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Leyland Auto, CCS and Mafco form trading group

A new aftermarket trading group has been formed by Leyland Auto, Mafco and CCS. The group, which aims to bring about greater service and support to customers, will be headed by former FSG man David Callery who is now managing director of Leyland Auto.

The three companies will continue to operate as stand-alone operations but will hope to benefit from collecting bargaining power and group synergies.

“Each company is an expert in its specific field and therefore we have no reason to change this. But there are many crossovers across the group and as a result, we see a wonderful opportunity to exploit this for the benefit of our customers,” says Callery.

David Drysdale will become group finance director while Tina Norman takes up the role of group systems manager.

Leyland Auto supplies parts and services to the car, bus and commercial vehicle market while Mafco specialises in the supply of workshop consumables and accessories. CCS is a regional distribution organisation, supplying motor factors and retail outlets in Manchester and Birmingham.

“Leyland Auto, Mafco and CCS each have a proud heritage but as the industry evolves, so to must the businesses that encapsulate it. The automotive industry is very tough and customers wish to deal with fewer suppliers than ever before.

By bringing these three companies together, customers have access to a unique proposition of high quality products and brands comprising superb technical support and availability,” says Callery.

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