Nexus launches SmartParts to distribute Drive+ brand

by | Nov 17, 2023 | 0 comments

NEXUS Automotive International has launched a new entity, SmartParts, which will manage the deployment of the DRIVE+ brand. SmartParts is the latest evolution of NEXUS’ service offer, created with the objective to complement its core focus on premium automotive brands, for the benefit of NEXUS suppliers.  

SmartParts aims to deploy DRIVE+, the exclusive brand of N! members, which will quickly address the evolving aftermarket landscape globally. The organization is committed to consolidating the current private brand purchases of the N! members and offer a regionally relevant approach to its members worldwide.

Leverage product development and sourcing capabilities in order to expand services within the N! network and support the ‘on-going’ evolution within the industry. 

Develop transactional activities and provide NEXUS suppliers with new opportunities.

Gaël Escribe, CEO of NEXUS Automotive International said, “The launch of SmartParts represents a significant step forward in the N! journey. SmartParts’ strategy aligns completely with N! new ambitions for 2025, focusing on expanding sourcing and transactional activities across the entire industry. The N! ethos is about providing optimised solutions to its members in collaboration with its suppliers.”

Pascal Popis will assume the role of CEO. Pascal has 30 years of experience in large global organizations, combined with commercial and P&L responsibility. For 13 years he was responsible for the Business Unit of Philips/Lumileds Automotive Lighting including its OEM, Aftermarket and Digital activities across 32 locations globally. He was a co-founder and Managing Director of LMI GmbH, a start-up offering technical data and market intelligence to the automotive lighting industry.

About NEXUS Automotive International

Established in 2014 by CEO Gaël Escribe, NEXUS Automotive International, the automotive aftermarket (AA) company, is shaping the future of the AA. 

Thanks to an entrepreneurial, innovative and agile mindset, N! disrupts the industry bringing innovative solutions for a more sustainable, digital and connected mobility. At the same time, it supports its community of more than 163 members in 139 countries, allied with 100 global suppliers, by providing services to accelerate their growth. 

N! is offering new approaches and new ideas for a connected, global and consolidated world of tomorrow to accelerate the success of car and heavy duty spare parts and services distributors and manufacturers, through 18 regional structures that connect them.

NEXUS’ consolidated turnover was more than 40 billion euros in 2023.


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