Euro Car Parts Ltd is part of the LKQ Corporation, and is the largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK, with circa 9,500 employees and over 200 branches nationwide. Our business is on track to achieve another record year in terms of sales and investment into infrastructure, with annualised sales now exceeding £900 million. Euro Car Parts is one of the UK's biggest entrepreneurial success stories of recent times.
Euro Car Parts distributes parts for all makes of cars, including Korean and Japanese vehicles and light commercial vehicles. We've got over 140,000 different stocked part numbers, significantly exceeding our competitors and this number is constantly growing.
Euro Car Parts Ltd was founded in 1978 by Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, a refugee who fled Uganda’s Amin Regime for the UK with his family. At the age of 18 Sukhpal raised £5,000 with help from his father and the bank and set up a car parts shop in North London. Since then the business has seen typical annual growth of 25% and was sold to LKQ Corporation in October 2011 for £280 million. Sukhpal remains an active member of the business having operated as Executive Chairman for the UK business and has more recently joined the main LKQ board in the States as Executive Director. His entrepreneurial flair, passion, high energy, resilience, tenacity and a “will to win” are still intrinsic to the culture of the business.
Euro Car Parts’ parent company, LKQ Corporation, is the market leader in collision repair and recycled parts in North America and Europe, with an annualised turnover exceeding $4 billion worldwide and more than 30,000 employees across 7 countries.