UK fast fit Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services has renewed its supplier agreement with The Parts Alliance for a third term.
Micheldever Tyre & Auto Services is one of the fastest growing independent fast fit networks in the UK. Recent expansion provides 98 fast fit and mechanical centres providing 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 in excess of £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, 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 group 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 in excess of £500 million, with the IFA annual sales in excess of £250 million. This provides their customers reassurances 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 both 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.”