Quality parts from CVC
Commercial Vehicle Components Ltd (CVC) is one of the top suppliers of OE parts to the Irish aftermarket for truck, trailer, bus and coach fleets. Based in Cork, the CVC name is synonymous with quality, exceptional customer service, prompt delivery and value-for-money.
Since CVC’s inception in 1990, it has become the leading importer and distributor of genuine parts for all makes of trucks, trailers, buses and coaches in Ireland. The company was founded by Alex Shiels and Sean McElhinney who are still involved at the head of the business along with Conor O’Mahony in financial control. They are assisted by a dedicated and highly experienced team who possess an impressive depth of technical expertise and product knowledge.
Strategically located in Westlink Business Park on the Old Mallow Road, CVC’s 16,000 sq. ft. warehouse carries a massive range of parts for trucks, trailers and vans as well as accessories for all your commercial needs.
Covering the 26 counties, CVC’s sales team operate a daily and overnight delivery service to keep you on the move. Its telesales team have acquired a wealth of experience from serving the needs of the transport industry for over 30 years.
“We have four sales vans on the road covering the Munster and south Leinster areas. We also have customers further afield,” Alex explains.
The company represents many of the world’s leading manufacturers and is the aftermarket distributor in Ireland for the following OE products – Continental airbags; Wabco and Knorr Bremse air brakes; Lemforder steering and suspension components; Sachs clutch and shock absorbers; Hengst filtration; Dinex exhaust systems; Koni shock absorbers; Winnard brake drums, discs and friction; Valeo lighting and electrical, starters and alternators; Febi chassis spares; Hella lighting; Bosch batteries and lighting.
All of the above manufacturers supply DAF, MAN, Mercedes, Renault, Scania, Volvo and Hino as OE first tier suppliers. CVC stocks thousands of parts in its warehouse and its suppliers will ship direct to customers overnight from Germany or the UK on an express service if required.
In 2014, CVC launched its own online parts store, www.cvc.ie, where customers can view a wide range of products. Each part has a chassis number to ensure the customer receives the part they ordered.
“We have many bus and coach customers whose parts are much more specialised than trucks. This is because bus manufacturers are constantly changing their parts for greater passenger comfort. Truck parts don’t change as often.”
The CVC sales / telesales team includes, Evan Johnston, Bernard Humphreys, Cian Finn, PJ Coughlan and Liam O’Donoghue. Cathy Robinson looks after the administration side of things, while Shirley Scanlon is credit controller.
Due to the high quality of the products and service provided, the company benefits from a large volume of repeat custom. Alex noted we receive a lot of repeat orders from existing customers, while also adding on new ones all the time.
“We can guarantee a 24-hour turnaround on any part that’s not in stock and a same-day delivery service across our territory. This is a customer-focused sector and we place a huge emphasis on customer service, with unrivalled parts back-up and technical service.”
As a vital part of the essential services supply chain, CVC remained operational for emergency services and deliveries during the different COVID-19 lockdowns of the past year. “As a company which takes the health & safety of our employees very seriously, we arranged alternative ways of working so we could stay open for business and continue to serve our customers.”
The management and staff of CVC would like to take this opportunity to thank their customers and suppliers for their continued support and cooperation. CVC’s dedicated sales team are available to take your calls and answer any queries you may have from 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Commercial Vehicle Components Ltd (CVC)
Westlink Business Park,
Old Mallow road
Telephone: 021 4303003
Fax: 021 4303008
Email: [email protected]
Published in Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, August/September 2021, Vol 24 No 5