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Milestones - 2005

 

In order to keep pace with the ever increasing complexity of modern vehicles, Euro Car Parts creates a specialist division within the company to ensure that our customers have access to the very latest information, training, diagnostic equipment and software, plus all of the special tooling that is essential when servicing current and future vehicles. Named EURO TECHNOLOGIES, this dedicated team is charged with keeping abreast of current and future trends in vehicle specification and ensuring that our customers have access to the parts, equipment and knowledge necessary to take on the challenges that these new vehicles bring.

Euro Car Parts philosophy has always been to seek out specialist staff, to ensure that our customers are always given the correct part for their vehicle. Additionally we offer advice on ancillary parts that may be required to effect a long-lasting repair. By recruiting staff from many different environments, we are able to recognise the best attributes of their experience and combine them into an industry-leading team of professional advisors. As the company has grown, the availability of exceptionally skilled staff has failed to grow in line with our requirements. The only solution to this problem was to set up our own training facility where we can take young and talented individuals and train them to the highest standards possible. The Euro Car Parts Training Academy is created in the latter part of 2005 and is already showing the benefits of giving structured practical and theoretical training to talented people. Over the coming years we will have developed a pool of home grown specialists ready, willing and able to meet the demands of our customers.

Our expansion plans for 2005 were fully met and we are now able to offer a personal service to our customers from 38 locations throughout the UK. Two of our flagship branches have outgrown their original locations and have been relocated to bigger and more modern premises where, we have taken the opportunity to update our facilities to give the best working environment to our staff and provide a modern, pleasant and efficient environment for our customers.

Whilst we have always striven to provide the best possible service to all of our customers it is always nice to have that commitment recognised by others and in 2005 we were awarded the title of "Independent Car Parts Supplier of the year" by The Institute of Transport Management. This is a great honour for the Company and the staff who have worked so tirelessly to make this achievement possible. Financial performance has outperformed all our competitors in industry ratios, achieving sales of nearly £70 million.