Within the last two weeks both Weston-super-Mare under The Parts Alliance brand and GSF Colchester have successfully opened for business.
Blackpool also joined BBC Superfactors branch network back in June, after branches in Middlesbrough, Croydon, Leeds, Newcastle, Indian Queens and Durham have all been added since January.
The most recent three openings under three different brands demonstrate The Parts Alliance’s stated commitment to supporting member businesses develop their existing successful presences, aiming to marry local service with national strength.
At around 5,000 square feet Blackpool has been keeping an existing delivery fleet of six vans busy.
“It’s been hectic,” said Tony Shearer, operational development director at The Parts Alliance.
“Despite a glorious summer and the holiday season, we don’t seem to have seen any kind of dent in our trading at Blackpool, instead it’s been growing steadily thanks to a good branch team.”
GSF Colchester opened at the end of August and has a larger 5,500 square feet facility utilising four vans and two motorcycles for trade customers.
“It’s great to get the doors open,” said Emma Tiernan, divisional director at GSF Car Parts.
“From day one, we’ve had trade accounts open and deliveries going out so it’s been a really positive start.”
Steve Gray, divisional director of The Parts Alliance has overseen the opening of the largest site.
The Parts Alliance Weston-super-Mare has just opened with extensive stock holding over 6,500 square feet premises.
“We’re working with four delivery vehicles initially,” said Steve.
“Weston-super-Mare is a key strategic location, we’ll be supporting trade to independent garage customers and national accounts in the surrounding area too.”
All of the sites feature split level storage with room to expand as business grows.
The national car parts distributor is expected to continue to grow with a combination of branch openings, strategic acquisitions and new memberships, giving it a uniquely flexible range of ways to expand UK coverage.
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