The Parts Alliance’s final trade show for 2019 has been praised by customers for presenting a “fantastic opportunity” to interact with suppliers and take advantage of some not-to-be-missed offers.
Held at Sandy Park in Exeter on the evening of Thursday 28th November, the winter trade show adopted a ‘Black Friday’ theme and boasted a great many one-night only offers from the 50+ suppliers in attendance, with phenomenal sales achieved throughout the evening.
The ‘tech talks’ have become an eagerly anticipated feature of each of The Parts Alliance’s trade shows, and this event was no different, with informative presentations conducted by Bosch, MANN FILTER and Yuasa Batteries on emerging technologies impacting garages.
Complimentary food and drink was served as special guests Fuzz Townshend and Matt Neal mingled with the guests, taking selfies and signing autographs throughout the night. Both spoke on the main stage sharing anecdotes and taking questions from an enthused audience.
There were also exclusive show offers and prizes to be won: all that guests had to do to be in with a chance of winning was get a card stamped as they made their way around all of the suppliers in attendance.
Speaking at the show, Ben Marshall of Renault Truck Commercials in Exeter said: “I heard about the event in my local GSF Car Parts and thought it would be worth coming along.
“I was really pleased to have made it this year though, there’s so much to look at and I’ve picked a few bits up from the talks on stage.
Mark of MA Automotive Solutions in Taunton added: “It’s my third time here, I always enjoy it and there’s always plenty that I get from it.
“I’m looking to upgrade some of our diagnostic kit this year, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to see what’s out there at the moment.
“It’s handy if you’ve got any questions because all of the brands and suppliers are in one place.”
Simon Moore, head of marketing at The Parts Alliance, said: “The Exeter event has been the perfect way to round off a successful year for the company.
“Thanks go to everyone who attended and the suppliers who supported us, we’ve had lots of great feedback on how productive everyone finds the format of the show.”
The Parts Alliance say more regional Trade Shows are already planned for 2020 and garages are advised to look out for details from their local branch in due course.
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