References

References

Ferodo

Federal-Mogul Aftermarket U.K Ltd - World leading friction manufacturer

European Aftermarket Management Limited has worked closely with Federal-Mogul in the U.K. Aftermarket. Their remit has been to assist in customer relationship management, marketing research and competitor analysis. The work completed by European Aftermarket Management Limited has been significant in assisting Federal-Mogul to further strengthen long-term business relationships and win extended contracts with key customers.

We would not hesitate to recommend European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any organisation looking to develop their insight into customers operating in the U.K. Independent Aftermarket.

 UKMr Mark Page
Federal-Mogul Aftermarket U.K Ltd.
Director UK & Ireland


MTS

MTS - One of the major suppliers of exhaust systems within Europe

Based just outside of Venice Italy, We have been working with European Aftermarket Management for over 7 years, and due to EAM's experience within the UK and Irish markets not only in sales development, but also in product requirements, market information, and also having an excellent relationship with all the main players.

We have seen our export sales to these areas increase substantially due to EAM's involvement.
We would highly recommend European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any other components manufacturer.

ItalyMr Walter Burella
Expert Manager MTS Exhaust Systems Italy


ArvinMeritor - World Leading Original Equipment Manufacturer

I have worked with Phil Fitzpatrick for many years, his expertise of the UK market is more than useful, he knows the major players and could give a great assistance to any company who wants to grow in UK Automotive Aftermarket. He is always a very good advisor when I need a better understanding of the UK aftermarket moves.

FranceThierry Leblanc
Ex-Director of Sales and Marketing Europe
Arvin Meritor Aftermarket - France


GSF Car Parts

GSF Car Parts - Leading UK Parts Distribution Specialist

We are the leading Specialist in German Swedish and French aftermarket car parts in the UK and have a turnover in excess of £50 million, and have worked with Phil Fitzpatrick during his time as UK Sales Manager with many leading Parts suppliers to ourselves over the past 25 years. With his market knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, he has assisted in the growth of our relationship with these suppliers and has always been one of the most honest, hard working Sales Managers to visit us. The Success of any business is partly due to the relationship you have with your suppliers, and this has been proved by our relationship with Phil

UK  Mr. Maurice Forde Director
German, Swedish and French Car Parts Ltd


United Aftermarket Network

United Aftermarket Network - UK National Buying Group

Having known and worked with Phil for a number of years, both with the FSG and latterly with UAN, he has always provided top class services in a highly professional and efficient way. He is always quick to respond to requests and is highly regarded throughout the UK Automotive Aftermarket.

UKMr. Andrew Dickinson
Director - United Aftermarket Network


Bearmach PLC

Bearmach PLC - One of the Leading Landrover specialists worldwide

This is to confirm that we have known Mr. Phil Fitzpatrick for over 25 years. Phil is totally trustworthy and honest. We have never had any cause for concern regarding any transaction we have undertaken with him. In addition to the above he has a humbleness and humility difficult to find in today's Business world. We would have no hesitation in recommending Phil for any project.

UKJohn Torosyan
Managing Director - Bearmach Plc


Jose G Neto, Lda

Jose G Neto, Lda - Leading Sales and Marketing Agency Portugal

Since 1985, we have known Phil for over 25 years. Through this good relationship, we began , last year to work together directly, and Phil through his company "European Aftermarket Management" has been able to set up Distribution in Portugal, on behalf of one of his English clients.

As always, Phil has always presented himself very professional, correct and friendly. We hope that our cooperation could bring even more successful results during the next years.

PortugalMary Neto
Director - Portugal


ACI

ACI - One of Europe's leading manufacturers of Brake shoes supplying many household names throughout the European Aftermarket.

I have known Phil Fitzpatrick for over 25 years. For 12 of those years Phil was our Sales and Marketing Manager and was invaluable in improving both our sales and our image in the European Aftermarket!

I have always considered him to be at the top of his profession, and I am confident his enthusiasm and experience will be of great benefit to other European Parts Manufacturers.

UKAndrea Picucci
Managing Director ACI Ltd.


