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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 force as they attend more daily breakdowns than any other recovery organisation in the UK.

Sarah Millward, Commercial Director Road Operations at the AA said:

“Both sides have been working diligently to ensure the varied and special requirements of Britain’s largest breakdown organisation can be met.”

“The Parts Alliance has shown it has the footprint and market leading systems to support our needs, while also providing access to a wide ranging supply of quality parts, which is critical in enabling us to maintain our service to our members.”

The Parts Alliance and their supply partners provide service from 360 distribution sites using over 3,500 delivery vehicles to deliver a full range of OE quality branded products from the largest national parts distribution network in the UK and Ireland.

Mike Curry, The Parts Alliance National Accounts Sales Director, said: “The length of this contract with the AA is testament to our partnership to date and is a major business win for our group.

“We are supplying the AA with premium quality brands from stock to provide an all makes parts programme, our market leading catalogue Allicat identifies the correct vehicle fitment required and has the lowest product returns rate within our industry which helps reduce breakdown repair times.”

Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, said: “We are delighted to be a business partner and supplier to the AA, one of Britain’s most trusted brands.

“As with all our customers, we want to go that extra mile to ensure we deliver the right level of support, quality parts, systems and innovation to meet their needs. Allicat and our PartVend are two examples of how we can do this.”

The Parts Alliance is also pioneering the use of autoparts vending machines. These ensure the supply of key products is available in strategic locations with access 24/7.

The new AA contract follows further contract wins with major retail chains and workshops for The Parts Alliance.

Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services awards new supplier agreement to The Parts Alliance

Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services, one of the fastest growing independent fast fit networks in the UK, has renewed its supplier agreement with The Parts Alliance for a third term.

Recent expansion of its network across the UK provides 98 fast fit and mechanical centres offering a full range of tyres for car, motorcycle and agricultural vehicles as well as MOT testing and car servicing for all makes and models.

The new contract, worth over £8 million, will run until the end of 2018 and appoints The Parts Alliance for the supply of all vehicle parts, covering Braking, Steering and Suspension, Emission and Service Repair products.

Mark Harley, Retail Operations Director for Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd, said: “The Parts Alliance has the largest network for automotive parts distribution. They supply a full range of OE Quality products and deliver hourly to our centres, which is vital to our business and has helped us provide our customers with outstanding service.”

The Parts Alliance national service from over 160 locations is enhanced to over 300 distribution sites through its strategic partnership with the IFA which was established in 2015. The alliance created a major force within the automotive aftermarket, offering National customers the largest parts distribution network, with quality OE branded products supplied from over 3,000 delivery vehicles.

The Parts Alliance’s annual sales are over £500 million, with the IFA annual sales in excess of £250 million. This provides their customers reassurance in a changing market place on the stability of both groups and provides a united approach for National Account contracts.

Though The Parts Alliance and the IFA collaborate closely on National Accounts, they  retain their independence for procurement and supply to independent garages and workshops, offering them a choice through their established local brands and service.

Mike Curry, National Accounts Sales Director for The Parts Alliance, said: “Our flexible partnership with the IFA has been a great success, providing the largest network for supply to National Account customers to provide unrivalled service. We share similar values and are both committed to providing quality products and service.”

Peter Sephton, The Parts Alliance CEO, said: “It is great news that after working with us for five years, Micheldever has renewed for a third contract term. We look forward to working with Mark and his colleagues as they continue to expand and develop their business. We remain committed to working with all our customers to deliver outstanding service, quality and systems that help them develop their business.”