Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bradford branch customer wins holiday with GSF

Left to right- David Jackson (winner) with Anthony Morrison (branch manager) and Derek Tomlinson (Regional sales manager).

GSF Car Parts has confirmed the January holiday winners from their ‘Here Comes Summer’ garage promotion. At the end of each month in the first quarter of 2017 a winner will be drawn from all those trade customers who’ve registered

Posted in GSF Car Parts

GSF Car Parts report record heater season

ZMQ-K175 heater

GSF Car Parts say this winter has seen record sales on their workshop heater programme from Z M Heaters, with sales rising by over 40%. The success has been attributed to two key causes; first has been the growing support

Posted in GSF Car Parts, The Parts Alliance

The Parts Alliance crowned ‘Factor Chain of the Year’ in 2017 CAT Awards

Paul Dineen with Factor of the Year Award(lo)

The Parts Alliance has been named CAT magazine’s ‘Factor Chain of the Year’. The Award came on Friday 10th February at a prestigious industry awards ceremony at Manchester’s renowned Lowry Hotel. The national trading group was represented by the eight

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GSF branch manager takes on charity marathon

Paul Snook GSF(lo)

GSF Car Parts’ long-serving Poole Branch Manager Paul Snook has been stepping up his training ahead of the London Marathon on 23rd April, after opting to enter the gruelling race to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre. Paul

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Russell Automotive reports customer praise for EDT engine cleaner


The multi-award winning EDT range has helped Steve Russell from Russell Automotive to increase profitability and customer loyalty by delivering improved vehicle driveability. As the owner of a busy workshop, Steve was keen to learn more about EDT’s engine cleaning

Posted in Clients, EDT Automotive

Garage Guide launches ‘AA Certified’ scheme

AA Certified

In response to demand from garages listed on its Garage Guide website, the AA is giving selected garages the opportunity to become ‘AA Certified’ and benefit from access to its approved company branding. Costing £95 plus VAT per month, workshops

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BBC Superfactors adds five new vans to support business growth

Comma Van 1

The Parts Alliance member BBC Superfactors has added five new Nissan NV200 vans to their growing fleet, helping support their ‘one hour’ order delivery target for garage customers. The new vehicles, sourced from Chorley Nissan, will take the total for

Posted in The Parts Alliance

Attendees value Autoinform’s technical training


With excitement building ahead of the inaugural Scottish Autoinform event, the Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) has continued to receive warm praise from the delegates that attended last November’s show in Wolverhampton. Taking place at GTG Edinburgh, it will

Posted in Clients, OESAA

Celsus UK Limited appoints Mike Keenan as Director of Sales


Celsus, distributor of JL Audio, Dynamat, KICKER and Calearo products, has promoted Mike Keenan to the newly-created role of Director of Sales to help accommodate the company’s ambitious expansion plans for 2017 and beyond. Having joined Celsus UK back in

Posted in Celsus, Clients

TechMan finds £1m business opportunity for users in Q4 2016


Garage workshop management system TechMan is pointing out an immediate benefit to customers having launched MOT date refreshing services in November 2016. Amazingly, the data cleansing process has so far revealed over 40% of customer records to have the wrong

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