The Schaeffler team was out in force at the two-day ECP managers’ conference at the Birmingham Hilton to support, advise and inform attendees of the ongoing developments in vehicle technology and the solutions that the OE manufacturer provides for the aftermarket. The Schaeffler team included Simon Cooper presenting LuK transmission systems, Mike Hansford on FAG steering & suspension, Brad Adams on INA FEAD, Tim Adams on INA thermal management, Liam Iredale demonstrating Schaeffler’s electronic cataloguing systems and James Mainwaring discussing all things REPXPERT.
LKQ Corporation has detailed the full changes in leadership at its business in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, following the departure of CEO Martin Gray and subsequent appointment of Andy Hamilton as chief executive officer of the Euro Car Parts Group (ECP). Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, ECP’s founder forty years ago, resigned from his positions as a director of LKQ Corporation and as executive chairman of its ECP subsidiary. He had previously, in September 2017, agreed a contract for three further years as executive chairman of LKQ’s operations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Euro Car Parts has launched its first specialist tool catalogue. The parts distributor said the introduction of the catalogue follows increased demand from repairers and professional technicians across the UK and Ireland. The 136-page catalogue is formatted to make it easier to choose from the full range of 10,000 plus tools available from Euro Car Parts – including brands like Gearwrench, Omega, Milwaukee and MasterPro.
Euro Car Parts (ECP) has announced it will offer what it calls a “first-to-market” lifetime warranty on a wide range of mechanical parts. The initiative will provide repairers with an extra profit opportunity, with the warranty being purchased from ECP and then either sold on to the vehicle owner or used as a marketing tool to further improve their offer. The programme is one of a number of initiatives released this year by ECP in support of the independent repairer.
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.
Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has published a new 84-page Corrosion Repair Guide showcasing its industry-leading range of replacement parts for vehicles suffering from rust.
The range covers cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) from Austin, BMW, Citroen, Daewoo, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Rover, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW and Volvo, including classics such as the original Mini, VW Transporter and Mk2 Golf.
Car parts distributor Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened its 200th branch, as it continues to fulfil its rapid expansion plans.
The new branch – Manchester (Moss Lane) – is one of ECP’s new generation hubs. Providing approximately 180 deliveries per day to Whitefield, Bury, Radcliffe, Swinton and Cheetham Hill, the hub will initially be occupied by 38 staff, increasing to 50 within one year. Totalling 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m) over three floors, the Manchester hub will take ECP’s total property portfolio to over 5,250,000 sq ft (487,725 sq m).