Euro Car Parts
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|Founder||Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia|
|Headquarters||Wembley, London, England|
|Products||Car parts, car accessories, car maintenance, tools, paints, in-car technology, in-car entertainment|
|Revenue||£988,215,000 (profits of £64,378,000) in 2016 £904,671,000 (profits of £70,706,000) in 2015 |
Number of employees
Euro Car Parts is a distributor of car parts and accessories with over 200 locations across the UK and Ireland. The company was bought by LKQ Corporation in October 2011 for £255 million.
The company was founded when Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia opened a motor parts shop in Willesden, North West London, in 1978. Euro Car Parts now have two hundred branches nationwide, having opened their 200th branch in Moss Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom, in December 2015.
The company was sold to the LKQ Corporation of Chicago in October 2011, for a total of £255 million  and in April 2014, Mr Singh announced that he was to leave the company, in order to pursue other interests. In November 2014, Mr Singh rejoined the company, being elected onto the Board of Directors.
Operations, locations and stores
The company is based in Dordon at Junction 10 off the M42 motorway, near Tamworth. Euro Car Parts now has 16 distribution centres around the United Kingdom, and has a bulk storage facility in Bonehill, Staffordshire.
There are further locations spread around the United Kingdom, including a 185,000 sq. ft warehouse specifically for collision repair parts in Swadlincote. In July 2010, Euro Car Parts were contracted to supply components and consumables to the RAC's fleet of roadside patrol vehicles.
In April 2013, LKQ Euro purchased Sator Holdings.
In December 2015, LKQ Euro purchased Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia S.p.A.
In February 2016, IM Properties completed a 778,000 sq. ft warehouse for Euro Car Parts, to use as their national distribution centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The new building spans more than one million sq. ft including mezzanine areas, making it one of the largest distribution centres in the West Midlands.
On 2 August 2016, Euro Car Parts purchased the Arleigh Group, a specialist supplier to the leisure industry.
In October 2016, Euro Car Parts purchased Andrew Page out of administration but the CMA launched a hold separate order whilst an investigation into the purchase was undertaken. On 8 December 2017, the CMA gave notice of the proposal to accept final undertakings.
On 5 January 2017, Euro Car Parts opened their first branch in the Republic of Ireland. This was then followed by the purchase of PR Riley on 3 April and they now have 14 branches open in the ROI following the launch of the Roscommon store on 27 November 2017.
In December 2017, LKQ Euro purchased Stahlgruber.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Euro Car Parts.|
- "Company Background 2014". Euro Car Parts. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
- Car Parts Retailer Opens New Manchester Branch Manchester Evening News, 17 December 2015
- Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia sells Euro Car Parts for £225m after starting it with £5,000 The Telegraph, 5 October 2011
- Asian Entrepreneur Moves On From The Euro Car Parts Group He Founded The Telegraph, 21 April 2014
- ECP and LKQ Welcome Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia Back CAT Magazine, 12 November 2014
- ECP Wins RAC Contract AMi, 13 July 2010
- Euro Car Parts Tamworth Site Complete Insider, 12 February 2016