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 Milestones - 2016

 

January

2015 was a great year for ECP. Below are some facts and figures which sum up 2015:

- 9 million miles driven

- 7,000km walked in the NDC every night to pick products. That's 178 marathons

- 40 million website visitors

- Sold 4 million spark plugs, 24 million litres of engine oil and 1 million batteries

- Opened 14 new branches

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February

Nominated for a Golden Bronto Award

ECP were nominated for 'Best Abandoned Cart Campaign' at the 2016 Golden Bronto Awards which were held in Miami. 

LKQ Coatings Bugle branch finds a sub-stockist as it relocates to Saltash.

Vehicle paint, panels and parts supplier LKQ Coatings has signed a sub-stockist agreement with John Roberts of Indian Queens, Cornwall.It follows the opening of the joint Euro Car Parts and LKQ Collision Centre hub in Saltash, in August 2015, and the more recent relocation of LKQ Coating’s Bugle branch.

March

Roadhawk cameras now at Euro Car Parts

ECP now stock the same professional standard dashboard cameras it uses on its own fleet of delivery vehicles. As well as Euro Car Parts, which makes 100 deliveries a minute to UK garages, RoadHawk cameras are also used by leading fleet operators and courier companies.

LKQ Coatings attend Auto Body & Motor Claim Expo

The LKQ Coatings stand showcased a range of the latest products and services the Workshop Solutions division can offer - from the revolutionary Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Machine and Optima alloy wheel colour range to the latest in calibration and diagnostic equipment from our supplier partners – not to mention, our in house experts were there to talk about the endless world that is Workshop Solutions

April 

 

New branches open

Warwick and Londonderry, Northern Ireland, both opened their doors to customers during the month of April.W 

Euro Car Parts has the best AGM and EFB ranges in the UK

ECP has reported a 100% year-on-year increase insales of the Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems. It sells a million automotive batteries a year and covers all popular makes and models, even developing an EFB unit specifically for the 2012 Nissan Qashqai 1.6 diesel. 

New range of Lithium Ion batteries

ECP launched a new range of Lithium Ion motorcycle batteries by leading European distributor Landport (LP), the super-light LP Lithium Ion batteries weight between 0.4kg and 1.5kg. This represents a massive weight saving over standard lead acid motorbike batteries, which generally weigh around 4-5kg but can be as heavy as 8.7k

May

Branch expansion continues

Euro Car Part's most southerly Scottish branch has opened in Dumfries. This brings the total number of ECP branches, in Scotland, to 16 - enabling us to reach more trade & retail customers with our vast range of parts and same day delivery service.

June

New website launched

Euro Car Parts launched a new £1million fully responsive and mobile optimised website featuring a performance parts section and an enhanced Click & Collect service.

New Welsh branch

The new Aberystwyth branch will service the Aberystwyth area as well as Machynlleth and Llanybydder. Stock will be replenished by it;s regional distribution centre based in Swansea. 

August

Acquired Arleigh Group

Euro Car Parts has annouced the acquisition of leisure specialist Arleigh Group  which operates under the trading names Arleigh International, Nova Leisure and Midland Chandlers.

Acquired HELLA Ireland

Euro Car Parts acquired Dublin-based aftermarket wholesaler HELLA Ireland. The deals extends Euro Car Parts' reach into the Irish market even further.

New branch opens in Portadown, Northern Ireland

A fleet of eight vans will provide a six day, 30-minute local delivery service to Portadown and Lurgan with hourly deliveries to the Armagh and Moira areas, as well as covering Banbridge, Dromore and Newry 3 times a day.

September

Wins multiple Workshop Power Awards

Euro Car Parts collected the trophies for Best Large Motor Factor of the Year and Suspension Product Supplier of the Year as well as framed certificates for being as well as framed  certificates for being Highly Commended in the Filter Supplier, Garage Cleaning Product and Extra Mile Award Categories.

Eicher R90 brake discs now in stock

Over half Euro Car Parts Eicher brake disc stock is already R90 compliant, well ahead of the legislation coming into force.

October 

LKQ Corporation acquires Andrew Page

LKQ Corporation today announced that its UK subsidiary, Euro Car Parts, has acquired substantially all the business assets of Andrew Page Limited.

Euro Academy launched to deliver unrivalled technician support

Euro Academy is a unique and innovative technical resource designed specifically to support the independent garage. Boasting IMI-certified training, the membership initiative also encompasses a dedicated technical phone helpline and an online diagnostics database that includes a reference library of previous faults.

Outstanding Industry talent celebrated by Euro Car Parts

Euro Car Parts were prize sponsors at the annual Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Outstanding Achievers Awards. The ceremony recognises outstanding individuals in the motor industry.