The Parts Alliance and the Independent Motor Trade Factors Associated Ltd (IFA) have agreed a strategic partnership, with the IFA becoming a Key Supply Partner.
Working with The Parts Alliance’s existing distribution network of 160 branches, coverage is now increased to 240 distribution locations.
The IFA will provide service from over 80 distribution locations, to provide a uniform approach on National Account contracts held by The Parts Alliance.
Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, said the agreement underlines The Parts Alliance’s position as a leader in the aftermarket, providing unrivalled service to national customers, with quality products and on-demand service throughout the UK and Ireland.
He said: “The IFA is well-established and respected within our industry, sharing similar values and ethics to The Parts Alliance, where we are both committed to supplying quality products to market, delivering outstanding customer service and are easy to deal with.”
Peter added that with the backing of investor HgCapital, the Parts Alliance has the funding to build through acquisition as well as ‘through partnership’. He further revealed options were being explored that would see the network very quickly increase to over 330 distribution locations.
Mike Curry, Sales Director National Accounts for The Parts Alliance, said: “The Parts Alliance has proven capability of working with and integrating supply partners to provide a one stop shop solution for National Account customers. This has been a key factor in us gaining and retaining supply contracts and agreements within a very competitive market.”
Steve Parker, General Manager of the IFA, said: “Everyone knows the aftermarket is changing and staying ahead needs bold thinking. Through working closely together there will be benefits for both organisations and our customers.”