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FMP Motor Factors

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This mindset and collaborative approach to working has enabled FMP to grow from a single branch in Swansea city centre, employing two members of staff in 1997, to being a fast-growing chain employing more than 70 members of staff that deliver 40,000 items a month via a fleet of 28 vans throughout the whole of south and west Wales. So, whether you need a single oil filter or a complete, custom-designed MOT bay or paint booth, FMP can deliver on-time and on-budget.

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Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017, FMP attributes its success over the past two decades to its ability to react to the changing demands and needs of the automotive market; this sort of flexibility and nimbleness can only come from working in a close partnership with its customers and clients, something that FMP is especially proud of.


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History FMP started life as Foreign Motor Parts in 1997,

The Swansea branch is now supported by two

operating from a city centre shop in Swansea.

additional outlets, one in Port Talbot and one in

Specialising initially in the sale of car parts for

Carmarthen. The business model has adapted to

Japanese and German cars, business flourished

meet the growing and changing demands of the

to such an extent that FMP was forced to move to

customer too, and now includes bodyshop

larger premises in Swansea Enterprise Park just

materials, tools and consumables, as well as a

three years later.

full range of tools and parts for the growing commercial vehicle market.

Over time, the emphasis has also shifted from supplying specialist car parts to the Swansea local area to supplying the entire vehicle parc to the motor trade across South west Wales.

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Whether you need a single oil filter or a complete, custom-designed MOT bay or paint booth, FMP can deliver on-time and on-budget.

Car and light commercial

Truck and heavy commercial

vehicle product range

vehicle product range

FMP stocks a full range of parts, tools and

Since March 2015, FMP has been supplying a full

service consumables for the car and light

range of service and repair parts for trucks and

commercial vehicle market; with a stockholding

heavy commercial vehicles; it understands that if

approaching ÂŁ1.5m you can be sure that FMP

your vehicle is off the road then it isn’t earning

can deliver what you need, when you

money, so why not try FMP next time you need

need it.

spare parts in a hurry and see for yourself how

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nimble and responsive FMP can be? If you and your customers need something a little bit more unusual, FMP can call upon the resources of Group Auto (GA), the largest buying group in the United Kingdom. Buying power of this scale not only brings the best brands at the keenest prices, it also delivers a knowledge base and aftersales support that is second-to-none.

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Born out of customer demand in 2012, the bodyshop and refinishing side of the business now constitutes around a third of FMP’s turnover. This rapid growth allowed FMP to invest heavily in equipment, staff and technology with the aim of helping you retain your competitive advantage. This means that FMP is ideally placed to supply you with a full range of bodyshop materials, paints, tools and consumables, all of which will enable you to deliver a first-class repair service for your customers. So, whether you need a single aerosol can of custom-mixed spray paint or an entire spray booth, FMP can deliver. Membership of the GA Group FMP realised very quickly that if it was to compete on equal terms with its competitors it needed the backup and support of a national buying chain – and the obvious choice was GA, or Group Auto, the largest buying group of its kind in the UK. Membership of GA not only enables FMP to draw upon an unrivalled selection of household name and original equipment brands, it also opens the door to the collective knowledge of more than 25,000 garages (both car and commercial vehicle), 450 motor factors, fast fit outlets, body repair shops, and specialist and DIY retail chains.

As a result, FMP is able to bring nationwide support and buying power to a local business, enabling you, the customer, to benefit from the very best of both worlds. Stock levels FMP holds almost £1.5m-worth of parts in stock spread across the 20,000ft2 of its three branches, enabling it to supply you with your everyday needs off-the-shelf – and if your needs are more specialised, it will pull out all the stops to get original equipment-quality parts to you at a price your customers are going to love. And, by supplying original equipment brands such as Valeo, Denso, Bosch, Klarius, Mahle, Reinz, LUK, Gates, NGK, Delphi and Sachs your customers can benefit from the European Union’s ruling on Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations (BER) enabling you to repair even the newest vehicles while protecting the customer’s manufacturer warranty.

