FTZ appointed supplier of the year at the Auto Awards 2019 in Denmark

Mekonomen Group's Danish subsidiary FTZ was honored as the Supplier of the year in Denmark during the industry event Auto Awards 2019. In addition, FTZ won two more awards through its workshop concept AutoMester; Workshop chain of the year and Initiative of the year. Awards were given out in 24 categories.

The market-leading automotive distributor FTZ with wholesale operations and five workshop chains in Denmark won three awards at Auto Awards 2019;

  • Supplier of the year: FTZ stands out with its focus on training development for customers as part of their competence academy.
  • Workshop chain of the year: AutoMester, Denmark's largest workshop chain with over 420 workshops throughout the country.
  • Intitiative of the year: AutoMester E+, FTZ's cutting-edge workshop concept with sustainability as added value, has entered into a nationwide collaboration with the organisation Plant a tree (Plant et træ), which involves the planting thousands of new trees in Denmark.

”We award the prizes to all our talented employees within FTZ, everyone who works with and within our workshop chains and to our partners for the work that is done out in the field every day. Winning is a confirmation that we are investing in the right initiatives and that what we do counts!”, says Sven Kristensen, Managing Director FTZ, a part of Mekonomen Group.

”Congratulations to all FTZ employees and leaders! It is positive that good initiatives are noticed and highlighted in the industry. We are proud to be at the forefront with FTZ in Denmark in these areas. With best practice between all our business areas, we will be able to develop our Group in a number of areas going forward”, says Pehr Oscarson, President and CEO Mekonomen Group.

For further information, please contact:

Gabriella Granholm, Head of Communication Mekonomen Group
Telephone: +46 (0) 70 227 87 10, Email: gabriella.granholm@mekonomengroup.com

About Us

Mekonomen operates in the car aftermarket and consists of leading car service chains in Northern Europe with a proprietary wholesale operation, more than 460 branches and over 3,400 affiliated workshops operating under the Group’s brands. Through its branch network, Mekonomen Group offers affordable spare parts and accessories to the affiliated workshops, other workshops, other B2B customers, as well as car owners. Around 90 per cent of sales are business to business, where 80 per cent of the orders are digital. The largest business to business customers are affiliated workshops operating under the Group´s concepts AutoMester, BilXtra, Din Bilpartner, Meca Car Service, Mekonomen Bilverkstad, O.K. Serwis, Speedy and others. The Group operates through four business areas – FTZ with operations in Denmark, Inter-Team with operations in Poland, MECA/Mekonomen with operations in Norway and Sweden and Sørensen og Balchen with operations in Norway.