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AV Taylor - new member of the PDP Group

AV Taylor Ltd latest member to join PDP Group membership roster

PDP Group are proud to announce that AV Taylor Ltd, has joined our expanding network of leading aftermarket businesses.

A.V Taylor Ltd is a long-standing independent motor factor and the North East's leading car part and accessory retailer, adding greater strength to our coverage in the North of England.

Alastair Whatmore, Chairman Parts Distribution Partnership, said: "We're delighted to welcome AV Taylor to the group."


IAAF Winners - Melksham Motor Spares

Melksham Motor Spares - IAAF Car Distributor of Excellence!

Melksham Motor Spares are proud to announce their award of Car Distributor of Excellence at the The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) Annual Awards & Dinner 2018.

Based in the South West with branches in Melksham and Frome, MMS are perfectly placed to provide customers with a level of service that is second to none. Established in 1968, they remain an independent firm with traditional values and their acknowledgment by the IAAF and industry peers is testament to their superb service to garage, trade and private customers.

The rest of the members of the PDP Group would like to add their congratulations on this well deserved accolade.


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Jim Mazza joins the PDP team!

Parts Distribution Partnership are delighted to announce that Jim Mazza will be joining the Group's management team with immediate effect as Vice Chairman. Working with the members he will assist in every aspect of the group's development.

Alastair Whatmore the PDP Group Chairman comments: "With consolidation in the market showing little signs of slowing down, we recognise the need to change, to grow and to develop a group that is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that undoubtedly exist for independent motor factors and their suppliers.

Jim has an impressive track record in the automotive aftermarket and brings to our group a wealth of experience and buying group knowledge which will undoubtedly help us to achieve our objectives.

I am pleased that Jim has demonstrated his commitment to PDP in agreeing an initial fixed term agreement of three years with the option to extend it at the end of the period and am looking forward to the progress we will make together".

Jim Mazza says "On a personal note I am glad that the weeks of speculation have come to an end and whilst somewhat bemused and flattered by the level of interest my return to the aftermarket has created, I am humbled by the levels of support I have received since first suggesting that I would like to get involved again".

Jim Mazza adds: "A decision to join the PDP team was not taken lightly and having spent some time looking at what PDP does and its hopes and aspirations, I came away convinced that the group presents exciting prospects to grow and develop initially for the benefit of the existing membership, but ultimately for those motor factors looking for a safe harbour in turbulent times.

PDP is undoubtedly a platform to build on and I am looking forward with relish to working with the group, its members and its supplier partners and helping PDP achieve its ambitious aims'.


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New role for Martin

The PDP are delighted to announce the promotion of Martin Pavier to Commercial Director of the Group. Martin has worked hard to develop strong supplier relationships and worked with individual members to help them with the introduction of new product ranges to the benefit of all their businesses. We wish martin well in his new role.


David Rimmer

Welcome to David

David Rimmer joins the PDP as Sales Director. David has enjoyed a successful career in sales with Schaeffler UK for many years and looks forward to the new challenge within the PDP. David will work closely with both Martin Pavier and Group Chairman Alastair Whatmore. We welcome David and wish him well.


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MTS Exhausts

The PDP are proud to announce the approval of MTS exhausts. Established in 1973 MTS have been producing exhaust silencers to OE specification and above. Their autonomous robots ensure the highest quality of weld to match the pressed muffler interior and 2mm thick end caps. The visual appearance of the MTS exhaust along with the weight of the product was apparent in the search for a premium supplier. The Italy based manufacturer now has a distribution site in the UK to service the PDP members on a daily basis. Members of the PDP are offered exclusive distribution to their area of operation.