Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a new branch at Unit 1, Parc Pensarn retail park in Carmarthen, Wales. The 6,500 sq ft (604 sq m) unit, spaced over two floors, will house 18 members of staff. The property has been taken on a new ten-year lease from a private landlord.
Euro Car Parts has opened a branch at Parc yr Afon, Glan yr Afon Industrial Estate in Aberystwyth, Wales. The 7,660sqft (712sqm) unit, which will house 14 members of staff, has been taken on a ten-year lease from Afan Construction Limited.
Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened its 16th Scotland branch in Dumfries, taking on a staff of 20. The 8,600sqft (799sqm) unit, which has a trade and retail counter, along with an additional mezzanine floor, has been leased from a private investor for a term of ten years.
Lancashire car parts distributor BBC Superfactors will open its new branch in Preston on Monday, 14 March, creating 15 new jobs. The branch, in Great George Street, is the seventh operated by the family run business, with further launches planned in the next six to 18 months. The new premises were occupied previously by Unipart Automotive, which collapsed into administration in July 2014.
Automotive retail chain Halfords, which includes the growing and increasingly tyre-influenced Halfords Autocentres business, has reported annual group revenues of £1 billion – a year ahead of the company’s plan to reach this milestone. The figures, released on 5 June and followed up with a trading statement on 15 July that pointed to further growth are at least partly driven by the growth of the firm’s online business which saw sales in the year to March 2015 exceed £100 million, representing growth of +14.3 per cent. Indeed, the fourth quarter of 2015 alone saw online sales grow +12.6 per cent. The result is a positive impact on the group’s pre-tax profits (EBITDA), which were up 8.7 per cent.