Cloyes has announced that with the introduction of new products throughout 2019, the company has increased vehicles-in-operation (VIO) coverage by 51 million in North America.
The parts-in-operation (PIO) coverage was increased by 507 million. This was achieved through product development, addressing customer requests and creating new kits with existing components. A total of 131 new part numbers, comprising timing chain and timing belt kits and components, were added to the Cloyes product catalogue last year.
The company notes in a release that these additions to its catalogue and the launch of variable valve timing chain kits and timing chain water pump kits in 2019 reflect the aggressive product expansion initiatives that the company has undertaken.
“Cloyes has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing every component of timing drive systems for more than 99 years,” said Jason Thompson, Vice President of Engineering and Product Development for Cloyes. “And 2019 was a very successful year for us regarding new product development and new product introductions. We will carry that momentum right into 2020 with new product launches in the first quarter of the year.”
Cloyes states that it was able to increase PIO coverage by around 46 million in 2019 by mapping existing part numbers to new applications. The company explains that it has the capability to deliver dependable parts and information as it can leverage its expertise in the timing category as well as its knowledge of the vehicles and technicians of today.
“The product management and content team at Cloyes continues to enhance our catalogue by conducting research, validating, and adding any missing parts to the catalogue,” said Johnny Thao, Director of Product Management for Cloyes. “This OE-focused research along with feedback from our customers allows us to develop a more complete catalogue to reduce lost sales for our distribution partners.”