MG Motor UK, now part of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, has chosen logistics specialist Multipart to handle its aftermarket parts business.
Chorley-based Multipart has setting up a parts operation within the MG Birmingham site and stocks are in place to support the UK launch. Management of the warehouse and inventory control is being carried out by Multipart but the parts stock, initially covering around 2,000 parts numbers, is owned by MG.
Jack Safiruddin, MG’s aftersales and parts business manager, said: “Having an efficient and supportive parts supply channel is vital to the long-term success of the MG brand and our business.”
Parts are picked and packed by the locally based staff who also arrange overnight delivery to the MG dealer network across the UK using transport providers selected by MG. Multipart will also be involved in parts demand forecasting to determine optimum stock levels using systems developed by its in-house IT team.
Chris Williams, director – automotive/industrial, at Multipart said: “The revival of the MG brand under the ownership of China’s largest car maker, SAIC, is a very positive step forward for the UK motor industry. MG has an exciting future with products such as the MG6 and, MG3 and MG5 Concept, is clearly capturing the imagination of the motoring public. We look forward to growing the aftermarket parts business in line with increased sales of the superb new MG6 model.”
Multipart is a subsidiary of TVS Solutions, the logistics division of the TVS Group, the Indian supplier of automotive components which turns over more than $5bn a year.