Alliance Automotive Germany GmbH
Project: Partsfinder

At one glance

Customer Alliance Automotive Germany GmbH
Industry Car parts industry
Project Partsfinder
Solutions Individual software development B2B E-Commerce
Technologies Spring, MongoDB , Postgres, Angular, Docker

Brief summary of the results

  • Implementation of a software package that enables garages to identify and order spare parts for automobiles.
  • Live in only two and a half months
  • Scalable system that is continuously expanded

The customer

Alliance Automotive Germany GmbH, based in Münster, Germany, employs 1,700 people at 74 locations in Germany and has an annual turnover of 360 million euros. The Alliance Automotive Group is the second largest car parts dealer in Europe. As the only supplier in Germany, Alliance Automotive Germany GmbH supplies over 30,000 garages up to four times a day directly with original manufacturer parts and IAM articles.

The challenge

The automotive industry is changing more and more. Customers demand faster turnaround times and a more pronounced service culture. Suppliers have to react to this. Since AAG also expanded very quickly, it needed an adaptable software solution within a very short time that could "grow with" the company and enable its customers - the garages with links throughout Germany - to identify and order automotive spare parts. Without this catalogue system, AAG would have been able to sell car parts exclusively by telephone: an outdated alternative that would have led to a migration of customers sooner or later.

The solution

With a lean, agile team, we went live with the "Partsfinder" platform within two and a half months, in close coordination with the people responsible at AAG. In particular, the integration of the complex TecDoc data (more than 110,000 vehicle types, 6.6 million article data ...) was a challenge that would have made it impossible for the garages to order without problems. For this purpose we used a combination of the scalable database MongoDB and Postgres. Using Docker not only improves performance, but also reduces administrative overhead. Changes could be implemented quickly and the customer could be involved in the agile development process.
The ordered goods now make their way to the garages up to four times a day. They also benefit from the continuous improvement and additionally implemented features: Inspection plans and manuals for the respective vehicles as well as invoices and delivery notes can be viewed. Returns can also be conveniently initiated electronically within the platform. Through the integration of further wholesalers and continuous improvement of usability, the processes in the garages will be simplified further in the future. we solved it.