The Parts Alliance has announced that Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) has been reconfirmed as its preferred supplier of premium braking systems for the group’s 12 distributor companies throughout the UK and Ireland.
For the next three years DPSS will provide the national distribution network with brake pads, discs, hydraulics, ABS sensors and accessories.
DPSS will also provide The Parts Alliance with training and support services, as part of its complete systems approach to aftermarket service and repair.
Steve Fulford, chairman of The Parts Alliance, said: “The reason Delphi was selected is we strongly believe they are strategically best positioned for our distribution network and more than 20,000 customers.
“As a leading supplier to the top 25 vehicle manufacturers worldwide, Delphi’s established presence on the OE platform and their expertise complement our future strategies. Not only will we have access to their high quality parts but also training and support services to deliver the most comprehensive solution to our customers.”
With more than 99% car parc coverage on its braking portfolio, the Parts Alliance identified established OE presence, engineering expertise and ability to launch its first-to-market products within six months of a new vehicle introduction, as determining factors in partnering with DPSS.
With an increased opportunity to service newer vehicles sooner, the Parts Alliance could generate additional business within the distributor network.
“This is just the beginning of what I hope to be a long, multi-faceted collaboration with The Parts Alliance,” said Lúcia Veiga Moretti, president, DPSS.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to service their distribution network and customers, and look forward to further product and service opportunities that complement their business strategy.”
With more than 9,000 part numbers and 98.5% all makes coverage, Delphi braking parts are added monthly covering European, Asian and German applications.
DPSS brake pads and discs are produced to OE quality standards in terms of aesthetics and performance. Regular independent testing is conducted on its braking products together with OEMs to help ensure optimal performance and quality is maintained, particularly when it comes to stopping distances and performance in various weather and road conditions.
DPSS also conducts strict laboratory and dynamometer analysis, as well as real-world testing including Alpine and high speed trials, to help produce durable, safe and long-lasting braking parts. DPSS brake pads conform to European R90 braking regulations as a minimum.
Additionally, the DPSS diagnostics and training programme will help the Parts Alliance prepare to repair the increasingly complex diesel, vehicle electronics, thermal, steering & suspension, and braking systems.
The training curriculum includes hands-on training at its Warwick Training, online webinars and more than 150 Learning Management System courses.
The DPSS DS suite of tools offers The Parts Alliance a comprehensive range of diagnostic software platforms to service all makes light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
This platform flexibility, from DS150 to DS350 to rugged tablets, not only addresses all makes coverage, but includes a complete service solution including free one day training, ongoing software updates and dedicated hotline support.