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How Centro Ricambi Auto is born

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Centro Ricambi Auto borned thanks to the resilience of the managing director Arrigo Cardi;

it was the 1994, and the automotive sector faced an impressive market crisis with a radical change in the scenario for the distribution of cars spare parts.

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Despite the crisis, and despite the economic and financial depression, the Centro Ricambi Auto was born, a company specialized in the distribution of original and multi-brand spare parts for cars.

In the beginning, the distribution took place only for the narrow garages, in the Bologna area, but the passion and constant ambition to improve of the managing director led the Centro Ricambi Auto to specialize in the distribution of original spare parts of the FCA group throughout Italy.

CORPORATE OVERVIEW
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What makes the Centro Ricambi Auto the leader in the sector is its philosophy adopted, that is a careful selection of suppliers, the constant pursue for customer satisfaction and the ability to respond promptly to market demands.

Significant investments in logistics personnel, in packaging and transport allow us to handle daily orders with deliveries in 24 hours on Italian territory (excluding the islands and Calabria whose delivery takes place in 48/72 hours).

The order management is completely computerized, from receipt to delivery of the goods to the customer. In this way we are able to reduce times and errors, keeping track of each single step.

The meticulousness in controlling the goods and the punctuality in the payments have always distinguished us, and these are essential pillars that motivate the esteem of suppliers for the Centro Ricambi Auto. And it is thanks to the esteem of our business partners, together with the constant commitment and passion that have allowed us to grow exponentially over the years.

Thanks to this constant growth, we have been extending the surface of our warehouses: currently our storage area is spread over two levels for a total of 4700 Sq m, as well as a large outdoor area that allows us to manage a large variety of spare parts and respond promptly to market demands.

ARRIGO CARDI
Managing Director – Sales and Marketing

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Monica Cardi
MONICA CARDI
Operational Director – Head of Security and Human Resources

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PATRIZIA CARDI
Finance and Administration Director – General Counsel

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OUR STAFF
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FRANCESCO ZERBINI-Cra Bologna
FRANCESCO ZERBINI
Shipping Logistics Coordinator
IVANO RESCA-Cra Bologna2
IVANO RESCA
Warehouse Logistics Coordinator
GIAMPAOLO TABELLINI-Cra Bologna
GIAMPAOLO TABELLINI
Warehouse and Customer Support Manager

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History
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Year of foundation of the company specialized in the distribution to the mechanics and garages of original and multi-brand bodywork spare parts. The surface of the warehouse amounted to about 1000 Sq m.

First expansion with a significant increase in revenues thanks to the distribution of electromechanical products as well as bodywork products. The distribution was only for the mechanics in the narrow area of Bologna and the province. The surface of the warehouse increased to 1500 Sq m.

Second expansion with a considerable increase in revenues thanks to a risky business strategy that leads to a reduction in distribution to mechanics, in favor of wholesale dealers of FCA material throughout Italy. The surface of the warehouse reaches the 2500 Sq m.

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Third expansion thanks to commercial agreements with purchasing groups and further increase of the surface of the warehouse to about 4700 Sq m.

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An important agreement is signed with insurance companies, and we expect this leads to a further increase in our business.

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