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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

The new same-day alliance

Date: 15-Feb-2019

Kilen Springs have partnered with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to create a new same-day alliance, offering multiple same-day deliveries across GB.  
Marathon is an independent national wholesale distributor, delivering a growing portfolio of brands from its 14 strategically-located distribution centres. Having concluded the first month of 2019, Marathon has confirmed that their partnership with Kilen has delivered huge growth over their already-strong spring sales prior to the change.
Colin Fisher, Marathon’s Sales & Marketing Director, said: “Kilen’s quality, range and availability has certainly stood up to scrutiny, and our spring sales are substantially up on 2018. The addition of leaf springs and gas springs has also proved to be a great success, and our frequent same-day service and local comprehensive stocks are clearly supporting this substantial growth.”
As one of the UK aftermarket’s foremost suppliers of automotive springs, Kilen provide a market-leading range of OE-quality springs, with unsurpassed service to support sales growth for their customers. Kilen produce the world’s largest range of automotive coil springs, and all Kilen aftermarket springs are guaranteed to match or exceed OE quality.
Each of Marathon’s regional distribution centres stock an extensive range of Kilen Coil, Gas, and Leaf springs, with a massive 10,000 springs on the shelf at their national distribution centre in Redditch alone, giving over 99% availability.
Marathon opened two new distribution centres in the North West and North East in 2018, extending their same-day capability in two key regions of the country, and further sites are planned. Marathon’s in-house electronic trading platform, EMPOWER, offers factors live pricing and availability, online ordering and cataloguing inclusive of free VRM look-up.
Pete Dancer, Kilen Springs Business Development Manager, said: “We are delighted with the initial success of our partnership with Marathon, and feel confident that we will continue to successfully grow sales together. Marathon’s logistics and their increasing ability to offer multiple same-day deliveries nationwide will undoubtedly continue to deliver benefits to Kilen stockists.”

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