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L.A. Distribution embraces AS Brand

Auto Electrical wholesalers, L.A. Distribution, has become the latest distributor to embrace the AS brand with AS-PL products arriving at the Bloomfield Commercial Centre premises of the Belfast based company.

Gavin, son of co-founder and Managing Director Leslie Hector commented: “This great opportunity for us could not have come at a better time. After just moving into our new larger warehouse facility in August 2017, we have been searching for new supply partners to work with on developing our portfolio. We believe AS-PL can support us in our aim to further strengthen our position in the market “.

Sales Director UK & Ireland for AS-PL, Kevin Sharp added: “This is a key strategic distributor appointment for AS-PL. Not only is it the company’s first ever distributor in Northern Ireland but it also complements the rest of our distribution on the island and completes our distribution strategy for the whole of Ireland.”

Sharp added: “Analysing the correct distribution partners is key in this business as the market goes through wholesale changes. Vehicle technology is changing at its fastest rate ever and the consequence of that is the Aftermarket (and wholesale distributors in particular) will have to adapt and change to the demands that customers face, as well as acknowledging that moving forward it is those that specialise in certain areas of the supply chain that will be more likely to succeed. Following several meetings with the entire team at L.A. Distribution, I am convinced we have exactly the right partner going forward. The expertise and specialist knowledge of the staff at L.A. Distribution is exceptional, coupled with their vast stock holding and superb customer service, made them the perfect partner for a ‘solus’ supply agreement covering all of Northern Ireland.”

Gavin added: “We are excited by the potential growth this appointment can provide us and we fully intend to embrace the brand that we have come to appreciate as one of quality, consistency and professionalism. We feel that AS-PL’s company ethos is very much in line with our own and therefore look forward to developing a strong and healthy working relationship over the years to come.”