ECP confirms CEO change

Euro Car Parts has today confirmed that CEO Martin Gray has left the company.

It’s also been reported that Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia has stepped down.

A statement from Euro Car Parts said, ‘Euro Car Parts announced today that Andy Hamilton has been appointed CEO of the ECP Group, effective immediately, replacing Martin Gray who has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.

‘Hamilton joined Euro Car Parts in 2010 and held several different roles within the company, the last of which was chief operating officer. During that period ECP saw unprecedented growth as the branch network increased from 89 to over 220 locations.

‘In 2016, Andy was asked to assume a position with LKQ Europe and most recently held the title chief commercial officer, where he was responsible for several key pan-European projects related to digital strategy, revenue optimisation, category and product management, data analytics, pricing and garage customer concepts.

‘Prior to ECP, Andy held a variety of management roles for Halfords Group, the UK’s leading automotive and leisure retailer with over 500 locations.

‘Commenting on the changes John Quinn, CEO for LKQ’s European operations said, ‘I am delighted to have someone with Andy’s customer focus and experience leading Euro Car Parts. With the completion of our new National Warehouse in Dublin to service the ROI and with our Tamworth distribution facility now fully operational, we are poised to continue our growth track.’

‘2018 saw Euro Car Parts complete a number of important projects. After gaining clearance from the CMA they were able to integrate the Andrew Page logistics and purchasing functions. The company relocated out of several warehouses around the country into its Tamworth operations, including its highly automated T2 warehouse. It also completed a new distribution warehouse in Dublin to better service the ROI market.

‘With the efforts these projects required now behind us, we can return our energy to growing our business and providing the outstanding service and value to our customers that we have been long known for. It is an exciting time to be leading Euro Car Parts,’ said Hamilton. ‘I look forward to re-joining my colleagues as we take Euro Car Parts to the next level of operational excellence.’