LINE-X (Huntsville, Alabama) launched a new service offering complete light- and medium-duty work truck upfitting with a quick turnaround, discounts of up to 15 percent, and centralized control over jobs being completed at multiple shops all across North America.
“We believe this new service will revolutionize the custom upfitting business for Class 1-6 vehicles,” said Henry Chedraoui, director of national accounts, LINE-X. “The beauty of what we have to offer is that we can serve and help three different markets: fleets, fleet management companies and national upfitting companies.”
LINE-X fleet solutions benefit customers in three distinct ways:
“The largest companies in the upfitting business have a limited number of locations, which means a job involving a large number of vehicles can take three to six months to complete,” Chedraoui said. “But because we can distribute the job over so many locations, and we understand that time is money for fleets, we can fill an entire order in a matter of weeks.”
The ability to unify timing and pricing for all jobs stems directly from the fact that large jobs will be completed exclusively at LINE-X franchise shops, Chedraoui explained. “When a customer of one of the leading national upfitters wants the large job done in more locations than they control, they have to outsource the job and the customer has to negotiate with, monitor and pay each independent shop,” he said.
Chedraoui said Keystone Automotive, being the largest buyer and distributor of aftermarket accessories, enables LINE-X to offer discounts of up to 15% off prices for similar, high-quality parts compared to the leading nationwide up-fitting companies, Chedraoui added.