Hyundai to supply independents

Made for Trade offers garages OE parts

Published:  04 August, 2014

Vehicle manufacturer Hyundai has launched 'Made for Trade' to supply the UK's independent aftermarket industry with OE parts.

Following a pilot initiative, the scheme now supplies more than 40 Hyundai trade dealers, selected for location and quality of service. The company's parts and service arm, Hyundai Mobis, will support Made for Trade, which has been developed to cater for the increasing number of the brand's models on UK roads.

The company has recognised that many older models are serviced by independent garages and has launched the scheme to allow dealers and the manufacturer an opportunity to profit by selling garages genuine OE parts for their service and repairs.

Tony Whitehorn, president and chief executive, Hyundai Motor UK, comments: "The creation of our Made For Trade parts programme follows the introduction earlier this year of Hyundai's overnight parts delivery service. Both help to enhance standards of aftersales care offered to customers and trade professionals."

The new programme uses number-plate recognition software to make the ordering of Hyundai OE parts as fast and efficient as possible. Independent retailers also benefit from parts retailers, a stock check analysis tool, merchandise, promotional offers and training programmes.

Related Articles

  • Editor's Comment 

    This is the final newsletter of 2014 and this certainly has been a year of change. Companies have come and gone, technologies and emissions have been in the spotlight and the industry has had to adapt. Yet rather than look back, I'd like to look forward to what next year may bring.

  • Homework for the holidays 

    The annual Top Technician competition, which promotes and rewards the best repairers and workshops in the UK, invites fault-finders with at least three years’ practical experience to try out the initial online quiz over the Christmas break.

  • UAN and Unipart announce agreement 

    The United Aftermarket Network (UAN) has entered into a long-term arrangement with Unipart Autoparts.

  • IAAF award for NGK 

    NGK Spark Plugs has won the IAAF Car Supplier of Excellence award for the fifth time.

  • Forum access for Top Techs 

    UK AutoTalk has become the official forum for Top Technician. It will feature competition updates and enable entrants to take advantage of the wealth of information within the technician network.

Most read content


Sign Up

For the latest news and updates from Aftermarket Magazine.


Where should the next Automechanika show be held?


©DFA Media 1999-2018