Can't find a spare part to repair your home appliance? PCDT might have just rescued it for you!

Type of organisation or company
Country
France
City
PARIS
Language for original content
Project elaborated in partnership
No
Scope
Submitted by
Valentine Dumont
Ongoing
Yes
Type of funding
Valentine Dumont
Description

The  Agence française des Pièces Détachées (PCDT)'s motto is "Réparez, ne jetez plus. Tous mobilisés pour la planète" (Repair, do not throw away: let's all act for the planet).

Sometimes home appliances are out of order just because of a tiny spare part, which is broken and impossible to find. PCDT goes further in the sustainable development process and buys used spare parts for home appliances from customers whose appliances cannot be repaired.

Its website then sells these spare parts - with no profit margin (price paid to buy the spare part + postage + VAT) - to other consumers, who will be able to use them to repair their own appliances at a lower cost.

Main activity field
Main results
  • The agency counts 3 full-time employees and 10 permanent service providers.
  • 60 customers have expressed their satisfaction regarding this service after a testing period of a few weeks.
  • Among PCDT's customers: responsible consumers keen on repairing rather than buying new appliances and lower-income people willing to do some savings.