Newport-based Spartan has announced that it has joined the IFA buying group.
The factor had previously been a member of the Parts Distribution Partnership (PDP) but was one of five members to leave the group in August.
The move must have come as a blow to the PDP as it has lost five out of twenty-one members in just a few weeks. It had already lost Panks of Norwich, which rejoined GroupAuto. More significantly, founder members Pat Williams, Partservice and Carspares Factors London left the group on the same day.
While no party has commented on reasons for leaving the PDP, Spartan is delighted to be joining the IFA. “It seems to be a good fit for both us and the IFA” said Lee Gratton, a Director at Spartan. “We’re really looking forward to dealing with some new suppliers who they are aligned with”.