Stellantis to restructure European dealer network in July 2023 • TechCrunch

Stellantis, the parent company of brands such as Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Maserati and Peugeot, said on Thursday it would reorganize its European dealer network through July 2023 in an effort to cut costs and support its investments in electrification.

Beginning next summer, Stellantis said it would terminate all existing sales and services contracts with dealers in Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands for all 14 of its brands. Stellantis will move to an agency model that gives carmakers more control over sales transactions, prices and contracts with customers, and dealers will be there to help with deliveries and servicing.

This will increase the cost perception by Stellantis and reduce the exposure to risks of our distributors. Statement issued by the company.

“Stellentis’ vision is to foster a sustainable distribution model and all involved stakeholders will benefit from these changes along with improved customer experience,” Uwe Hochgeschertz, Stellantis chief operating officer in Europe, said in a statement. “Customers will be able to take advantage of a multi-brand and multi-channel approach with a wide range of services. Dealers will have a new and efficient business model, aimed at leveraging Stellantis’ 14-brand portfolio, creating synergies, distributing optimizing costs and offering more sustainable mobility solutions. Our partners play an important role in this area by representing our brands.”

Light commercial vehicles under the Stellantis umbrella are expected to enter the new distribution structure from January 1, 2024, a spokesperson said. reuters,

This step is part of Stellantis dare forward 2030 Strategic plan, which aims to reach carbon net zero emissions by 2038. Included in the plan is a target to achieve a 100% passenger car battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales mix in Europe by the end of 2030. By 2025, Stellantis aims to launch only BEVs in the luxury and premium segments before electrifying its entire portfolio. The company said all BEVs launched in Europe will be from 2026 and onwards.

Stellantis has also recently launched a strategy for its business unit dedicated to circular economics, which involves reaching sustainability and profitability through the tried and true method of remanufacture, repair, reuse and recycle. The dealership will still serve as a support for Stellantis’ brand of circular economics – for example, any car parts the company remanufactures can be distributed and sold in the dealership network.

Stellantis to restructure European dealer network in July 2023

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