XPart, the MG Rover car parts distributor, has joined the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation’s (IAAF) rapidly-expanding network of automotive aftermarket businesses.
The specialist distributor will bring its industry knowledge to the IAAF membership and will look to take advantage of the networking opportunities and member events that are held throughout the year.
XPart originated as the parts division of the former MG Rover Group.
Following the car company’s collapse in 2005, XPart became an independent parts distributor, specialising in the sale of parts for MG Rover vehicles, through a worldwide distribution network.
It became part of the Leacy Motor Group in 2017, which also includes the Leacy Classics business, specialists in Mini and Classic MG parts, and is the owner of the iconic Mini brand, Wood and Pickett.
Today, XPart is the continuous driving force for worldwide sourcing and supply of MG Rover Original Equipment (OE) parts.
Looking forward to meeting potential customers
As part of the company’s development plans for 2019, the business is looking to further expand, building on both its product and distribution channels.
Graham Lawton, Sales Manager at XPart, said: “What is key for us in terms of our objectives this year is to become more immersed in the aftermarket, and we feel there’s no better way to do this than as an IAAF member.
“Not only are we looking forward to meeting new suppliers and potential customers, but also to increasing our awareness of industry trends and activities.
“To have an exchange of ideas and share expertise with fellow professionals whilst flying the flag for the independent automotive aftermarket is something that we are relishing.”
Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said: “We’re delighted to have XPart onboard, and as a company associated with one of the most revered manufacturers in the British motor industry, it will be very interesting to hear their views on the current industry challenges the aftermarket faces.”
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