AEC appointed Official Importer and General Distributor for DODGE and RAM vehicles in Europe
[Munich, Germany] AEC has been appointed Official Importer and General Distributor for DODGE and RAM vehicles and MOPAR spare parts in all member countries of the European Union and European Free Trade Association.1
The agreement means AEC dealers can become Official Sales and Service Points for the Dodge and RAM brands, gaining access to full Dodge and RAM corporate identity, service certification and technical training. AEC currently has a growing network of over 130 dealer partners across Europe.
AEC maintains a fresh inventory of vehicles in Antwerp, Belgium, and has its own Engineering and Research Department to ensure high quality homologation and conversions to European standards. All dealer partners benefit from AEC’s superior technical and aftersales support, AEC’s premium warranty and dealer financing programs, and more. AEC also carries out LPG conversions in partnership with Prins, a Netherlands-based world leader in alternative fuel solutions.
Headquartered in Canada, AEC is a long-standing partner for the FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) in Europe, agreeing its first contract with Chrysler – as Authorized Importer in EU and EFTA markets – in 2011. Since then it developed its dealer network across the continent, notably in Germany where it now has 40 retail partners. This network can now access Dodge and RAM-series vehicles such as the Charger, Challenger, Durango and RAM 1500, as well as MOPAR parts.
AEC was recently involved in the 2017 FCA International Product Forum in Detroit, Michigan. AEC’s Andrew Pilsworth (President and CEO) and John Muratori (Chief Operating Officer) joined FCA’s General Distributors from around the world for a comprehensive introduction to current and future products by Head of Jeep Brand, Mike Manley and the Vice President of RAM Brand International, Mr. Bob Hegbloom.
Being part of this Forum enabled both AEC and its European dealer network understand the global strategies of FCA’s senior management, integrate new processes and procedures, and test the new 2018 models. Sharing ideas, passion and dedication for the RAM and DODGE brands with FCA’s senior management, product managers and designers provides AEC and its dealers with a strategic advantage for future retail activity.
Notes to editors
1 Excluding Iceland.
About Auto Export Corporation (AEC)
Auto Export Corporation (AEC) is a global automotive distributor and a service provider for OEMs and suppliers in the areas of general distribution (official FCA importer and distributor of Dodge & RAM vehicles and parts in Europe), market homologation incl. own R&D facility and processing center in Antwerp, parts distribution and warehouse, automotive consulting, automotive finance (partner of Santander Consumer Bank in key European markets), fleet operations, logistics solutions as well as retail operations. AEC has local operations and facilities in its focus markets in NAFTA, EMEA and APAC. Customers turn to AEC for its reliable solutions and existing infrastructure that includes a vast contractual network of retail dealerships and key partners in the automotive industry.
About AEC Europe – an Auto Export Corporation (AEC) Subsidiary
As an official importer of the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) Dodge & RAM branded vehicles and parts in Europe, AEC Europe is responsible for the distribution and retail network development of the American brands. Over 125 European AEC dealers were officially appointed and authorized by the manufacturer. The service portfolio of the importer towards its network includes market homologation, warranty, parts, recall administration as well as financial services but also certification and training.