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Top Part unveiled as RAPID Group member

The Top Part Group, recently played host to RAPID, a wholesale buyers group, comprised of nine independent Motor Factor chains strategically located across England, Scotland and Wales. Picturesque Tralee in Co. Kerry, provided the back-drop for RAPID’s most recent meeting where Top Part was officially unveiled at the group’s 10th member.

Established in 2006 RAPID is an acronym for the Regional Automotive Parts Independent Distributors (RAPID) group, a buying group made up from some of the largest independent vehicle part wholesalers in the UK. The group is comprise of similarly sized Motor Factor chains with their own distinct geographical locations.

The addition of the Top Part Group, brings to 10, the number of members within the Group, and to 108 the number of member outlets across England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.


L-R Michael Hodson, AE Cook; Nick Holland, SDL Minorfern; Robin Parker, Parkers; Richard Umarji, General Traffic; Anthony Kitchen, EK Motor Factors; Donie Dillane, Top Part; John Dillane, Top Part; Caroline Parker, Group Co-ordinator, Mike Gardner, Car Spares; Alan Cook, AE Cook.