Commercial vehicle motor factor business, Digraph, plans to open 16 new branches in the next six months, creating 164 jobs, as part of an aggressive growth strategy. This 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. The company says the expansion is part of a strategy to transform the industry by helping customers to reduce downtime, cut costs and increase efficiency.
The new outlets are said to be in key locations across the UK, stretching from Glasgow in the north, to Crawley in the south. Each branch of this family-owned business stocks a wide range of original-quality parts from leading manufacturers, providing fast, off-the-shelf deliveries to commercial vehicle fleet operators and truck and trailer repairers.
Solid backing from an experienced team of seasoned professionals supports these aggressive growth plans for Digraph. As 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.