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Milestones - 2009

 

January

ECP's entire fleet of 450 vans are now fitted with Datatrak Satnav Delivery Management Systems. It enables us to make 20% more deliveries with the same fleet! Good news for our customers – and good news for the environment.

February

Euro Car Parts Asian parts programme is rapidly being recognised as the best in the business. Each month we supply over £1m of parts for Korean and Japanese vehicles.

March

Euro Car Parts are the official national distributor for the full range of Bosch Oil, Air, Fuel and Cabin Filters. ECP are the UK's largest distributor of BOSCH parts and are an authorised supplier to the Bosch Car Service garage network.

April

Euro Car Parts opens a new branch at Ipswich providing a stock range and delivery service that existing suppliers will find hard to match. Sales take off at a record rate and the branch trades profitably from Day 1!

May

The May Day holiday weekend saw the successful completion of a £2.5million computer system upgrade. All ECP business units now use the powerful ADP Kerridge K8 system, which will be the platform for massive future growth and efficiency.

June

Euro Car Parts hold the largest Tech Expo of the year at their Watford branch. Garage customers from all over London and the Home Counties were able to join in with Live Tech Talks and equipment demonstrations. A major parts manufacturer commented "Every customer will remember this evening ... my faith has been restored in the value of a well-run Trade Show".

July

ECP are appointed as sole UK Distributor for the famous Pagid brand of brake pads and discs, renowned as original equipment on any high performance cars.

With a new branch open in Cambridge, ECP's 2009 sales look likely to top £180million .... over 25% up on 2008

August

A triple whammy – 3 new branches open their doors. Situated in Hastings, St Helens and Swansea – great news for garages in these areas.

September

ECP opens its own diesel remanufacturing plant and produce the first ‘common rail' pumps and injectors. Common Rail Diesel systems have been fitted to about 40% of new cars sold in the UK over the last 3 years, so the aftermarket potential is huge.

New Branches open in Bradford and Brighton

October

This time it's good news for the garages and motorists in the East Riding, as ECP opens a large branch in Kingston upon Hull.

November

A new branch opens in Barking, to provide even better service to this busy area of East London.

December

Euro Car Parts finishes the year with a sales flourish – our 2009 sales of £187million. This is 30% up on 2008, despite the worst recession for 50 years. We thank all our customers, our hard-working staff and other stakeholders for making this possible.