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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Team P R Reilly joins ECP as part of the LKQ family

Date: Monday 03 April 2017

Euro Car Parts, an LKQ company, has announced that it has acquired the business of Team P R Reilly, a leading, family-owned, car parts, accessories and ,bodyshop business based out of Dublin, Ireland, and Karkraft (N.I.) Limited of Belfast, UK, a paint and collision repair supply specialist. The agreement ,expands Euro Car Parts&rsquo, operations across Ireland, with a key focus on enhancing product availability, further improving delivery times and expanding into ,new market sectors.

Euro Car Parts CEO, Martin Gray, said: &ldquo,A strong track record, significant market expertise and a cultural approach so like our own, meant that the ,opportunity to work alongside Norbert Reilly and the senior management team at Team P R Reilly was not to be missed. We immediately felt that we had the same ,goal in mind: to deliver exceptional customer service, keep the independent aftermarket competitive and support the industry in developing its own profile. ,

Over the coming months, we will share best practices and take advantage of the opportunities to learn from one another across market sectors and distribution ,channels.&rdquo,

Gray continued: &ldquo,We are particularly excited about leveraging our global sourcing network to equip our customer partners with unparalleled choice of ,mechanical and collision parts, paint and specialist equipment.&rdquo,

UK Chairman and LKQ Board Member, Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, added: &ldquo,I&rsquo,m delighted to welcome Team P R Reilly colleagues to the family and the next stage of ,the incredible Euro Car Parts journey. Team P R Reilly has a heritage stretching back more than 75 years and we have a duty to our customers, partners, ,employees and suppliers to ensure that we build relationships that will lead to sustainable and considerable growth. Everyone has a part to play in our ,ambitious growth plans and I look forward to working with the senior team to support their strategic direction and leadership.&rdquo,

Following the acquisition, the senior Team P R Reilly management team remains in place while the company&rsquo,s more than 150 employees will benefit from ,professional opportunities and training across LKQ Corporation&rsquo,s global platform, which employs more than 40,000 people worldwide. ,