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Encompass Appointed Authorized Spare Parts Distributor for Fisher & Paykel Appliances and DCS Grills

Lawrenceville, Ga., May 5, 2022Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has received authorization from Fisher & Paykel to supply factory-certified parts to upgrade, maintain or replace components used in its full line of luxury home appliances.

Under an agreement with Fisher & Paykel, Encompass will serve as an authorized distributor of warranty and non-warranty parts for the manufacturer’s top-quality kitchen and laundry appliances, as well as its DCS brand of premium outdoor grills. The supplier will support Fisher & Paykel’s service network, product dealers and end users through its distribution facilities in Georgia, Florida, Nevada, Ohio and New York.

Encompass has steadily built its appliance parts business over the past several years to become the most OEM-authorized supplier in the country. It is especially adept at assisting high-end brands like Fisher & Paykel deliver exceptional aftersales service to its service network and consumer customers alike.  

“Encompass is very excited to be aligning with Fisher & Paykel to distribute parts for their innovative, luxury home products line,” said Joe Hurley, SVP of Business Development for Encompass. “With Fisher & Paykel, we have further reinforced our position as a simple, fast, one-stop convenient source of parts for major appliance brands.”

Encompass has been singularly focused on enhancing operational efficiency through initiatives such as growing its U.S. footprint, implementing additional warehouse automation and significantly expediting parts delivery. It recently doubled capacity at its Las Vegas facility and opened a new distribution center in Ohio to speed service to customers in the Midwest and West respectively.

“Fisher & Paykel products are designed to stand the test of time and to enrich and improve the lives of our valued customers,” said Fisher & Paykel Spare Parts Manager Curtis Gregory. “As such, it is extremely important for our partners to share our dedication to help keep our products in the best condition possible. Encompass has proven they are just as committed to ensuring our customers are well served and remain delighted with our products.”

In addition to the appliance vertical, Encompass’ distributes repair parts for other products throughout the home such as consumer electronics, HVAC, computer and personal care. Additionally, it offers on-site depot repair, parts warehousing and distribution and complete parts supply management solutions.

About Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Fisher & Paykel, New Zealand’s award-winning appliance brand, has been selling products to change the way people live since 1934. Over time the company has grown into a global organization, now operating in 30 countries with over 4,000 employees and manufacturing in Italy, Thailand and Mexico.

Fisher & Paykel’s design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs. The company is committed to ongoing research and development with a culture of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights and ideas that connect with customers and respect the planet.

Fisher & Paykel believes everybody deserves good design, because good design is all about making life better. It has built its success on understanding its consumers and designing innovative products such as the award-winning DishDrawer™ Dishwasher – the world’s first dishwasher in a drawer and the class-leading CoolDrawer™ multi-temperature drawer.

A part of the wider Haier Group since 2012, Fisher & Paykel has strengthened its presence as a premium home appliance brand. Fisher & Paykel’s New Zealand Design Centre, based at two locations in Auckland and Dunedin, has been recognized as one of the wider Haier Group’s five global research and development centers of excellence.

About Encompass

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Parts Town Acquires Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Acquisition broadens Parts Town’s offerings of OEM parts for products and appliances throughout the home

Addison, IL – April 5, 2022 – Parts Town, a global market leader in genuine OEM parts distribution and technology, has acquired Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (“Encompass”), a leading national distributor of OEM repair parts for the home.

Headquartered near Atlanta, Encompass has grown rapidly in recent years by building strong manufacturer relationships, innovating through supply chain management and e-commerce, and providing excellent customer service. The company maintains six facilities, has close to 250 team members, more than 200 manufacturer relationships, and delivers nearly $200 million in annual revenue. Robert Coolidge, current president, and CEO of Encompass will continue to lead the business with additional investment and support from Parts Town.

“We are excited to partner with Robert and the entire Encompass team. The business has grown impressively under Robert’s leadership, and we are eager to support this great team in any way possible,” states David Wenger, Group President at PT Holdings, Parts Town’s parent company. Wenger continues, “We first entered the residential parts market with our acquisition of Dayton Appliance Parts in early 2021 and have been thrilled with the growth opportunities and manufacturer partnerships that have emerged.

