We at UrParts.com regularly have nice things to celebrate but this week we hit a particularly momentous occasion when we went over 9,000 users. As we eat, breath and sleep parts, it’s good to know that over 9,000 people out there have come to us for help. Just knowing that we helped all these people save both Time and Money in their quest to find construction parts gives us a particularly warm squishy feeling inside.
On closer inspection it transpires that these people are located in 170 different countries around the world. This got us thinking… What countries are we missing?
Can anybody guess?
Analysis of the second quarter part requests from around the world have revealed that Komatsu has overtaken Volvo and JCB as the second highest brand when compared to the first quarter. Cat continue to hold the top position however the gap between it and the following 4 brands is narrowing. In descending order the top 5 brands for this quarter were Cat, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB, Hitachi and they account for almost half out of a total of 2,505 requests processed. As the number of monthly part requests continue to increase month on month the third quarter results for 2013 should make for interesting reading.
The increase in demand for aftermarket parts is continuing to grow. Long established in the car market this growing trend has been mirrored in the construction equipment market.
Some of the world’s largest construction equipment users such as CRH, UBE, Lafarge, Cemex etc who traditionally only used OEM parts are now benefiting from the huge savings to be made from purchasing aftermarket parts. With the construction equipment parts market set to exceed $23 billion USD this year, increasing to $27bn USD in 2018, there is plenty of room for OEM, Aftermarket and Used Parts to help these multinationals reduce their running costs.
For people who like Volvo and also like music the news of the new partnership between Volvo and Spotify will be an exciting one. They recently announced that going forward drivers will be able to stream music in cars fitted with the Sensus Connected Touch in-car Entertainment System. The system works by streaming from your 3G/4G mobile phone or dongle and also have a voice activation feature keeping in line with hands free driving safety regulations. Spotify users already familiar with it’s interface and features will be able to enjoy their favorite tracks immediately in their vehicle.
It will form part of Volvo’s new Sense Connected Touch dashboard system which includes a 7-inch touchscreen. Volvo’s in-car tech system, also supports other Android apps including Google Maps and TuneIn Radio. It even has its own dedicated app store for updates. It can be fitted as a factory accessory in all new Volvo (V40, V40 Cross Country, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80) as well as being retrofitted in applicable used cars from model year 2011.
I wonder when it will be fitted as standard in Volvo Dump Trucks?… Nice thought!!
Deriving from a partnership that runs four decades, Cummins parts Inc has produced its 2-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks. The engine will not go into service, it will infact go on display and tour the U.S. The engine boasts 350 horsepower, 6.7-liter, in-line 6-cylinder turbo diesel and has the “Cummins Red” rocker cover and breather. Continue reading
Mitsubishi Machinery and Autos have announced that they are to open a new plant in Fort Smith which is expected to create roughly 400 new jobs.
It is said that Fort Smith is about to experience a rapid economical boost thanks to Mitsubishi’s announcement. There has been about a year and a half of speculation before the news was confirmed recently. It is believed that the the factory will invest $100,000,000 into Fort Smith thus leading to the creation of 400 jobs. Continue reading
Great news for Audi Auto Parts as the Motor Press Guild (MPG), which is the largest automotive media association in North America, have announced recently that the all-new 2012 Audi A7 is the winner of the first-ever Motor Press Guild (MPG) Vehicle of the Year Award.
MPG President Laura Burstein will present the award to Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen at Audi’s press conference on Novemeber 16th, 2011 at the Los Angeles Machinery Auto Show. Continue reading
Recently Audi released a video highlighting the thermal and night vision assistant technology in their new Audi A6. Originally, the video was intended for social media, Audi’s digital channels, using some pre-roll units, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and search engines. It’s success surprised all at Audi so much so they decided to run it on national cable on Sunday, the 30th of October. The Continue reading