Entries by Tim Coates

Uni-Select completes acquisition of The Parts Alliance, a leading and growing automotive aftermarket parts distributor in the United Kingdom

Boucherville (Québec), August 7, 2017 – Uni-Select Inc. (“Uni-Select” or “Corporation”; TSX:UNS) is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of PA Topco Limited doing business as The Parts Alliance (“Parts Alliance”), the second largest nationwide independent distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom. As […]

Garage Essentials Summer 2017 available now

The summer 2017 edition of Garage Essentials, the industry leading tools and equipment brochure from The Parts Alliance, will shortly be landing with independent garage workshops. Printed copies will be available from The Parts Alliance members Allparts Automotive, Bromsgrove Motor Factors, Car Parts & Accessories, CES (UK), GMF Motor Factors, GSF Car Parts, SAS Autoparts, […]

The Parts Alliance answers call from the AA and gains a 5 year supply contract.

The Parts Alliance is to partner with the AA and supply key products to Britain’s largest breakdown and recovery organisation. The products will cover batteries, vehicle parts and consumables in a supply contract for five years. The Parts Alliance, the UK and Ireland’s largest group of automotive parts distributors, will support the AA national patrol […]

The Parts Alliance Group purchased by Uni-Select Inc.

The Parts Alliance Group has been acquired from its private equity owner HgCapital by Uni-Select Inc., a Canadian publicly listed, North American Automotive aftermarket distributor. New owners Uni-Select operate as a market-leader in the USA and Canada, distributing automotive aftermarket parts, equipment and refinish products through a network of 14 distribution centres, 270 corporate stores […]

The Parts Alliance looks forward to Automechanika

The Parts Alliance is looking forward to returning to Automechanika on 6th to 8th June having also supported last year’s UK debut of the world-leading supply chain trade event. The Parts Alliance will be at stand 18D10. They believe that for a trading group of their scale, Automechanika offers a unique opportunity to meet a […]

The Parts Alliance Group Ltd acquires BMS Superfactors

The Parts Alliance is delighted to announce that it has acquired BMS Superfactors, their Greater Manchester-based associate member. BMS Superfactors has four branches in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Dukinfield, collectively employing over 120 staff. Founded 25 years ago, BMS Superfactors begun as a small accessory shop and has grown into a business currently completing over […]

The Parts Alliance’s steering and suspension programme sends garages soaring

The Parts Alliance has announced a new major promotion with three lucky customers set to win a Spitfire flight. The initiative will run through May only, and is supported by members Allparts, CES, GMF, SC Motor Factors, The Parts Alliance South West, SAS, Waterloo, Dingbro, BBC Superfactors and BMS Superfactors. During May, every part purchased […]

Servicesure set for record-breaking year as 50 join since start of 2017

Servicesure Autocentres, The Parts Alliance garage programme, is seeing members joining in unprecedented numbers. By mid April over 50 new garages had joined the national network in 2017 alone. The rate of joining has consistently averaged 15 garages per month since the latter part of 2016, marking a clearly established trend rather than a spike […]