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.
Last season’s engagement with ‘domestic treble’ winner Manchester City F.C. gave Nexen Tire abundant exposure. The tyre maker returns again in 2019/20 as an Official Partner, its fifth season with the club and its third as Sleeve Partner. The current season got underway with a 5-0 win against West Ham last Saturday.
Exol has been celebrating the recent fundraising achievements of Plevin, one of the UK’s leading wood processing and recycling companies, which has raised over £1,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK by participating in two tough charity challenges.
Around 300 managers from across The Parts Alliance converged in Manchester last week for the trading group’s first national conference. The event was held in the Concorde Conference Centre underneath the iconic supersonic plane on Friday 22 March. The day was packed with engaging and interactive content, all designed to build a sense of community among the sprawling nationwide network and communicate a future strategy with staff at its heart.
Kwik Fit has selected Children with Cancer UK as its first ever Charity of the Year. The UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people was chosen following a vote open to more than 5,000 Kwik Fit employees across the UK.
Wejo, a leading UK technology company which collates data from connected vehicles, has announced that its technology is now tracking seven million vehicles in 190 countries worldwide and it has acquired a Silicon Valley based technology firm as part of its expansion plans.
The Parts Alliance has acquired BMS Superfactors, their Greater Manchester-based associate member. BMS Superfactors has four branches in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Dukinfield, collectively employing over 120 staff.
Following the announcement of its new sleeve sponsorship deal with Manchester City, Nexen Tire held its ‘2017 Purple Summit’ in Manchester. The Purple Summit is an effort to foster and strengthen relationships with worldwide business partners. It particularly targeted acceleration of the company’s presence in the global market. This year, selected valuable business partners from 34 countries attended the event.
HiQ has added Manchester tyre store PPM Autocare to its franchise network. The store, which has a good local reputation according to HiQ, will reopen as HiQ West Gorton. Commenting on the decision to move to the HiQ Network, workshop manager Phil Statham, said: “Having previously worked for HiQ I knew how PPM would fit well into the network. The level of support and communication we received prior to joining the HiQ network was excellent. It made the move to a HiQ branded store seamless. We are excited to see where the future takes us with HiQ.”
Green Apple award winner, EDT Automotive is preparing to showcase its range of award-winning and highly accredited products to local garages in the North-West of England with a one-off, live presentation taking place at Egerton Garage Ltd in Manchester.
In what is probably the most unorthodox tyre retail marketing campaign Tyres & Accessories has ever reported on, Tyre Warehouse in Timperley, Greater Manchester is offering a bag of carrots with every purchase. It is not clear if the deal is connected to a wider healthy eating narrative or whether it is particularly aimed at people called Peter or Bugs, but the banner makes it clear: “Free bag of carrots with every tyre” in a font bigger than the word tyre of the address of the depot.
Merseyside-based tyre wholesaler and company behind the Davanti private brand, Oak Tyres, has relocated to a new and larger facility in Manchester. The new warehouse in Trafford Park is located not far from Oak Tyres’ existing facility and quadruples the company’s capacity in the Greater Manchester area. As well as providing the wholesaler with additional capacity, 20 new jobs have been created through the project. The new warehouse opens in early May and is expected to help Oak Tyres to increase its market share across the Northwest of England.