INDUSTRY OVERVIEW According to BBE, the German market for vehicle parts is worth roughly 26 billion euros. In the vehicle repair industry, the free automotive service market is responsible for approximately 35 to 40 percent of business. Although the automotive market in Germany is currently undergoing a period of stagnation, the after sales business offers exciting opportunities. About 49 million vehicles in Germany need to be routinely serviced and repaired.
FLS SOFTWARE IN THE AUTO-PARTS TRADE SECTOR In addition to traditional passenger car spare parts, automotive companies generally offer additional services such as workshop equipment and tools, including related maintenance, installation and repair work, as well as spare parts for scooters, motorcycles, and pedelecs. If repair shops carry out work on customer vehicles, the corresponding spare parts are usually required the same day or, at the latest, the next day for installation. Auto-part retailers therefore offer tailored delivery services to meet these timescales and business needs. Service, fitting, and repair calls as well as spare part deliveries can be optimized by using dynamic appointment and route scheduling from FLS. Customers such as PV Automotive and Nova Motors have helped to establish FLS software products in the auto-parts trade sector.