Chicago, IL (August 20, 2013) – LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) today announced it formed a joint venture with Suncorp Group to develop an alternative auto parts business in Australia and New Zealand. Suncorp Group is Australia’s largest insurer (measured by premiums) and New Zealand’s second largest general insurance company
LKQ will supply aftermarket parts to the joint venture and will contribute its experience to help establish automotive parts recycling operations. Suncorp will supply salvage vehicles to the joint venture and help establish relationships with repair shops as customers. The joint venture is expected to bring significant benefits to consumers in Australia and New Zealand through the introduction of high quality parts alternatives to repair vehicles which have been involved in collisions.