THE CANDIDATES: FACTOR OF THE YEAR

MOTOR FACTOR OF THE YEAR: sponsored by Motaquip

BARUM AUTO PARTS2Barum Auto Parts Ltd, Barnstaple
Directors David Payne and David Knight first opened Barum’s doors for business in 1990 and have since grown the company to become one of the largest suppliers of auto parts in the West Country. The factor now occupies 5 large sites and runs 44 delivery vehicles in the region.

ECP2Euro Car Parts
Established as a small parts and accessories shop in 1978, ECP has enjoyed impressive growth. Today the group offers almost national coverage from more than 65 branches operating a fleet of 450 vans. It has invested heavily in infrastructure this year, in May completing a £2.5m computer system upgrade.

GMF3GMF Motor Factors Ltd, Swansea
With more than 20 years in the aftermarket, this family-owned business now boasts a HQ, 10 large distribution centres and more than 150 employees. It distributes to 300-plus accounts using a fleet of 80 vehicles on the road five and a half days a week. GMF’s mantra is “deliver the right part, first time, on time”.

HIGHLAND3Highland Motor Parts, Inverness
Highland Motor Parts is a home-grown company established in 2001. It was founded by a group of local people with experience in the motor trade and stocks a wide range of items, including brakes, exhausts, batteries and filters. It strives for excellence, delivering throughout the Highlands of Scotland.

MOTOR SERV2Motor Serv Limited, Milton Keynes
Established in 1989, Motor Serv is one of the UK’s largest single-site factors. It serves trade and retail and has recently expanded into internet sales. The showroom stocks a wide range of parts and accessories, while a computerised inventory and online vehicle recognition help identify the right parts, first time.

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36 Responses to “THE CANDIDATES: FACTOR OF THE YEAR”

  1. Peejay says:

    Barum Auto Parts – excellent in everyway – Good Luck to everyone concerned !!!

  2. This is a motor factor that others could learn a lot from.

  3. IAN SQUIRES says:

    BAP BEST IN THE WEST

  4. R Jones says:

    GMF FOR MOTORFACTOR OF THE YEAR

  5. Mik Onions says:

    Motoserv gets my vote, outstanding staff & service.

  6. Richard Niedziolko says:

    I think Euro Car Parts are by far the best motor factor in th UK.

  7. Sarah Lane says:

    I would like to nominate Euro Car Parts for Motor Factor of the Year.

  8. Drew Hill says:

    I would like to nominate Euro Car parts

  9. Simon Lane says:

    I would like to vote Euro Car Parts as the Motor Factor of the year.

  10. Andy Farmer says:

    I would like to vote for GMF South Wales, for their excellent, friendly service

  11. I would like to vote for Motor Serv for factor of the year, they have been very supportive to my company and always deliver a great service.

  12. I would like to nominate GMF as MotorFactor of the year

  13. I would like to vote for GMF

  14. Nathan Wise says:

    I would like to vote for GMF for Motor Factor of the year!

  15. Mike Blissett says:

    I would like to vote for GMF. A great factor and loyal customer!

  16. Michelle says:

    I would like to vote Motor Serv

  17. Jay Jones says:

    I would like to nominate GMF as MotorFactor of the year

  18. Adam Butler says:

    I would like to vote for Motor Serv for factor of the year. No hesitation!

  19. Jeremy Denton says:

    i would like to nominate motor serv factor of the year

  20. Jeremy Denton (CMG RESCUE) says:

    i would like to nominate Motor Serv

  21. Mark Walshe says:

    I nominate Motorserv – You will struggle to find a more professional and dedicated team who go to so much effort, above and beyond the call of duty, to go that extra mile to ensure 100% satisfaction for the end-user.

    Mark Walshe
    Dealership Principle

  22. Michael Stamp says:

    I would like to vote for Motor Serv

  23. Lewis Selby says:

    I would like to nominate Motor Serv for factor of the year.

  24. Kenneth Barrass says:

    I would like to vote for Euro Car Parts

  25. Adam Small says:

    I would like to nominate Motorserv – Excellent staff and excellent service!

  26. Andy Buxton says:

    I would like to nominate GMF Swansea as Factor of the year.

  27. Stuart Parry says:

    I would like to nominate GMF Motor Factors for Motor Factor of the Year please.

  28. Simon Moore says:

    I would like to nominate GMF for Motor Factor of the Year

  29. Dean Smallwood says:

    I would like to nominate Euro Car Parts for Motor Factor of the Year.

  30. Amanda Clowes says:

    I would like to nominate MotorServ

  31. Vic Mallia says:

    I would like to nominate Euro Car Parts for Motor Factor of the year.

  32. Paul Marchant says:

    I nominate Euro Car Parts (best factor by far)

  33. I nominate Euro Car Parts, for motor factor of the year.

  34. JULIAN ANNELLS says:

    i WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE EURO CAR PARTS

  35. Harry Todd says:

    I would like to nominate Euro Car Parts for Motor Factor of the Year

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