Momentum increases as Andrew Page launches new online store

Expanding its position as the UK’s leading automotive parts and workshop equipment distributor, Andrew Page has now launched its new online store aimed at retail customers, including enthusiasts and professional technicians.

The new store offers online access to the full breadth and depth of Andrew Page’s product range and reflects the growing nature of the business over the last 18 months.  Jim Sumner, Chairman commented, “After a record Q1 in 2015, completion of our Markham Vale expansion last month and the launch of our new online store, mean that we are confident of maintaining our double-digit growth in the business across a range of channels and product categories.”

With a detailed catalogue, a dedicated customer support service along with a branch click & collect option, the online store has been designed to provide the same value and advice that Andrew Page’s traditional customers have come to expect over its 98 year history.

“This is a logical step in the development of our increasingly multi-channel business,” said Mark Saunders, chief executive of Andrew Page. “The specific investment in expanding our central distribution centre was to significantly develop our B2C and retail capability, along with expanding our consumables offering.”

Covering everything from brake pads to clutches, customers can ensure they receive the right parts for the job, thanks to accurate mapping of OE parts suppliers’ data against the UK vehicle parc. Armed with just a registration number, the correct items can be selected and purchased with the minimum of fuss.

The new online development comes as a result of collaboration with foremost vehicle and parts data platform providers, CarweB and MAM Software. This has provided highly accurate catalogue content on a stable platform, and has proved perfect for on-line operations as well as over the counter sales, all in real time.

The new Andrew Page online store is now live: Retail.andrewpage.com

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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 2,600 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.

Andrew Page supplies products from many of the world's leading automotive component makers, including Unipart, Mintex, LuK, and Mann + Hummel.

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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