Euro Car Parts buys 27 Unipart Automotive branches

Further acquisitions possible

Published:  07 August, 2014

Euro Car Parts has announced the purchase of 27 Unipart Automotive stores, increasing its network to 194 branches.

The company, which was one of the front runners to purchase the whole business, has secured the deal with KPMG, the appointed administrators for the Unipart Automotive business. ECP hopes that staff from the stores, which closed two weeks ago, will join the company.

Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts, comments: "We are delighted to have acquired these 27 branches and may yet acquire more. Over the last few days we have been working hard to identify which locations fit into our growth strategy. This deal clearly demonstrates our determination to deliver industry-leading levels of service and availability.

"Most importantly, we are optimistic that many ex-Unipart employees from these locations will now join Euro Car Parts. We look forward to helping them to continue their aftermarket careers and bring an end to the uncertainty and stress these past weeks have brought them and their families.

"In addition to the site acquisitions, we are also thrilled to announce that last week alone we made offers to over 100 ex-Unipart employees. During the next 12-18 months we will create 1,500 new positions, so I meant it when I said last week that we would go the extra mile to assist them. This proves we are serious about attracting, developing and growing the very best talent within our sector."

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