Supporting the publication of the first in Trend Tracker’s series of quarterly reports, ‘Emerging from COVID’, LKQ Coatings has been confirmed as one of a select number of Corporate Platinum Sponsors.

These quarterly topical reports mark the start of a new and improved Trend Tracker, recognised by LKQ Coatings as something exciting to be a part of.

LKQ Coatings is part of LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK’s largest distributor of parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles – providing more than 100,000 stocked parts from 20 rapid fulfilment centres, two national distribution centres and 280 branches across the UK. In total, LKQ Euro Car Parts offers 99% coverage of the UK vehicle parc.

Commenting on the partnership, Andy Smith from LKQ Coatings said: “LKQ has continued to service the independent aftermarket during peaks and dips in demand and volumes; we understand the value of Trend Tracker’s timely delivery of accurate data and unique analysis of trends that impact the industry as a whole.

“An understanding of current and emerging trends is key to every successful business in repair sector – LKQ included – so the reports are a valuable resource for all parties,” said Andy.

The ‘Emerging from COVID’ report explores how the motor claims market has been affected by COVID-19 and its ongoing challenges and opportunities within the industry and wider national outlook. This will be followed by a report on Electric Vehicles, ADAS and the changing Car Parc. in the Summer of 2021.

Steve Thompson – Industry Insights added: “I am delighted to welcome LKQ Coatings as a Corporate Platinum Sponsor is a significant boost to the profile of Trend Tracker’s accurate and informed automotive industry research activities.

“Collectively, the LKQ Euro Car Parts team facilitate 124 deliveries every minute so have an enormous influence on the UK aftermarket sector. We look forward to working with Andy and his team as Corporate Platinum Sponsor of Trend Tracker on this and future reports to deliver timely insights and data with forecasted trends and commentary from industry experts at this critical moment.”

Kelly Dalwood T: 07743 068666 E:

(Industry Insights) Steve Thompson T: 07789 617226 E:

(Trend Tracker) Paul Sell T: 07887626082 E: