Alcopa regroups its car and motorcycle import activities

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Alcopa is regrouping its car and motorcycle import activities and is creating economy of scale, synergies to create a streamlining of internal competences and processes. Starting 1 January 2017, a new business unit will enter into operation with greater commercial strength and greater ambitions.

The Belgian group Alcopa announces a regrouping of its car and motorcycle import and distribution units.

Today Alcopa subsidiary Alcadis is active as official distributor of car makes Hyundai, Suzuki, SsangYong and Isuzu in 6 countries. Alcadis has developed a solid organisation and structure and has succeeded in creating a strong position in markets it is active in. For example, in the Belux Hyundai is the leading Asian car brand on the market and SsangYong is experiencing an unprecedented revival in 6 countries. Even with relatively smaller brands (like Suzuki and Isuzu), Alcadis has succeeded in putting its mark on those segments in which they offer products.

Up to now, Alcopa subsidiary Moteo has grouped Moteo 2Wheels, the import activity of two-wheel brands Suzuki, Tomos, Peugeot, SYM and Derbi in 5 countries, as well as Bihr Europe.  Active in 8 countries, Bihr Europe is specialised in the distribution of multi-brand motor cycle parts and accessories. Bihr Europe has an impressive portfolio of over 250,000 articles and has over 12,000 professional customers in the motorcycle sector. Moteo is consequently market leader in Western Europe in sales of motorcycles as well as in the distribution of accessories and parts.  

Due to the close interfacing of Moteo 2Wheels’ substantive processes and own competences in Alcadis operations, Alcopa has decided to bring the two entities together in a joint business unit as from 1 January 2017.   

Bihr Europe will become an autonomous subsidiary within the Alcopa group and its management will be able to focus exclusively on optimising its operations and expanding its activities in new markets.  

The new business unit will be able benefit from a more solid structure with streamlined processes and shared competences. The obvious creation of economies of scale, through implementation of shared ERP for example, will lead to a higher degree of efficiency and more financial clout with a view to future growth and expansion.  

Incidentally, this change is also good news for the current partners of Alcadis and Moteo, regardless whether they are constructors or dealerships. They will be able to count on stronger structures that aspire to quality, efficiency and growth.

About Alcopa

Alcopa is a family-owned company based in Belgium. Its origin dates back to 1937 when Albert Moorkens set up the company in Antwerp.

Today, Alcopa employs over 2.000 employees spread in several countries. It comprises more than 90 individual companies which realized a combined turnover of 1.703 Million euros in 2015.

Alcopa comprises several Lines of Business (LOB) with different scopes and geographical footprints. More info on www.alcopa.com.