Dayco rubbishes Universal rumours

CALLUM GOODLAND SM
Goodland will lead Dayco's UK aftermarket subsidiary

Dayco has moved to “rubbish” claims that its relationship with UK distributor Universal Automotive is in jeopardy.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the company called the rumours “uncharitable”. It also confirmed Universal as its primary distributor.

The rumours began circulating after Dayco reorganised its UK operation and formed an autonomous UK subsidiary.

Former Universal man Callum Goodland then left the company to lead Dayco Aftermarket UK.

He is joined by technical manager Andy Walters at Dayco’s HQ in Basildon, Essex. Dayco Europe’s regional sales manager, Gianluigi De Dea, will also provide support.

“Dayco is a leading OE parts manufacturer and should be represented by a leading distributor. Universal Automotive is just such an organisation and we are pleased to quell any rumours that suggest that our longstanding business relationship is under threat,” said Goodland.

“The action to establish the UK office can only add to the level of support that we can provide to Universal Automotive and its customers.”

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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