Original-brand replacement parts for Ford now also available from independent distributor: Siemens VDO fuel supply units for some 13 million vehicles across Europe
Frankfurt, April 01, 2002
Siemens VDO fuel supply units for Ford are now offered for the first time as inde-pendently distributed original-brand replacement parts. This means that inde-pendent garages now also have simple and cost-effective access to fuel pumps and supply units for more than 13 million vehicles of the Ford brand across Europe alone.
This facility has been made possible by an enlargement of the Siemens VDO replace-ment parts programme, whose supply systems are sold throughout Europe. Whereas up to now such replacement parts could only be acquired exclusively through Ford part-ners, they now can be ordered by everyone directly from the Siemens VDO Trading wholesaler or importer. For garages this means significantly lower logistical costs and a higher margin.
Siemens VDO Trading exclusively sells original-brand replacement parts. Additional fuel supply systems from the own OE business as well as the products from other OE manu-facturers have resulted in the continuous expansion of the existing Siemens VDO re-placement parts programme. In this context Siemens VDO Trading meanwhile offers fuel supply system spares for almost all vehicle manufacturers, but particularly a com-prehensive programme for vehicles from VW, BMW and now also Ford.
About Siemens VDO
Siemens VDO Automotive is one of the world's leading suppliers of electronics, electrics and mechatronics to the automotive industry. In the 2003 business year (30.9.), Siemens VDO Automotive generated sales of EUR 8.4 billion with 43,900 employees. The service and trading activities, the special original equipment manufacturing as well as all content software business for navigation systems are bundled within the Service & Special Solutions business unit. With the VDO, VDO Dayton and Siemens VDO product brands, the company’s portfolio ranges from car navigation, car multimedia and sophisticated car audio systems, telematics solutions for vehicle fleets to products for OEM with low volumes or special requirements, vehicle spares and spare part service for end of production vehicles. Service & Special Solutions is one of the leading service and trading companies in the automotive market. With 2.600 employees the business unit runs separate production and development locations and is present in 80 countries and all relevant distribution channels.