The Parts Alliance becomes founding partner in Nexus Automotive International

Independent garage owners in the UK and Ireland will benefit from the launch of a major new international autoparts distribution group which has been created to service the global automotive aftermarket, with The Parts Alliance a key founding member. Nexus Automotive International (N!) brings together leading distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Together they will work with a wide range of suppliers which over time, through The Parts Alliance, will provide independent garages with greater choice and value.

Alongside The Parts Alliance the other founding partners are based in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy,Belgium, Finland, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Jordan, Lebanon, Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Ghana.

Steve Fulford, chairman of The Parts Alliance, said: “The Parts Alliance is a major force in the UK and Ireland. Now as a founding partner in this new international group, it will enable us to expand our horizons.

“We have substantial volumes of purchasing and by aligning ourselves with other partners across Europe, and in emerging economies, we will be able to create additional value for those who invest in our business while helping our customers, including independent garage owners, provide better choice and value for their customers.”

The new group is planning to expand rapidly in the next three years and began ramping up activity with a Strategic Suppliers Conference, held in Geneva in March, which was open to 45 of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.