The Euro Car Parts and Andrew Page businesses are to rebrand as ‘LKQ Euro Car Parts’. LKQ Euro Car Parts says the decision reflects its position as a leading business in the UK and European aftermarket sectors with the largest network of outlets, the best technical expertise, widest product choice and most competitive prices. All branches will move under the new LKQ Euro Car Parts banner as part of a phased roll-out, and all employees will now gain access to the same information and systems.
Andrew Page and Castrol have entered into a partnership to supply the lubricant company’s latest GTX range. The garage supplies distributor said the move is designed to “catapult the brand back into the UK’s independent workshop aftermarket.” Castrol is marking the 50th anniversary of its GTX brand in 2018.
Euro Car Parts has welcomed the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to give approval to its proposed acquisition of Andrew Page, subject to the divestment of nine branches. The 9 branches are: Blackpool, Brighton, Gloucester, Liphook, Scunthorpe, Sunderland, Wakefield, Worthing and York. Swindon had also been identified during the provisional findings stage, but new evidence came to light which resulted in the group deciding that competition would not be affected in this area.
LKQ Corporation has announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary, Euro Car Parts, has acquired substantially all the business assets of UK automotive parts distributor Andrew Page Limited. As part of the transaction, Euro Car Parts will acquire 102 Andrew Page branch locations, its national distribution centre and corporate office.
Andrew Page has introduced a range of annual training and assessment solutions for MOT testers and quality controllers in partnership with IMI.
Through its Auto Education programme, Andrew Page has introduced seven courses to meet new Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) requirements, with courses suitable for existing and new MOT testers. Andrew Page’s offering ranges from online courses, training plans and annual CPD for existing testers; to one, two and three day courses for new MOT testers and MOT managers.
Andrew Page has bought Solid Auto (UK) for an undisclosed sum as part in a bid to become Britain’s leading distributor of Japanese and Korean car parts after as well as a growing player in general.
According to the company, the acquisition will also strengthen Andrew Page’s sourcing capability in China and the Far East. Chairman Jim Sumner said: “Birmingham-based Solid Auto has established a very good reputation as a specialist supplier over the last three decades”.
Parts distributor Andrew Page has made the decision to offer all staff over 18 with at least the National Living Wage. From 1 April 2016 the government has announced a compulsory National Living Wage for employees aged 25 and above.
Leading autoparts and workshop equipment distributor, Andrew Page, has declared its financial year ending 30th September 2015 as its best yet, following record revenues and investment, a major industry award, and a commitment to further expansion in 2016.
“This is another year in which Andrew Page has experienced significant growth,” explained Mark Saunders, Andrew Page chief executive, “everyone in the company should feel immensely proud of the hard work and dedication that have enabled this success.”
Andrew Page has been distributing car parts and garage equipment to the automotive industry for 98 years now, and this year it is making its range of over 6,000 parts available to home engineers and car enthusiasts – the company has announced plans to open consumer retails stores across the UK. Several stores should be open before the end of this year and will be followed by further outlets in 2016.
Automotive parts and workshop equipment distributor Andrew Page has launched a new online shop aimed at retail customers, including enthusiasts and professional technicians. The retail.andrewpage.com site offers online access to the full Andrew Page product portfolio, and the company said the range on offer “reflects the growing nature of the business over the last 18 months.”
With interactive displays, competitions, giveaways, technical seminars and even the chance to win a Mini, garage technicians and apprentices from across the South enjoyed Andrew Page’s latest AutoInsider Live show at Sandown Park on 14 May.
The total car after sales market in Europe across all purchased components – what is otherwise known as the aftermarket – generated sales of about 119 billion euros in 2013 (based on retail prices excluding VAT and refer to materials only and not salary).
wolk after sales expert’s findings are published in the latest edition of its European aftermarket structure analysis for 34 European countries. It is the third time Wolk has produced this. Previous editions came out in 2009 and 2012. The surveyed components included were wear parts, body parts, engines, transmissions, electrical parts, automotive glass, chemicals, oil, tyres and paint.
Andrew Page Group has reported a record quarter in 1Q 2015. Following a record-breaking year in 2014, Andrew Page says the firm is continuing to grow its business, with March being the company’s best ever trading month in its 98-year history.
Jim Sumner, chairman commented: “The group’s sales continue to grow at a phenomenal rate, exceeding all expectations. The team should be very proud about what has been achieved and excited about the rest of the year and beyond.”
Automotive parts supplier Andrew Page has signed an exclusive partnership deal with both CarweB and MAM Software to map OE parts suppliers’ data against the UK vehicle parc. Mark Saunders, CEO of Andrew Page stated: “Combining the best of Carweb and MAM has created an industry leading cataloguing solution and is a very exciting development […]
Andrew Page, has promoted its current COO Mark Saunders to the role of chief executive. “Mark has done an outstanding job in the past year and thoroughly merits this promotion” explained Jim Sumner, executive chairman of Andrew Page. “Given our expansion plans, we are growing and developing the management team to deliver this growth.” Andrew […]