Sukhpal drives ECP on

Original founder of Euro Car Parts (ECP), Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, has agreed to extend his contract with the business.

The deal sees Sukhpal retain his position as executive chairman of LKQ’s operations in the UK and Republic of Ireland and continue as a member of LKQ Corporation’s board of directors.

Martin Gray, CEO of ECP commented, ‘It’s been a landmark three years for ECP, and Sukhpal has again played the pivotal role in helping to drive the business forward.

‘Sukhpal is an inspirational leader and mentor, and without doubt one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. It’s fantastic news that we will continue to benefit from Sukhpal’s tenacity, experience and commercial acumen, helping us to maximise opportunities for our customers.’

Sukhpal said, ‘I look forward to another exciting three years with the company, as we strive to offer a ground-breaking, innovative service to our client-base.’

Meanwhile, Euro Car Parts and Sukhpal have invested in the UK heavy truck parts aftermarket with a significant investment in Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd (Digraph). The majority investor is Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, with investment also made by Euro Car Parts Ltd and by James Rawson, who remains as managing director of Digraph.

James said, ‘The investment is going to enable Digraph to access to the resources we need to grow the business and implement our expansion plans. We will work closely with ECP to enhance customer service levels.’

Sukhpal commented, ‘I am truly excited by the prospect of working with James Rawson and his talented and experienced Digraph team, all of whom are remaining with the company. I am particularly pleased that Digraph’s founder and outgoing chairman, Peter Rawson, has also offered to stay on indefinitely, giving his invaluable advice. Peter is a motor trade hero and epitomises the Digraph maxim… ‘whatever it takes’.’