Wärtsilä has established a subsidiary to trade spare parts for mature 4-stroke engines. QuantiParts, fully owned by Wärtsilä, operates from the Netherlands and serves customers in the marine, locomotive and power plant industries worldwide.
QuantiParts(TM) trades OEM (Original Engine Manufacturer) spare parts for selected mature Wärtsilä medium- and high-speed 4-stroke engines, such as Deutz, Stork, Bolnes, Sulzer A/S, Poyaud, SACM and Crepelle. The new company is based in Zwolle, the Netherlands, where its spare parts are traded from. The company’s stock consists of nearly 5.5 million components for more than 40 different engine types.
Due to a convincing technical product and application know-how, establishing QuantiParts means stronger presence in this specific market segment for Wärtsilä. The product portfolio of QuantiParts, consisting of classic engines whose production may have been discontinued, benefits from a lean operating model suited for the market segment in question.
“Establishing QuantiParts fits very well with Wärtsilä Services strategy of aligning its organisation in order to ensure optimal services for its customers. We have plenty of growth potential in this segment,” says Pierpaolo Barbone, President, Services and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation.
In 2014, the turnover of the classic Wärtsilä engine spare parts was around 80 million euros. QuantiParts employs about 60 people in Zwolle and 11 in France. All employees are former Wärtsilä employees who bring the Wärtsilä legacy and expertise with them. QuantiParts serves its customers worldwide.
“QuantiParts is a “new business creature” where our OEM knowledge, competence and quality are merged and enhanced by speed, flexibility and exceptionally close cooperation with customers. We want to satisfy our customers by offering something new and outstanding,” says Guido Barbazza, Vice President of Emerging Businesses.
“We are very excited about our new company,” says Michel Kubbinga, Director of QuantiParts. “We want to make sure that our customers can continue to care of their mature engines and receive the necessary spare parts quickly and flexibly.”
Michel Kubbinga joined Wärtsilä in 2004 when he took charge of Wärtsilä France as Company President and Services Director. From 2013, he has worked as Vice President for Wärtsilä Services and is now launching the new member of the Wärtsilä family.
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Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support for ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.
QuantiParts in brief
QuantiParts trades high-quality OEM spare parts for classic Wärtsilä engines, offering customised service and the best know-how. We provide original spare parts for Bolnes, Deutz, Stork, Sulzer A/S, Poyaud, SACM and Crepelle engines. Our headquarters are in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Our 70 experts know your engine inside and out, and are at your service worldwide. QuantiParts™ is a Wärtsilä company, and our technological heritage of 180 years helps us understand what you need and when. We are the solution for you and your engine.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.