Andrew Page announces 2014 Supplier Awards winners

As a way to recognise the outstanding contribution made by its suppliers in 2014, leading distributor of autoparts and workshop equipment, Andrew Page, has announced the winners of its inaugural Suppliers Awards.

Taking top honours, TMD was named as overall best supplier, while Unipart Group was presented with the breakthrough supplier award. TMD also picked up The Andrew Page Quality Award, helping to mark a successful year between the two companies. There were also awards for Mann Filters, Shaeffler UK, Benson and Tetrosyl.

Categories vary from those that acknowledge good service and long-term partnerships, to those focussing on retail products and new product development – with each recipient a worthy winner. The awards have been introduced by Andrew Page this year to show its appreciation to some of its key suppliers.

Jim Sumner, Executive Chairman of Andrew Page commented: “It is a real pleasure to single out and appreciate the continued efforts and support that our key strategic supply partners have provided, helping to make 2014 a transformational year.”

Mr Fotios Katsardis President and CEO of Temot international, the leading European aftermarket buying group commented, “I am extremely proud that our UK share holder Andrew Page has taken this opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that its suppliers made to its growth in 2014. I am also very pleased that Temot approved suppliers feature so prominently in the awards.”

Envisaged as an annual event, the Andrew Page Supplier Awards will continue to celebrate the company’s philosophy of working closely with its suppliers and providing the highest quality products, services and training.

Full list of Andrew Page’s 2014 Supplier Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award:                    Mann Filters
  • The Andrew Page Quality Award:            TMD
  • Long-term Partnership Award:                 Shaeffler UK
  • 2014 Breakthrough Supplier Award:         Unipart Group
  • New Product Development Award:          Benson
  • Best Retail Products Award:                   Tetrosyl
  • 2014 Overall Best Supplier Award:          TMD

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About Andrew Page Limited

Having originally been founded by Andrew Page in 1917, his son James, formed Andrew Page Limited in 1946. The company is an independent distributor of quality vehicle components, workshop equipment, tools and diagnostics. From its Leeds headquarters it controls all nationwide branches and employs over 2,000 people.

The company has grown progressively and underlined its national reach. This includes purchasing the Camberley Auto Factors (CAF) branch network in the south of England, acquiring 21 Unipart Automotive branches following the collapse of the company in 2014, and the subsequent rebranding as Andrew Page, The Autoparts People.

The AP-Tech division meets customer requirements for tools and workshop equipment and reaches customers across the UK through its website www.ap-tech.co.uk. Auto Education is a training programme run by Andrew Page Limited and consists of 30 courses designed to improve and advance technicians skills to recognised national standards. Further information on the training courses and how to book can be found at: www.autoeducation.co.uk.

For further Andrew Page press information, please contact Automotive PR:

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I am extremely proud that our UK share holder Andrew Page has taken this opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that its suppliers made to its growth in 2014. I am also very pleased that Temot approved suppliers feature so prominently in the awards
Fotios Katsardis President and CEO of Temot international
It is a real pleasure to single out and appreciate the continued efforts and support that our key strategic supply partners have provided, helping to make 2014 a transformational year
Jim Sumner, Executive Chairman of Andrew Page