AN alternator to fit a Maybach 62 or a Jaguar XJ-S 6.0 V12 are the latest requests from customers worldwide at Autoelectro, and no matter how obscure the request, customers will usually receive their order the next working day, it says.
While the Bradford-based manufacturer stocks its fastest-moving part numbers to ensure rapid delivery, it will also accept ‘the most obscure requests’ and is proud to fulfil 100 per cent of its order rate.
Managing director Tony Bhogal said: ‘We never let our customers down! In the UK, we are usually able to supply the finished part by the next working morning from our vast stocks. Sometimes, however, we have to remanufacture the customer’s own part when it is particularly rare and the core isn’t available, which can add a couple of days to the process. But the customer will normally wait because it is a specific request, and they trust us to deliver a quality product.’
With more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Autoelectro is the largest independent rotating electrics remanufacturer and supplier in the UK and has experienced a recent surge in the demand for rare part numbers, with calls coming from as far as Australia and New Zealand, the United States and across continental Europe. In terms of turnaround time, Australian customers will usually receive their part in a couple of weeks, with those on the continent receiving their order in just a matter of days.
Bhogal added: ‘Internet inquiries and a strong presence on TecDoc [an online database from TecAlliance] were the two main reasons for success across the continents, especially once they appreciated the quality package Autoelectro could offer.
‘Our availability is something that we’re proud of – we believe it is market-leading, but we can only achieve this by sourcing the core quickly and having the test equipment and remanufacturing facilities in place to process it.’
As well as the Maybach 62 and Jaguar XJ-S references, Autoelectro recently sold an alternator for a Lotus Elan M100 1.6, a 1974 Porsche 914 1.8 and a 2017 Toyota Auris 1.2, highlighting its capability of catering for the oldest and newest models.
‘The variety of makes and models we work on are fascinating – we never know what we’re going to get! Sometimes it is a challenge, but it is one that we enjoy, because it is an opportunity to demonstrate our pedigree,’ said Bhogal.
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