Strength in numbers
"CES is a member of The Parts Alliance. Consisting of ten strategically located independent distributors, specialising in the national and local supply of branded products and support services. The group has an annual turnover of more than £330 million."
There are many benefits gained by working alongside ten of the best distributors in the UK. Being able to leverage huge purchasing power results in savings that are passed onto our customers, whilst sharing ideas and best practice helps CES remain at the forefront of the industry.
The group mission statement is ‘local service, national strength.’ It’s a key differential. As ten independent regional motor factors, Parts Alliance customers receive the focus that only a local business can provide, combined with the distribution and logistical capabilities of a much larger national entity.
The Parts Alliance also runs its own national garage network. It consists of quality, independent garages, who share the common goal of offering the highest standards of customer care. Every member garage is working towards a BSI Kitemark accreditation, is part of a code scheme with OFT stage 2 approval or signed up to MICSR.
To help member garages excel, the Parts Alliance provides a package of initiatives and support. This includes training, administration assistance (legal back up, waste management solutions, marketing) and a national apprenticeship programme.
Garages also appear on the car servicing website www.ebeepbeep.com, giving them access to the ever increasing online channel. Affordable equipment leasing helps them offer new services and keep pace with the latest vehicle technology. GS One Stop is a garage management software system, assisting the effective daily management of their business. With such an array of services, The Parts Alliance garage programme is the most comprehensive programme available.