Klarius appoints new UK sales director
The UK features strongly in the Klarius Group’s plans for growing its European business, and the Leicester based manufacturer of exhaust systems, catalytic converters and other automotive components says this commitment to UK growth can be seen in the appointment of Richard Morley as UK sales director. Morley, who was previously with German owned automotive electrics company Hella, brings more than 21 years of automotive aftermarket experience with him into his new role, in which he assumes day-to-day responsibility for Klarius’ UK sales team. Key tasks that Morley will undertake include developing and implementing the company’s commercial strategy, identifying and prioritising new business opportunities, developing existing customers whilst bringing innovative new products to market in the UK.
In announcing Morley’s appointment, Klarius states his knowledge and ability “will be applied to the task of extending the huge range of Klarius and QH branded automotive components on offer from the group and continuing to increase market share by providing flexible and innovative sales support to customers nationwide.” Paul Hannah, international business development director for the Klarius Group, further commented: “We are delighted to have Richard on board, it is great to be able to offer attractive opportunities for growth to some of the best management personnel in the European automotive aftermarket industry. This is another key appointment in our dynamic plan for global expansion.
“We continue to discover opportunities to do things differently in this market; and to find efficiency and synergies throughout the business,” Hannah added. “Richard will help us to service the UK customers who are already benefiting and continue to deliver our open, positive plans and fresh approach to the market.”
“I have always kept closely in-touch with the market and have seen the progress that has been made by the Klarius Group over the last three years and was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to work with this management team,” commented Morley. “The position offers both challenges and opportunity, working in a flexible and responsive company, it promises to be both exiting and rewarding.”
Prior to his seven years at Hella, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, Morley spent 14 years at Standard Motor Products Europe Limited, where he held a variety of sales roles including sales director. In his new role Morley will be based at the Klarius Group UK distribution centre in Hinckley but will work closely with all Klarius QH locations.