Car parts manufacturer pledges to increase product range in 2022 despite market challenges – Business Live

February 16, 2022 by No Comments

A Staffordshire car parts manufacturer is gearing up for growth in 2022 with a pledge to increase its product range and delivery service.

Cheadle-based Klarius introduced hundreds of new products to the market last year and managed to maintain its next day delivery service for customers, despite the well-documented supply chain issues.

Now the company, which is based on the Brookhouse Industrial Estate, wants to build on its success after laying a ‘strong foundation for 2022’.

James Ellison, sales director at Klarius, said: “The aftermarket faced many challenges in 2021. Logistical planning was difficult, especially with the unprecedented, exponential rise in steel and rare earth metals prices – both of which are key materials for exhaust manufacturing processes.

“With the hard work of our team and precision planning, we continued to provide our next morning delivery service to stockists and distributors on any product in range. This meant we could offer total availability to our customers, supporting them through times of uncertainty.

“Furthermore, our new-to-range programme delivered hundreds of new parts to market for a wide selection of new and old vehicles that required additional aftermarket support.”

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Klarius is constantly adding new exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and bespoke mountings to its range – which totals more than 11,000 individual parts.

It offers replacement components to fit more than 24 million vehicles on UK roads of almost any make, model, age and segment.

And it’s in-house logistics operation, AutoLogistiks, provides a nationwide next morning delivery service.

James added: “Our in-house capabilities and ‘lean’ manufacturing approach mean we can support our customers effectively through supply chain and market volatility.

“In 2022, we will be further improving our robust framework, maintaining availability while also continuing to increase the product range.

“Our logistics operation will be pushing for new efficiencies to be gained from deliveries, stock and distribution solutions, all to further benefit our customers.

“As we deliver over 90 per cent of orders before midday, we will continue to encourage our customers to only stock a core range of fast selling parts, saving them on space and working capital.”

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