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Operating 5,000+ warehouses and branches across Northern Europe, MEKO is not only the market-leading distributor of automotive spare parts – it's a hub of diversity, brimming with creativity and innovative ideas.

Here, our employees share insights, discuss the initiatives that define our industry-leading operations, and, perhaps, give readers a better understanding of what goes on under the hood of MEKO.

How MEKO repairs electric cars - and makes them last longer

How MEKO repairs electric cars - and makes them last longer

The service needs of electric cars differ significantly from those of petrol and diesel cars. They have new types of components and systems that are much more complex. Therefore, MEKO has developed its own training standard called E+ which includes high-voltage training at three different levels.

Being part of MEKO: “Our vision is to integrate the best of both organizations”

Being part of MEKO: “Our vision is to integrate the best of both organizations”

Since joining MEKO in 2018, the local market leader FTZ has further refined its customer offering and launched initiatives to optimizing the operations in Denmark. Michael Gadegaard, responsible for MEKO’s business area Denmark, has had a hectic time – and see clear untapped potential going forward.

Going East: How 1 + 1 becomes 3

Going East: How 1 + 1 becomes 3

The acquisition of Koivunen marked a significant milestone for MEKO, bolstering its presence in Finland and the Baltics. But is it possible to integrate a Finnish company being privately owned since 1927 with a listed Swedish group? To succeed, one thing is key, according to Petra Bendelin, COO at MEKO. 

Setting up the business for an increasingly electric aftermarket: “Must be viewed as an opportunity”

Setting up the business for an increasingly electric aftermarket: “Must be viewed as an opportunity”

Norway is leading the shift towards electric cars – and some anticipate that the playing field will be redrawn for the automotive aftermarket. Geir Hoff, Managing Director of Mekonomen in Norway, is effectively implementing the plan for the future. One of the secrets: not having to reinvent the wheel. 

Fostering electric car partnerships at MEKO

Fostering electric car partnerships at MEKO

MEKO's aspiration to be the complete service partner for electric car manufacturers is now bearing fruit – with several strategic partnerships with the big car brands of the future announced.

What to expect in electrification: Ten trends for 2024

What to expect in electrification: Ten trends for 2024

The shift from combustion to electric heralds exciting opportunities. In navigating this evolving landscape, Oskar Gibas Hjertquist identifies trends set to accelerate the industry landscape.

Inside MEKO – trainees reflect on the first year and the biggest learnings to date

Inside MEKO – trainees reflect on the first year and the biggest learnings to date

One year ago, MEKO launched its inaugural international trainee program. Looking back, Carl-Johan Selin, Hanna Käll and Filip Wahlqvist talk us through an insightful twelve months, comprising travels and thrilling meetings across Europe.

”Essential to raising awareness and finding more sustainable solutions for the future”

”Essential to raising awareness and finding more sustainable solutions for the future”

Back in November, Louise Wohrne attended the FAAS Sustainability Day conference in Italy. Here, she provides a summary of her panel on how the automotive aftermarket sector can reach carbon neutrality.

MEKO’s Head of Strategy shares insights and reflects on the automotive industry’s digital transformation

MEKO’s Head of Strategy shares insights and reflects on the automotive industry’s digital transformation

Speaking at the Autotech Event 2023, Louise Nehler shared MEKO's visions for the future and touched upon prevailing industry trends.

Strategy for a profitable and sustainable business – celebrating achievements of 2022, with more to come

Strategy for a profitable and sustainable business – celebrating achievements of 2022, with more to come

As we transition into an exciting 2023, Pehr Oscarson said: "Sharing best practices is essential to further refining our ways."

“The simple explanation is the economic climate”

“The simple explanation is the economic climate”

Following the release of the Mobility Barometer, Pehr Oscarson was interviewed in Dagens Industri about some of the most notable conclusions.

MEKO drives the industry’s sustainable transformation: “As the market leader, we have a responsibility”

MEKO drives the industry’s sustainable transformation: “As the market leader, we have a responsibility”

MEKO is certain that an effective sustainability agenda is expected and a prerequisite to deliver strong financial results and stay relevant.

MEKO Awards 2023: Celebrating operational, organizational and commercial excellence

MEKO Awards 2023: Celebrating operational, organizational and commercial excellence

"MEKO is proud of its resilience even in thougher time and is keen to celebrate this," says Anders Oxelström.

MEKO supports innovative startup – CEO of Ezeride: "Mobility can be done differently and more sustainably"

MEKO supports innovative startup – CEO of Ezeride: "Mobility can be done differently and more sustainably"

Ezeride has evolved its offering and now assists companies in digitalizing their car fleet management.

The Mobility Indicator 2023: Revealing discrepancies between people's transportation desires and actions

The Mobility Indicator 2023: Revealing discrepancies between people's transportation desires and actions

“I find people’s changing transportation habits interesting. The one constant is the need for mobility,” said Pehr Oscarson.

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