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Central & Eastern Europe

LKQ CEE

  • Region

    BIH, CZ, HU, PL, RO, SK, SL, UA

  • Number of employees

    5,000+

  • Number of branches

    338

  • Stocked parts

    500,000+

A diverse region with huge potential

A diverse region with huge potential

LKQ CEE is made up of Central and Eastern European countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. 8 countries, 10 different languages and 6 currencies. All of these were successfully integrated into one company, when LKQ Europe took over RHIAG group in 2016, that included most of today’s LKQ companies in the CEE region.

Every day the region supplies around 35,000 workshops across the CEE countries and serves approximately 571,000 B2B and B2C customers in total. With more than 800 services in workshop concepts the CEE region has a huge business and innovative potential in the future. In addition, the company operates a professional training platform in the region through the LKQ Academy in Prague and other cities, which offers expert online and offline training courses covering complete vehicle care and repair, including the proper management of garages. It also has a state-of-the-art Innovation and Service Centre located in Katowice, Poland that acts as a catalyst for the company’s innovation and digitalization strategy.

Specialising in top-quality service

  1. Logistics

    The total area of the two central warehouses located in Czech Republic is larger than 13 football fields, from where the company ships around 70,000 order lines per day. The central warehouses supply 113 branches all over the Czech Republic several times a day, as well as Central and Eastern European countries and hundreds export customers, mainly in Austria and Germany. The launch of the new warehouse in Poland is of strategic importance in the context of the further development of the company.

  2. Services

    Alongside with the sale of car parts we provide our customers with wide range of services which are complementing our comprehensive offer. We are happy to serve customers with the offer of more than 200 training courses practised at our Training Centre, online database of technical and servicing data, car fleet management service or online tools for managing the job orders in the workshop and the communications with their customers. We also run a valuable customer loyalty programme.

  3. Academy

    Complete technical sales support is offered in the Czech Republic and other countries under the LKQ Academy platform. It provides unique services and knowledge across Europe such as garage equipment consulting, garage equipment maintenance and services, diagnostics tools consulting and many more. LKQ Academy is based on offline training courses as well as e-learning.

  4. Product portfolio

    The product portfolio with 3,5 Mio stock keeping units (SKUs) reflects the LKQ flexibility to serve its customers according to their needs. With a network of 1240 supplier across the region, LKQ has a wide range of high quality own brand products. The product portfolio reflects the innovation trends on the market and aims serving the business and end user customers to serve on the highest level when it comes to the digital age.

Sustainability

Here to protect our planet

We all live on the same planet and there is no planet B yet. That's why we want to take care of what we have been given and promote in our business all activities that will help to reduce CO₂ emissions and not further burden with the environment. To do this we want to use all the tools and technologies available. We also want to look after our communities and push for greater diversity. Diverse approaches breed the best ideas. In LKQ operation model we systematically deploy our sustainability strategy which comprises Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by UN. We are developing a holistic approach, based on three main pillars: planet, people, and communities.

Car driving through forest
LKQ Academy Training Center

Future outlook

Embracing opportunities to thrive

With more than 800 services in the workshop concepts the CEE region has a huge business and innovative potential in the future. Our business in CEE continue in the integration of 8 countries under one common umbrella brand of LKQ. We want to further strengthen our number one position in Czech and Slovak markets and grow in other CEE markets, too. Best practice sharing and benchmarking is the key success factor on this way. LKQ CEE‘s primary goal is to provide its customers with the best offer in the automotive „aftermarket“ in all CEE countries.