We are eager to take another step forward with Encompass to grow in several product categories, including residential appliance parts and consumer electronics. Our efforts will continue to focus on improving the customer experience and growing genuine OEM parts sales in support of leading manufacturers.”

Following the transaction, Encompass and Dayton Appliance will remain separate entities within PT Holdings with that division focusing on residential parts under the leadership of Robert Coolidge as the Divisional President, who has been with Encompass for 30 years. Coolidge states, “This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a great group of companies. Parts Town is the most innovative, fastest growing parts distributor of any kind and we are eager to gain even more knowledge to better support our customers and manufacturers. The Parts Town team has demonstrated high integrity and has made us

feel very welcomed. We are ready for this next chapter of growth and innovation at Encompass.” To learn more about Parts Town and its offerings, please visit partstown.com.

About Parts Town

 Parts Town is the leading, technology-enabled global distributor of genuine OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts for the foodservice industry. Driven by its commitment to technology and innovation, Parts Town is expanding to serve new segments including HVAC and residential appliance parts. When there’s a hiccup for any foodservice provider or service technician company, Parts Town is ready to jump

in and help with the most in-stock parts on the planet, innovative technology, and an unmatched customer experience. Its customized solutions benefit foodservice operators, service companies and a growing list of other customer segments. Partnering with more than 1,100 leading manufacturers, Parts Town improves the supply chain, increases sales of genuine OEM parts, and keeps every customer’s business running like clockwork.

Parts Town’s drive for innovation is led by Red Lightning Group, a new and separate division of PT Holdings focusing solely on innovation to support the foodservice industry and beyond, accelerating the pace of breakthroughs that support the group’s diverse customer base. Red Lightning Group’s mission is to boldly strike at lightning speed to deliver game-changing innovation and technology in an effort to discover the next big thing.

For more information, visit partstown.com/.

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15 Mar

Encompass Appointed Authorized Distributor of Bosch Home Appliance Parts

Lawrenceville, Ga., March 15, 2022Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has received authorization from Bosch to supply factory-certified parts for home appliance repairs.

Per an agreement with Bosch, a prominent global appliance maker, Encompass will distribute parts for use in warranty and non-warranty repairs of Bosch high-quality laundry and kitchen products. The deal additionally comprises Bosch luxury kitchen brands Gaggenau and Thermador.

“We could not be more pleased with the opportunity to support the renowned Bosch brand,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. “With the addition of Bosch, Encompass has further reinforced our standing in the market as a convenient single source of repair parts for virtually all the world’s major appliance brands – as well as brands for many other product categories.”

Encompass is one of the nation’s most diversified original parts distributors, supporting numerous verticals beyond Appliance, such as Consumer Electronics, HVAC, Computer, Printer and Personal Care. The company also offers a variety of aftersales services from complete parts supply chain management to repair and refurbishment.

Encompass will leverage its distribution facilities in Georgia, Florida, Nevada, New York and Ohio to warehouse and ship Bosch parts to service centers and end users throughout the U.S. Coolidge said the company is currently assessing other strategic locales for distribution, particularly in the Midwest and West.

“Our goal is to provide next day delivery to as much of the country as we can,” he said. “By listening to our customers, we know it is absolutely critical to get parts where they need to be fast. People simply cannot wait days to get their refrigerators or washing machines fixed.”

About Bosch Home Appliances

Bosch home appliances has been selling high-quality appliances in the United States since 1991. With a focus on engineering products that simplify life, Bosch is known nationwide for raising the standards in quietness, efficiency and design. Bosch frequently receives top ratings in leading consumer publications. Bosch home appliances is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich based BSH Home Appliances Group, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the company operates manufacturing facilities in La Follette, Tenn., and New Bern, N.C., housing state-of-the-art factories for dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops. Technology and Development Centers are located in Caryville and Oak Ridge, Tenn., and New Bern, N.C.

