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Andrew Page rebrands as Autoparts People

Andrew Page rebrands as Autoparts People

19th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Parts and workshop equipment distributor Andrew Page has rebranded its entire national network, including many former Unipart Automotive centres. Covering the original Andrew Page and Camberley Auto Factors branches, as well as the 21 Unipart Automotive centres purchased in July, branches have now received new signage and team uniforms to reposition the group as Andrew Page, the Autoparts People.

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Andrew Page experienced ‘double digit growth’ in 2014

28th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading autoparts and workshop equipment distributor, Andrew Page, is reporting a strong close to 2014 with high hopes continuing into 2015. “In the past six months we have seen double digit growth in group sales which is remarkable,” said Simon Mullin, sales & marketing director of Andrew Page, adding: “We achieved record sales for Garage […]

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Andrew Page adds ex-Unipart Automotive staff to sales team, relaunches Mega Wisebuys

Andrew Page adds ex-Unipart Automotive staff to sales team, relaunches Mega Wisebuys

11th September 2014 | 0 Comments

Workshop equipment and automotive parts distributor Andrew Page is releasing an all-new Mega Wisebuys brochure. The company says it has teamed up with leading garage equipment manufacturers to develop the brochure, which features exclusive sales promotions and special offers. Containing information on everything from hand tools through to capital equipment, Mega Wisebuys aims to help garages find the best products and deals available.

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Unipart Group enhances Unipart Car Care Centre proposition

10th September 2014 | 0 Comments

In the wake of Unipart Automotive’s demise, Unipart Group sought to differentiate itself from the business that had been sold to H2 Equity Partners in 2011. The Unipart Group has now confirmed its commitment to another automotive business carrying the Unipart name. Unipart will develop the Unipart Car Care Centre proposition in order to make it more robust and compelling for both garages and motorists.

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Parts Alliance acquires 3 more Unipart Automotive sites, appoints ex-Car Care head

Parts Alliance acquires 3 more Unipart Automotive sites, appoints ex-Car Care head

8th September 2014 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has acquired three more former Unipart Automotive (UA) branches. Located in the south west of England, the Chard, Frome and Plymouth sites are expected to re-open around the end of September, according to The Parts Alliance. They bring the number of former Unipart Automotive branches acquired by the HgCapital-owned business group to 15 including the 12 acquired in July after UA went into administration. 24 more jobs have been saved as a result, while Paul Dineen, formerly regional director with UA and head of the Unipart Car Care Centres (UCCC) programme, has been recruited to oversee the eight ex-UA sites in Barnstaple, Penryn, Taunton, Tiverton and Exeter.

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500+ former Unipart Automotive employees now with Andrew Page, Parts Alliance

7th August 2014 | 1 Comment

When Unipart Automotive went into administration, Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance struck a deal to take over 33 branches, saving around 320 jobs. Since then Euro Car Parts has hired 65 more ex-Unipart staff, while promising another 1,500 jobs to be created in the comig 18 months. According to the latest reports from The Parts Alliance, this number has risen to around 500 ex-employees of Unipart Automotive. And the parts buying and distribution group says that extra jobs are planned for more of the reported 1,244 staff members made redundant by Unipart Automotive’s demise.

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Unipart Automotive is no more

28th July 2014 | 0 Comments

After two weeks of intensive rescue talks, on Thursday 25th July, Unipart Automotive announced that it and its private equity owners (H2 Equity Partners) had failed to find a buyer for the loss-making company and had therefore called in administrators KPMG. Before that news made it to press, the administrators sold a comparatively small part of the business to a newly formed joint venture made up of car parts/workshop equipment distributors Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance. The deal sees Andrew Page acquire 21 branches and The Parts Alliance a total of 12. A total of 361 staff employed across these sites have transferred to Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance with immediate effect. Andrew Page announced it had rejoined The Parts Alliance on 8 July, the same day the news broke that Unipart Automotive had put the administrators on alert and was seeking out a rescue plan.

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BEN offers ex-Unipart Automotive employees support

28th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Following confirmation that Unipart Automotive has entered administration with job losses totalling 1,250 BEN (the automotive industry benevolence charity) is offering to support to those affected. The charity has contacted KPMG, the appointed administrators, and hopes that through them, and its own communications, it can ensure that those who have been displaced know BEN is on hand during this potentially difficult period.

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Unipart Automotive branches’ fate – full list

24th July 2014 | 0 Comments

33 Unipart Automotive sites were transferred to Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance in a deal that saved 361 jobs. The full list of sites taken on by Andrew Page and the Parts Alliance is published below, while the remaining 147 sites that are currently inactive follow.

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Unipart Group ‘saddened’, restates distance from Unipart Automotive

24th July 2014 | 0 Comments

The Unipart Group has released a statement on Unipart Automotive’s descent into administration and the partial rescue by a joint deal between Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance. While expressing sympathy for the company’s plight, the Unipart Group sought to delineate the boundary between the Unipart business units of which it remains in control and the stricken parts distributor.

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Andrew Page, The Parts Alliance buy 33 Unipart Automotive branches

Andrew Page, The Parts Alliance buy 33 Unipart Automotive branches

24th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Automotive parts business Andrew Page has rescued around 350 jobs, spearheading a deal with The Parts Alliance to takeover 33 branches of Unipart Automotive, which entered administration today. Andrew Page has taken 21 branches and The Parts Alliance a total of 12, with the terms of the deal as yet undisclosed. Andrew Page rejoined major UK and Ireland buying and distribution group The Parts Alliance following a six year absence on 8 July, coinciding with Unipart Automotive’s announcement that it had put the administrators on standby, a clear signal that some kind of move was on the cards. Tyrepress estimated Andrew Page possessed a growing share of the automotive parts market of around seven per cent at the time; the company will expect today’s news will help to grow that share quickly, having increased its existing network of 93 branches by 23 per cent.

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Unipart Automotive enters administration, Andrew Page/Parts Alliance JV saves 33 branches

24th July 2014 | 2 Comments

After two weeks of intensive rescue talks, Unipart Automotive has failed to find a buyer and called in administrators KPMG. Immediately afterwards administrators sold part of the business in a joint deal to car parts/workshop equipment distributors Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance. The deal will see Andrew Page acquire 21 branches and The Parts Alliance a total of 12. A total of 361 staff employed across these sites have transferred to Andrew Page and The Parts Alliance with immediate effect. Andrew Page announced it had rejoined The Parts Alliance on 8 July, the same day the news broke that Unipart Automotive had put the administrators on alert and was seeking out a rescue plan.

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Andrew Page rejoins Parts Alliance

18th July 2014 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday 8 July Andrew Page Group (one of the top three independent UK aftermarket suppliers), announced that it is rejoining The Parts Alliance, the major UK and Ireland buying and distribution group. The company’s decision to rejoin came after an absence of six years. It also came the same day that Unipart Automotive confirmed that it had put the administrators on standby in the event that it would not be able to negotiate a rescue deal with the at least three parties it has been talking to.

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