The ECP Group has appointed Andy Hamilton as CEO, replacing Martin Gray who has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests. Hamilton joined Euro Car Parts in 2010 and held several different roles within the company, the last of which was chief operating officer.
Euro Car Parts has acquired the business of Team P R Reilly, a family-owned, automotive parts, accessories and bodyshop business based out of Dublin, Ireland, and that of paint and collision repair supply specialist Karkraft (N.I.) Limited of Belfast. The agreement expands Euro Car Parts’ operations across Ireland, with a key focus on enhancing product availability, further improving delivery times and expanding into new market sectors.
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.
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 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.
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.
Euro Car Parts has launched a new £1 million fully responsive and mobile optimised website, featuring a performance parts section and an enhanced Click & Collect service. The company states that its website received 40 million visitors in 2015, breaking into the Internet Retailing Top 150. The newly launched platform also provides dedicated French and German sites to support the company’s European growth plans.
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.
Euro Car Parts, official prime battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.
Euro Car Parts is distributing the Brembo range of brake pads and discs, and as of 1 January it will stock a comprehensive line-up. Company chief executive officer Martin Gray says that every Euro Car Parts branch will offer “full vehicle parc coverage” for the Brembo range from next month.
Euro Car Parts states that sales of Milwaukee power tools have risen in concert with Josh Brookes’ back-to-back British Superbike Championship victories. The distributor’s CEO, Martin Gray, said that the Australian rider’s “performances have helped to increase awareness of the brand and we have seen a significant uplift in Milwaukee power tool sales.”