The steady growth in air conditioning as a standard vehicle feature meant that FPS decided it was time to offer the market a bigger and more price competitive range. So, in July 2012 FPS entered into a new relationship with vehicle air condonditioning experts Compressortech, owner of the Viper brand.
Compressortech has a strong presence within the UK aftermarket and is renowned for supplying premium quality compressors and condensers with the Viper range. Product Manager Ian Girle commented on the Compressortech partnership, “It’s still early days in our partnership with Compressortech as we haven’t seen a full season, yet we are seeing substantial growth and excellent take-up of the Viper air con range. It has breathed new life into sales of the product group and I am very positive about the prospects for the air con range as we go into the spring season.”
“The Viper range really enhances our existing thermal control offering,” continued Girle, “it’s one of the UK’s largest ranges of compressors, has a comprehensive selection of condensers and includes ancillary products such as R134a gas and leak detecting products. We are confident that the breadth of products from Viper combined with FPS’ strengths in same-day distribution, gives motor factors the opportunity to provide their garage customers with an air conditioning solution and stay on top of seasonal demand.”
The fastest moving parts will be available to Motor Factors for same-day delivery from their local FPS branch. This includes coverage of key applications such as VW Golf V Petrol/Diesel (03-12), Audi A4 Petrol/Diesel (00-08) and Saab 9-3 Petrol/Diesel (02/12). All other references are available for national next-day delivery, from FPS’ National Distribution Centre.