21 Jun 2024
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LKQ Euro Car Parts and Protyre Autocare team up

LKQ Euro Car Parts is teaming up with Protyre Autocare to become its main aftermarket supplier for the next five year, having been awarded first line supplier status for the network of 184 centres.

Protyre Autocare will have able to access the full LKQ Euro Car Parts catalogue of products, with the factor also becoming  sole supplier for oils and lubricants. Branches will also gain priority access to the LKQ Academy.

Commenting on the new deal, Kevan Wooden, Chief Executive at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “It’s been exciting to watch Protyre cement its position as one of the sector’s fastest growing players in recent years, and we’re proud to have been chosen as the supplier tasked with supporting its continued growth over the next half a decade.

“Alongside our shared passion for providing customers with the best possible service, LKQ Euro Car Parts and Protyre are aligned on a range of core values including our commitment to sustainability and our mission to protect the integrity of the aftermarket. Collaboration in this vein will be key if we are to continue championing the role of garages in the UK’s automotive ecosystem.

Stan Watson, Retail Director at Protyre Autocare added: “At what is a pivotal time for the aftermarket, it’s important to us that – alongside providing a top level of service for our customers – we’re able to use our position to help the sector adapt to the ever-changing automotive landscape.

“LKQ Euro Car Parts’ reputation amongst the UK aftermarket speaks for itself – not only for offering the best training and product availability, but for being a champion for issues that matter, be it facilitating the transition to net zero or its vital work around block exemption regulation.”