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Axial signs agreement with GPA

EDRA, the service management platform of the network of independent bodybuilders AXIAL, recently announced the launch of a new partnership agreement with GPA and its deconstruction and production of reused parts located in Livron-sur-Drôme, near Valence, in the south of France.


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Jean-Pierre Ricaud (AXIAL) and Pierre Courant (GPA) Photo credit: AXIAL CARROSSERIE FRANCE

Less than a month after announcing the renewal of its partnership with Back2Car, Axial has signed a new agreement to continue developing its CSR policy, as desired by its President Jean-Pierre RICAUD, all members of the Board of Directors, and all bodybuilders within the network.

Founded in 1962, GPA is a family business with strong values ​​in which the AXIAL network with cooperative values ​​recognizes itself. GPA’s 17,000 m2 factory, completed in 2019, is dedicated to the selection, depollution, dismantling, storage and distribution of used parts.

24,000 ELVs are processed annually at GPA’s 24-hectare Livron-sur-Drôme site, making GPA a major European vehicle recycling centre. With 220 employees at the site, the company can produce 120,000 used parts per year; this was enough to encourage the delegation from the AXIAL network and its President, Jean-Pierre RICAUD in the lead, representing the AXIAL members for GPA to supply reused parts.

From July 1, 2022, the Drôme automotive recycler will supply Axial members with reused auto parts. Members of the AXIAL network will have the choice of 45,000 original manufacturer and equipment supplier references, and all parts are engraved and identified by QR Code ensuring an optimal level of traceability and quality.

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