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Published on : Mar 03, 2015

The United Aftermarket Network (UAN) has been acquired by the Alliance Automotive Group from UAN shareholders Rachael and Andrew Dickinson. Resultantly, the present managing director of Groupauto Jim Mazza will now acquire a revised role of the managing director of Alliance Automotive Group UK trading groups. 

A new MD for Groupauto will be elected soon, stated Alliance. Rachael and Andrew Dickinson will continue to be a part of the business until the ownership is efficiently transferred. However, the position of managing director at United Aftermarket Network will be filled with Phil Dodd. Both Groupauto as well as United Aftermarket Network will continue their operations as separate entities. Alliance Automotive Group has said that this will enable both the brands to benefit from their individual strengths.

The joint purchasing power of both Alliance Automotive Group and United Aftermarket Network is estimated to be more than 300 million pounds per year and the member sell out value is greater than 500 million pounds. This figure does not include the four additional trading groups which are functioned by the Alliance Automotive Group in France.

Andrew Dickinson addressed the media regarding the acquisition and stated that the duo had realized the need for United Aftermarket Network to develop at a rapid pace, the same way it has been progressing for the past eleven years. In order to achieve this progress, they would have to become an invaluable part of a much wider European organization. Andrew Dickinson said that he and Rachael believed that partnering with the strengths of Groupauto will help them to achieve their goal.