The UK’s fastest growing commercial vehicle motor factor business, Digraph, will open 16 new branches in the next six months and create 164 jobs as part of an aggressive growth strategy.
The moves will be in addition to several acquisitions of similar businesses and expansion of existing branches.
The move follows significant investment in the company by Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia and Euro Car Parts Ltd (ECP). The expansion is part of Digraph’s strategy to transform the industry by helping customers to reduce downtime, cut costs and increase efficiency.
Sukhpal commented, ‘Locations, stock and logistics are relatively straightforward – indeed we once opened 12 Euro Car Parts branches in a single day. Our challenge is to find the right people and partners to join us in delivering our vision of market-leading customer service nationwide. We are building our new branches around the best team players.
‘We are shaking up the industry in other ways too, with major investment in stock ranges, accelerated delivery speeds and added-value programmes, as we continue to build the UK’s most powerful team.’
Branch expansions and upgrades are happening in Gloucester, Northampton, Nuneaton and Stoke. The Northwich branch is relocating to larger premises in Ellesmere Port which will treble the stock holding and give improved deliveries to the customer base.
Brand new Digraph branches are also planned for Bristol, Cardiff, Carlisle, Crawley, Farnborough, Glasgow, Heathrow, Leeds, Leighton Buzzard, Manchester, Norwich, Peterborough, Preston, Reading, Swindon and Woodford Green.