Overall Parts Solutions (OPS), a Grand Prairie, Texas-based provider of supply chain management solutions for the collision repair industry, announced a national partnership with Volkswagen Group of America.
Under a new three-year agreement, Axalta’s three premium refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox – are approved for use by Volkswagen’s Italian subsidiary, Volkswagen Group Italia.
The consulting firm’s report, “Global Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Market, Forecast to 2025,” estimates that the global PHEV market will reach about 3.7 million units by 2025.
Volkswagen dealers can now streamline their parts procurement process and increase sales of genuine Volkswagen parts in the U.S.
Along with meeting high product standards, Sherwin-Williams will provide Volkswagen Group certified collision repair facilities with verified color support and industry-recognized product and management training.
A crash test video highlights the stark difference between an appropriate repair following OE guidelines and an inappropriate repair.
Executive Interview: Scott Barone, Senior Manager, Wholesale Parts Operations, Volkswagen Brand After Sales
Scott Barone is an automotive parts and service industry veteran of 30 years. He spent 25 years with the Mopar parts division of Chrysler Corp. and was the co-founder of OEConnection LLC, where he served six years as a board member. Currently, as senior manager, wholesale parts operations for Volkswagen Brand After Sales, he is