Our Conexpo-Conagg-2017 Journey

Conexpo-Conagg-2017

As we reflect on our journey to conexpo-conagg-2017 Las Vegas, we were delighted to have the rare opportunity to meet and greet some of our most successful Part Suppliers.
These are the people that work tirelessly behind the scenes to help our 45,000+ Buyers find Parts every single day. They do this by ensuring the rates are reasonable, the delivery is fast and the customer service is impeccable. All so customers get their machines back up and running in as little time as possible.

People like Jay from Axis Parts, based out of New York. Jay is a consummate professional with many years experience in the industry. His company specialises in Pins & Bushings for all sizes of equipment. It was a great pleasure to finally meet Jay and his brother at Conexpo-Conagg-2017 after a long time working together. We look forward to working with Axis Parts for many more years to come!

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We had the opportunity to talk with our friends at MBR Dynamic, Roger (seen here in UrParts hat) and Claudio based out of sunny Miami, Florida.
Roger from MBR told us their friendly & Experienced staff are able to help with most Parts from all leading brands. Both new and Used Parts are available from their brand new warehouse. MBR have been working with us for several years and have always been very professional and helpful to our users. It was a real pleasure chatting with these guys  at Conexpo-Conagg-2017 and we look forward to meeting them again – however long that may take!

We had the pleasure of meeting Javier, the owner of All Parts Expert based out of Florida, USA at Conexpo-Conagg-2017. Javier is a real collaborator and had some great feedback about future development to UrParts, some of which we will be implementing soon. We sat with Javier for a long time and really enjoyed both his enthusiasm and interest in UrParts. His team are experts in Cat & Komatsu Parts amongst other Brands. Javier has many years experience in the Construction & Parts industry and he / his team are always happy to help. We look forward to hearing more ideas from Javier in the future!

We were delighted to finally meet Ara from Diesel Parts of America at Conexpo-Conagg-2017 (Based out of North Hollywood, California). Especially as we missed him at the 2014 event. Ara has many years experience in the Engine Parts sector and we have been working together for over 4 years. Ara is always complimentary of UrParts and has been a great help in ensuring the quality of our service. Ara and his team have excellent customer service and believe it key to help the customer as effectively as possible. We hope to continue our business relationship for many years in the future.

We met Kenny from Diesel Sales, Based out of Chicago Ilinois at Conexpo-Conagg-2017. After 5 years working together we were delighted to finally meet the team as receive many compliments about this company. They specialise in Complete Engines as well as Reconditioned units and are able to offer New and Good Used, so have the full inventory for the Buyers needs.
Diesel Sales have been in the industry for over 50 years and will be sponsoring the up and coming UPN convention in Chicago this year. It was a pleasure to meet Kenny who was so impressed with UrParts he made this sound bite for us: Click Here To View

Midwest Industrial Sales out of Gardner Illinois specialise in Quality Reconditioned & New OEM Parts for CAT, Volvo, Terex, Euclid & Komatsu. We were able to talk to two of the guys there, Both Matt and Tyson were a pleasure to meet and chat to. Tyson (seen here) gave us some excellent feedback and we loved his friendly and honest approach.
If this is the ethos of the whole company we can see why they have done so well in the industry. They are knowledgeable in both e-commerce and Parts (which is essential these days!). Midwest Industrial have an indoor facility spanning 100,000 Square feet giving them the space to help customers with Reconditioned parts. They have been in the industry for over 30 years and with UrParts for over 3 years. It was great to meet Tyson and Matt at Conexpo-Conagg-2017 and we hope we can meet again in the near future.!

Cervetti Tractor out of Italy, Europe. We met Gianmarco Cervetti who has been a very loyal and important friend to us over the years. Cervetti Tractor have been with UrParts since our inception and have been an integral part of our growth and reputation.
As one of the first subscribers they were among the front line suppliers to quote, sell and provide excellent customer service to our buyers. Cervetti Tractor have been in business for more than 40 years and are experts in all machinery from mini diggers to harvesters.
They offer New OEM and good used parts for most brands and have been selling to an international market for decades. Gianmarco and his team have always impressed us with their knowledge of the industry especially Volvo CE and Caterpillar. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them. We were delighted to have met Gianmarco face to face after so many years of business at Conexpo-Conagg-2017 in Las Vegas.

Hamofa Industrial Engines based out of Belgium, Europe. Although we had planned to see our friends from Hamofa, we didn’t get a chance to meet them face to face at Conexpo-Conagg-2017. However when we returned we had a great discussion with Rob Verhoeven about their UrParts experience and their extensive stock of Engines. Hamofa is one of Europe’s largest Engine Suppliers with a massive stock of Remanufactured, New and Used Engines & Parts.

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Radiator Supply House – We met up with Will Garrett the owner of the company at Conexpo-Conagg-2017. Not to sound like someone’s Great Aunt trying to be “hip” but these guys are so cool they ooze diesel. When we approached the desk they knew exactly who we were and had some great anecdotes about finding, fitting and fixing a Part in two hours (They did it in one) all on their first day in Vegas. RSH work with many TV shows such as : Diesel Brothers , Graveyard Carz , Plowboy Diesel and Street Outlaws


TVH – Forklift Parts, we spoke with Dirk Von Holt, VP of Sales and Marketing. Dirk was very generous with his time and although he doesn’t directly deal with UrParts customers
was well aware of how we work and appreciated our efforts in growing his business. TVH is an international company with bases in Europe and America. They are friendly professional and experienced in new business and customer retention. It was lovely to meet and talk to Dirk at Conexpo-Conagg-2017.  

