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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Arnold Clark Autoparts achieves 30 years of motor factoring

Date: Thursday 07 October 2021

Arnold Clark Autoparts, one of the fastest growing UK motor factors, has achieved 30 years of motor factoring in the automotive aftermarket.

The award-winning parts distributor, with branches across Scotland, Northern England and the Midlands, has continued to invest in the business and has recently announced a significant extension to its South Street premises in Glasgow, a key central distribution hub for its branch network.

Arnold Clark were originally established in 1954, when Sir Arnold Clark left the RAF and bought a Morris 10/4, and in 1991 Autoparts were established to focus on the sale of aftermarket parts. In 2010, they moved into their South Street distribution centre, which has been extended several times and now holds over 70,000 parts with a stock value of more than £3million.

In 2015, Midwest Motor Factors became part of the company adding 80 staff and more than 40 vans across a five-branch network throughout the West Midlands. Established in 1984, the knowledge and passion brought by the team has seen these branches flourish as part of the Arnold Clark group.

Success in recent years has been achieved through the company’s exclusive brands, training seminars employed through technical training centre GTG and, A-Points rewards scheme, which rewards garages for their spend with the motor factor.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Arnold Clark Autoparts have maintained their high standing across the communities it serves, making numerous donations to good causes and supporting front line workers.

Craig McCracken, Arnold Clark Autoparts Group Factor Manager, said:

“The growth of Arnold Clark Autoparts has been nothing short of phenomenal and the people – customers and team – have helped make this happen. We’ve had tremendous support along the journey, and we look to continually reward and thank customers for their loyalty. High availability of quality products has also played a major part in our success and our future investment plans will see us develop this further.”