Klarius Products, the UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of exhausts, has announced the opening of a dedicated distribution centre near Lille. The new site will enable next day deliveries to stockists and distributors in the majority of France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, as well as 48 – 72 hour deliveries to other parts of the EU.
In addition to regular stock deliveries, Klarius offers expedited delivery via its vehicle on ramp (VOR) service, which will enable 24 hour lead times for single units to meet the needs of the most urgent repairs, allowing garages to get vehicles back on the road quickly and efficiently.
Mark Brickhill, CEO at Klarius, commented: “Klarius is delighted to extend the market leading delivery service we offer in the UK to our European customers. We have the largest stockholding of type-approved aftermarket exhausts in Europe, with full systems, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and bespoke mountings ready to fit vehicles of all makes, models and ages.”
“With this expansion of our logistics network, we can ensure quick and easy access to our range for stockists and repair garages. Our next day service means that our European customers can reduce inventory and working capital costs whilst improving speed of service, as we have successfully proven in our UK home market.”
The new distribution centre will hold a wide selection of exhaust products tailored to the replacement requirements of the European market. With vast range support for popular Audi, BMW, Citroën, Mercedes, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen and Volvo vehicles – Klarius is able to provide systems to meet the needs of differing car parcs across Europe.
“The new facility will allow us to offer expedited delivery times, including next day services, which ensures that stockists and distributors across Europe now have greater access to quality replacement exhausts. Our products are fully EU compliant, while our expanding range for the latest models and hybrid vehicles means exceptional choice,” says James Ellison, Sales Director at Klarius.
The Klarius range offers over 11,000 parts, all designed to match or exceed the performance level of the OEM part. All applicable components are independently type-approved by the TÜV. A 2-year warranty and a Fit First Time guarantee are standard across the range
Arnaud Stock, Chief Executive Officer at Stock Logistics, said: “We are committed to meeting the speed of delivery and service standards that are expected by Klarius customers.”
“This Brexit-beating investment in our export capabilities illustrates the strong growth taking place at Klarius. We will continue to enhance our service levels in the UK and Europe to better serve our customers across the board,” Mark concludes.