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SHUTTERS DOWN ON THREE ANDREW PAGE BRANCHES

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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.

READ: ANDREW PAGE AND ECP TRAINING PROGRAMMES MERGE

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”.

READ: TEN ANDREW PAGE BRANCHES CLOSE FOLLOWING ‘OPERATIONAL REVIEW’

“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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ANDREW PAGE AND ECP TRAINING PROGRAMMES MERGE

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ANDREW PAGE AND ECP TRAINING PROGRAMMES MERGE


Euro Car Parts has brought together its Euro Academy training offer with Andrew Page’s Autoeducation programme. Bosses plan to keep the Autoeducation brand, with a new prospectus covering a wider selection of courses.

The extended programme will continue to deliver IMI-accredited training for technicians and include a dedicated technical phone helpline and online diagnostics database with a reference library of previous faults.

Courses available will include foundational electrics, oscilloscopes  and CAN BUS systems. There is also full MOT course coverage, from Level 3 accreditation to MOT Tester and Managerial Training. Autoeducation’s offering now also includes Euro Academy’s ADAS training course, delivered in partnership with Hella.

Helen Robinson, Marketing Director at Euro Car Parts, commented: “Since we acquired Andrew Page, we have been committed to ensuring that this trusted brand continues to thrive in the independent aftermarket. Recognising how popular and successful its Autoeducation programme is, we have boosted the portfolio significantly by merging it with Euro Academy. It is our intention to invest in our training offering to ensure the independent sector is well positioned to work on all types of vehicle.”

Euro Car Parts acquired the Andrew Page factor chain when the latter went into administration in 2016.

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MAFCO AND DL PRODUCTS MERGE

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MAFCO AND DL PRODUCTS MERGE


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Suppliers MafcoBell and DL Products have merged, forming a new company Mafco Autobar.

Both companies are known for their own brand products, as well as for distributing other names, including Trico, Abro and Supercool from the USA and Jubilee and Bailcast from the UK.

For 30 years DL Products have supplied Autobar workshop consumables while MafcoBell produced similar lines, albeit in larger trade packs that were aimed at accessory shops and factors.

A statement from the newco said: “By combining both ranges, along with the brand distribution that both companies currently offer, we believe that we can now offer the automotive aftermarket a complete range that is second to none”.

“We look forward to providing an improved service to all of our customers with our expanded ranges” the statement concluded.

The new company was registered in July and started trading on the first day of October.

 

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