In this spare parts market, estimated at €16 billion excluding VAT, two categories of parts stand out: so-called captive parts, which account for around 19% of the total, and competitive parts, which account for 81% (i.e. around €13 billion excluding VAT, source Feda). There are two types of captive parts: engines and chassis, which are captive by nature, and bodywork parts.
Competitive parts make up one of the biggest exhibition sectors at EQUIP AUTO. They include all replacement components for the mechanical and electronic functions of vehicles: tyres, steering, suspension and braking, transmission, lighting and signalling, filtration and oil change, heating and air conditioning, safety (ADAS, airbags), starting, charging, ignition and injection, pollution control and engine equipment.