LKQ Europe and CECRA Form Strategic Partnership to Shape the Future of the Automotive Industry and Empower Workshops

LKQ Europe announces its partnership with CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs. And this partnership builds upon shared objectives and common interests, including access to vehicle data, electric vehicles, the green deal, and the ongoing skill development of automotive technicians.

As the leading automotive aftermarket parts distributor partner for workshops across Europe, LKQ provides spare parts, tools, technical support, and cutting-edge training through its workshop concepts and the LKQ Academy, LKQ’s unique pan-European training program. Moreover, by joining forces with CECRA, LKQ Europe looks forward to participating in the independent repairers division and various working groups to contribute expertise and strengthen the voice of workshops towards the EU institutions.

LKQ Europe’s CEO Highlights Shared Vision and Strategic Opportunities in Partnership with CECRA

“We are proud to partner with CECRA, an organization that shares our vision for the future of the automotive industry and the crucial role played by workshops in ensuring an affordable, safe and sustainable mobility for all Europeans,” says Varun Laroyia, CEO LKQ Europe. “Furthermore, this partnership will give us the possibility to present our workshop solutions to CECRA members, participate in critical debates on the future of our industry and help shape the policies that will drive our partnership and LKQ’s businesses forward.”

“Additionally, we are pleased to welcome LKQ Europe to our network of partners and look forward to working together to advocate for the interests of our members, promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices, and ensure that all workshops have a voice in shaping the future of our industry,” says Bernard Lycke, Director General of CECRA.                                                                        

About LKQ Europe

LKQ Europe, a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation (, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, is the leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts for cars, commercial vans, and industrial vehicles in Europe. Furthermore, it currently employs approximately 26,000 people with a network of more than 1,000 branches and revenue of approximately $5.7 billion in 2022. Additionally, the organization supplies more than 100,000 workshops in over 20 European countries.  Above all, the group includes LKQ Euro Car Parts, LKQ Benelux & France, LKQ RHIAG Italy, Elit, LKQ CZ, and LKQ DACH, as well as recycling specialist, Atracco. And LKQ is the largest shareholder in MEKO Group.


Furthermore, CECRA (Comité Européen du Commerce et de la Réparation Automobiles) – the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs – is the European Federation representing the interests of the motor trade and repair businesses and European Dealer Councils on behalf of vehicle dealers for specific makes. Above all, its main aim is to maintain a favorable European regulatory framework for the enterprises of motor trade and repair businesses it represents.