New Shareholder Digraph (Source: Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd.)
New Shareholder Digraph (Source: Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd.)

ATR International AG strengthens position in UK’s commercial vehicle market

  • Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd. is new shareholder of ATR
  • Largest independent aftermarket heavy truck parts distributor in UK

Denkendorf, March 2021 – ATR International AG, leading international trade cooperation for automotive spare parts, has won a new shareholder in Great Britain: Digraph Transport Supplies Ltd. headquartered in Nottinghamshire, has strengthened the international network since 1 January 2021. “We are pleased to have Diagraph as a new shareholder. The company is very successful in its home market, with enormous growth potential. This strengthens our own and the position of our suppliers there”, says Warren Espinoza, Chief Executive Officer of ATR International AG. 

Digraph is the UK's largest and fastest growing independent parts wholesaler in the commercial vehicle market. “With our new shareholder we also strengthen ATR's presence in the commercial vehicle sector”, says Espinoza. Founded in 1976 by Peter Rawson, the company today has 260 team members and supplies the British market with 19 branches. Digraph serves its nearly 4,000 customers in whole UK with Original Equipment Quality parts for maintenance, mechanical repair and collision repair, as well as a comprehensive range of fluids, lubricants, workshop consumables and workshop equipment. 

The company has been part of LKQ Corporation since 2017 and used this investment to extend its branch network and stock capacity, in product availability and delivery service, and in value-added programmes for customers.