About Encompass

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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09 Mar

Encompass Expedites Service to Midwest with New Ohio Parts Distribution Center

Supplier also adds training centers to Ohio and Las Vegas facilities

Lawrenceville, Ga., March 9, 2022Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has opened a fifth parts distribution facility to enhance coverage in the Midwestern U.S.

The new 50,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center is located in West Chester, Ohio – just outside

Cincinnati – and augments Encompass’ existing distribution centers in Georgia, Florida, Nevada and New York. The operation enables Encompass to expand next-day parts delivery in the Midwest, which is especially critical for the company’s appliance and HVAC repair customers. Components used in the repair of kitchen, laundry and heating and cooling appliances are among Encompass’ top-selling offerings and are key factors driving the company’s record growth over several consecutive years.

“We understand how important it is to get vital home appliances repaired as fast as possible,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. “How long can a family wait to get their refrigerator fixed or the heat working again? Encompass is now well positioned to have critical repair parts delivered overnight to thousands of more customers.”

Encompass supplies parts and accessories to both business and consumer customers via its ecommerce site encompass.com. The company carries parts for products throughout the home in addition to appliances, including electronics, computers, printers, personal care goods and many others.

All Encompass facilities offer will call, enabling local customers to pick up parts same day if they choose. Coolidge said the company is currently evaluating sites for further expansion, particularly in Western markets.

Encompass recently doubled the size of its Las Vegas distribution center to increase stocking positions of high demand parts. Beyond accommodating more inventory, Coolidge said space has been carved out for a second Training Center in Las Vegas to complement those located at Encompass’ Georgia headquarters and the new Ohio operation. The company offers both virtual and onsite laundry and kitchen appliance and HVAC repair classes from top tier industry trainers. The training facilities are also available to Encompass business partners for any needs they may have, such as introducing new products to their service networks.

“Encompass strives to be much more than just a parts distributor,” said Coolidge. “We work hard to deliver the tools and resources needed to strengthen the entire aftersales supply chain.” 

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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22 Feb

Encompass HVAC Servicer Open House & Lunch

March 16, 2022
11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Encompass Davie Parts Distribution Facility
3410 Davie Road, Suite 403, Davie, FL 33314

Encompass — a leading supplier of repair parts for repairs throughout the home — invites Florida-based HVAC service repair companies to visit our Davie/Fort Lauderdale parts distribution facility for lunch and a tour of our operation. We’ll also be giving away great prizes — what’s not to love?

We’re excited to share our HVAC parts supply capabilities, including Arrco Compressors — a high-quality alternative to costly OEM parts.

Come meet our team of HVAC experts and learn how Encompass can support your business, while enjoying a FREE lunch and giveaways!

Questions? Contact Encompass HVAC Manager Lynn Tedim:
ltedim@encompass.com / 954.687.0612

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18 May

Business Not As Usual

What’s Next for Repair Service Following COVID-19

 After enduring weeks of “stay-at-home” orders to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, most states are reopening businesses previously deemed non-essential. However, with the virus still circulating and causing severe illness and death, business is anything but usual.

Personal protection items like masks and gloves have become standard issue for restaurants, hair salons and other industries where personal contact with customers is the norm. The same goes for service providers who must enter homes to make repairs and interact with customers.

As we continue emerging from this unprecedented event, the long-term impact on the service repair industry is still yet to be realized. Some repair businesses have been forced to shut down permanently. With time on their hands and access to a wealth of “how to” videos online, there has been a sharp increase in consumer DIY repairs.

Adding to the mix of factors driving DIY repairs is an unemployment rate rivaling percentages not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Retail stores are slowly opening across the country, but some powerhouse brands such as J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus and J. Crew have filed for bankruptcy in the midst of the crisis. Industry projections for major appliance and electronics production and sales have dropped for at least the remainder of 2020.

