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JMR/BPW join forces with Transport Components in the Cape.
2018-04-25
JMR/BPW join forces with Transport Components in the Cape.

JMR Trailer Parts Group, which is part of the BPW Group, and Transport Components, have joined forces in the Cape. Transport Components operate branches in Port Elizabeth and George and will now form part of the JMR Group through a deal which will see the JMR Group acquire a majority share in Cape Truck & Trailer (Pty) Ltd which is trading as Transport Components.

 

This transaction forms part of BPW’s global strategy to expand its presence in the aftermarket and more specifically in South Africa, using the JMR Group as its vehicle. BPW distributes its spare parts in Southern Africa through a wide network of independent distributors, within which JMR and Transport Components perform a major role. Both Transport Components and JMR are reputable spare parts distributors with years of experience and knowledge in the Industry. Transport Components operates 2 branches across the Eastern & Western Cape and JMR 8 branches across Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The new venture will increase the footprint of the JMR Group to 10 branches nationally.

 

There is a both a strong business and cultural fit between the organisations, with service excellence and expertise being at the forefront of their operations. The partnership will allow for greater supply chain synergies and efficiencies between the companies to better service the aftermarket. The expected benefits of the transaction will include greater stock holding and an increased product range in the Eastern & Western Cape.  Furthermore, the deployment of new systems over time will allow for an improved customer experience.

 

BPW has no intentions of solely distributing through the JMR Group and it is important to BPW that its other existing distributors are protected and have a fair opportunity to compete.  Similarly, the JMR Group will not exclusively promote and distribute products. All suppliers’ products will be approached with the same support intensity as before, in line with the JMR strategy to place its customers’ requirements first. The JMR Group prides itself on service excellence and expertise and these will remain its primary goals moving forward. 

Contact:

Andre Cilliers
Managing Director: BPW Axles (Pty) Ltd
www.bpw.co.za                                                                                                                             

Leon Mostert
Managing Partner: JMR Trailer Parts
www.jmrgroup.co.za

Ulli von Wildemann
Managing Partner: Transport Components
ulli@transportcomponents.co.za

 

JMR/BPW join forces with Transport Components in the Cape FAQ’S

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to personally share this information with all stakeholders and it was thus decided to compile a list of frequently asked questions to clarify and eradicate any misconceptions in the market.

Will Transport Components change its name?

Yes, the company will adopt the JMR branding over time and form part of the BPW aftermarket group of companies. The registered name will change to ‘JMR Transport Components (Pty) Ltd.’ pending CIPC approval.

Will Transport Components move premises?

Both Port Elizabeth and George will continue operating from their current premise for now.

Will the staff structure be retained, following the transaction?

There will be no change in staff or structure. The company will operate with the same focus on customer service.

Will BPW’s pricing structures to its distributors be affected?

BPW will continue to supply and treat all its existing business partners in the spare parts market as before at the standard market conditions, whether or not they are members of the BPW Group.

What are the benefits of the transactions?

With the support of the BPW & JMR Group, the expected benefits of the transaction will include greater stock holding and an increased product range in the Cape. The JMR Group will increase its buying power and national footprint with access to the Western & Eastern Cape and BPW will have even better access to its customers’ needs, through which it can expand its solutions for transport companies in a customer-orientated manner.

 

For more information on BPW strategy to expand its presence in the aftermarket please also see the press release ‘BPW acquires a majority stake in JMR’ available at:

http://www.jmrgroup.co.za/blog/post/bpw-acquires-majority-stake

Or

Visit the respective websites of BPW and JMR:

www.bpw.co.za and www.jmrgroup.co.za

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Transport components join forces with Hitech Truck & Trailer in George
2018-04-25
Transport components join forces with Hitech Truck & Trailer in George

Cape Truck & Trailer (Pty) Ltd trading as Transport Components, which now form part of the JMR Group, a member of the BPW Group, has acquired Hitech Truck & Trailer in George. The intention of the venture is to take advantage of the synergies between the companies and to provide better service, stock availability and an increased product range to the aftermarket in the area.

 

From 1 May 2018, Hitech will operate under the Transport Components banner with the same customer centric approach as before. The workshop service will be discontinued from 1 May 2018 and the rest of the operations will continue at the current premises until further notice. Operational changes will be executed sensibly to minimise business interruptions and in the best interest of stakeholders.

 

For more information on the transaction please also see the press release ‘JMR/BPW join forces with Transport Components in the Cape.

 

Contact:

Andre Cilliers
Managing Director: BPW Axles (Pty) Ltd
www.bpw.co.za                                                                                                                             

Leon Mostert
Managing Partner: JMR Trailer Parts
www.jmrgroup.co.za

Ulli von Wildemann
Managing Partner: Transport Components
ulli@transportcomponents.co.za

 

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JMR Open Day Automechanika 2017
2017-10-20
JMR Open Day Automechanika 2017

JMR, a leading Trailer & Truck Parts distributor in South Africa hosted its Open Day on 28 and 29 September 2017 in conjunction with Automechanika Johannesburg where it exhibited with its parent company BPW.

The JMR Open Day was held together with Automechanika with the objective of offering its customers a valued experience where they could make the most of their day by visiting both events in one day. A shuttle service was arranged to transport customers between events throughout the day for utmost convenience.

The Open Day was filled with various forms of entertainment to create a platform for customers to socialise with JMR staff and fellow industry compatriots and to learn more about the JMR Brand and their promise of service excellence and expertise.  Customers could sit and enjoy a “Booster” (cold drink) or some Craft Beer together with a delicious “Tanker” (Burger) or “Interlink” (Boerewors roll) or “Skeleton” (Chicken Wings) and listen to some festive music.  The Open Day also allowed for customers to view the new Alrode premise, understand the range of products available and to get a glimpse of new products launching soon.

The PE range of products certainly sparked interest as a German Quality alternative to the OE market. The introduction of the PE range as a quality alternative is in light of customers’ frustration with inferior imported products that are currently available in South Africa.  PE has the objective of creating a consistently high-quality standard by combining German engineering with open innovation to produce superior products that are competitively priced. A range of PE trailer parts is already available and truck parts will be launching soon at JMR.  For more information on the PE brand and range of products visit their website http://www.original-pe.com.

JMR has always been committed to closely work with their suppliers and the Open Day was no different with the likes of BPW, Jost, Wabco, Trail-link, Megalube, SORL, etc. all contributing to make the day a success. JMR intends for the Open Day to be an annual excursion and an event not be missed by the transport industry.

Similarly, Automechanika was equally successful for JMR where it exhibited together with its parent company BPW. The stand was awarded the silver prize and accentuated the JMR Brand as a leading player in the industry.

JMR currently has 8 branches and 3 trailer service centres across South Africa and supplies in excess of 10 000 quality parts and accessories to the transport industry.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.jmrgroup.co.za/

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