Charting the consolidation of the European parts distributor market

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Publication Number: Executive Briefing 11/18

Author: Rene Herrmann

Date: October 29, 2018

Tags: Parts

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The ongoing consolidation in the independent aftermarket (IAM) parts distributor sector is leading to national and international ‘super distributors’ with significant economies of scale.  After years of relative stability, the consolidation process among parts distributors has accelerated in Europe: new US-based wholesalers such as LKQ and GPC have built up a big presence in the market.  One wonders how far the consolidation process will go and how the parts distributor (PD) landscape will look in a future, more mature market?

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