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The Parts Alliance has taken on around 500 ex-employees of Unipart Automotive in the weeks leading up to and two weeks since the former parts distributor closed – with the number set to grow.

Some 320 jobs were saved when, in a joint rescue deal, The Parts Alliance and The Parts Alliance associate member Andrew Page agreed to take over 33 Unipart Automotive branches.

Peter Sephton, chief executive of The Parts Alliance, said: “It has been sad to see the decline and demise of Unipart Automotive. We have worked hard to interview and re-employ close to 500 talented individuals whose great experience and skills will benefit The Parts Alliance and our customers.

“Those re-employed include people at all levels, from senior members of the National Accounts team and Regional Directors to parts advisors, branch managers, business and operations specialists.

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