Still, despite this challenging market environment, there is considerable opportunity for service businesses. Numerous complex repairs are way beyond the basic capabilities of a general DIY consumer. Anything to do with electrical wiring and circuitry, for example, is best left to the professionals.

In a down economy, demand for repair typically surges as consumers put off replacing big ticket household items. Plus, as restaurants closed and now operate in some states with capacity restrictions, consumers have been using their major kitchen appliances more than ever, raising the risk of breakdowns. Consumer need for professional repair service could ultimately outpace the availability of service providers – and perhaps enable higher rate charges. However, with decreased model production comes decreased parts production so it may become harder to find some necessary repair components.

Some repair providers have rapidly adjusted to the new normal and are getting creative with such service offerings as virtual estimates and troubleshooting that limit customer contact.  Contactless measures are likely to continue – and expand – even after the current pandemic abates.

If nothing else, COVID-19 has been a dramatic wakeup call to the world and the repair industry. And if the experts are correct, this is not the last time the world will face a similarly impactful pandemic.  Businesses must evaluate their existing response strategy and develop best practices for managing through the next crisis. Those able to adapt under the most challenging conditions will survive, and even thrive, while others risk becoming just another impact statistic.

16 Mar

Encompass Response to Coronavirus

Updated April 21, 2020

Message from Encompass President & CEO Robert Coolidge

Encompass has been closely monitoring the global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since it first originated in China. Our heartfelt condolences are with all those who have been sickened and died from this terrible illness. Please click here for a helpful pamphlet on Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Diseases from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Internal Response

Although all Encompass facilities are operating regular schedules, we have taken several precautions for the health and well-being of both our associates and business partners. We are following all government guidance and mandates to help contain the pandemic. Some measures we have taken include:

  • Office staff are telecommuting until further notice. Encompass is equipped with cloud-based systems, ensuring continuous communications both internally and with our customers. 
  • Essential on-site staff are required to wear masks and gloves and are also being provided antiseptic wipes and hand sanitizer at work stations and common areas. More importantly, they are mandated to frequently wash hands.
  • Staff travel is restricted.

Parts Supply Continuity

Due to the expected closings of factories during the January Chinese New Year, our Purchasing team had procured safety stock for the select brands for which we source directly overseas. At this time, highest demand parts remain in stock across multiple product verticals, including Home Appliance and Consumer Electronics. However, the team is in daily contact with manufacturers to identify any supply disruptions so we can then communicate with our customers.

Encompass has no immediate plans to close facilities and will continue to follow standard preventative guidelines to address the current situation.

Counter Sales Reopened

With additional safety measures in place, counter sales/order pickup has resumed at all locations. The counters at our Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas distribution centers will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm. To limit contact, we request that customers first place orders on encompass.com prior to coming to the facility, if possible.

Help for Customers

Encompass is here for you! If we can be of any assistance, please let us know: customercare@encompass.com.  Have you taken advantage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)?  CARES enables small businesses and contract workers to obtain a variety of loans to maintain operations and prevent layoffs during this unprecedented crisis. Tax advantages are also available.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Encompass will continue to update this company response statement as conditions warrant to keep you informed.

Robert Coolidge
President & CEO

 

 

18 Feb

Planning for Unexpected Supply Chain Disruptions

 Hurricanes in the Southeast. Blizzards in the Northeast. Tornadoes in the Midwest. Earthquakes and fires in the West. Natural disasters occur often and mostly without time for planning. Major transportation carriers and routes are usually impacted, which has an immediate, but mostly brief, effect on supply chain continuity.

But what about supply chain disruptions occurring continents away? As the world’s largest manufacturing country, China plays an extremely important role in U.S. commerce. When something momentous happens – like the coronavirus (or COVID-19) or the once looming trade war with the U.S. – effects typically domino across the globe.

Although it’s still somewhat early days, the COVID-19 crisis is already having a major impact on global trade and logistics with Chinese factory closings, workforce quarantines and transportation disruptions. The electronics industry is at particular risk with Shenzhen, a major hub of electronics and parts manufacturing, located about 700 miles from the epicenter of the virus outbreak. While some manufacturing factories have reopened, thousands of workers remain under quarantine or otherwise unable to travel to work.

