Andrew Page expanding commercial vehicle parts presence
Autoparts and workshop equipment distributor, Andrew Page, has confirmed plans to expand its existing presence in the commercial vehicle aftermarket.
Working with Unipart Autoparts as a key supply partner, Andrew Page reports that it will distribute its full TTC offer of truck and trailer parts, complemented by additions to the range from current Andrew Page suppliers such as TMD, Mann & Hummel, LuK, Bosch and Quest consumables. Andrew Page will initially expand its CV parts programme in selected areas of its nationwide network, with a view to a full roll out over the summer this year.
“We see a significant opportunity to expand our business in the commercial vehicle sector given the absence of a major national player,” said Jim Sumner, executive chairman of Andrew Page. “We already supply a number of local authorities, regional fleets and major airports, so our plans to grow in this sector are built on established foundations.”
Tony Sackett, Managing director of Unipart Autoparts added: “The TTC brand has been at the forefront of the CV market for 40 years. There is significant demand for the products from national fleets as the market has suffered from a lack of nationwide coverage in recent times. Andrew Page is well placed to capitalise on this market opportunity.”
Over the past 12 months, Andrew Page’s sales have seen double digit growth which is expected to continue through 2015. The growth has been supported by the acquisition of 21 former Unipart Automotive sites, as well as logistical improvements in product distribution and stock replenishment to improve customer availability.