Factor Focus
  • Building an Identity

    Over the course of its 50 years, Melksham Motor Spares has come to understand how it can best fulfil its ...

    Over the course of its 50 years, Melksham Motor Spares has come to understand how it can best fulfil its role in the supply chain. PMF visited the factor to investigate what it is about the business t ...

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  • The Spartan Way

    Lee Gratton, Operations Director and Co-Founder of Spartan Motor Factors, explains how the business manag ...

    Lee Gratton, Operations Director and Co-Founder of Spartan Motor Factors, explains how the business managed to overcome the odds and grow Spartan Motor Factors into one of the largest parts’ distribut ...

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  • Rooted in Recovery

    Over the years, many motor factors have diversified their offering in order to keep up with market demand ...

    Over the years, many motor factors have diversified their offering in order to keep up with market demand – perhaps deciding to open a retail arm or venture into bike parts. However, WRS Motor Factors ...

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  • Road & Rally Puts On A Show

    For its 40th anniversary, Road & Rally Discount Accessories held a trade show at the Proact Stadium i ...

    For its 40th anniversary, Road & Rally Discount Accessories held a trade show at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield for its customers and suppliers. To find out a little more about the business and ...

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  • ‘Part of the New Generation’

    The Parts Alliance announced the opening of SC Motor Factors Croydon in February of this year. PMF checke ...

    The Parts Alliance announced the opening of SC Motor Factors Croydon in February of this year. PMF checked in with Steve Gray, Divisional Director, and Tony Shearer, Operational Development Director, ...

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  • Discount Car Spares – The Retail Factor

    Having a retail arm is becoming increasingly common amongst factor businesses. Discount Car Spares (DCS) ...

    Having a retail arm is becoming increasingly common amongst factor businesses. Discount Car Spares (DCS) in Leatherhead, Surrey, has been capitalising on this trend for a number of years now, so PMF s ...

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  • Express Car Parts

    For this month’s Factor Focus, PMF talks to Mark Taylor at Express Car Parts in Horsham, West Sussex, abo ...

    For this month’s Factor Focus, PMF talks to Mark Taylor at Express Car Parts in Horsham, West Sussex, about the year ahead and how the business deals with the daily challenges of running a multi-branc ...

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  • Rising From the Ashes

    In the not too distant past, a fire, like the one that destroyed the offices of AGM Complete Parts & ...

    In the not too distant past, a fire, like the one that destroyed the offices of AGM Complete Parts & Components, would have been the end of most motor factors. Thankfully, through modern day data ...

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  • Engineering Power

    Drifting from the more traditional motor factor business, this month, PMF talks to Steve Burton, Managing ...

    Drifting from the more traditional motor factor business, this month, PMF talks to Steve Burton, Managing Director at Burton Power. Originally an engineering company providing specialist services to t ...

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  • Dunlops Auto Shop

    PMF takes a trip to Glasgow to talk to veteran factor business owner, Fred Dunlop, about the years he’s s ...

    PMF takes a trip to Glasgow to talk to veteran factor business owner, Fred Dunlop, about the years he’s spent in the industry and how he has had to adapt his approach to a changing market. Q. Thank yo ...

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