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Trico scoops retail product of the year at A1 convention


Windscreen wiper blade developer and supplier Trico has won the prestigious retail product of the year award for the Mota1 range at A1’s convention recently held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

In turn, Trico presented A1 member, Sam Gutteridge from Epic Accessories with a Peugeot Partner van having successfully exceeded its target during the three-month wiper blade promotion.

For more then eight years Trico has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with A1 Motor Stores as the business with the group has grown. Members can offer maximum vehicle coverage with Trico wiper blades ranges and, as many stores offer free fitting, the quick and easy fitments allow them to offer their customers this highly added service as well as giving them original factory quality, safety and performance.

Product and Brand Manager at Trico, Sam Robinson commented: “Trico has always worked closely with A1 and have invested a lot of time and hard work into developing both our product range and our relationship with members. The convention was again a fantastic opportunity to discuss current and potential business with members of the group. It’s a pleasure to deal with A1 due to their positive attitude, both at board and member level. We look forward to continue to grow our long term relationship and understanding what products work best for them, their business and customers.

“We were also excited to both win the Retail Product of the Year Award and also to present a jubilant Sam at Epic Accessories with a Peugeot Partner van following their valued support. Second prize of an iPad was presented to Dave Burrows at DRB Car Spares & Accessories and third prize, an iPad Mini went to Martin Cumpstey from Pete Rostron.

“All in all it was a successful and enjoyable convention, I would like to thank the members that voted for us and for their fantastic on-going support.”

A1 Motor Stores’ Head of Operations, Simon Salloway, added: “When A1 decided they needed an own brand wiping program it made perfect sense to choose Trico as their partner. The support they offer, their quality and their knowledge of the wiping market is second to none.”