‘Sleeping big’ GSF Automotive Components units out strategic imaginative and prescient

GSF Automotive Components has unveiled bold plans to take a position, develop and enhance the automotive aftermarket enterprise.

Greater than 300 managers from throughout the nationwide motor issue’s 180 branches and specialist help groups attended its two-day Supercharged for Success employees convention in Birmingham to which provider companions have been additionally invited.

On the occasion, the corporate’s introduced plans to open a substantive variety of new branches in early 2024, with the creation of tons of of recent jobs, along with a market-leading catalogue and to revitalise its provide chain and techniques to make sure GSF is as straightforward as potential to do enterprise with.

The elements provider operates 180 branches throughout the UK and Eire, supplying hundreds of unbiased garages, nationwide chains and retail prospects with elements, specialist coaching, instruments and tools. The community is supported by centralised specialist departments in key areas resembling procurement and provide chain, advertising and nationwide accounts. The enterprise additionally advantages from built-in IT techniques, which embrace its industry-leading catalogue system, Allicat and entry to its nationwide storage programme Servicesure.

In 2023 personal fairness agency Epiris co-invested in GSF alongside the Ahluwalia household which acquired the enterprise from LKQ Company. The co-investment marks Ahluwalia’s return to the automotive afterparts market. Having based Euro Automotive Components in 1978, he scaled the enterprise from a single automotive equipment retailer in London into the most important automotive elements distributor and retailer within the UK, with 260 branches nationwide and annual gross sales of over £1.2 billion.

GSF Automotive Components CEO Steve Horne stated: “One of many prime priorities for Sukhpal and I after we joined was getting all our managers and suppliers collectively as quickly as we may, as a result of we all know the ability of speaking the plans and imaginative and prescient we’ve received for the way forward for GSF.

“The suggestions we’ve had concerning the occasion from each our individuals and our suppliers has been phenomenal, unprecedented. There’s an actual ardour, sense of real pleasure and vitality about GSF and the place we’re entering into 2024 and past, and that’s as a result of the success we’re going to drive will profit each a part of the aftermarket provide chain, from producers to garages and street customers.

“By investing, increasing and enhancing our enterprise, we’ll rework GSF from a sleeping big into the companion, vendor and employer of alternative in our {industry}.”

Government chairman Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia stated: “It’s so good to be again within the {industry} and serving to to guide GSF ahead. It is a implausible group and we see big potential for the enterprise and its individuals, so we’re going to give them every thing they should succeed for our prospects. By working with our {industry}’s finest suppliers, recruiting and retaining the very best individuals and delivering each component of the fundamentals by way of distinctive service to prospects, we’ll supercharge GSF and take this enterprise to the following degree within the years to return.”



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