LKQ Fource Expands Wholesaler Network with Leo de Groot Partscenter XL Acquisition
LKQ Fource announced the acquisition of Leo de Groot Gereedschappen en Automaterialen BV (“Leo de Groot Partscenter XL”). After years of cooperation as a Full Fource partner, in which growing together was central, it is taking the next logical step in its success story. Additionally, with this takeover, the number of own wholesaler outlets in the Netherlands now stands at 85.
Growing Together: LKQ Fource Acquires Leo de Groot Partscenter XL
It further expands its wholesaler network in the Netherlands with the acquisition of wholesaler Leo de Groot Partscenter XL. And with this takeover, the number of own wholesaler outlets in the Netherlands now stands at 85. So, as a partner, both companies have a long history of close cooperation. Above all, growing together to achieve a success story has always been central to this.
LKQ Strengthens Position in the Netherlands with Leo de Groot Partscenter XL Takeover
Leo de Groot Partscenter XL owns one branch in Hillegom, South Holland. In addition to a wide range of tools and car materials, the company also offers an advanced service in its workshop for the overhaul of cylinder heads, brake discs, brake drums and flywheels. The 22 employees of Leo de Groot Partscenter XL will continue to work in the branch and will therefore also be the familiar face for regular customers in the future.
Leo de Groot Partscenter XL Joins LKQ Fource: A New Chapter Begins
Alex Gelbcke, CEO LKQ Benelux-France, sees this takeover as a logical step in the story of LKQ: “We are delighted that we can now take Leo de Groot Partscenter XL completely under our wing. This acquisition strengthens our position in the North & South Holland region and offers LKQ interesting growth opportunities.” Above all, Johan van der Hoeven, CCO LKQ Benelux-France adds: “However, this confirms our ambition to continue to invest in the Netherlands in order to serve our customers even better. Our next step is now to integrate the Hillegom branch into the LKQ Fource network. Moreover, we look forward to welcoming the team of Leo de Groot Partscenter XL employees.”
Seamless Transition: Leo de Groot Partscenter XL Becomes LKQ Fource Branch
Michel Chaudron, owner of Leo de Groot Partscenter XL, looks forward to the future and is convinced that it is the right partner for his company. “Working together on success has always been the driving force within the company. Moreover, the craftsmanship, knowledge, precision and the right machines will remain, but will continue under the new name and brand identity of LKQ Fource.”