L&G Distribution brings extensive range of Klarius exhausts to French market
New company LG Distribution based in both Nancy and Toulouse is now supplying the majority of the Klarius emission control exhaust product range from stock. Over 2,000 parts references are available covering 95% of market demand for replacement exhausts, plus, associated mountings and fitting kits.
Lennart Pluim and Giles Petitot are co-founders of the company and both have huge experience in the French automotive aftermarket. Giles is a business owner who has worked in the automotive aftermarket distribution business for close to 30 years and Lennart has over 20 years experience managing national auto parts distribution. The result is that with their combined knowledge and experience the company promises to be run extremely well and offer its customers a range of market advantages.
Giles comments, “There has been a major issue with product availability for emissions components in the market recently, with most major manufacturers encountering commercial difficulties. In our opinion Klarius is the first to come through that process and now has its manufacturing base working well, stock levels high, smooth and reliable logistics and quality as consistent as ever.
“With a full catalogue of products available right now from a central warehouse and the company operating from a firm commercial basis this represented a great opportunity to re-introduce the Klarius range to the French market, exclusively via a French company.”
Commenting on the sales side of the operation Lennart states, “Once quality and fit are of a good standard, which Klarius products are, since all the products we are retailing are made in the EU and are fully type-approved for sale in Europe, then it is availability and service that will provide our customers with a competitive advantage.
“This is why we have committed to keeping a large stock of products locally, our customers do not want to keep a lot of slow moving stock items, so we have set-up local stock profile suggestions for high-demand products and then established a fast-supply route for the rest of the range from our own local stock locations, the first two of which are in Nancy and Toulouse.
LG Distribution has access to over 6,000 exhaust parts, which covers the vast majority of demand from the market for replacement exhausts. All items are listed on the company’s online electronic catalogue at www.distri-klarius.fr and are also listed on both TecDoc and Cicerone.
LG Distribution is also keen to emphasise that availability extends beyond good local stock levels and an excellent direct contact with the factory, but also to extended business hours, LG Distribution is open 365 days per year, with both same-day and next day deliveries available, plus online electronic catalogue, stock check and ordering available 24hrs. Bulk deliveries can also be arranged directly from the factory, to reduce delivery times on large inventory orders.
Giles and Lennart are both available to discuss new business, flexible delivery schedules and active stock profiling. There will be regular new to range bulletins for the latest product introductions from the factory, in addition to any difficult-to-find parts which can be ordered from the main Klarius warehouse where there are over 10,000 parts available, including exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and exhaust systems listed as fully kitted items.
The main LG warehouse is based in a brand new building in Nancy, where five new jobs have been created. The business intends to grow and with good reason, as the company philosophy is to help its customers grow by delivering better service, availability and support.
Contact L&G Distribution in France:
Lennart Pluim au Giles Petitot
Distribution Indepandante Klarius France
Rue Zi Garatoutou
Tel: + 33 (0) 561607375
Fax: + 33 (0) 517475439