The situation is mitigated somewhat by the fact that the initial outbreak coincided with the Chinese New Year during which most businesses shut down for about 10 days. Distributors like Encompass typically anticipate this downtime and plan accordingly to purchase extra safety stock. The question becomes whether the additional inventory will keep pace with demand until business returns to normal in China.

Current fulfillment lead times from Chinese factories are 30 days or more, so even the slightest delays could significantly affect supply and complicate purchasing strategies. What can supply chain managers do to try to limit the impact of global supply chain challenges – particularly those affecting the world’s largest manufacturing cluster? This is probably one of the hottest topics of discussion occurring in U.S. board rooms and purchasing departments across the country.

Whether your business is directly affected or not by the current crisis, it’s still an opportunity to review your purchasing strategy. Identify any weaknesses and determine contingencies as part of your overall purchasing strategy going forward. Here are some areas of consideration:

  • Sourcing Partners – Are all your supply sources in one basket – be it a single factory or geographic region? Assess the impact level to your business and customers of any unexpected, potentially lengthy supply disruptions from this source. Just like your financial portfolio, diversification is good. Consider alternatives for a backup supply pipeline in a different geographic area to help mitigate the risk of being cut off from your primary source without warning. For repair service businesses, this can be as simple as establishing accounts with multiple parts vendors for seamless transition if ever necessary. 
  • Safety Stock – Do you stock enough inventory to meet demand for an extended period of time? While purchasing managers are constantly pressured to keep inventory turning, it may be worth stocking at least some high-demand SKUs beyond ordinary levels — particularly if your business is at risk from limited supply sources.
  • Business Continuity Plan – Many business continuity plans are focused internally on steps a company will take to recover from its own unforeseen events. Downstream disruptions in the supply chain should be included in your overall business continuity strategy.  And put the onus on your sourcing partners to provide their detailed plan for business recovery.

While the U.S. and China have reached a trade agreement and COVID-19 is likely to be contained sooner than later, the risk of future impactful events remains as certain as ever.  Don’t forget COVID-19 is not without precedence; in the early 2000s it was the SARS epidemic wreaking havoc on global trade. Sadly, chances are pretty good this isn’t the last time we’ll be dealing with supply chain disruptions, but ensuring you have a Plan B should help minimize harmful consequences to your business and customers.

Regardless of any business impact, we can’t forget that at the core of this epidemic are human lives. Compared to so many people dying, delays in receiving the next generation smart phone seem meaningless.  Above all, we should be focusing on joining together to help all those affected through this horrific ordeal.

03 Feb

Encompass Opening New Facility in Greater Atlanta Area to Accommodate Record Business Growth  

Lawrenceville, Ga., February 3, 2020Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it is relocating its Service Operations group to help manage significant expansion within its repair parts business.

Encompass Service Operations, which comprises reverse logistics and depot repair functions, will move from Encompass’ headquarters and flagship warehouse and distribution center In the Greater Atlanta area to a new facility less than five miles away. The group mainly performs depot repairs on a variety of electronics on behalf of major retailers, manufacturers and extended warranty providers,  as well as manages several reverse logistics programs.

The new site – 3105 Sweetwater Road, Lawrenceville, Ga. – is expected to be open within the next 30 days and augments Encompass’ other distribution centers in Florida and Nevada.

“Encompass has been experiencing record transaction growth over the past three years driven largely by our diverse parts business, exclusive supply chain programs, and certain core customer segments that are unique to Encompass,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. “Moving the depot repair operation will free up space in our primary distribution facility needed to further increase our efficiency and productivity.”

Coolidge said the Service group will still have ready access to repair parts since the new location is only minutes away.

“This is an ideal solution to meet our space needs while still maintaining strong support to both Service and parts customers.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

16 Jan

Comvest Leads Management-Backed Recapitalization of Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.