Euro Car Parts, the UK’s largest distributor of parts to independent garages, has appointed Frank Massey FIMI as Director of Sales, Diagnostic Division.
Frank Massey is one of the UK’s leading vehicle diagnostics experts. With over 38 years’ experience and writing regular troubleshooting columns for trade publications, he is renowned in the industry for his unrivalled expertise and knowledge. Many garages have benefited from the wide range of Training DVDs that he has produced.
He holds training seminars and addresses conferences worldwide, including regular lectures for the IMI and Electronics Industry.
Euro Car Parts recently welcomed Mr Robert Hanser, Automotive Aftermarket President, Robert Bosch GmbH, to their Wembley HQ.
Already one of Bosch’s largest UK distributors, Euro Car Parts is expanding rapidly, with eight new branches opened so far in 2007.
Mr Hanser, who was very impressed by the successful development of Euro Car Parts since his previous visit eight years ago, said “I am convinced that ECP will have a bright future in the British Automotive Aftermarket offering the BIS and BCS programs and being very committed to face the challenges of this sector very professionally.”
Euro Car Parts has launched a range of garage tools and equipment for the garage owner & auto technician. The range includes automotive hand tools, general tools and specialist tools. The extensive stock range is held at 60 branches of Euro Car Parts is available on a same day or next day delivery to any location in the UK.
Going by the name of Hercules, the brand covers LED Cordless rechargeable inspection lamps, Cooling System & Cap Testing Kits to 3 ton Professional Trolley Jacks, Wrench sets, Drain Keys and Auto Probes. The range is exclusive to Euro Car Parts.
Mike Dorward, former Managing Director of Kerridge, has joined Euro Car Parts as a Non–Executive Director to the Main Board. As part of the original Kerridge founding team, his was in a pivotal role in the company’s overall development and successful positioning as the principal IT provider to the UK motor industry for over 25 years, culminating in the recent sale of Kerridge to ADP of USA – one of the world’s largest data companies.
Euro Car Parts has released its new Porsche catalogue for 2005/06 packed with high performance exhaust systems and accessories from Original Equipment Manufacturer Dansk.
Dansk manufacture for the whole Porsche range, including the 356, 912, 914, 911, 964, 993, 996, 924, Boxster and Cayenne models. According to Euro Car Parts, the famous Dansk engineering produces the distinctive Porsche sound that owners demand.
Euro Car Parts has been appointed as the UK’s largest distributor of Contitech drive belts. The deal ensures that Euro Car Parts, the UK’s largest independent supplier of car parts, can meet the highest volume demands from trade and retail customers 30 branches nationwide. Contitech is an original equipment manufacturer on some of the world’s leading car marques including BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, Seat and Audi.
Euro Car Parts has launched its new Lion battery range which it says has the most comprehensive fitment list in the industry. Lion Batteries, exclusive to Euro Car Parts, offer original equipment specification and use “third generation calcium/calcium technology” to deliver the highest levels of performance for the most demanding of today’s vehicles.
Euro Car Parts has launched its brand new catalogue for 2005/06. The new catalogue, which contains 196 pages of more than 60,000 parts and accessories for the German, French and Scandinavian car marques provides claims to be the most comprehensive reference and ordering point in the UK.
Euro Car Parts has launched a new light commercial vehicle parts catalogue. The catalogue contains original equipment parts and accessories for light commercial vehicles covering Citroen, Mercedes, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen.
Euro Car Parts has announced a new addition to its XTR alloy wheel family. The Sabre, complete with Hyper Silver Finish, is available in 15 inch to 18 inch sizes and joins the Jagged, Revolve, Phaze and Coast in the XTR alloy range (prices start from £233.95 for a 15 inch set to and £304.95 for 17 inch models). All XTR wheels are available as wheel and tyre packages, with a choice of rubber to suit all pockets. The price includes chrome valve caps, balancing and tyre fitting.
In a bid to reward loyalty, UK based Euro Car Parts has sent more than 800 garage owners, specialist repairers and workshops on an African Safari.
The promotion, sponsored by Lion Batteries, targeted more than 10,000 UK customers operating in the car aftermarket sector.
Individual sales targets were set over a six-month period with the incentive of winning a trip for two to Kenya. The holiday included safari to the Masai Mara game reserve and five star accommodation, all courtesy of the independent supplier of car parts.
Chris Barella, group marketing manager at Euro Car Parts, said: “We have built up long term working relationships with customers across the UK, based on trust and quality of service and wanted to reward the loyalty of our customers by offering them something extra special. From the feedback we’ve had it looks like we achieved this.”