24 May 2021

Advantage Parts Solutions, the OEM trade parts specialist, is a newly confirmed Corporate Platinum Sponsor of Trend Tracker.

For more than 30 years Advantage has provided automotive parts and repairer solutions for both internal and external clients, not just in the UK, but throughout Canada and the USA. Advantage’s market penetration is substantial: connecting more than 2,500 OEM parts and services suppliers with a database in excess of 300,000 independent repairer businesses.

The news comes as Trend Tracker is about to publish the first in a series of quarterly reports. ‘Emerging from COVID’ explores how the motor claims market has been impacted by COVID-19 and includes an analysis of the research company’s survey of UK bodyshops.

Commenting on the partnership, Darren Clark, Advantage Parts Solutions’ Commercial Director UK, said: Being innovative has been one of the cornerstones of our business from the very beginning. Understanding trends, where the industry is heading and how it is performing has never been more important. Our sponsorship of Trend Tracker helps us help our clients and customers even more on the important trends and data points in our industry.  We have been involved with Industry Insights and the team since their launch and this was a logical obvious next step for us.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advantage Parts Solutions team has worked tirelessly to ensure the parts ‘link’ within the motor claims supply chain solution has delivered – both for insurers and fleets, and repairers,” said Steve Thompson, Industry Insights and Trend Tracker.

“We have all spent the past year forecasting and reforecasting and, while the issue of parts supply and the impact of parts prices continues to be key to claims spend, Advantage Parts Solutions are a powerful Partner for Trend Tracker’s insights, data and quarterly reports.”

Trend Trackers ‘Emerging from COVID’ report will be followed by ‘The changing car parc’ including Electric Vehicles, ADAS and other emerging vehicle technological advances.