The management team from buying group Nexus Automotive have visited a number of suppliers in Italy following the worst of the pandemic.
CEO Gael Escribe, Director Robert Kirr, and Roberto Olivero, Country Director visited five suppliers: Brembo, Dayco, Japanparts, Sogefi and Ufi.
The trio travelled from Milan to Bergamo, to Verona and finally Turin with the objective of sharing strategies and ideas to be ready for a new future beyond the first wave of the pandemic.
The tour began at the Milan offices of Sogefi. It then moved on to Bergamo and the offices of Brembo, where the group met Marco Moretti, Aftermarket Business Unit Marketing Director, Roberto Caravati, Global Business Unit Aftermarket COO, and Paolo Cataldi, Commercial Director.
On day two, the team drove to Verona to visit Japanparts and Ufi filters with, respectively, the presence of Massimo Altafini, Japanparts general manager, Marco Alberici, Export manager, Claudio Barbiere, Director International Business, Sophie Lalande, ITG Director and Eduardo Marti, Ufi Filters General Manager, Francesco Tomasoni, Sales Director, Luca Betti and Irene Carraro, Group Aftermarket Marketing Manager.
The trip finished in Turin with a visit to Dayco, where they met up with Ruggero Semola, Aftermarket EMEA Director and Diego Grigoletto, Sales Director.
Robert Kirr said: “These suppliers have worked very hard to achieve a good service rate in these difficult times, and we wanted to show support with ongoing communication and direct contact”.