PartsCheck is excited to announce that it is launching its innovative part sourcing platform into, not one, but two new countries in the coming months. It will be the same great Australian product, however now it will now be available to repairers and suppliers in Malaysia and South Africa.
The idea for PartsCheck came to David Taylor when he was operating his own repair businesses and thought there must be a more efficient way to source and manage parts. He started making plans with developers and when they had a concept to show he started travelling around the country signing up businesses. Since these early days the company has grown from strength to strength and is now a household name within the repair industry. Not content with just being successful in Australia, he wanted to test new markets to see if it would be as well received overseas. Malaysia was chosen due to it’s close proximity to Australia and it will be a good testing ground to potentially expand into the rest of Asia. South Africa was chosen due to the industry being very similar to the Australian market.
Earlier this year saw visits from both the Malaysian and South African teams at PartsCheck headquarters to take a crash course (no pun intended) into how PartsCheck operates. In depth conversations were had with the IT department, marketing team and support staff to understand the daily operation of the business. They also visited some Brisbane repairers and suppliers to gain an insight into the Australian repair industry.
PartsCheck Malaysia is now integrated with software companies and have started taking registrations. There are a group of repairers and two of the biggest Malaysian suppliers testing the system so it is industry ready to launch over the coming weeks.
PartsCheck Malaysia will be the key sponsor at the upcoming Malaysian Used Vehicle Autoparts Traders Association (MUVATA) annual dinner in August. This event has over 1,000 used parts suppliers attending and will be the first of many events PartsCheck Malaysia will be showcasing what they have to offer.
PartsCheck South Africa will launch at AutoMechanika - the world's biggest trade fair for the automobile aftermarket, this September. The IT department have been in communication with four companies that supply software solutions to the South African bodyshop industry. The aim is to have the first phases of integration (sending and receiving data) up and running in time for the launch to showcase the product.
PartsCheck are Gold Sponsors of the Collision Repairers Association South Africa (CRASA) Breakfast on the second morning of the trade show. The event will see over 180 body shop members under one roof and include international speakers talking about the future of the industry, safety equipment and innovative repair solutions.
It will be busy times ahead for the PartsCheck team but we are sure the platform will be as well received overseas as it has been in Australia. Ithas been a testament to repairers and suppliers in Australia who have embraced PartsCheck already to encourage such a bold expansion. Good luck at the launch in Malaysia and South Africa and we can’t wait to hear where PartsCheck International goes next.