Arno Verkleij, creator and founder of BartsParts has been working in the world of agricultural and greencare machinery for many years. The several companies he worked for (or with) all have the same issue: a huge stock of spare parts on the shelf, of which many spare parts are (or at least look) unmarketable.
Tractor and machinery companies, often are very service oriented and therefore keep lots of spare parts on stock to be able to help their customers as soon as possible. Obvious, because many of their customers are seasonal oriented companies and cannot afford to have machines down. But one day, machines are traded in or just sold and the spare parts on the shelf will hardly be sold anymore.
This is where Bart comes in. Bart is a virtual person, helping to bring supply and demand of spare parts together. In addition, Bart’s also fits nicely to ‘Parts’ so this is why the name BartsParts was created.
“Bringing supply and demand of spare parts together through e-commerce in the best possible way: simple, cross-border, brand independent, supportive and responsible”
Simplicity is the most important base of Bart. Suppliers can offer their parts in a quick and easy way while customers must be able to easily find and order spare parts.
Everyone in the world should be able to offer or buy spare parts through BartsParts.
Bart wants to be brand independent. No complex contracts with manufacturers or importers.
Bart wants to support both sides. Buyers with finding the right parts for their machinery, suppliers by helping them successfully sell their (unsalable) stocks.
Bart is the one the buyer as the supplier deals with. Bart is not an intermediary just bringing parties together but takes care of the complete ordering process.