AMSTERDAM, October 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
AP•United, the procurement organisation for the Sator companies and the British company Unipart Automotive, has appointed Anton van Gils as Managing Director with effect from 1 November 2011. In this role Van Gils will be responsible for optimising the shared procurement and logistics and setting up a communal supplier policy.
Anton van Gils
Anton van Gils (aged 42) started his career in the automotive parts sector in 1996 with Van Heck in the Netherlands. From 2006 onwards Van Gils was responsible for shaping the range at Sator as Senior Buyer. For the past year Van Gils has been working as General Manager at Hartsant Crash Repair Parts.
Adriaan Roggeveen, chairman of the board at AP•United: "Anton knows the world of automotive parts better than anyone. That experience makes him the right man for the challenge of AP•United."
Van Gils: "I gained a great deal of experience at Sator, including repositioning and optimising the range. To be able to contribute at European level to the growth of both Unipart and Sator, from now on, is a big challenge for me."
AP•United is the procurement organisation for the Sator companies and the British company Unipart Automotive. The investment group H2 is the majority shareholder in both businesses. AP•United strives to optimise procurement processes and logistics. Hence the company defines its mission as 'Cut out any waste'.
About Sator Holding
Sator Holding is the parent company of eight distributors of automotive parts and tools in the Benelux and France. These include the Van Heck companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Havam, Harrems, Nipparts, Pauwels and Hartsant. With a turnover of 325 million euros Sator Holding is the market leader in its catchment area.
About Unipart Automotive
Unipart Automotive is the largest British distributor of automotive parts, tools and garage equipment. With 175 branches spread across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland it has a turnover of 205 million euros.
AP•United is based in Amsterdam. With a team of experts from both Sator and Unipart, it will utilise their knowledge of purchasing processes, ICT and logistics to put the mission 'Cut out any waste' into practice
You can find more information at: http://www.ap-united.com.
SOURCE AP United