At Triscan we are focused on keeping the yellow jersey and the title as European champion in offering the widest steering part programme. The task is challenging and not as simple and straightforward as one might think - and it is not uncommon that we even initiate development and production of steering parts.
Triscan has Europe’s best coverage of the car parc and steering parts for almost 98% of the car parc
Detailed knowledge of the car parc
The development of the steering part programme is based on detailed knowledge of the development and composition of the car parc and OE information. At Triscan the source of this type of information comes from a PDM system (Product Data Management), which was introduced in 2010. The PDM system contains updated and detailed knowledge of the entire European car parc." In our system, we are assured access to updated OE data on new models and changes in the existing car parc. Thus we have a very good starting point to update and develop our various product groups, "says Asger Thybo Geertsen, Product Team Manager at Triscan and continues:" Because the development of new cars is often platform-based and some brands therefore share the same technology - and because it simultaneously is not uncommon that new cars make use of an already known technology - we often see that the parts we already have in our programmes also apply to new models. "
Development and production
When the "gaps" in a product programme are identified, it is Triscan’s many years of experience in getting parts manufactured that makes a significant difference. Triscan produces steering parts in more than 30 factories, and in cases where a steering part is not yet available on the free aftermarket, it is often at one of those that Triscan starts a development project. "Very often we choose to initiate the development and production of manufacturing tools at our producers," says Troels Madsen, Product Coordinator at Triscan.
Triscan’s production tool for a suspension arm
Troels Madsen in Triscan’s stock of samples of steering parts
At Triscan, selling spare parts on the free aftermarket in more than 35 countries, there are numerous examples. Most often it is the European car parc composition which is the basis for the selection of steering parts to be developed. The VAG's triplets UP, Citigo and Mii have, since the start of production in 2011 and until the end of 2015, been produced in more than 700,000 units for the European market. "The popularity of the VAG triplets is an example of a model series, where already in the second half of 2013 Triscan decided to initiate the development and manufacturing of production tools for suspension arms," says Troels Madsen.
Left suspension arm for the VAG triplets UP, Citigo og Mii (8500 295064)
A programme with many benefits for both the wholesaler and the garage
There are many benefits by choosing Triscan’s programme of steering parts. "With more than 6000 references and an almost 98% coverage of the European vehicle parc, you can by just one supplier handle virtually any demand. In addition, you are guaranteed OE parts in a high and uniform quality, "says Sales and Marketing Director Steen Ray Pedersen, adding:" In both our own catalogue and ordering system TriWeb as well as in TecDoc / TecCom, it is easy to find all relevant information on the products and not least to order them. "