the parts we supply, the clutches are all made in Germany and have "Made in Germany" stamped on every part, even the bearings. The brand is very well known in Europe and we will be the first distributers in Australia and New Zealand" Scott said.
Although Penske Commercial Vehicles can't supply every part on a truck or bus, they do cover around 80% of the vehicle and currently have over 100,000 parts numbers available within the program. You can source these parts through any of the 65 plus Western Star or MAN dealerships throughout Australia and New Zealand. This sets them apart from other suppliers in the industry.
Penske Commercial Vehicles see this program being an integral part, in the growth of the business. "I believe that by offering a quality part, at a very competitive price, we will attract many customers to the program" Scott concluded.
So next time you are sourcing a part for your European Truck or Bus, try the team at Penske Commercial Vehicles and contact your local Western Star or MAN dealer.
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