CV LOGIX held an open day for G-Truck and UAN Truck members, its new central distribution centre in Cleckheaton near Bradford. The day was an opportunity for members to see the state-of-the-art 45,000 square foot facility first hand and learn more about the benefits centralised distribution can bring to their businesses.
CV LOGIX first opened in March and now stocks a huge range of quality commercial vehicle parts and supplies. The facility offers next day delivery and no minimum spend or order size on parts from the most reputable manufacturers in the industry, including MANN-FILTER, Meritor, Haldex, Truck-Llite, TruckTEC, Bosch and Valeo, to name just a few.
Over 50% of G-Truck and UAN Truck members attended the event, and were left in no doubt about the value of dealing with such a comprehensive and advanced facility.
“Opening up suppliers”
Enda Guirke, director of UAN Truck member Venuswood Limited in Galway, Ireland, said: “To have such an array of original equipment quality product available for delivery under one roof is very impressive indeed. It will help our business enormously having this state-of-the-art facility to order our products from. That’s especially true of our smaller branches who struggle at times to meet minimum order level criteria.”
Like Enda, a number of members pointed to the no minimum spend policy, alongside the ease of doing business with CV LOGIX, as factors in its favour.
“From the factors point of view, the open box policy, late cut off time and a wide range of suppliers all contribute to making ordering really easy and opening up some suppliers to the CV factors in the UAN and G-Truck family,” said Matt Stiley, managing director of UAN Truck member Truckstopmember Truckstop Group, which has its headquarters in Redditch, Worcestershire.
“Easy to deal with”
Krysty Sheard, CV Marketing for GROUPAUTO UK & Ireland Ltd, added: “The open day at CV LOGIX was a great success for that very reason – we wanted to demonstrate to members just how easy it was to secure the parts they needed, from manufacturers they trust, exactly when they wanted them.
“CV LOGIX is all about being easy to deal with, which is also why we operate a no minimum spend policy, effectively giving our members access to suppliers and product they may not previously have had access to due to minimum order criteria and distribution agreements.”
Members were also impressed with the range and depth of stock. Matt Stiley added: “It is impressive that CV LOGIX has seen the need to have suppliers that lie at the core of CV parts, including air brake and axle, in the likes of Haldex, Meritor, TRW and Mann Filter.”
“Develop the supply chain relationship”
Nigel McHugh, director of G-Truck memberMember All Commercial Parts Limited, based in Glasgow, was also impressed that so many “prestigious suppliers are keen to enhance and utilise such distribution services across the UK”, and was keen to emphasise the practical benefits of working with the CV LOGIX facility.
“The open day was a fantastic opportunity to see the working investment and get a sense of the internal determination to develop the supply chain relationship between Alliance Automotive UK Trading Groups and its CV suppliers. That determination clearly includes improving availability and range from the CV LOGIX warehouse,” he said.
“This will bring multiple benefits to us at All Commercial Parts and to all CV members, with supplies from one location and the major benefit of being able to order up until 5.30pm (for next day delivery). And currently there are no carriage costs incurred across such a broad range.”
The CV LOGIX open day was an opportunity for members to learn more about the new facility, and alsoand a chance for Alliance Automotive UK to reinforce relationships with the parts suppliers that are the core of its commercial vehicle business. Phil Dodd was delighted with the attendance and enthusiasm of G-Truck and UAN Truck members.
He added: “Of course we wanted to show CV LOGIX to the members and emphasise the advantages it can have for their businesses. But it was also a great opportunity to meet up with members, listen to what they had to say about the challenges they face, and gather ideas for how we can make the service even better in future. We see the current situation at CV LOGIX as very much a work in progress, and something we will continually strive to improve for the benefit of our members.”
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