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Starke Marken. Strong brands.

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Dear Customers,

Van Wezel Autoparts (part of the Unipart Group of Com-panies is one of the leading players in manufacturing and distribution of automotive body and cooling parts due to a constant focus on quality and innovation.

From the headquarters in Tienen (Belgium), the 2 ad-ditional warehouses in Belgium and the premises in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Holland and Italy, Van Wezel supplies its professional customers worldwide.

With an experience of over 65 years, Van Wezel auto-parts actually offers a range of strong and reliable brands: Equipart (bodyparts), Hagus (mirrors) and In-ternational Radiators (engine & airco cooling).

These own brands permit Van Wezel autoparts to make the difference towards low cost products which only fo-cus on price and not on quality.

The Van Wezel autoparts customer can trust that pro-ducts labeled with the Van Wezel autoparts brands were subjected to the most demanding quality, mounting and safety tests. These products are equivalent to OE products in all areas, except for one: the price!

Special for the Belgian market Van Wezel autoparts also has a range of OE parts for the most important car brands. The know-how and standards of the Van Wezel autoparts OE department reflect on the whole company, making sure that Van Wezel autoparts offers the same quality and craftsmanship with the in house brands to-gether with a professional customer-support.

The constant fine tuning of the internal organization makes sure Van Wezel autoparts can keep offering the-se premium products at the best conditions!

In the future, the focus on quality and product develop-ment will stay a top priority for Van Wezel autoparts and this in order to keep making the difference in the market of automotive body and cooling parts.

Forewordpage 2

Van Wezel at a glancepage 3

The Marketpage 5

Strong brandsunder one roofpage 6

Lighting programpage 11

Window lifterpage 12

Logisticspage 13

Cataloguespage 14

Content Foreword

Van WezelAutoparts

Industriepark 333300 Tienen


[email protected]

The Van Wezel Team

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Starke Marken. Strong brands.

Engine cooling and Airco partsHigh quality mirrorsApproved body parts

Office and Warehouselocations

Van Wezel at a Glance

Sales Office

Equipart centre








Van Wezel autoparts is the marketleader in the Euro-pean crash-repair Automotive Aftermarket



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Product range

More than 28.000Crash-Repair articles!

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The MarketBody partsAnnually there are approximately 26.5 million claims reported to the insurance companies in Europe. With Equi-part we deliver a body part that meets the demands of the customers in price and quality requirements, the best alter-native to the original part!

MirrorsBroken car mirrors? It happens every day. Annually Van Wezel delivers with the Hagus brand over 500.000 mirrors and mirror parts! Hagus offers more than 2500 different mirror parts with a very high market coverage and availability for vehicles from European, American and Asian manufacturers.

Engine coolingIn 80% of all car accidents the engine cooler gets damaged. With a range of over 4,000 products for engine cooling, In-ternational Radiators (exclusively distributed by Van Wezel Autoparts) is the right choice! International Radiators offers radiators, oil coolers, inter-coolers, heaters and fans for popular cars like the VW Golf to more exotic vehicles such as the Saab 9-5.

Airco coolingAir conditioning became crucial in today’s car and the per-centage cars equipped with it is increasing every year. An air conditioner automatically controls not only the cabin temperature but also air circulation, humidity and purifi-cation.The International Radiators climate program offers deep market coverage with over 2,100 International Radiators branded products. These high quality, easy to install, ther-mal products provide you with a complete cooling solution.

Window lifterIn the last 10 years 154 500 000 vehicles were registered in Europe. 80% of these vehicles were equipped with power window lifters.An average car has 3 window lifters (2 - and 4-door vehic-les). 2.7% of all window lifters have a defect within their lifespan. This results in an annual European demand of approxi-mately 1,000,000 window lifters. Today Van Wezel autoparts covers more than 1.000 high quality articles for more than 300 different models of the most important manufacturers.

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Starke Marken. Strong brands.

Engine cooling and Airco partsHigh quality mirrorsApproved body parts

Technical Center

When Smart-Repair is not enough anymore!

Sometimes Smart-Repair simply isn‘t enough. To give the end consumer a price efficient and quality effective alter-native, Van Wezel autoparts offers you: EQUIPART

For Van Wezel autoparts, quality and innovation are not just theory or marketing. In 1996 Van Wezel autoparts set new body parts control standards by launching a comple-te new quality concept.A technical and quality center with over 150 test cars constantly available in-house. Over 15 years ofexperience and know-how in quality tests – unique in the world!

