Performing Part

Performing Part von ASSEM AUDI Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Von: ASSEM AUDI Handelsgesellschaft mbH  24.01.2008
Keywords: Sare parts Volvo, Spare parts Volvo dump trucks,

...Thomas Neumann, managing director, sales and marketing, for consumables and components supplier, Assem Audi said, “Will-fi t is probably not the best quality and OEM costs more than will-fi t. If you have a machine, which is less than three years old, I would recommend that you pay a little more for OEM parts but if you have a very old machine, which is more than ten years old, you can take will-fi t for less money.”... ...He added, Assem Audi sources genuine and OEM parts only and does not deal with will-fi t spares. Speaking about counterfeit parts used in construction equipment he said these can be potentially dangerous for the operator, but more importantly can damage the sector’s reputation. He said the profi ts made by producers of counterfeit parts are enormous, adding that in many cases only an expert can decipher whether a part is genuine or counterfeit. “To be on the safe side you must know and trust your supplier – but this confi dence takes years to build up,” he said.... Investing in remanufactured consumables as opposed to buying new parts for construction equipment is becoming increasingly common. Original Equipment Manufactures’ (OEMs) claim these parts are less expensive for the customer and often provide improved quality compared with new versions. Becca Wilkins reports. It is the view of some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that investing in will-fi t or non-genuine parts will result in less reliable and ineffi cient construction machinery. In addition, they claim the problem of counterfeit parts circulating in the construction sector is damaging the reputation of the whole industry. Michael Stevens, senior remanufacturing marketing consultant for Caterpillar in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME), said the use of non-genuine parts reduces the resale value of the machine. He added that if non-genuine parts are used there is no guarantee with regard to the physical specifi cations, the material used or the heat treatment of the component. “Th is means that there is a high risk that the normal life cycle of the component may not be achieved and any cost savings associated with the use of these parts may have to be measured against the cost of decreased machine reliability,” he said. Speaking for Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), Goran Lindgren said the issue of counterfeit parts in the construction industry is becoming a bigger issue as the company grows its market shares. But he added the company prefers to see this as a challenge rather than a problem. Mr Lindgren said the technology used in Volvo CE machines is becoming increasingly complex, enabling extended maintenance intervals for the customer. He said, “It has become more important to use original parts. Th ey are engineered and tested to give optimised functionality and using original parts is proven to give longer lifetime and more uptime.” Thomas Neumann, managing director, sales and marketing, for consumables and components supplier, Assem Audi said, “Will-fi t is probably not the best quality and OEM costs more than will-fi t. If you have a machine, which is less than three years old, I would recommend that you pay a little more for OEM parts but if you have a very old machine, which is more than ten years old, you can take will-fi t for less money.” He added, Assem Audi sources genuine and OEM parts only and does not deal with will-fi t spares. Speaking about counterfeit parts used in construction equipment he said these can be potentially dangerous for the operator, but more importantly can damage the sector’s reputation. He said the profi ts made by producers of counterfeit parts are enormous, adding that in many cases only an expert can decipher whether a part is genuine or counterfeit. “To be on the safe side you must know and trust your supplier – but this confi dence takes years to build up,” he said. “Th e price increase has the same infl uence on all OEMs. We can see a turning point in pricing, one of the reasons being that China is now exporting not importing steel,” he said. Mr. Neumann said that the number of consumables and component suppliers around the world has grown, which means that demand has also grown, indicating room for more growth. He said, “Manufacturers are not able to serve the market because of the shortages of steel and tyres. Th ey are having a big problem right now and sales are aff ected. Even we had some problems sourcing special types in the past, but our situation has changed in the last three months. But generally it will take some more time to satisfy the global demand for these products.” ...

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