The Parts Alliance has appointed chief financial officer Neil Croxson president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Peter Sephton, who is retiring after ensuring an orderly transition over a three-month period.
The Parts Alliance’s Winter Trade Show returned to Sandy Park, bringing suppliers and customers the chance to mingle and do business in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The invitation-only trade event, which beat previous attendance records, took place on Thursday 22 November, playing host to around 800 visitors from over 600 Parts Alliance customers from all across the South West.
The Parts Alliance is rolling out ‘The Big Drive’ as the latest in a series of eye-catching national promotions. Billed as the ‘Luxury Edition’ and running until the end of November, the promotion gives garage customers the chance to win a Jaguar XE car in either the classy Portfolio or exciting R-Sport models.
The Parts Alliance says it is continuing to see impressive sales growth across its DriveTec range. The trading group has invested heavily over the last 18 months in developing the product range, enhancing quality and updating packaging to ensure DriveTec delivers across all product categories on its promise of offering trade customers high quality products at a competitive price point.
The Parts Alliance says the move to reintroduce the Bendix brand of braking products to the UK aftermarket first announced late last year is continuing to gather pace. Reinforcing its positioning of the Bendix braking product range as a quality brand, all brake discs are supplied coated and come with a three-year or 40,000-kilometre warranty.
The UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production industry, Automechanika Birmingham, welcomed 10,200 industry personnel to its 2018 event. Featuring 500 exhibitors from 26 countries in 9,400sqm of floor space, the organiser stated that more than 120 companies exhibited for the first time, including: AA Garage Guide, Snap-On, Ceramex, GSF Car Parts and Wurth Electronics. Tyres & Accessories joined the National Tyre Distributors Association in representing the UK tyre industry at what was a lively event for the automotive sector, with an emphasis on visitor interaction – a fact underlined by the three in-hall dedicated presentation spaces, in which speakers addressed major issues currently affecting the sector.
The Parts Alliance’s Summer Garage Essentials has arrived mid heat-wave with some incredible offers that are guaranteed to keep things hot.
The glossy 68 page A4 publication is available on request from all branches of The Parts Alliance members Allparts, Bromsgrove Motor Factors, Car Parts & Accessories, CES, GMF, SAS Autoparts, SC Motor Factors, Waterloo, GSF Car Parts – and now Dingbro too.
Automechanika Birmingham 2018 (5-7 June, Birmingham NEC) proved a “double success story” for The Parts Alliance, who showcased Bendix braking at the event and sponsored the ‘Garage of the Year’ awards too.
The Parts Alliance Spring Garage Essentials tools and equipment brochure is out now. The glossy 68 page publication is already available from branches of The Parts Alliance members Allparts, Bromsgrove Motor Factors, Car Parts & Accessories, CES, GMF, SAS Autoparts, SC Motor Factors, Waterloo and GSF Car Parts.
The Parts Alliance says ‘tremendous support’ was instrumental to the success of its Spring Trade Show. The event was held on Thursday 19 April at The Chateau Impney Hotel’s Exhibition Centre in Droitwich Spa. As the UK basked in sunshine and record-breaking April temperatures, garages resisted warm weather temptations and turned out in record numbers.