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VALUE ADDED RESELLERS - VARS

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A value-added reseller (VAR) is a firm that enhances the value of third-party products by adding customized products or services for resale to end-users, or OEMs. Value-added resellers play a prominent role in the information technology (IT) and automotive industries, providing additional hardware, installation services, consulting, troubleshooting, or other related products or services on top of core products.

 

In the auto industry, after market manufacturers produce goods such as sportier alloy wheels, lower profile or bigger off-road tires, engine upgrades and body kits.

 

VARs can alter a vehicle's characteristics completely, such that it bears little resemblance to the brand name original item, but still carries the badge of the maker who marketed it.

 

BMW have had three battery upgrades for their i3, each battery provided by an OES from China.

 

VARS thrive on performance enhancements. They customize vehicles in disruptive fashion to the point where a particular kind of upgrade is sometimes recognized and endorsed by the badge producer.

 

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF RESELLER?

 

Value-added resellers exist because they represent an important distribution channel for manufacturers, particularly those in the IT sector. A value-added reseller takes a core hardware or software product or an entire system and customizes a package of additional system add-ons for a customer. The reseller is not the manufacturer of the equipment, but it is expected to have a good working knowledge of the product to properly customize, install, test, and service for the customer. Especially important on the EV world where fast charging is at present the only way to refuel your car in Europe.

A value-added reseller can increase its potential for repeat business by virtue of the added value they provide, such as instant recharging and Pay As You Drive financial convenience. A VAR can also act as the single point of customer service-centric contact for customers of certain products and solutions. A VAR is often better positioned to understand the customers’ challenges and offer the kind of expertise that ensures customer satisfaction.

A reseller also has little to no control over the quality or features of the product they are improving, and must rely on the OE manufacturer to adjust to changing customer requirements.

 

WHAT IS AN OEM?

 

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is defined as a company whose goods are procided to the end user. They use components in their products made by other companies. In the vehicle world most of the parts of a car are produced by OESs, for OEMs, sometimes, even the body panels.

 

In the case of a BMW i3, the battery is the most expensive component, produced for BMW as an OEM which the vehicle cannot do without. BMW would be seen as the OEM, where the battery pack producer would be the OES.

In another example, Microsoft supplies its Windows software to Dell Technologies, which incorporates it into its personal computers and sells a complete PC system directly to the public. In the traditional sense of the term, Microsoft is the OEM and Dell the VAR. However, the computer's product guide for consumers is most likely to refer to Dell as the OEM and Microsoft as the VAR.

 

 

EUROPEAN AUTO OEMs:

 

- Alfa Romeo

- Audi

- BMW

- Citroen

- Fiat

- Ford

- Lotus

- Mercedes

- Peugeot

- Renault

- Seat

- Smart

- Volkswagen

 

 

TOP ENERGY COMPANIES A - Z

 

Some of the biggest utilities: 

 

Duke Energy Corporation, DUK, N. Carolina, USA

Dominion Energy Inc., Richmond, Virginia

EDF Électricité de France SA

ENEL

Engie

E.ON

Exelon Corporation EXC, Chicago, USA

GE General Electric

Iberdrola

KEPCO Korean Electric Power Corporation

National Electric Grid & Central Electricity Authority (India)

National Energy Board (Canada)

National Grid plc (formerly Central Electricity Generating Board UK)

Next Era Energy Inc. Florida, USA
Scottish & Southern Energy

Southern Company, Atlanta, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, USA

State Grid Corporation of China

TEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Company

 

 

 

BETTER PLACE - Better, it might have been, but future proofed enough for a developing market, it was not. This early battery cartridge exchange station from Better Place, was a stepping stone in the evolution of the electric vehicle. We should not undervalue the efforts of those brave engineers who took a chance and failed. Because with each failure we know to look elsewhere for a solution. The epitome of perseverance in the face of adversity is Thomas Edison, when developing the incandescent light bulb.

 

 

 

CARS and MOTORCYCLES OEM HISTORY

 

 

Abarth

AC

Alfa Romeo

Allard

Alvis

Amphicar

Aprilia

Armstrong Siddeley

Aston Martin

Audi

Austin

Austin Healey

Auto Union

Bedford

Benelli

Bentley

Bertone

Bizzarrini

BMW

Bristol Cars

BSA

Bugatti

Buick

Cadillac

Cagiva

CAT - Caterpillar

Caterham

Chevrolet

Chrysler

Citroen

Daewoo

Daihatsu

Daimler

Datsun

Davrian

De Lorean

Delahaye

DKW

Dodge

Dongfeng

Ducati

Du Pont

Dutton

ECOmove Qbeak

Facel Vega

Farina

Ferrari

Fiat

Ford

General Motors

Gentry

Gilbern

Gilera

Ginetta

Gordon Keeble

Gregoire

Hanomag

Harley Davidson

Heinkel

Highland ZEV

Hillman

Honda

Hummer

Husqvarna

Hyundai

Indian

Iso

Isuzu

Jaguar

Jeep

Jensen

Jösse

Kawasaki

KIA

KTM

Lada

Lagonda

Lamborghini

Lancia

Land Rover

Laverda

Lexus

Leyland

Lincoln

Lotus

Marcos

Maserati

Mazda

Mercedes Benz

MG

MGB

Mini

Mitsubishi

Morgan

Morris

Moto Guzzi

MV Augusta

Napier

Nissan

Nelson

Norton

Oldsmobile

Opel

Packard

Pagani

Panhard

Panther

Peerless

Pegaso

Peugeot

Pininfarina

Pontiac

Porsche

Reliant

Renault

Riley

Rolls Royce

Rover For Sale

Royal Enfield

Saab

Sachs

Seat

Skoda

Smart

Standard

Steyr-Puch

Studebaker

Suburu

Sunbeam

Suzuki

Swallow

Tesla

Toyota

Tata

Tatra

Treser

Triumph

TVR

Unipower

Vanden Plas

Vauxhall

Vespa

Volkswagen

VW Camper

VW T2

Volvo

Wolseley

Yamaha

Yugo

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://www.big-supplies.co.uk/bespoke-solutions-oem-approved/

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/value-added-reseller.asp

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/oem.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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