ANDREW Page has closed 10 branches across the UK, with many redirecting calls to nearby centres run by its parent company Euro Car Parts.
Stores in Carlisle and Ellesmere Port were shut last week with those in locations such as Cardiff, Peterborough, Kettering, Shrewsbury and Chesterfield closing their doors this week.
One Euro Car Parts employee told Workshop Magazine that the Andrew Page site in Cardiff had closed yesterday (January 29).
Calls to branches in Cardiff, Peterborough, Kettering and Shrewsbury are all now redirected to Euro Car Parts.
A spokesperson for Euro Car Parts told Workshop Magazine: ‘We can confirm that we have closed 10 Andrew Page branches, following the completion of a recent operational review by the Andrew Page management team.
‘There are no plans to close any further Andrew Page branches. We are currently working with employees at affected branches to look for alternative options within the ECP or Andrew Page network, and working closely with customers of these affected branches.’
Andrew Page went into administration in 2016, after which it was purchased by the LKQ Corporation, the parent company of Euro Car Parts.
On March 10, 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) began an investigation into the acquisition.
In September of last year it released a list of Andrew Page outlets that should be sold to ensure the market remains competitive in certain areas of the UK.
Workshop Magazine will be following this and continuing to update the story.
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