VIPAR Heavy Duty was among the members of NEXUS North America who met in Atlanta earlier this week to network and exchange ideas during the organization’s N! North America Connecting Days 2017.
The second annual event provided a forum for NEXUS North America founding partners, The Automotive Distribution Network (The Network), Automotive Parts Associates (APA Group) and VIPAR Heavy Duty, to meet with current and prospective global supplier partners.
In March 2016, the three organizations joined NEXUS Automotive International SA (N!), a leading global aftermarket trade group. The new NEXUS North America entity serves as the exclusive partner for N! in North America.
N! Connecting Days provided NEXUS North America members with the opportunity to hold productive one-on-one meetings with suppliers and a forum for the three groups to share ideas, knowledge, and strategies and to facilitate discussions on mutual opportunities.
“The work among the members of our group on this technology project is precisely the type of collaboration we envisioned when we formed NEXUS North America,” says Chris Baer, president and CEO of VIPAR Heavy Duty. “We anticipate more projects like this that help us better serve our customers.”
The event also served as an ideal setting to recognize key partners crucial to the success of the organization and the aftermarket in general. This year inaugural supplier and technology awards were announced. NEXUS North America presented the “Supplier Partner of the Year” award to Bosch and its “Technology Partner of the Year” was awarded to WHI Solutions, Inc.
NEXUS North America continues to deliver value to its members through real-time collaboration in areas such as membership, PDC access to parts, and technology. Members have collaborated on a variety of projects, including a B2B platform to provide an e-commerce solution for end user customers as well as national accounts with vehicle ranges from Class 1 all the way up to Class 8.