SHUTTERS DOWN ON THREE ANDREW PAGE BRANCHES

 Three branches of Andrew Page have closed, with the accounts and most of the staff being merged into nearby Euro Car Parts locations.

Oldham, Reading and Southampton branches are affected. Of these, Southampton is the newest having been opened to ‘fill the void’ left in the wake of rival Unipart Automotive’s collapse in 2014.

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A statement from Euro Car Parts read: “As part of our ongoing commitment to help make to our offering even better, we’ve identified some opportunities to merge a number of neighbouring Andrew Page and Euro Car Parts branches. These integrated branches will cover the same areas with more vans, sales advisors and warehouse teams, providing our customers with consistent delivery times, better stock availability, improved efficiency and new support services”.

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“We expect most staff in these branches to transfer to a nearby location and services to our customers will be the same, with only the dispatch point changing. Any employees affected have been informed”.

Andrew Page was acquired by Euro Car Parts when the former went into administration in 2016.

Andrew Page Southampton on opening in 2014

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6 Responses to “SHUTTERS DOWN ON THREE ANDREW PAGE BRANCHES”

  1. DAVE ANGEL says:

    Apparently the latest branch to meet this fate is going to be Norwich on the 7th of October according to the flyers they have sent round to their customers.

  2. Sebastian Jonnson says:

    This is just the beginning. A quick check shows there are in excess of 12 motor factors in Southampton. Throw in the OE parts operations and I would guess a garage could have over 20 companies delivering parts on any given day.

    I can see the big three having to take out cost – this can only be achieved by reducing stock and or people. Branches will have to close as there are simply too many.

    • MR A says:

      Hardly surprising that Southampton has closed it should have never opened. Poorly laid out building in the wrong location parking none existent and too much local competition it was destined to fail from the word go along with all the rest of the Andrew page new branches that were opened at huge cost in the 2 years of madness that ultimately was responsible for the company going to the wall. The new development team as they were called at the time have a lot to answer for.

  3. MR B says:

    What a surprise!

    wont be long now till the rest of the network will be “Merged” into Euro’s”

    RIP Andrew Page.

    • Independent thought says:

      Andrew page died when Phoenix and Endless took over and ruined it, said it before and will say it again, the original board of directors at Andrew Page couldn’t direct their way out of a car park, the daddies money bankers at endless and phoenix couldn’t be trusted to open a can of beans.

      absolute proof that no-one at the top deserved to be there and knew what to do, proof of what happens when you allow a bunch of brown tongue “yes men” posers who are only interested in furthering their own ego and bank balance.

      unfortunately its the rock face staff that suffer, the directors and consultants soon slither off to leach off of someone else’s hard work!!!

  4. rebel says:

    Plenty good enough, only fake ECP anyhow……..

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