New-to-range fuel pumps, injectors and turbochargers and enhanced service support provide business growth opportunities for the aftermarket on late-model vehicles
Coventry, 26 January 2023: Leading OE-approved remanufacturer, Carwood, strengthened its offering in 2022, with significant new-to-range introductions, new programmes from Bosch, Garrett and Mitsubishi and the launch of its online catalogue and ordering platform. With equally ambitious plans in place for the coming year, Carwood is well positioned to ensure distributors and garages have access to the right, high-quality, yet affordable, parts and services they need to service the very latest vehicles.
The right, sustainable parts, sooner
As both the industry, and consumer preferences, continue to evolve, Carwood has stepped up its new-to-range introductions. Last year the company launched more than 1,400 Carwood remanufactured parts across its wide-ranging aftermarket portfolio of diesel and petrol fuel injection systems, turbochargers and DPF cleaning for car, light commercial, heavy duty and off-highway applications.
For fuel, important new-to-range reman units covered late models for Audi A3/Q2, Citroën Relay, Seat Ibiza/Leon, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Crafter/Golf/Polo/Transporter. On the turbo side, highlights included Audi A1/A3/A4, BMW 1/2/3 Series/X1/X2, Citroën C3/C4, Ford C-MAX/Kuga/Transit, Hyundai i30/i40, Kia Ceed/Sportage, Peugeot 208/308/Expert/Partner, Seat Ibiza/Leon, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf/Polo and Volvo V40, with a growing range for commercial vehicles, as well as hybrid applications, such as BMW 5/7 Series/X3/X4, Hyundai Tucson and Mercedes Benz A Class.
“Driven by increasingly environmentally and cost-conscious consumers, demand for remanufactured products has surged in recent years. Over the past 12 months we have invested heavily in new facilities, equipment, and people to make sure we are able to keep apace with this growth, and can continue to deliver the proven-quality, eco- and wallet-friendly solutions that our customers expect,” says Simon Quantrell, deputy managing director, Carwood.
A choice of service solutions with new parts distribution
Last year, Carwood also added a number of flagship brands to its portfolio. Whilst remanufacturing is still its core business, the company now distributes a full Bosch programme for diesel and GDi, including OE new and eXchange units and repair components – adding more than 3,400 parts to its range. Amongst this were popular recent applications such as Audi A4/Q5, Dacia Duster/Logan, Mercedes Benz A/B/CLS/E/G/S Class, Nissan NV250/NV300/Qashqai/X-Trail and Renault Captur/Clio/Kadjar/Kangoo/Megane/Scenic/Trafic.
In addition to its existing BorgWarner programme, Carwood became an authorised reseller of both Garrett and Mitsubishi turbochargers. It sells and supports more than 950 Garrett OE references, including a performance line designed especially for racing enthusiasts, and over 200 Mitsubishi units.
“Now more than ever, our customers want choice,” explains Quantrell. “With new, exchange and repair solutions from some of the leading OEMs, on top of our own OE-approved remanufactured range, aftermarket companies can access a choice of high-quality, competitively priced solutions, tailored to their customer’s needs. For example, a new OE unit, sometimes the only viable option for the latest generation technology, a more cost- and eco-friendly exchange unit, or the spare parts for an even more economical repair on diesel vehicles.”
New online platform makes ordering from Carwood even easier
To help its customers identify the right parts, for the right vehicle repair, the company also launched a new online catalogue. Available at www.carwoodecat.co.uk, the intuitive platform provides quick and easy access to the very latest cataloguing data and product information for its aftermarket range. Furthermore, Carwood account holders can use the tool to access live stock feeds, pricing and place both next-day and stock orders, 24/7.
Quantrell continues: “We know our customers are stretched for time, so we want to make it is even easier for them to work with us. The new platform is part of our ongoing commitment to provide aftermarket companies with the most up-to-date tools to help them run and grow their business.”
More opportunities in 2023
“Last year was very much about making sure we had the right foundations in place,” concludes Quantrell. “2023 is all about building on that momentum and helping our customers seize those opportunities. Planned launches this year include remanufactured turbos and fuel system repair for Euro 6 and other late-model applications, an enhanced test and diagnostic equipment offering, new capabilities for hybrid and electric vehicles, an online warranty portal, improved technical support and brand-new advertising campaign.”
News release – Carwood’s extended range ensures more proven quality, sustainable solutions for an even wider range of vehicles
26th January 2023