CVW discovers the story behind Amipart, the wholesale supplier of truck components with global ambitions.
Amipart was founded in 2004 when the Leyland Exports Group recognised the requirement for a wholesale supplier of truck parts that was focused on quality replacement components, offered at a competitive price.
Amipart claims to be one of the UK’s largest independent distributors of replacement truck spares, supplying replacement commercial vehicle spares. Based in Leyland, a town with trucks and buses ingrained in its history, the company offers over 20,000 product lines from its 50,000ft2 purpose-built facility. The location, combined with the company’s logistics capabilities, ensures a continued ability to supply customers on a next-day basis.
Supplying to distributors across the UK and overseas, Amipart carefully selects its portfolio of manufacturers. These manufacturers will often listen to the input provided by Amipart on the best future product requirements. Such close ties between manufacturer and supplier allows for the company’s range to continually expand, benefitting the customer.
A major focus of Amipart is to supply replacement under-chassis parts and body panels for MAN, Iveco, Mercedes, DAF, Volvo, Renault and Scania to dealer and non-franchised distributors. These under-chassis components are predominantly sourced from ISO or TUV approved suppliers. However, the company’s offering goes beyond this to distributing a comprehensive supply of the latest product ranges in the following specialist areas: body panels, brake discs and pads, lighting and electrical, steering, suspension, starters and alternators, shock absorbers, NOx sensors, and silicone hoses. In addition, engine and gearbox components are available from its sister divisions, which have their own focus and heritage within the Leyland Exports Group:
■ Omnipart – Engine parts
■ GardnerParts – Transmission parts
■ Leyland Bus Parts – Supplying overseas fleets of European buses with spares
■ Leyland Exports – Supplying all group products to over 70 countries
■ Leyland Hose and Silicone – Manufacturer of silicone hoses
Amipart staff have wide-ranging experience in most aspects of the CV market. Many have a practical background and are therefore able to understand what the customer requires.
Through careful investment in systems, stock and warehouse, the team provides professional advice and delivers a premium service to customers across the UK and Ireland. This attitude towards customer service also encompasses the company’s global approach. Exporting to over 70 countries, Amipart serves customers in some of the most challenging developing markets, to those in some of the most sophisticated.
The company’s global sourcing strategy incorporates only quality-approved suppliers, which enables its growing customer base to benefit from volume purchasing and highly competitive pricing. Continued investment in new product lines and expert staff enables Amipart to achieve year-on-year growth by working closely with its portfolio of suppliers, ensuring high levels of availability; allowing the company to provide a broad client base with quality products and services.