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Jonny West
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Official 2006 unveiling of new Canterbury Branch Launches Seasonal Motoring Clinic for all local GSF customers

BIRMINGHAM, UK, January 9th 2005 — GSF Car Parts today announced the official unveiling of its Canterbury branch which has opened as part of their 2006 expansion drive.

This new branch opening is the first of many during 2006 as GSF follows business objectives and targets to grow company operations significantly. The driving ethos behind this expansion is to return benefits from increased ROI and deliver this success directly back to the customer through competitive pricing, high quality products and enhanced customer service.

To officially celebrate this branch opening, GSF have selected their Canterbury branch as the first ever location to launch its brand new, free of charge, Seasonal Motoring Clinic (SMC).

Employees at the Canterbury branch have identified reoccurring motoring issues that affect all customers at this time of year and are keen to provide a full service to customers to enhance both the road worthy condition of their vehicles but also increase the general standard of motoring safety during the winter months.

Ian Matthews, Canterbury Store Manager commented: “Latest consumer research shows that in the last few years’ vehicle safety has become a priority for car buyers, especially during the winter months. Manufacturers have responded by supplying various safety features as standard. GSF in particular has listened to customer feedback and concerns over the past 12 months and as a result are now offering seasonal winter checks for all retail and wholesale customers who are located in the Canterbury area.”

The Seasonal Motoring Clinic (SMC) has been designed to allow both trade and consumer customers the opportunity to submit their vehicle for free winter checking. Local retail customers who spend over £50+VAT will be able to book their vehicle in to the Canterbury branch on a first come, first served basis. Local wholesale customers, including local garages and motoring specialists can take advantage of this service by booking vehicles into the clinic providing they have spent over £75+VAT and book at least one week in advance.

Matthews who will be managing the Seasonal Motoring Clinic continued…”We aim to make a difference here at GSF Car Parts. The Canterbury branch team has a total of over 70 years of expert motoring experience. Adding to that, the fantastic new Canterbury facility and we are ideally placed to service the local trading area quickly and efficiently’

Stan West, Managing Director of GSF Car Parts added: “We are committed to providing the highest levels of customer service at all of our branches and are very pleased to be able to extend this to the newly opened Canterbury branch. With a dedicated, experienced team based at Canterbury and high quality and competitively priced products, local customers will discover that GSF Car Parts experience surpasses any other. Quite simple, we speak your language.”

Matthews and the Canterbury team will be happy to assist and book customers in for their seasonal motoring check at a local garage on a first come, first served basis.

Contact details as follows:
German Swedish & French
Unit 2, Marshwood Business Park, Marshwood Close,
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1DX
Tel : 01227 811088
Opening Times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm

For further information on GSF Products and Services please visit or please call the GSF hotline 0870 60 60 153.

About GSF Car Parts
GSF Car Parts are one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of quality car parts for AUDI, BMW, CITROEN, MERCEDES-BENZ, PEUGEOT, PORSCHE, RENAULT, SAAB, SEAT, SKODA, VOLKSWAGEN and VOLVO vehicles.

German and Swedish was founded by Stan West in 1987 and since those early days the company ethos has been to give the customer, the highest service and best value possible.

Initially the Company supplied Volkswagen and Audi parts through one branch in North London. Rapid expansion and growth soon followed and within 10 years 12 branches and a new 40,000 sq ft Warehouse near Heathrow opened. In April 2000 German & Swedish merged with the well known French car parts supplier, Andyspares Ltd to form German Swedish & French Car Parts (GSF Car Parts), and soon expanded further with the acquisition of two famous names in the aftermarket parts business, AUTOCAVAN and URO AUTOMOTIVE, to establish the £50 million pound turnover organisation that operates today.

Offering greater national coverage than its competitors through a network of 48 branches including 2 HQ distribution depots based at Heathrow and Birmingham, GSF Car Parts has the capacity to supply car parts across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. To date, there are over 200 GSF delivery vehicles on the road and over 600 staff employed across the GSF group.
For more information on GSF Car Parts and its products and services, please visit

© German Swedish & French & GSF Car Parts Ltd 2002-2006.
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