LKQ Euro Ltd, best known in the UK as Euro Car Parts Ltd, the trade based and retail car parts specialist, has announced the acquisition of leisure specialist Arleigh Group – which operates under the trading names of Arleigh International, Nova Leisure and Midland Chandlers.
Arleigh, whose head office is based in Warwickshire, is a market leading distributor of products and accessories to the UK Caravan, Holiday Home, Motorhome and Inland Marine markets, which has seen significant growth year on year. Having started trading over 45 years ago, Arleigh has demonstrated consistent organic growth as well as growth by acquisition through a variety of market conditions, offering over 13,000 product lines to its loyal customers.
Martin Gray, chief executive officer of Euro Car Parts Ltd said: “With the purchase of Arleigh, we not only gain the expert knowledge from the highly trained and knowledgeable employees, but more excitingly see the Euro Car Parts customer proposition widen further, bringing our market leading distribution efficiencies and pricing to the most important people, our customers. The Leisure sector presents an ideal growth opportunity and we are delighted to have gained a well-respected, market leading supplier in this field.”
Sukhpal Singh, UK Chairman and LKQ board member added: “We are looking forward to growing the Arleigh brand further and welcoming the passionate Arleigh community into the unique Euro Car Parts family.”
Alastair Thomas of Arleigh stated: “We are delighted to enter into an ownership with LKQ and Euro Car Parts. Currently we see so many best practices that we can share, which will ultimately end up in the consumer benefiting, whilst protecting current supply agreements. We are deeply passionate and care about our brand and reputation, and are looking to fully explore and exploit the many new opportunities that come from the new ownership, whilst uncompromisingly continuing to offer and deliver the excellent service that our customers have come to expect from us.”
This, the second recent acquisition by Euro Car Parts, heralds the next chapter in their expansion into their Specialist Products Division.