The Parts Alliance opened the two new branches in February, following two further branch additions at the end of 2017, with Midsomer Norton and Southampton in Southern England. Croydon opened in January under the GSF brand and extends the company’s ability to serve customers in the South East and the greater London area. To extend the Parts Alliance reach in the Northwest of the U.K., where there is a sizeable car parc within the “aftermarket sweet spot,” Parts Alliance also opened a location in Newcastle under its SAS brand.
These new store openings represent ongoing investment from The Parts Alliance and an ongoing commitment to endorse and develop their trusted local motor factor brands giving local service combined with national strength. These new locations will enable improved service for both independent garages and the group’s growing national accounts portfolio.
“We’re delighted to continue our branch expansion to establish a true national footprint with a combination of company-owned stores and a commitment to members and service partners,” said Peter Sephton, Parts Alliance CEO. “We welcome all our new team members to our culture of systemized entrepreneurship and look forward to giving our customers increased choice and better service driven by our people culture and technology platform.”
“The opening of two new locations is an opportunity to expand the group’s presence nationally and aligns with our strategic plan to grow in key markets,” said Henry Buckley, president and CEO of Uni-Select. “This continues our commitment to have the best customer coverage in the United Kingdom through both owned stores and members.”
The national car parts distributor says new branch openings, coupled with select acquisitions and new Parts Alliance members, are key opportunities to expand its U.K. coverage.