21 Jun 2024
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GSF to open national distribution centre

GSF Car Parts confirmed today it is set to open a new 500,000 sq ft national distribution centre in Wolverhampton.

The milestone development comes after GSF’s acquisition last October by private equity firm Epiris.

CEO of GSF, Steve Horne, said the new facility is part of moves to “rapidly awaken the sleeping giant of the UK aftermarket”.

The facility, whose mezzanine floor can be expanded to 750,000 sq ft, brings together office space, advanced logistics capabilities, a dock and eight-level access loading doors, plus parking for nearly 700 cars and HGVs combined.

A GSF spokesperson told Aftermarket the facility is expected to come on stream in the fourth quarter of this year.

It will be a key link in sourcing from the global supply chain, streamline logistics, boost service and position it as a formidable national player in the automotive parts industry.

The announcement comes off the back of a period of rapid growth for the car parts distributor, which now has more than 185 branches and 3,000 team members across the country.

Steve Horne said: “This business has needed a national distribution centre for a very long time but, for one reason or another, it was never quite able to make that leap.

“When the opportunity arose to acquire this superb facility, in a perfect central location, we jumped at it immediately.”

GSF executive chairman Sukhpal Ahluwalia said: “From the first day, we knew that we needed a new national distribution centre to support our ambitious growth plans.

“Less than a year after acquiring GSF Car Parts, we have got that done. The speed with which we have managed to complete this important step is validation of the amazing team that we have at GSF.”