In an interview with B-Parts, a leader in the online distribution of used auto parts, German Catoira, President of the Spanish Association for Dismantling and Automobile Recycling (AEDRA), discusses the used car parts market and the future of the automotive industry.
The impact of online sales on the used car parts market, the effect of exportation to dismantling centres and the role of used OEM parts in the sustainability of today’s automotive market were the topics covered in the interview that B-Parts conducted with the president of the Spanish Association for Dismantling and Automobile Recycling (AEDRA).
The interview took place at the B-Parts office in Porto and marks the beginning of a new series of videos with specialists and professionals in the used parts and the circular economy areas. The purpose is to learn about the current market and anticipate the future from the different players’ perspectives.
In the interview, German Catoira highlighted the used parts’ role and advantages for the environment, car manufacturers and the end customer, and the impact of online sales acceleration in recent years, as a result, according to the president of AEDRA, of the mass digitalisation of parts and the pandemic.
The also president of the Galician Association of Dismantler Centres Travega praised the work and specialisation of used parts e-commerces, such as B-Parts, as they urge dismantler centres to maintain extremely high quality and guarantee standards. German Catoira also spoke of how marketplaces, with integrated services, are essential to drain stocks of parts with low demand on the national market and to provide a better international sales scope.
In conclusion, the president of AEDRA predicts that the used parts market will continue to grow exponentially due to environmental concerns, economic issues, and the change in mobility that will happen in Europe from 2035 onwards, with the end of the combustion cars sale.
The interview is available on the B-Parts Youtube profile, with subtitles in Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese here.
B-Parts’ growth continued in 2022, with an increase of 108% compared to last year. This outcome is in line with the previous years’ results, and the challenge to achieve a new 100% growth remains for 2023.
B-Parts, available in 9 languages, is the European leader in e-commerce for used auto parts, with over 5 million products in stock. Since its creation in 2015, offering a sustainable and cost-effective solution to repair cars and contributing to a greener future has been the priority of B-Parts. Their efficient and transparent e-commerce is based on the multidisciplinary team expertise and the stock quality, which auto parts come from Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, and the Netherlands.
Based in Porto, Portugal, B-Parts shows exponential sales increases and delivers in more than 155 countries.