The Parts Alliance aquires GSF

Moves takes network to over 300 branches

Published:  05 October, 2015

The Parts alliance has acquired GSF Car Parts, adding the company's 75 UK branches to its network.

The deal sees The Parts Alliance's total network grow to over 300 outlets, giving the group increased coverage in the UK and Ireland. GSF will be a wholly-owned business within the group but will continue to trade under its own brand name. The company will also continue under the Chairmanship of Stan West and his current management team. Stan West will also join the Board of the Group.

Commenting on the merger, Stan West, Chairman and founder of GSF, said: "This marks a great new chapter in the evolution of the company that I founded in 1977. GSF's merger with The Parts Alliance and HgCapital's investment allow us to maintain not only our culture and brand but also helps to create a true market leader."

Peter Sephton, Chief Executive of The Parts Alliance, said: "This is a hugely significant acquisition which strengthens the product choice, service, value and expertise that we offer to our independent and national customers alike.

"GSF is a dynamic and successful business and I'm delighted to welcome Stan West and his 1,000 colleagues to our growing group. It's a great match.  We share the same values and both believe in building lasting relationships with customers and suppliers.

"This deal gives us unrivalled coverage: ensuring delivery on the ground to national and independent garages and workshops by people who really understand their local market."

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