During ADI’s Summit on 4 & 5 May in Monte Carlo, Antti Valtavaara, Managing Director of AD Finland was proclaimed Aftermarket Professional of the Year 2022 for its personal contribution and achievement to the aftermarket and to AD International.
Antti received its trophy directly out of the hands of Armin Flossdorf, the artist who created the painting of the F1 racing car on site.

Armin is a well-known artist within the Formula 1 scenery recognized by Bernie Ecclestone, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton as well as Jean Alesi and Kimi Räikkonen.

Dear Partners and colleagues,

Herewith I would like to thank all the people that have voted for me during the election of “Aftermarket Professional of the Year 2022”. Being elected as the winner was a big surprise to me, but honestly much appreciated! Thank You to all of you!

After checking the list of the previous winners I felt even more humble and proud. What a group of Professionals!  I’m convinced that many people that selected my name took also into account the recent developments within AD Finland: in a relatively short period of time Finnish AD-members and in particular the majority shareholder Bromangroup have reached a position as a market leader and driver of the whole Finnish aftermarket.

Some of the most recent developments and achievements:

The Finnish AD workshop network, AD Autokorjaamo, exists 30 years this year and has been elected as the most trustworthy workshop network in Finland, including all car importers.

2 fully automated logistic centers with over a million cubic meters of storage make daily deliveries to all AD wholesalers all over Finland.

“MyCAR”: the new workshop management system. The cloud based system manages and integrates all the digital workshop processes. It connects the wholesaler directly to the workshop workflow.
The number of workshops using this digital platform is ten times higher than the number of McDonalds restaurants in Finland.
The digital tool also has a very positive impact on the satisfactory levels of the car owners - in short it is a real win-win situation.

As far as the international level is concerned, I strongly believe in ADI’s strategy and I share the view that the ADI members are excellent partners for our valued industry suppliers.
One of our common goals is to be able to offer a good environment for the distribution of spare parts from the factories to the cars… and… we will do even better in the future.

I wish to conclude by thanking all voters once again. I also wish all the success to the ADI suppliers and partners.
Today’s environment might be extremely challenging, but I am convinced that together we will find a way to cope with it. Together the future looks brighter!