HL Group – a modern wholesale dealer and global service provider

A pioneer at the forefront of development

HL Group is a Finnish privately-owned company. The roots of HL Group are in year 1942 when the company was established as an importer of bearings. Company’s long history and family ownership has always meant a certain approach to its business – all operations in HL Group are guided by long-term thinking instead of quarterly work.

Company’s history and the long-term thinking can be seen in practice as an exceptional commitment of our employees. One of the strengths of our company lies in the professionals, who have an ambitious attitude towards their profession. This attitude is shown to our customers through our high standard product and solution excellence.

 

HL Group is a member of Nexus network

NEXUS Automotive International SA is an innovative, value-focused global alliance of “Automotive Aftermarket Leaders”. Launched in February 2014 with an EU footprint and headquarters in Geneva, its founding partners consist of 25 shareholders that are leading independent car parts distributors in multiple markets.

N! is represented in 107 countries and has attained by July 2016 a total consolidated turnover of €10.5 billion achieved through its 81 member organisations.

N! objective is to achieve aggressive growth around the world, with no specific restrictions of channels and territories and with strong overall presence in fast-growing markets in Africa, the Middle East, US, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. N! is having an infrastructure that enables to deliver effective local support around the world, one that is optimized to respond quickly to developing opportunities and to the requirements of our key suppliers and partners. N! has established selective global partnerships with the most important O.E. manufacturers.

N! is a “supply consolidator and a service provider”, also offering innovative garage concepts for the passenger car and truck markets, its own service brand DR!VE+ as well as its training program N! Academy. N! ’s key differentiator is bringing real added value to its members by actively working on a variety of group projects, in close relation with group contracted suppliers managed by the N! Sourcing Committee.

HL Group is an ISO certified company

The management system of HL Group Oy conforms to the Quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 and the Environmental management system standard ISO 14001:2004. The both ISO certificates cover HL Group’s purchase, marketing, sales and stockholding of industrial supplies, automotive spare parts and accessories, paints and refinishing products.

In accordance with ISO 9001:2008 HL Group consistently aims to provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system – including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

HL Group’s management system has been found to conform to the Environmental management system standard ISO 14001:2004, which means that we aim to:

  • identify and understand the environmental aspects of our activities, products and services,
  • consider the environmental impacts of our activities, products and services,
  • understand how important environmental aspects can be managed and controlled,
  • set clear goals to improve our environmental performance,
  • create environmental policy and set environmental goals,
  • identify the relevant legislation and the requirements of the authorities and stakeholders – and monitor compliance with these obligations,
  • develop the functionality of the system and improve our environmental performance.

HL Group is a member of EPTDA

HL Group Oy has been a member of EPTDA (the European Power Transmission Distributors Association) since 2011. EPTDA is the leading association for the industrial channel in Europe – setting the highest commercial, environmental, social and ethical standards. EPTDA is also the platform for continuous B2B connections between manufacturers and distributors. EPTDA currently has a membership of almost 260 leading companies in 34 countries across Europe, Middle-East and Africa. Its membership represents over 26 billion euros annual sales volume and 250 000 employees.