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GSF CAR PARTS TO REINTRODUCE BENDIX BRAND OF AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING PRODUCTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM


2015

Exclusive distribution agreement makes availability of popular Bendix brand a reality for Western Europe's independent automotive aftermarket.

The Parts Alliance, GSF's parent company, has secured a long-term exclusive Western European distribution agreement to sell the Bendix brand of braking products. The agreement covers a full range of light vehicle aftermarket product categories. The company will initially focus on friction material products used in braking systems.

GSF Car Parts has a long and successful history selling Bendix braking products in the United Kingdom. The new marketing programme will highlight Bendix's historical reputation for quality, and the benefits of increasing quality options for the consumer in deciding between replacement parts.

The Bendix brand has been a leader in braking technology for nearly 100 years. It was used in the development and manufacturing of the first four-wheel automotive braking system in 1924. Bendix also introduced the first semi-metallic brake pads and the first duo-servo hydraulic drum brakes. By the late 1960's Bendix was the world leader supplying automotive braking products to more vehicle manufacturers than any other producer.

"We've been working on this project for some time, and we’re delighted to reach the position to once again offer the Bendix brand to our customers," said GSF Car Parts Managing Director Jonny West. "Our business will continue to invest in the Bendix brand which has always been associated with exceptional quality and product innovation by our customers."

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance, said, "We are pleased to help GSF Car Parts achieve their ambition of returning the Bendix brand to the UK automotive aftermarket."

GSF Car Parts anticipate Bendix products will be available for trade garage customers from GSF's national branch network as early as this autumn.

Further Information
James Onions | T. 07966 138883 | james.@autotechcomms.co.uk
Web: www.gsfcarparts.com

About GSF Car Parts

GSF Car Parts has a successful trading history spanning over 30 years.

GSF was brought together in April 2000 by the German & Swedish Management Team, with origins in a number of long standing expert car parts specialists. GSF Car Parts joined The Parts Alliance in September 2015.

Today, GSF Car Parts employs principal activity is trade business to the UK garage network with over 1,000 people serving the UK and Ireland through over 65 stores and over 400 GSF delivery vans, managed from centrally-located headquarters in Birmingham.

GSF's fast-growing retail business supplies components and consumables direct to customers’ doors and through 'click and collect' from a sophisticated online catalogue and e-commerce site. In many cases, customers can save up to 50% off main dealer retail prices.




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