ECP commits to ‘super hubs’ roll out, creation of ‘1,000 new jobs’ in 2015
Euro Car Parts has announced its commitment of capital into developing a network of UK “super hubs” in 2015. ECP claims the new super hubs will create “over 1,000 new jobs, build in excess of one million square feet of new warehousing and achieve 100 per cent availability of an expanded choice of stock to customers.” The latter would be achieved by “increasing the frequency of, and speeding up delivery schedules to workshops by local hubs and branches,” ECP adds.
In November 2014, ECP secured one of the Midlands’ largest industrial facilities, giving it 778,000sqft of warehousing space in Dordon, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. The distributor had also added 14 of the 27 former Unipart Automotive sites it acquired from administrator KPMG to its network of local branches by October 2014.
Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, chairman of Euro Car Parts, says: “The total investment in our continuous expansion is unprecedented in the industry. It will change delivery schedules forever. Our customers can only expect more product choice, more stock availability and volumes, more deliveries, more resource and more benefits from partnering with Euro Car Parts.
“2015 is going to be another tremendous year of growth for the company, leading to many more new jobs and ongoing career opportunities for our people. We’re extremely excited about the future and about helping our customers to be among the best, most profitable and most sustainable businesses in the UK.”