Europe Tractor Parts, Based in Italy, Europe we also at Conexpo-Conagg-2017.  We met with Francisco and his colleague Miami based Joseph. ETP. They are experts in Komatsu Spares and can offer a vast array of Parts to international customers. ETP have great English, French and native Italian speakers so can cater to most customer needs.

 

 

9,000+ Registered Users

Horray for UrParts

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?

Look who’s on the Front Cover…

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If you supply New or Used Parts for Construction or Agricultural machines Contact Us.
We will be in Vegas next week and would love to discuss how we can help increase your sales and break into new markets.

We received 16,000+ parts requests since last year and can deliver you genuine buyers from local and international markets.

UrParts Top Manufacturers
Cat / Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu, Hitachi, JCB, John-Deere, DAF, New Holland, Kobelco, Samsung, Liebherr, Case, MAN, Doosan, Deutz, Terex, Hyundai, Scania, Cummins, Perkins

Parts market to exceed $23 billion USD in 2013

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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.   

6 Tips to Reduce Data Roaming

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We came across the following tips on how to reduce the high prices service providers charge everybody who travels.  So, being the nice people that we are, we decided to share the knowledge:

1 – Turn off Data Roaming

Wherever possible only use WiFi to access data and you will not incur any network charges.

2 – Turn off Push Notifications and Auto-Synching

These are alerts that notify you when you have a new email etc.  For iPhones go to Settings-Mail-Contacts-Calendars-Fetch New Data – Turn Off Push Notifications. This can also be done individually for each app. For Android go to Settings-Accounts & Synch

3 – Check Data Count

Reset your data monitor before you leave so you know exactly how much you have used.

4 – Contact your provider for an International Bundle

Most providers have international packages that they can ‘Add on’ for the period of time that you are travelling.  Make sure you have this applied for the times when you don’t have access to WiFi and have to use roaming.

5 – Buy a local SIM card

This is the cheapest option but comes with its own hassle. Ensure your phone is unlocked so it will take the sim form another provider. You will also have a new phone number for the local country. You could divert your usual number to this local number to continue to receive calls however this is usually not possible for sms messages.

6 – Use your Apps where WiFi is available

There are loads of great apps that allow you to communicate for Free with voice, text images and movies while you are connected to WiFi

Here are some samples : WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Voxer

So whether you are working on construction sites in Dubai, sitting in a bulldozer in Canada, or travelling the work buying and selling Heavy Machinery, hopefully we have helped in some small way to reduce your bills.

UK Government announces spend of £100bn on infrastructure

Parliament was presented with the announcement of the additional spend ranging across a broad spectrum of areas yesterday. Transport projects including power plants and a commitment to the £43bn HS2 line are the main project in the infrastructure program.  The Chancellor said “We’re announcing the largest program of investment in our roads for half a century… we’re committing to the largest investment in our railways since the Victorian age.”

The funds will be rolled out across a combination of existing and new projects with a strong focus on road and rail.  Other projects include broadband, next generation mobile networks, housing, flood defenses and science. This announcement provides much needed encouragement to the construction industry which has seen a decline in recent years.

Older machines still preferred over newer models

At the heavy equipment auction Ritchie Bros in Hartford, CT, USA yesterday there was a lot of older Cat equipment still making high prices. This confirms what is obvious from recent UrParts.com parts requests that due to the continued recession in the construction market many operators are choosing to purchase older machines and keep them running with cheaper spare parts than finance the purchase of younger equipment. This trend is also due in part to the increase of electronic control in construction equipment produced post year 2000. An increasing amount of owners regret purchasing newer equipment as it requires at lot of additional costs when getting the main dealer out to diagnose simple electronic faults that cannot be found or repaired without difficult to obtain hardware and software.

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UrParts Claims Gold Prize at the Vodafone Startup Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that UrParts.com were Gold Prize Winner for the Export Company of the Year at the Vodafone sponsored Startup Awards 2013.  Not only were we recognized as the best in this category but we also scooped Silver Prize for the Digital/Online and Silver Prize for Women in Business.  We are delighted to accept this hat trick of awards in recognition of all our success to date.

UrParts.com is fast becoming the first port of call for anyone in need of parts for Construction and Agricultural machines from Bulldozers, Off Road Trucks and Excavators to Wheel Loaders, Tractors, Backhoes even Crushers and Screens.

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JCB Dieselmax – New 6 Cylinder Engine

JCB has invested £45 million in the development of a new 6 cylinder diesel engine the Dieselmax 671. The engine is the result of 2 years of development and has already gone through field testing of over 50,000 hours.  The company say that this is a natural progression from the 4 cylinder units it has been manufacturing to date and will provide customers with significant fuel consumption saving of up to 8% over previous engines. It will initially be available as a Tier 2, Stage 2 units in markets with less regulation such as Russia, Brazil and China for its JS excavator range.   It will be available in 4 ratings – 140kW (188 hp), 165 kW (221 hp), 190 kW (255 hp) and 225 kW (302 hp) with a maximum torque of 1,200 Nm.

Over 70% of all JCB machines are now powered by engines that they manufacture themselves with this latest models becoming available in mid 2015.

 

Volvo & Spotify – Join Forces for your In-car Audio Experience

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!!

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