Euro Car Parts Team P R Reilly is to open six new branches over the next year, and will rebrand as LKQ Euro Car Parts as it aligns with the LKQ Group across the UK and Ireland.
New hubs are set to open in locations including Limerick and Waterford, with additional branches in Tralee and Navan, helping to boost products and services availability for customers across the South East and South West of Ireland.
A further two branches will open in Dublin in 2022, one of which will become a dedicated distribution hub to enable faster and more efficient logistics operations across the city.
And the existing Galway branch will be extended to create a new hub to service the west of Ireland.
LKQ Euro Car Parts says the decision reflects its position as a leading aftermarket business in the Republic of Ireland, UK and Europe with the largest network of outlets, the best technical expertise, and widest product range and availability.
All new and existing branches in the Republic of Ireland will move under the new LKQ Euro Car Parts banner as part of a phased roll-out.
The move is part of the Europe-wide programme of integration designed to empower employees and support an unrivalled customer experience.
Bob Wiffen, country director at LKQ Euro Car Parts in the Republic of Ireland, said: “After another successful year of growth in a challenging Covid environment, we’re ready to press ahead with our ambitious expansion plans in the Republic of Ireland – alongside the rebrand to LKQ Euro Car Parts – which will bring tangible benefits to our customers.
“Our growing network will deliver significantly reduced fulfilment times, increased parts availability and the introduction of new ranges, and streamlined processes to enable seamless service.
“And parts supply is just part of the story; we also offer business support, training, garage equipment, work referrals and more.
“At a time when independent garages face some significant and transformational challenges, we are going to be better-equipped than ever to help them succeed, and to be a true partner to their businesses now and in the future.”
Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts in the UK and Republic of Ireland, added: “The introduction of the LKQ Euro Car Parts brand is a milestone in our evolution as a business in the Republic of Ireland, the UK and across Europe.
“Together, as LKQ Euro Car Parts in the Republic of Ireland and UK, and as part of the wider LKQ Group in Europe, we are stronger, more competitive and better able to offer a market-leading customer experience.”