The Parts Alliance named UK’s Most Innovative Automotive Distributor

The Parts Alliance has been named the UK’s Most Innovative Automotive Distributor 2015 in new awards that recognise business excellence.

The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards look for leaders in a range of industry sectors with the objective of identifying the ‘the most innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business’.

Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, said: “Innovation and excellence are at the heart of our business. They, along with a committed and talented workforce, drive us forward in a hugely competitive and changing market.

“Over the past 12 months, working to our 10-Steps programme, we have strengthened the product choice, service, value and expertise that we offer to our independent and national customers alike.

“We’ve also grown to a national footprint of well over 300 branches, with new businesses integrated and new systems introduced across the Group, so the customer receives consistent, best-in-class service wherever they may be.”

Among the innovations in 2015 are the Parts Alliance Reporting and Compliance tool, PARC, and its world industry first autoparts vending concept PA PartVend.

Sephton added: “Positioning The Parts Alliance as a technology leader is one of our key objectives. Through our unique and proprietary systems we have big data that we can share with our customers to improve their businesses.”

The judging panel reviewed the activities of short-listed companies over the past 12 months looking for ‘a willingness to adapt to the ever changing environment of their respective fields’ while achieving ‘exceptional performance and success’.

Awards Director Leah Jones said: “Each and every winner was chosen on merit and has shown excellence, innovation and strong leadership throughout the past calendar year.”

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This year’s award follows one in 2014 for the ‘Best Automotive Transactions’, awarded by Deal Feed international.