A decade on from the adoption of the free market, the face of aftermarket autoparts distribution in Poland has been transformed completely. Gone are the inefficient and poorly stocked wholesale and retail outlets of the old state-controlled Polmozbyt organisation and the inadequate vehicle servicing structures that were supposed to serve the fortunate few owning a car. Local entrepreneurs and foreign companies have now come onto the scene - initially enjoying a buoyant market as car ownership boomed during the 1990s. Now, however, the number of players and the level of competition have reached the stage where a process of rationalisation is due to begin.