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Milestones - 2012

 

January

We have kicked off 2012 to a great start with the opening today, January 3rd, of our Sutton branch. Throughout January we are opening one branch per week. January 9th saw the opening of Wokingham. January 16th, we opened our 3rd branch of this year- Brixton based in South West London, shortly followed by Wapping and Littlehampton.

Watch this space for February branch openings and much much more on what is new and exciting for 2012 from Euro Car Parts

February

We have now created more than 300 jobs up and down the country with the openings of our branches. This month Blackpool, Luton/Dunstable and Kings Norton open the doors to service the independent garges and DIY enthusiasts alike. We are actively recruiting for our Q2 branch expansion with branches opening in Perth, Kilmarncok and Aberdeen as well as addtional branches in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

For our garage customers during January and February our specialist internal trainers have been providing technicians with the necessary knowledge to understand the fundamentals of engine management systems.

March

On March 27th, 2012 at the Commonwealth Club in central London, we announced our latest initiative to the press and members of the leading vehicle businesses, motor insurance companies and motor claims suppliers - the launch of the Platinum Plus range of Collision Parts.

With this unique programme we will change the UK accident repair market for the better. In addition to over 100,000 mechanical parts, we now offer a wide range of accredited body panels, lighting units, air con and radiator products.

Our exciting new Platinum Plus range is the first programme in the UK to cover body panels and bumpers under one brand. All these parts come with a lifetime warranty, a ‘no quibble’ returns policy and a ‘Certificate of Matching Quality’ to meet PAS125 standards.

To find out more & to receive a full information brochure on this programme please contact collision@eurocarparts.com

April

We celebrated the opening of Branch 100 in Harrow, North London with the help of the Mayor & Mayoress of Harrow.

Our branch expansion continues at a pace and we are certainly on track to reach 125 branches by the end of 2012. Newport Gwent opened its doors along with Scunthorpe & Kilmarnock.

We have added some new and exciting suppliers to our list. We now distribute 3M product throughout our network and we are very proud to be associated with such a great brand and product.

May

We are pleased to annouce the opening of branch No 107 in Aylesford, Maidstone today May 28th. The branch is now our sixth branch to open in Kent and will also act as a Regional Distribution Centre providing additional stock & deliveries to the Ashford, Canterbury, Rochester, Tunbridge Wells and Crayford branches.

We have now opened a further two branches in Scotland, one in Kilmarnock in April and the additional site in Bellshill, Glasgow on May 14th. The other sites ear-marked for Perth, Aberdeen & Edinburgh East are all on schedule to open this Summer.

This month we continue our Gasoline Engine Management & Diagnosis Training and any customers interested in finding our more about this course and other training support we can offer please contact events@eurocarparts.com

June

Monday 18th June and our sixth Branch in Scotland opened on the Inveraland Industrial Estate in Perth. We are very pleased to be able to offer our services to more and more Scottish repairers and look forward to opening our Aberdeen site in mid August.

Further down the country Borehamwood branch also opened its doors today (Monday 18th June).

Our second site in Edinburgh (East of the City) opens on Monday 11th June bringing our Scottish total to five give, with more openings to follow during the Summer.

We will be attending the CARS Exhibition in Liverpool on 14-16th June - this event will be the biggest trade event ever staged for auto and metal recyclers in Europe. At the other end of the country our Collision Repair Team will be in attendance at the Thatcham Repair Focus exhibition.(June 14th)

We will open the doors to our much awaited branches Borehamwood, Perth and Telford this month, which will bring our branch count to 111.

July

Our Branches in the Wirral, Lincoln and Salisbury are all open for business, bringing our branch network to 114.

We are pleased to annouce 3M, Henkel (famous for the Loctite & Teroson brands) and Milwaukee cordless and corded power tools have been added to our amazing supplier portfolio.

August

Branch 115 opened in Aberdeen today (August 13th) bringing the total number of branches in Scotland to seven. Our network in Scotland is going from strength to strength.

We are sponsoring and exhibiting at the Scottish Auto Body Professional Club Event on September 11th. The venue for what has become the biggest body repair event in Scotland will this year, be held at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld. If you are a body repairer in Scotland - this is one event you must attend this year, come and meet our specialist Collision Repair Team along with Senior Managers from our Scottish Branches.

September

Branches in Yeovil, Oldham and Torquay are all open and trading this month with Worcester set to open 24th September. Our total network is now running at 119 branches and still growing.

As another sign of our remarkable progress, we have now opened a 141,000 sq ft distribution centre in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, which will primarily house our Collision Repair range of bumpers, bonnets and grilles.

October

Growing fast, we continually work hard to improve all aspects of our service.

We have gone from 90 branches to 120 during 2012, with a special focus on Scotland. As a result, we created around 2,000 new jobs. We have also significantly increased our stock holding by investing in a second huge distribution facility in Derbyshire, adding an additional 141,000 sq. ft. of warehousing. 

It’s not just “any part for any car”, but a choice of brands for all popular models – there really is no one to match us.

November

Garages find ‘fantastic’ value in AutoCrew membership

The second in a series of two AutoCrew members meetings was held at Euro Car Parts’ National Distribution Centre in Tamworth on Wednesday 28 November, following a similar event at Bosch’s state-of-the-art new training centre in Uxbridge a week earlier.

The immediate impression was incredibly positive, with garage owners reporting that AutoCrew is gaining momentum and really working for them… and that was before they heard about the latest offers and developments.