Alliance Automotive Group UK (AAG), a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC) and one of the UK’s leading aftermarket distributors, has acquired J&S Automotive Distributors (J&S).

The acquired business, which includes its subsidiary Auto Components Northern Ireland, trades from three distribution centres in Dublin, Cork and Omagh with annual sales of approximately €35m.

For AAG, the transaction represents the first step in building a distribution infrastructure in the Irish market to match that of its UK infrastructure.

This transaction enables J&S to enter the next chapter in its long history and gives the business access to the global purchasing footprint of GPC, enabling it to offer customers the most attractive products and services available in the market. J&S will continue to be run by its existing management team under the leadership of Alan Gaynor.

J & S Automotive is the only member of the national trade and buying group AD Eire.

Alliance Automotive Group UK 03.08.2021