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International trading network for automotive spare parts further expanded

ATR International AG gains five strong shareholders in important growth markets.

The number of vehicles registered worldwide is rising continuously – and so is the demand for spare parts. ATR International AG, the world's largest trading group for automotive spare parts, is therefore continuously expanding its network of trading partners: In 2019, five new shareholders will join ATR in the growth markets of China (Jiangsu Carzone Auto Parts Co., Ltd.), Japan (Empire Motor Co., Ltd.), Argentina (Carlos Vázquez S.A. and REYDI H.P. S.R.L.) and Albania (Autopasion sh.a.) in order to be able to reliably supply their market with spare parts. "The feedback from our trading partners and parts manufacturers goes in the same direction: Quality prevails in almost all markets. With our network of parts manufacturers and wholesalers, we open up these markets so that garages all over the world can install in their customers’ car spare parts from well-known manufacturers – for more safety, durability and value retention," says Roland Dilmetz, Managing Director of ATR International AG.

In China, from 2019 Jiangsu Carzone Auto Parts Co., Ltd. will strengthen ATR. Carzone is a professional spare parts wholesaler and service provider based in Nanjing. The company operates more than 560 auto parts shops in around 220 cities throughout China. In order to be able to optimally supply the 74,000 garages in 27 provinces, the parts wholesaler invested in a sophisticated distribution network at an early stage. In Japan, the long-established company Empire Motor Co., Ltd. joins ATR as a shareholder. The company was founded in Tokyo in 1913 and is today a leading wholesaler of automotive parts, accessories and construction equipment with foreign representatives in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Thailand. "I am very pleased that with these two companies we can open up these important Asian markets to our suppliers," said Dilmetz.

In Argentina, ATR International AG was able to win the two companies Carlos Vázquez S.A. and REYDI H.P. S.R.L. as shareholders. REYDI and Carlos Vázquez together cover the entire country. "Both companies fit in very well with us and we are pleased to welcome them to ATR. We are convinced that their membership in ATR will bring great benefits for all parties", says Dilmetz. In Southeastern Europe, ATR will strengthen its presence from 2019 with the company Autopasion sh.a. from Albania. Autopasion was founded in 1994 by Mikail Vasili and is one of the most important and successful spare parts dealers in Albania. Autopasion offers high quality products and services in its four main business areas tyres, batteries, lubricants and automotive spare parts. "Autopasion fits perfectly into our network as an up-and-coming and professional family business," emphasizes Dilmetz.