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Bodyshop Supplies


FMP serves Swansea, Neath, Carmarthen, Port Talbot, Maesteg, Pyle, Ammanford, Llanelli, Bridgend, Haverfordwest, Lampeter and Cardigan areas via its growing fleet of delivery vans, so why not contact them to open an account now and experience for yourself what it means to deal with a local company that actually cares about you and your customers? Retail customers are welcome to use FMP’s Click and Collect service. Entering your car’s registration number enables FMP to accurately identify the make, model, year and engine size, giving you access to thousands of spare parts and service consumables for your car. You then select and pay for the parts you need online, enabling you to simply pop into your local branch to collect them; what could be easier? And, for those of you not lucky enough to live in Wales, FMP can still cater for your needs via its mail order service. FMP stocks a huge range of spare parts, the majority of which can be sent across the nation via next-day courier. Swansea FMP has its roots set very firmly in Swansea; opening its first branch in the High Street there in 1997, it relocated to larger premises in Swansea Enterprise Park in 2000 where it remains today. As part of its continuing commitment to providing the very best service, FMP invested heavily in the Swansea branch in 2015, doubling its capacity to further increase its ability to provide its customers with the widest range of spare parts and tools in the area. Port Talbot FMP’s Port Talbot branch opened in 2013 on the Baglan Industrial Park. It was an immediate success, doubling both its turnover and stockholding within a short period of time, cementing its place in the community as the supplier of choice for the local motor trade. Carmarthen Carmarthen is FMP’s most recent branch, first opening in May 2016. Again, the new branch was an immediate success with sales doubling in the first year, forcing the recent move to new premises in Johnstown, Carmarthen. The new site gives more than three times the storage capacity, allowing FMP to treble its stockholding to give an even better service to Carmarthen and the surrounding area.

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Staffing FMP understands that quality parts and keen

ensure that you benefit from being able to talk to

prices are only part of the story, and for busy

well-informed staff that are empowered to

garages and bodyshops, having access to the

deliver the level of customer service that will

very best customer service can be just as

bring you back time and time again.

important; if you’re not getting the right part delivered first time, every time then you are

And, if something does go wrong, you have the

quickly going to move onto someone else.

reassurance of being able to pick up the phone to talk to one of the owners, giving you a hotline to

Yet, with 70 members of staff spread across its

the people who have devoted the last twenty

three branches, FMP appreciates that

years of their lives to building up their business.

maintaining consistency and knowledgeability is going to be a constant challenge: to this end, it delivers both in-house and external training to

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Future developments include continuing to grow the truck and large commercial vehicle business. From a relatively soft launch in 2015, this area of the business is continuing to outperform even the most optimistic forecasts, something that FMP attributes to its ability to adapt to meet the needs of even the most demanding customers.

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Future Developments

FMP is also committed to continuing to deliver its regular trade shows in the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. These events have proved to be hugely popular with both suppliers and customers alike, enabling FMP to showcase the benefits of using its services to help drive your business forward in the 21st century.

Customer training FMP appreciates that keeping its customers up

training courses for class IV and VII vehicles. The

to date in such a fast-moving and ever-evolving

courses last for three hours, with a 45-minute

world can be a challenge, which is why it has

assessment at the end and are delivered at a

teamed up with Gower College, Swansea to

time to suit you, meaning you don’t lose your

deliver fully accredited courses on a range of

MOT tester for the day.

subjects such as engine diagnostics, hybrid systems, air conditioning systems and safety

Less formal seminars are held either in-branch

restraint systems (SRS).

or in a local hotel, providing you with an opportunity to keep your staff up to date with

It has also teamed up with a hugely experienced

changing technology and regulations. Why not

and fully qualified SMS MOT and transport

contact FMP to discuss how they can help

consultant to deliver high-quality MOT

develop your staff’s knowledge, skills and

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

expertise even further?

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Trade experts, at trade prices FMP Swansea Tel: 01792 771881 Fax: 01792 771396 Unit 1, St John's Court, Upper Fforest Way, SA6 8QQ FMP Port Talbot Tel: 01639 823881 Unit 30, Baglan Industrial Park, Port Talbot, SA12 7DJ FMP Carmarthen Tel: 01267 233697 Unit 14, Anthony Way, Cillefwr Ind Est, Carmarthen, SA31 3RB

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