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246 motor factor members across the UK

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Established presence in over 60 countries

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547 motor factor locations

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Over 150 approved suppliers

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Our group includes motor factor businesses, approved suppliers and a well-resourced garage network that covers the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Our members all benefit from the investments that we make in different ways, but the goal is the same. To ensure that GROUPAUTO continues to be the best-resourced group in the industry.


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Full throttle from SMPE with further increased application coverage

Over one million extra vehicles now covered by existing Throttle Body range Automotive parts manufacturer and supplier of OE quality parts Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE), has increased its number of applications across its existing Throttle Body range, with over...

HELLA increases sales and earnings in a challenging market environment

Currency and portfolio-adjusted sales increase by 7.3% in the first half of the fiscal year; reported sales increase by 2.8% to € 3.6 billion, taking into account the effects of exchange rates, as well as the divestment of the wholesale...


Specialist Knowledge Delivers The Goods First Line Ltd is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of replacement Steering & Suspension components, with a range of more than 8,500 references. This depth of range is accompanied by extensive product knowledge and...

Opera Automotive joins IAAF

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) is delighted to announce that exhaust supplier Opera Automotive has joined as a member. The sign-up is another significant endorsement for the IAAF, as it heads towards the end of a very successful 12-month...

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing reflect on a dominant 2018

DENSO-sponsored TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has now won four of the five WEC races this season TS050 Hybrid powertrain featuring DENSO technology has helped Toyota to four 1-2 finishes Team heads into the Christmas break with a 28-point Championship lead The...

Garage Equipment apprentices win first prize in Apprenticeship Challenge

“Prize highlights opportunities in Garage Equipment Apprenticeships” Autoparts Garage Equipment apprentices Louis Kane and Darren McCaig have won the Glasgow Apprenticeship Challenge, fighting off stiff competition from companies across the city. The talented duo were awarded top prize at “Developing...

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Comprising of AutoCare and Approved Garages for passenger vehicles and TOP TRUCK for commercial vehicles, our garage networks offer a great chance for independent garages to access GROUPAUTO’s support and training programmes.

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