Examination of the material thickness

Measurement of lacquer coating thickness

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Equipart bumper fits perfectly on the wing.

Non equivalent bumper deviates from the wing.

Equipart bonnet, as OE / stable.

Non equivalent bonnet, unstable.

Comparison with Equipart

These tests cover Off-car and On-car tests. Thismeans that not only fitting tests are executed, but also fol-lowing features are carefully controlled and compared:

• material thickness • corrosion resistance• fixation points • fold edge sealing• primer quality • hinges• weight • surface structure• crash dents • welds

Having constantly 150 test cars at its disposal offers Van Wezel autoparts the most optimal and consistent testing opportunities. Each individual Equipart reference has been mounted and checked in detail on one of these test cars by qualified staff.

An internal developed warehouse storage and packaging method significantly reduces the risk of damaging these delicate products. Supreme product availability together with fast and safe deliveries at all times!

All this results in a long list of over 1.500 parts for which Van Wezel autoparts assures an optimal quality for the consumer!


Fitting test on the vehicle

Trust is good......control is better

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Mirrors at OEM standards

Hagus represents over 100 years of experience & experti-se in automotive mirrors and mirror accessories. Millions of mirrors have been produced meeting the high quality standards of the Solingen (Germany) factory.

Since 2007 Van Wezel autoparts is the sole owner of this brand and decided to continue the high quality criteria of Hagus and its mirrors. Currently Van Wezel autoparts sells over 500.000 automotive mirrors, mirror glasses, mirror covers and other mirror parts per year.

Hagus also represents a full range of caravan mirrors. In many countries, the names „Huckepack“ and „Sekundo“, are the best known brands by all caravan users. They fully represent the Hagus philosophy:high quality combined with highest possible road safety!

One thing is sure: the initial brand logo quote „Hagus - Sicher Fahren seit 1910“ (Hagus - Drive Safe Since 1910) is still for 100% valid!

TestingAll Hagus mirrors are extensively tested on multiple cri-teria. The optical tests ensure the color, shape and the electrical contacts, followed by a detailed check of the used materials.These tests guarantee that all Hagus products are safe and reliable!

Mirrors are becoming more and more complex, so also a function test of the indicators, the motors, the fold-in func-tion and the temperature sensors are executed.

Material test

Function test

Complete mirrors Mirror covers Mirror glasses Caravan mirrorsUniversal mirrors

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Top Quality Engine Cooling and Airco Parts for the Spe-cialistsThe high quality standards and quality tests required for the Equipart range are also applicable for the engine coo-ling and climate products of International Radiators.

From radiators, heaters and intercoolers to compressors, fans or receiver dryers:The International Radiators products make the difference by their precision of fitting and the choice of high quality materials.

The constant quality control ensures that all products comply with the demands and standards which apply to OEM products.

Engine Cooling

Radiators HeaterOil cooler

Intercooler Electric fansVisco fans & clutches

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International Radiators Thermal systems guarantee:

• High reliability and durability• High cooling performance• Easy installation and perfect fitting• Corrosion and vibration resistance• High availability and fast delivery• Technical support throughout the entire sales pro-


CompressorsThe International Radiators compressors are all comple-tely new -not remanufactured or reworked- and made of high standard elements.

Due to the big success of the compressors, International Radiators will further increase its efforts to develop and expand this important product group.

Fan testing area

Compressor examination

Condensors CompressorEvaporators

Receiver driers Expansions valvesCondensor fans

Airco Cooling

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The Van Wezel autoparts automotive lighting range meets the same high quality standards as the Equipart items. The following tests guarantee lighting parts with a distinc-tive quality:

Visual Test:Bulbs, electrical wires, connections of electrical levelers, color, finishing, catalog compatibility and much more are accurately checked.

Material Test:All separate elements of Van Wezel autoparts lighting units are tested in detail to guarantee a safe and durable usage.

Assembly Test:In order to execute a consistent quality control Van We-zel autoparts develops unique tooling per head lamp. The head lamp is always equally checked and compared with the original unit.

Washing Test:Special air and vacuum tests give leaking no chance!

Impact Test:A headlamp not only suffers from bad weather conditions. Small stones, twigs and insects hit the lamp surface and can influence the functioning. The Van Wezel autoparts impact tests simulate and examine these effects on the lighting unit.

