Andrew Page stars in Institute of the Motoring Industry video

Reflecting the major investment made in the business over the last two years and long standing reputation for industry training, Andrew Page plays a starring role in a new video commissioned by the Institute of the Motoring Industry (IMI) to demonstrate how key companies in the motor industry are tackling the challenges of the future.

The ’Driving Change’ news-style video series from the IMI and ITN Productions, shows how Andrew Page is now set to meet the demands of the UK aftermarket through efficient parts supply and in-depth product and technical systems training.

Introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and reporter Lucy Siegle, the Andrew Page content features in the Powering the future section of the programme, and covers a number of Andrew Page’s operations including the Markham Vale distribution facility and an Andrew Page depot.

Featuring customer feedback and an AP-Tech/Auto Education technician, the four-minute video also gives viewers a glimpse at what Andrew Page is doing to support the aftermarket with streamlined processes and modern-day training.

Recent enhancements to Andrew Page’s Auto Education offering have added IMI-accredited courses and strengthen the company’s position as a one-stop-shop for garages requiring new diagnostic equipment and staff training.

As explained in the video, the technology on modern cars is developing at an incredible rate, with the average car on the road today having more electronic hardware than the equipment used for the first Moon landing. Because of this, Andrew Page has to ensure the right parts are consistently in the right place to fulfil orders as quickly as possible.

These developments have led to more electrical components being fitted to vehicles, meaning a gradual shift in the parts held at Andrew Page depots and a greater necessity for garage technicians to be trained in vehicle diagnostics. This year Andrew Page introduced its IMI Diagnostic Technician Accreditation Program through Auto Education, which forms an automotive technician’s first step to becoming an IMI Master Technician.

Rob Croft, AP-Tech manager said: “Our approach has always been to build long-term relationships with the garages we work with, providing training and equipment servicing alongside the traditional supply of parts. Our AP-Tech and Auto Education divisions have seen significant investments recently, having IMI-accredited courses strengthens our offering further.”

The full programme and further information about the ‘Driving Change’ series of in-depth online programmes by the IMI, produced in partnership with ITN Productions, can be accessed here: https://itnproductions.wistia.com/medias/eus4x68k0m

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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 2,200 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 in 2012, acquiring 21 Unipart Automotive branches following the collapse of the company in 2014, and more recently acquiring Japanese & Korean parts specialist Solid Auto.

Andrew Page supplies products from many of the world's leading automotive component makers, including Bosch, Unipart, LuK, Yuasa, QH and Mann & Hummel along with its own brands Solid Auto and Drivemaster.

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.

In June 2015 Andrew Page launched its online web store aimed at retail customers, including enthusiasts and professional technicians.

For further Andrew Page press information, please contact Torque:

Matt Sanger       – 020 7952 1079 or msanger@torqueagencygroup.com
Adam Forshaw   – 020 7952 1082 or aforshaw@torqueagencygroup.com

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