Euro Car Parts will pass the 100-branch mark thanks to new store openings in early 2012.
The fast-growing firm is currently in final stages of refurbishing or building state-of-the-art new outlets to serve Blackpool, Borehamwood, Brixton, Chesterfield, Huddersfield, Kings Lynn, Lincoln, Littlehampton, Luton/Dunstable, Sutton, Tyseley, Wapping and Wokingham. These will all be open by the end of Q1 2012, creating more than 600 new jobs for local people. Indeed, the recruitment drive is already at an advanced stage.
Having an established nationwide network was vital in attracting new owner, the LKQ Corporation (LKQ), which fully supports the ambitious expansion plans set out by Euro Car Parts’ founder and managing director, Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia.The Chicago-based company’s ability to access to fresh capital will enable Euro Car Parts to expand quicker than previously planned while improving the customer experience still further.
Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia commented: “Euro Car Parts has built its reputation on friendly service, great availability, choice and competitive prices. The Euro Car Parts management team to continue rapid expansion in the UK and to explore additional opportunities throughout Europe.Local garages will benefit from easy access to the UK’s largest range of car parts, and the new stores will also mean job creation in locals areas at a time when unemployment is at an all time high. We are proud to be actively searching for new sites and new recruits during this challenging economic period. While many organisations are looking to rationalise, Euro Car Parts continues to thrive.”
Peoples director, Martin Gray,added: “One of the main reasons Euro Car Parts has been able to expand so effectively is our policy of recruiting for all roles, including management positions, locally. There is no beating local knowledge and we make sure we recruit the best by offering exceptional career prospects. We are renowned for our expertise in training and have already recruited several new managers to run the new branches.They are currently going through an intensive three-month induction programme to get them properly integrated into our network, for example, by getting them up to speed with our industry-leading cataloguing system. This will ensure that Euro Car Parts’ customer service levels remain second to none.”