Desford, UK – 12 April 2005 – XPart, the company that owns and operates the entire spare parts business for MG Rover, today reassured owners that the ongoing parts support of their vehicles is in good hands. XPart, a division of Caterpillar Logistics Services, is largely unaffected by the current difficulties at MG Rover and is running its spare parts distribution operations as normal.
“With £40million of parts in our warehouse, and strong ongoing partnerships with the 800 companies that supply parts for MG Rover models, we are in an excellent position to maintain uninterrupted supply to MG Rover dealers worldwide,” said John Parkinson, Chairman of Xpart.
“Whatever the outcome of the negotiations at MG Rover in the next few days and weeks, it is important that everyone who owns one of the three million plus MG Rover vehicles on the road today understands that the entire dealer network is supported by a thriving, dedicated and world-class spare parts business.”
XPart’s Desford facility, one of the largest warehouses in Europe, carries the manufacturer’s total range of parts required for all MG Rover vehicles, present and past.
Background Information about XPart!
XPart is a division of Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. Cat Logistics provides world-class supply chain solutions and services to its parent company, Caterpillar Inc., and more than 50 other leading corporations throughout the world. Headquartered in Morton, Illinois, USA, Caterpillar Logistics operates more than 100 offices and facilities in 25 countries on six continents. Caterpillar Logistics provides its full service capabilities to companies in market sectors, which include automotive service parts, industrial service parts, consumer durables, technology and electronics, manufacturing logistics, and aerospace service parts.
More information is available at http://XPart.com