Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Autoparts will temporarily close until at least Monday 13 April. As part of Arnold Clark, the company is making resources available to the NHS and frontline workers, including the provision of 400 vehicles free of charge. Arnold Clark employees have also responded to the government’s call for help and are volunteering within the NHS and are also providing roadside recovery, emergency repairs and parts for all emergency vehicles where necessary.
Autoparts UK has opened a new Manchester branch on the industrial estate of Trafford Park. The branch has more than £500,000 worth of stock in place to serve customers across the Greater Manchester area, a highly skilled and experience team and, a fleet of Autoparts vans in operation.
Autoparts UK and Midwest Motor Factors have increased stock levels by 25 per cent in view of the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In Glasgow, Autoparts’ central distribution hub has installed a new mezzanine floor and all branches throughout Scotland and Northern England are increasing stock levels.
Autoparts UK has released a number of customer deals this summer, including its scratch card promotion offering customers the chance to win Matco tool vouchers, beer, wine, snack packs, cool boxes, tents, table & chair sets, sun loungers, BBQs, firepits, trampolines and Laz-Z spas.
Autoparts UK has introduced two new passenger car tyres into its exclusive range of Orium tyres including Orium HP, a high performance tyre, and an ultra-high performance tyre, Orium UHP, with both tyres featuring a new tread pattern and wet grip rating.
Autoparts UK has reached its 25th anniversary of trading in the automotive aftermarket. After reaching this milestone, the motor factor is investing more resources in order to raise awareness of its exclusive brands, products and services such as its Loyalty Link rewards programme, all of which are designed to support the running of an independent garage.
With the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) 2015/16 season drawing to a close, Autoparts UK was invited to celebrate a successful season sponsoring Braehead Clan, who finished third in the table. Craig McCracken, Autoparts UK group managing director, attended the Glasgow-based team’s final game of the season, and was given the honour of dropping the puck to get the proceedings underway.
East Kilbride’s semi-professional footballer, Sean Winter, who also works within the independent aftermarket as a parts representative for Autoparts UK, faces one of the toughest decisions of his life: play Celtic in the Scottish Cup or fly to Australia on his dream, family holiday.
Autoparts UK, an IAAF distributor member, is sponsoring the IAAF conference at ICC, Birmingham taking place on 17 December 2015.
The conference aims to examine current issues from both the UK and Europe, highlight the main changes from both a technical and a market perspective and consider what opportunities are available for the future.
Noting the growing popularity of the sport in the UK, Autoparts UK will sponsor two Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) teams – Braehead Clan and Dundee Stars – in the upcoming 2015/16 season. The EIHL is the only league outside the USA with affiliation to the NHL, and Glasgow’s Braehead Clan plays in front of 3500 fans. The club’s attendance figures have risen 242 per cent in the past five years, proving an increasingly attractive option for sport sponsorship.