First Stop has appointed Nic Bentley as its new retail business consultant. Bentley promises the national network will back “entrepreneurial” independent garages. He arrives in the role having gained an understanding of First Stop through his time as a key account manager at Euro Car Parts, where he built up a partnership between the two companies. Bentley has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, following additional roles with Unipart and also Castrol.
Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has thrown its weight behind a cross-industry campaign to encourage a government rethink on proposed changes to current MOT legislation. It is also calling on all involved in the tyre industry to make their voices heard via an official petition.
MTS, the UK’s second largest distributor of tyres, is backing the ProMOTe campaign, which has been re-established in response to the government’s plan to extend the time allowed before the first MOT of a car or motorcycle’s life from three years to four.
Euro Car Parts has started a petition in support of the current 3-1-1 MOT test regime. Joining industry voices such as the NTDA and IAAF, Euro Car Parts has voiced concerns that road users’ safety will be compromised if the date of a car’s first MOT is extended to four years.
Euro Car Parts has launched its new trade website, Omnipart. The new site features market-leading search technology with the aim of making any part for any car only a click away. Technicians can now search for parts by vehicle registration, VIN or model number with enhanced vehicle details, such as engine or chassis number, associated to every part.
Formula Brembo has launched an online game challenging mechanics and technicians to show their knowledge of Formula One. Run in the UK for Euro Car Parts’ customers, the game allows technicians to guess the starting grid, the top three podium places and the driver with the fastest lap for every race in the championship, with prizes available for the winners. The brake manufacturer has appointed Prova to manage all the related activities and to promote the new game throughout the 2017 championship season.
Euro Car Parts has increased its leisure battery stock to meet increasing demand from independent operators in the caravanning, motorhome and marine sectors. Including market leaders like Bosch, Lion, and Exide, Euro Car Parts offers a comprehensive selection of branded and high performance aftermarket batteries. All Euro Car Parts leisure batteries are supplied with a two-year warranty.
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.
Euro Car Parts (ECP), the UK’s number one distributor of car parts, has increased its coverage in West London with the opening of a 17,803 square foot distribution centre in Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge.
Euro Car Parts has been presented with two accolades at the inaugural Workshop Power Awards, including Large Motor Factor of the Year trophy. Held at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on 1 September, ECP head of communications & PR, Paul Baylis, and brand & communications manager, Áine McCarthy, also collected the trophy for Suspension Product Supplier of the Year, as well as framed certificates for being Highly Commended in the Filter Supplier, Garage Cleaning Product and Extra Mile Award categories.
LKQ Euro Ltd, best known in the UK as Euro Car Parts Ltd, the trade based and retail car parts specialist, has announced the acquisition of leisure specialist Arleigh Group – which operates under the trading names of Arleigh International, Nova Leisure and Midland Chandlers.
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 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.