EPYX is planning to expand a low price tyre initiative – that has so far concentrated on franchise dealers – into the independent garage sector.
Called 1link e-procurement, it allows independents to access a much more competitive level of tyre pricing than they generally been able to achieve.
Tim Meadows, commercial director at epyx, said: “e-procurement is designed to allow dealers to compete with fast-fits and other tyre outlets, giving them easy access to highly competitively-priced stock.
“Orders can be placed with one click through our 1link Service Network platform, which all kinds of garages are already using to service and repair company cars every year.
“Initially, our efforts with e-procurement over the couple of years since its launch have concentrated on franchise dealer networks but we are now moving decisively into the independent sector.”
He added that this would give independents an opportunity to fit tyres at prices that they would not otherwise be able to access, offering a new revenue stream.
To buy tyres through the platform, garages just click on the “e-procurement” button on the 1link Service Network home page to look at a detailed catalogue complete with pricing, delivery and other key information.