Lightbeam Test:All offered lamps have passed ECE-regulations. But Van Wezel autoparts quality control goes even further than this! An innovative, in house developed, light beam test leaves nothing to chance. Robotic equipment simulates the exact position of the lamp in the car. The digital measurement system deter-mines whether the product meets the severe Van Wezel autoparts quality standards.

Packaging:Head lamps are fragile products. By executing multiple drop tests, we constantly evaluate our packaging. This guarantees that our lighting products are always de-livered at the most secure conditions.

Lighting parts are tested with state of the art robotic equipment

Lighting program

Head lamps Fog lampsIndicators

Tail lamps DaylightsNumberplate lights

Automotive Lighting at OEM standards

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Window lifterReplace, train, ready!Currently the Van Wezel autoparts program inclu-des more than 1.000 electrical and manual window regulators for more than 300 vehicles. This wide range covers the most important vehicles of European and Asianmanufacturers.From older cable systems to modern double Bowden sys-tems with window lifter motor and a built-in controller for full OE functionality, all available technologies in the mar-ket are covered! New to this program are window lifters that are pre-mounted on the cover plate. The lifter doesn’t have to be dismantled from the cover plate resulting in a more effici-ent and faster replacement.

Van Wezel autoparts window lifters can differ visually, but al-ways guarantee the highest degree of ac-curacy and reliability. When required, there is an adapter cable for correct installation of the window regulator and detailed instal-lation instructions included. These instructions are also available on TecDoc and can be downloaded on www.vanwezel.be.

The correct identification of the aftermarket window lifter can be difficult and confusing. The comfort function and the plug of the window lifter motor is the biggest problem during the installation.

To provide customers with all information needed for a 100% precise identification of the window regulator, Van Wezel autoparts was the first supplier in the European aftermarket to provide a picture of the plug for every mo-torized window lifter. You can find these pictures in our new Web catalog (www.autopartscat.com), our printed catalog and in our PDF-catalog.

An important differentiating factor for the comfort function is the number of cables or pins. Window lifters WITHOUT comfort function have 2 (or 3) pins, window lifters WITH comfort function, however 4 to 15. There are exceptions of course. With BMW for example, the comfort function is controlled by the engine control unit. In this case the win-dow lifter only has 2 pins and features nevertheless the comfort function.

To ensure smooth operations of the window lifter, the er-rors in the control unit have to be deleted and the window lifter has to be programmed before commissioning. If the window lowers a little bit after closing or closes only with pressing the switch several times, in most cases the win-dow lifter has not been programmed correctly.


with comfort function without comfort function

Over 1.000 articles full OE-function 100% suitableall known systems

Window lifterwith Coverplate

Manualwindow lifter

Double bowdentype

Bowden type

Scissor system Cable System

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Main warehouse in Tienen (Belgium)

Efficiency and EffectivenessOptimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the warehouse is an important pillar in Van Wezel auto-parts strategy for constant progress and improvement.This is done by:

• Continuously creating more warehouse capacity.• New and more efficient methods and procedures.• An internal developed warehouse storage and pa-

ckaging method.• Optimization of the storage space - even if demand

fluctuates considerably.

These efforts significantly reduce the risk of damaging these delicate products and guarantee supreme pro-duct availability and fast deliveries at all times!

The focus on quality research and product develop-ment will stay a high priority for Van Wezel autoparts!

Bumper packaging

Wing packagingOvernight packaging for bonnets

(Floating packed)

Packaging examples

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Contacts all over Europe



Tomas PertoldE-Mail: [email protected] Phone: +420 2740211-11

Jürgen RabsilberE-Mail: [email protected] Phone: +49 2307 9477-41

Nathan VerreydtE-Mail: [email protected]: +32 16 8055-25

Sophie PalmaE-Mail: [email protected]: +39 187 6981-52

Bart DaenenE-Mail: [email protected]: +32 16 8201-01

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Cover of the printed catalogue

Printed- and WebcatalogueEvery two years Van Wezel autoparts distributes over 50.000 book catalogues - the most detailed encyclope-dia in body parts!The latest issue covers over 1200 pages with high standard automotive body parts.

The most up-to-date product info is provided by the autopartscat-webcatalogue. This on-line system is usable on normal and tablet computers.

Van Wezel autoparts developed a new Webshop sys-tem, a stock and price consulting platform with an integrated ordering and communication system.

Screenshots from Webcatalogue

Scan the QR-Code and discover our Webcatalogue.www.autopartscat.com


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