Expanding car parts firm revs up business with new Edinburgh base

A vehicle parts business has taken space at an industrial park near Edinburgh Airport as part of its expansion plans.

Allied Parts said the opening of the new Distrigo Relay site had led to the recruitment of additional staff. The firm has taken a unit at the Turnhouse Court industrial estate in Newbridge.

Parts department manager Chris McKay said: “The rise in business is due to the parts distribution model for Stellantis vehicle manufacturers Peugeot, Citroen, Vauxhall, Fiat, Jeep and Alfa Romeo.

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“In the Distrigo parts model there are 22 parts hubs in the UK that are set up to sell parts to the motor trade. The success of Allied Parts in Aberdeen and the increased demand from Edinburgh customers has allowed us to open a new site to meet the needs of the motor trade in Edinburgh.”

Allied Parts has taken space at the Turnhouse Court industrial estate in Newbridge, Edinburgh. Picture: Alexander Fraser Photography

Anne Maclaren, regional property manager at Whittle Jones Scotland, managing agent acting on behalf of site owner Northern Trust Company, said: “Allied Parts expansion and their creation of jobs at this new Distrigo Relay site is a fantastic addition to the development and shows the importance of Northern Trust’s investment in creating high quality business space for the local area.”

Turnhouse Court is situated in the heart of Newbridge, close to the M9 and M8 interchange. There are also plans for a second phase of development incorporating four larger units.

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Lewis Pentland at joint lettings agent Colliers added: “We’ve been really pleased with the uptake in units at Turnhouse Court since completion a couple of months ago, with 50 per cent of the estate now let.”

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