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New Wärtsilä unit trades OEM parts for classic engines

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JULY 9, 2015 — Wärtsilä has established a subsidiary to trade spare parts for classic four-stroke Wärtsilä engines. The new subsidiary, QuantiParts, fully owned by Wärtsilä, trades OEM (Original Engine Manufacturer) spare parts for selected mature Wärtsilä medium- and high-speed four-stroke engines, such as Deutz, Stork, Bolnes, Sulzer A/S, Poyaud, SACM and Crepelle.

Based in Zwolle, Netherlands, Quantiparts serves customers in the marine, locomotive and power plant industries worldwide.

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 gives Wärtsilä a stronger presence in this specific market segment.

The product portfolio of QuantiParts covers classic engines whose production may have been discontinued and benefits from a lean operating model suited for the market segment in question.

QuantiParts employs about 70 people in Zwolle and in France. All employees are former Wärtsilä employees who bring the Wärtsilä legacy and expertise with them. QuantiParts serves its customers worldwide.

“Establishing QuantiParts fits very well with Wärtsilä Services strategy of aligning its organization in order to ensure tailor-made services for its customers. 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 within Wärtsilä Services.

“We are very excited about our new company,” says Michel Kubbinga, Managing 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.”

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