The UK parts situation summarised

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    The UK parts situation summarised

    Post by patpending on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:38 am

    On Facebook today I was trying to get my head round the current parts situation and thought I should summarise it here.

    The legacy MG Rovers and the NAC MG TF are catered for by xpart.

    http://www.xpart.com

    Xpart is still based in Desford and part of a US company, but now that company is "Neovia" as Caterpillar sold 65% of the Logistics operation to private equity in 2012.

    http://www.neovialogistics.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar_Inc.

    Caterpillar Logistics ServicesHQ: Morton, IL, United States (now Texas)Sold: 2012Buyers: Platinum Equity, LLCBusiness:
    Logistics Services & Warehousing Solutions
    Caterpillar retains a 35% equity stake. Business renamed Neovia Logistics Services LLC
    The "multipart" deal with the Chorley-based successors to the Leyland operation is very difficult to track down, as it seems the brand is actually "TVS" - the parent brand.

    http://www.tvsscs.com/news/mg-motor-uk-parts-contract-multipart/

    (their 2011 press release)


    MG Motor UK awards parts contract to TVS Supply Chain Solutions
    June 2, 2011
    With the superb MG6 sports fastback now in the showrooms and attracting a lot of interest, MG Motor UK Limited has announced its chosen partner for its new aftermarket parts business.
    TVS Supply Chain Solutions, the Lancashire-based logistics specialist, has been awarded the contract following a comprehensive tendering process set out by MG parent company, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).

    Technically speaking, MG6 and MG3 use a different diagnostic system (T5) from the legacy xpart cars (T4).

    It has been announced that all MG Motor Dealers should also be xpart stockists, but the same is not true the other way round (xpart stockists do not have TVS parts). Anecdotally, the cost of buying diagnostic gear up front is likely to be an issue for whichever national service chain is chosen. I imagine the cost of fitting out a chain is into seven figures.

    It has been announced that MG Motor are planning 150 outlets including over 50 dealers and a network of service centres. http://www.mguk.org/t957-july-2012-william-wang-planning-150-outlets

    So it seems if you want OE parts for MG6 or MG3, you have to visit your nearest dealer or get them by mail order (e.g. from Brown & Gammons)
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    Re: The UK parts situation summarised

    Post by Windy on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:41 pm

    patpending wrote:Technically speaking, MG6 and MG3 use a different diagnostic system (T5) from the legacy xpart cars (T4).
    Does the T5 system not also cover T4 cars?
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    Re: The UK parts situation summarised

    Post by patpending on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:44 pm

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:Technically speaking, MG6 and MG3 use a different diagnostic system (T5) from the legacy xpart cars (T4).
    Does the T5 system not also cover T4 cars?

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