Filtertaekni

Filtertaekni - Major Aftermarket Parts Distributor in Iceland

I can confirm Mr. Fitzpatrick ability personally as I have worked with him for some years now.

Our ways crossed when we started imports of PJ Wiper Blades (now part of Valeo) a few years back and I found him good to work with, prompt, accurate and a man of his word. Phil's knowledge of the business is excellent and whenever we needed assistance he was there for prompt service and assistance.

Knowing him as a team member of an export company would draw my attention towards that business.

IcelandHinrik Morthens
CEO and owner - Filtertaekni ehf. Iceland


Tor-Trading OY

Tor-Trading OY - Leading Finnish Agency

I can always say honestly to anybody that it was really pleasure to work with you. It was a pleasure to see, during your trips to Finland, your professional way to work with our Finnish Clients. You had always the answer to any of the technical questions they made and you had the skill to listen to the customers as well.

I hope that I have possibility to continue the co-operation with you in the future.

FinlandHeikki Torppa
Managing Director - Tor-Trading Finland


AD Parts

AD PARTS - Part of the International Automotive Distribution Group

This is to confirm that we have known Phil Fitzpatrick for many years and have been very happy to work with him, as his approach has always been very professional and courteous. He was instrumental in assisting us to introduce the SWF range to our customers, as he knows the Irish market extremely well. We wish him well for the future.

UKFred McCollum
General manager - AD Ireland

We have known Phil Fitzpatrick for several years and have been very satisfied to his work as Scandinavian sales manager in company Paul Journee. We have had during these years several requirements to and needs from our supplier, and in all these cases Phil has worked out a satisfying solution. He has always been courtesy and he has a professional touch in his work.

We wish him all the best in the future.

FinlandHannu Laine
Purchasing manager - AD Finland


KGK

KGK - Major Scandinavian Distribution Group

Phil worked with us for 2 years. During those 2 years we made great effort in increasing our sales together with new key account clients thought out Sweden. Thanks to Phil we managed to come up with new and fresh selling arguments.

KGK would be happy to work with Phil in the future, and recommend him to any European Components Company.

SwedishFredrik Hartman
Marketing Manager - KG Knutsson AB Sweden


IFA

IFA - Major Buying Group within UK Aftermarket, 300 Branches Nationwide.

"The IFA is probably the biggest of the buying groups, but we are also very demanding. We expect only the best, and we are a hard group to sell to. Phil answered all our questions, and gave excellent service over 3 years. At the end of that period we awarded him an exclusive 3 year supply contract against stiff opposition from rival companies".

The IFA have known Phil for a long time he has always dealt with us in the most professional manner and utmost honesty.

UKTony Rabicano
IFA Product Manager


Federal Mogul

FEDERAL MOGUL - One of the World's Leading Component Manufactures

I am delighted to have had opportunities to work with Phil in the past, and hope to do so again in the future. I have always found him straightforward, open, honest, hardworking and positive. - a great set of Attributes.

UKMr Robin Shaw
Managing Director UK


Bilstein

Bilstein - World's Leading Suspension Manufacturer

European Aftermarket Management and Bilstein are cooperation on the U.K market since April 2004. As from that month on Mr. Fitzpatrick developed an enthusiastic idea to make the Bilstein trade name well known in the field of replacement shock absorbers.

As the Bilstein gas Pressure Shock Absorber mainly dominated in the fast road market a detailed analysis of the replacement market and its players needed to be established.

Due to the experience of Mr. Fitzpatrick it was possible to gain a very clear picture of the market, its price structure and its distribution system.

We are very happy with the results so far and optimistically look forward to gain our share in the U.K. shock absorber world. We thank Mr. Fitzpatrick for his knowledge, reliability and effectiveness on our behalf. We very much look forward to the future of this cooperation.

GermanyMr. Volker Wegerhoff
Head of Sales - ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Suspension- Germany


NGK

NGK - World Leading Components Manufacturer

I have known Phil Fitzpatrick for many years as a fellow supplier to the UK Aftermarket; he has always been professional and Businesslike.

