“We joined A1 three years ago and all I can say is that we should have joined them sooner. Joining A1 is better than fantastic; I find it a struggle to keep up with all the exciting things that are going on. Anyone who has not joined A1 is certainly missing out. A1 has definitely helped us compete with other businesses. We use A12U a great deal it allows us access to a range of products that we can buy in either small or large amounts at a very reasonable price. Joining A1 has certainly opened new doors for the business and I don’t think anyone can speak highly enough of what it has meant for our business.”

Clifford’s of Brighton Ltd

“We joined A1 in October 2011 and we have already enjoyed better buying prices and suppliers stock. We can now compete against the ‘big boys’ so we thing the future is looking bright.”

Owestry Motaquip

“DIY Motorspares were founding members of A1. We joined A1 as we realised the significance of being part of a buying group that enabled us to compete on a level playing field with the larger retail chains.

One of the vital components to our success has been the A12U Warehouse. With the wide range of products at competitive prices A12U enables us to compete because our availability and reasonable pricing of products.”

DIY Motorspares

Kevin Stockton, Manager of R H Autoparts joined A1 Motor Stores two and a half years ago. At the time they were in fact part of another buying group but it was clear that it wasn’t having a positive enough effect on their business. As well as having a store front R H Autoparts also have an A1 Motor Stores Website. The A12U Warehouse has also proved valuable to R H Autoparts business. It has allowed them to keep their shelves packed without the need to buy cases of products direct from suppliers. Kevin had this to say:

“We felt A1 Motor Stores, in terms of our service and overall package could offer a great deal more than some of the other groups”

“Joining A1 Motor Stores has also improved things like faster rebates and POS material. The POS Material and promotional stationary is of very high specification and it certainly gives our shop a more professional look. Something a small independent would struggle to achieve.”

Kevin Stockton, Manager of R H Autoparts