A leading car parts company has opened a brand-new warehouse base in Redditch.

RS Automotive Core has taken on a 10-year lease at a site on Enfield Industrial Estate giving the Essex-based business the much-needed space to expand.

The company has since praised commercial property agents John Truslove for making the move possible.

Managing Director at RS Automotive Core, Alastair Whatmore, said: “The Midlands made sense for our expansion because of the transport links and the availability of experienced automotive engineers due to the area's historical links to the automotive market.

“I’d worked with Ian Parker, a joint managing director of John Truslove, previously and knew that he and the company would have the local knowledge and contacts we needed.

“We knew this site was becoming available and Ian was the ideal intermediary to ensure the deal went smoothly. We now have a team of five highly skilled engineers working on the site and it has allowed us to expand our offering to our clients internationally.”

The company, which buys and supplies used parts including brake callipers, drive shafts and steering racks, has over a million parts in stock at any one time.

It wanted to expand to handle rotating electrics and turbochargers but didn’t have the space at its headquarters in Benfleet.

Joint managing director at John Truslove, Ian Parker, said: “I was delighted to work with Alastair again and to help a major vehicle parts broker such as RS Automotive Core to establish a major operation in the Midlands.

“Our unrivalled local knowledge and contacts make us an excellent choice for any company seeking a new site in the region.”

Tony Gaymond, from site owners Business Village Ltd, said: “John Truslove did a good job. They engaged with the new tenant, worked through the process and everything went very well.”