Phil is very well known and respected by the Distributor base in the UK Aftermarket. I have no reservations in offering this testimony to Phil's Professionalism.

UKMr. Brian Childs
Deputy Managing Director - KGK Spark Plugs UK


Corteco

Corteco - World Leading Original Equipment Manufacturer

Having worked with Phil for many years, Corteco would strongly recommend "European Aftermarket Management" as a company with comprehensive knowledge of the UK Aftermarket, which will undoubtedly be of assistance for any major tender.

UKMartin Jones
General Manager - Corteco Ltd - United Kingdom


Valeo

Valeo - One of the World's Leading Component Manufactures

Phil Fitzpatrick was fully responsible for the initial launch of the Pi and SWF brands within the UK IAM. This involved the formation of the marketing plan and deployment of all elements of the marketing mix. He has wide experience of the UK channels of distribution and this was demonstrated by the growth of the brands. Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 128 plants, 65 R&D centers, 9 distribution centers and employs 68,800 people in 25 countries worldwide.

UKMr. Peter Henry
Managing Director - Valeo Service UK


A1 Motor Stores

A1 Motor Stores - Leading Retail Parts Group, 250 Sites across the UK

A1 Motor Stores is one of the leading groups of Independent Car Accessory Stores with over 250 sites throughout the UK. Al has been trading for over 21 years and over that time; I have had the pleasure of working with Phil on many projects.

I have always found Phil to be very knowledgeable with regards to the UK Automotive Aftermarket and in particular the main players and also the ever changing market trends.

Phil is very honest, professional and always prepared to help where necessary.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him, for any role that requires business development within the UK.

UKJohn Murray
Product Manager - AIMS Group


Wiper Technik

Wiper Technik - One of Europe's Leading Wiping Specialists

Having known Phil for many years, and the standing Phil has within the UK Aftermarket I was keen to use his services when he announced he was starting his own Sales Management Company, Today Phil has been able to place our Company in markets we were not previously strong in, setting our pricing structures, improving margins, and setting up sales agents.

His Marketing skills have been of immense value, and have enabled us to improve our company image and save money at the same time.

I have no hesitation in recommending EAM for sales and marketing role

UKMr. Don Pratt
Managing Director - Wiper Technik


ADE

ADE - Leading Irish Aftermarket Distributor

To whom it may concern, I have known Mr. Phil Fitzpatrick, European Aftermarket Management, for many years and I have always found Phil to be hard working, conscientious and professional in all our dealings.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Phil to any company or organisation

IrelandAlan Lyons
Managing Director - Auto Diesel Electric Limited, Ireland


Kronso

Kronso - World Leading Gas Spring Manufacturer

I have worked with, and have known Phil for many years
He is a professional, honest and knowledgeable senior manager in the European Independent Aftermarket and is well respected by all that know him.

I can strongly recommend both him and EAM to you to grow your business in the UK and Irish markets

PolandPiotr Nawrocki
Sales Manager FA Krosno - Poland


Dolz Dolz- One of the Worlds leading Water Pump Manufacturers

European Aftermarket Management ltd has worked with Dolz for over 6 years; during this time Phil has helped us grow our business in the UK / Irish / Australia markets.

Phil’s understanding of the aftermarket in UK / Ireland has been of great assistance has always been professional and friendly.

I would highly recommend European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any automotive components manufacturers in Europe as our relationship has been highly successful.

SpainMr Jesus Dolz
Managing Director, Spain

 


Stilidis

Stilidis Spare Parts - Greece's Leading Parts Distributors

We are customer of European Aftermarket since the beginning of 2010 and we have an excellent cooperation with Phil."

GreeceKiriakos Stilidis Director
Stilidis SA, Greece


 

Kartex International Ltd - leading Turkish car parts manufacturer and distributor

I have know Phil for many years, I have found him to be honest, Trustworthy and 100% reliable.

Over the past 7 years Phil has made his company one of the leading automotive consultancy / agency’s in Europe.

I know many of the leading European manufacturers use European Aftermarket Management ltd, due to Phil’s experience in the UK / Irish aftermarket, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to any European Component Supplier.

