Astelav, a leading European distributor of spare parts has achieved a nearly 50% cost reduction on parts procurement in its case study with Spare Parts 3D (SP3D).
Founded in 1963, Astelav is an Italian family run company that supplies spare parts to household appliance manufacturers including Electrolux, Indesit, Smeg and Whirlpool. The company warehouses 25,000 parts references, and has more than 1,500,000 numbers in their catalogue, top-selling pieces as well as non-hit items.
Astelav provides spare parts for household appliances for over 50 years.
It is likely that OEMs start to think about applying the strategy to ease their large amount of parts stock (several hundreds of thousands). They can brand the 3D printed parts with OEM labels and apply premium prices.