AEC Europe, an official importer for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Dodge and RAM brands launches centralized national inspection operations in Sweden for a faster, more streamlined process to accommodate the recent growth in the market.
The import and distribution of the American Dodge & RAM branded vehicles and parts in Europe are not handled by FCA directly. AEC Europe, who has been a contractual partner of the manufacturer since 2011, imports and distributes the vehicles into nearly 20 European countries under a single-type approval which requires technical conversions and subsequent national inspections in some countries.
AEC Sweden, the local Swedish branch of the global AEC, is a registered importer by Transport Styrelsen, the Government agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure. As in many other European markets, the importer has centralized the process of national inspections, registration and approvals in Sweden and has now launched a port-based national inspection process exclusively for the Swedish admission paperwork.
In 2019, AEC grew the local network significantly to now include 11 official Dodge & RAM dealers. In the last quarter of the year, the importer has kicked-off its cooperation with the Swedish Santander Consumer Bank and the local subsidiary, AEC Sweden, further underpinning its growth plans for the Northern market.
According to Dany Hoffman, the importer’s leading engineer and Homologation Director, AEC has reached a critical mass in the market that made centralization of local operations inevitable: “Thanks to several recent developments for the Swedish market, we have seen a growth of demand and needed to react with faster turnaround times. Especially the AEC FlexFuel system is very well received by the consumers. It is an alternative fuel solution that allows our vehicles to be filled with E85 BioEthanol in addition to regular gasoline.”
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.