Every year, thousands of new products are manufactured on automotive industry, which, as expected, still need some years to start having an important demand in the aftermarket.
We also have many products that are ranked on our top selling positions and are fully consolidated in the aftermarket.
We could also identify products that begin to have a stable demand, products that are becoming obsolete, etc.
But what product has had the most important demand growth in Europe during the year 2017? going from being in 2016 a product with little or no demand in the aftermarket to be one with high demand at the end of 2017.
Alternator VALEO CG20U015 MERCEDES BENZ A 000 906 28 22
In 2018 this alternator should be on all the shelves of any distributor. Currently it can only be found as an OE or Reman product, although it will very soon begin to be available into IAM manufacturers catalogues.
Finally, regarding the price levels that this alternator can currently be found in B2C (Business to Consumer) portals on the Internet:
Reman: between 250€ and 400€ + taxes
OE: between 450€ and 800€ + taxes
Nowadays e-commerce on B2C web pages is a very important and constantly growing sales channel. The sale prices in these portals in different countries is an element that we must take into account more and more in our analysis.
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