TurkeyAC Kart, Managing Director
Kartex International, Turkey


Comotech

Comotech Industries - One of Europe’s leading Wiper System suppliers

European Aftermarket Management Ltd has been working with Comotech for 2 years; Phil has been able to open new markets within the Bus-Truck-Train industries based in UK and Ireland.

European Aftermarket has also introduced Comotech to clients based in Australia / New Zealand / South Africa.

Phil’s knowledge of the market is extensive and his network is second to none, the reputation of European Aftermarket across automotive manufacturers in Europe is excellent.

Our growth in the UK / Irish markets has been extensive and this year we have awarded European Aftermarket Management a contract for sales and marketing within many of our sales territories / countries.

France CanadaMr Thierry Berthou
Managing Director, France & Canada


Boisanger

Boisanger - Leading Recruitment company based in Paris, France

I have known Phil for over 15 years, 5 of which I was his boss whilst at Valeo Wiper Systems, Paris, France, and during that time he was very successful. I would have no hesitation in recommending European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any Component Manufacturers wishing to enter the UK / Irish Aftermarket.

I cannot think of anyone with more aftermarket knowledge of the UK and Irish markets. Phil is honest, hard working and very professional.

FranceMr Michel Debiastre
Ex-Director Valeo Wiper Systems
Currently World–wide Recruitment Manager for Boisanger France


SWS

SWS - New Zealand’s Leading Wiper Specialist

It is my pleasure to recommend Phil Fitzpatrick and European Aftermarket Management Limited. During the time Screen Wipers Ltd has dealt with Phil he has provided top-notch quality, support and rates. Across the board, we are always pleased with the service.

I have no hesitation in recommending them as a company with which to do business. And can confidently recommend Phil as a solid and reliable supplier.

New ZealandRob Schrickel
Managing Director, Screen Wipers, New Zealand


LMS

LMS - Leading UK Components Distributor

I have know Phil for over 25 years, in this time he has always dealt with us in a very professional manor, Phil is well respected in the UK Aftermarket, and it has always been a pleasure to work with him.

I would have no hesitation in recommending European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any European Component manufacturer looking to work with the main distributor groups in the UK

UKMr Rod Hammond
Managing Director - Lloyds Motor Spares, UK


LMS

Trico - World Leading Wiper Manufacturer

I have worked with, competed against and know Phil for many years. He is a professional, honest and knowledgeable senior manager in the Independent Aftermarket and is well respected by all that know him. I can strongly recommend both him and EAM to you.

UKNigel Cole
European Aftermarket, UK


Frys Spares

Frys Spares - Australia’s Leading Component Supplier

I have known Phil for over 5 years and I have found him to be honest and reliable.

European Aftermarket Management has introduced two of his principals to our company and they have become major suppliers to us over the years, with purchases this period of over 250,000 Euros.

We are the leading Australian vehicle components supplier and would have no hesitation in recommending European Aftermarket Management Ltd to any other company looking to work with the most important component suppliers

AustraliaMr Matt Fry
Mangaging Director, Australia


Michael Coullie

Michael Coullie - European Consultancy in Switzerland

I have known Phil for many years; I have found him to be hard-working, honest, and trustworthy and 100% reliable.

Over the past 5 years Phil has made his company one of the leading automotive consultancies / agencies in Europe.

I know many of the leading European manufacturers use European Aftermarket Management ltd. due to Phil’s considerable experience in the UK / Irish aftermarket, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to any component supplier

switzerlandMichael Coullie
European Consultancy, Switzerland


Rapid Car Parts

Rapid Car Parts - Leading UK Motor Factor Group

I have known Phil Fitzpatrick for over 10 years. I have found him to be 100% trustworthy and to have an excellent reputation in the UK Aftermarket and I have no hesitation in recommending European Aftermarket Management to any components supplier for a better understanding of the UK / Irish aftermarkets and to increase and grow their UK / Irish sales.

UKMr Malcolm Friend
Rapid Car Parts - United Kingdom


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