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FAI to take over Metelli aftermarket distribution for UK and Ireland

FAI Automotive is set to take over the distribution of Metelli UK’s automotive products for the UK and Ireland aftermarket, from March 2.

Metelli MD Richard Bennett made the announcement, and said a long-term supply agreement was signed in last December.

Bennett re-introduced the brand to the UK and Ireland over a decade ago, and said FAI’s 40 plus years of aftermarket experience offers the capability to expand the brand further within this marketplace.

Jonathan Alexander, commercial director of FAI Automotive said the new partnership is a great opportunity to expand into product lines that aren’t currently stocked and to build a larger, joint customer base.

Alexander confirmed that Richard Bennett will remain the Metelli country manager for the UK & Ireland, working alongside the FAI UK Sales Team.

Metelli said customers should note that all commercial terms remain as they were under Metelli UK. There will be accounting changes and all orders should be re-directed to FAI through ordering systems as of March 2.

Metelli’s portfolio includes brake pads & shoes, brake discs & drums, water pumps and kits, wheel cylinders, brake master cylinders, clutch master cylinders, clutch slave cylinders, brake hoses, CV joints and driveshafts.