Andy Taylor named key account manager at JRP Distribution


Automotive distribution company, JRP Distribution, has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Andy Taylor, who brings with him more than 30 years of aftermarket experience.

Having previously held positions with the likes of original equipment wiper blade manufacturer, Trico, and braking company, Juratek, Taylor has taken up the role of key account manager at JRP.

He will be focusing on speaking to customers across Ireland and the UK to keep them updated with the latest product offerings and supporting them in growing their sales through range development, customer promotions, and co-ordinating with the JRP marketing team to increase brand awareness.

Andy Taylor

JRP has a 60,000 square foot warehouse and office in Chichester and supplies more than 5,000 market leading products to various sectors, with its core business focusing on the automotive sector.

Its brands include Autobar, Eco-motive, Simply Brands, J-B Weld, Tecniks, Frsh Scents and Invisible Glass, amongst others.

Commenting on his new appointment, Taylor said: “I’ve seen all levels of the trade, from retail to wholesale, and worked for OE suppliers and manufacturers, as well as distributors in my tenure, so I’m very excited to face a new challenge and help to grow JRP’s business.

“It’s a fantastic company with a long history that is not afraid to venture into new areas where there’s a need and it can supply a quality solution.”

He added: “I know that I’ll be kept extremely busy at JRP and look forward to speaking to current and future customers in my new role.

“It’s a sustained period of growth for JRP so I’m enthusiastic to see the business continue to expand in 2024.

“We have high ambitions for growth, all of which we believe are achievable. I’m looking forward to the challenge and joining at such a busy time for the company.”