MRO Magazine

Dayco to Host First-of-its-Kind Distributor Conference in China


March 16, 2015
By Business Wire News

SHANGHAI

Dayco, LLC, a leading global engine management technologies supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket end-markets, today announced its plans to host a conference tailored specifically for Aftermarket distributors in China. This will be the first meeting of its kind since Dayco entered the Chinese market five years ago.

“Our upcoming Automotive Aftermarket Conference is a natural next step for Dayco as we continue to build on our strengths and growth objectives for China,” said John Bohenick, Chief Executive Officer for Dayco. “Our focus is to work together with our distributors to bring a broad range of products and kits, application intelligence and high service levels to our end customers’ needs to repair and maintain vehicles. Our success will power our customers’ world to keep moving.”

“This conference is important for Dayco China’s business as we will deliver a message of strategic change to our distributors,” said Charlie Qui, President for Dayco China. “The growth of Dayco’s Aftermarket business in China can be attributed to an aggressive expansion of its distribution network.”

The conference will take place March 17-18, 2015 at the Haiyatt Garden Hotel Wujiang. Dayco expects more than 45 active distributors will attend, allowing all business partners the opportunity to discuss unique ways to optimize the distribution network, stabilize pricing and improve customer service in order to be successful in the market.

“Dayco’s position in China is an important part of our growth strategy and I am looking forward to meeting our key distributors in China during this exciting conference,” said Jonathon Levine, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Dayco. “We have established a strong team in China as well as impressive technology, manufacturing and distribution capabilities and the strong relationship with our distributors in the automotive aftermarket will leverage that capability for the benefit of our customers, associates and other stakeholders.”

About Dayco

Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of a broad range of belts, tensioners, dampers, pulleys, hose and hydraulics equipment for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket end-markets.

Recognized by both original equipment manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket as an innovative, technology-driven organization, Dayco operates a fully integrated global network of manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, technical centers and sales offices employing a workforce of more than 4,000 employees.

To learn about Dayco, visit the company’s website atwww.dayco.com.

Dayco
Brian Wheeler, 1-918-481-2381
brian.wheeler@dayco.com