Our founder, Jim Moore began his career in the performance aftermarket in 2006 when he accepted a position with a leading US performance product manufacturer heading up their global sourcing and supply chain efforts. His role eventually expanded to include Asia business development and finally General Manager over their Asia operations. During this process, he recognized there was a strong demand for quality aftermarket products, but a much different approach was needed for the emerging Asia market than what a US based component manufacturer could provide. Success in Asia would require in depth knowledge of the various market segments, broad access to a variety of different products, a product line up geared toward Japanese and European vehicles and a willingness to provide a greater level of support to customers still in the process of developing their knowledge base.
In 2012, he chose to take the bold step of leaving the security of a corporate environment to found Quandarium Associates LLC, a company dedicated to serving the rapidly growing Asia performance aftermarket. Today, Quandarium has grown from its original consulting and services business to include a virtual community called Asia Motorsports Network (AMN) and a distribution side known as QA Motorsports (www.qa-motorsports.com). AMN's mission is to provide information on Asia Motorsports and the Performance Aftermarket, provide a marketing platform for companies looking to expand into Asia and assist series, race teams and individuals in promoting themselves to potential sponsors. AMN also host the most comprehensive online calendar of Motorsports and Performance Aftermarket events in Asia.
On the distribution side, QA Motorsports specializes in providing all types of performance and OE replacement parts exclusively to small / medium sizes tuning shops, dealers and race teams in Asia. Through direct relationships with many of the US and European top performance aftermarket companies and various wholesale agreements QA Motorsports is able to provide an unmatched product offering specific to the most common vehicles in Asia. While some our customers have direct access to a few brands or product lines, their overall success depends our ability to provide them with affordable access to all the products required by their customers.
In order to further support both Asia Motorsports Network and QA Motorsports, we will be opening a Hong Kong office and warehouse in the summer of 2014. Quandarium Associates (HK), a fully owned subsidiary, will provide in region support for both entities as well as providing shorter lead times and lower freight costs for our distribution customers.