The 360° Initiative Goes Full Circle

From initial enquiry to on-shelf positioning, the 360° team help create greater opportunities for motor factors.

More feedback continues to be received from customers about products to bring into the FPS portfolio. The 360° initiative is committed to adding non-core, traditional ‘dealer-only’ parts so that when a customer asks for a product, the answer is always a YES! Here’s a snapshot of how 360° can help create bigger opportunities for motor factors.

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7500+ parts listed and available on special order from FPS

The 360° Process

From initial enquiry to on-shelf positioning

Emerging Technology

With an eye on emerging technologies entering the aftermarket now, the 360° team is also keeping a watch further ahead on everything from Telematics to transparent bonnets that are on the vehicle manufacturers’ lists!

Niche Products

The initiative identifies those parts that are not commonly available to the aftermarket or lay low on the Pareto. Examples include Hazard Warning Switches for specific Vauxhall applications and Parking Aid Sensors for VAG applications.

Application Gaps

The initiative has been filling gaps that customers have found. The top stocked product groups based on inquiry received are:

•  46% Steering & suspension
•  38% Body components
•  8% Transmission
•  8% Fuel & air supply

Analyse This!

With a constant influx of enquiries, the 360° team is surging ahead, turning them into stocked items as quickly as possible.

Average monthly enquiries and status of resolution:
•  54% : open (in progress)
•  37%: launched
•  14.5%: already in range
•  31%: closed

Best Sellers

•  19036492B – Wheel Hub Seal for Ford Transit 330, 2.4
•  V10-72-0822 – Reversing Sensor for VW Golf, 1.6
•  1102440-O – Bulb Holder for Ford Transit Mk6, 2.0
•  17848 – Viscous Clutch for Mercedes C180, 1.8
•  V10-0440 – Transmission Filter for VW Tiguan, 2.0

All the newly introduced products can be found by application or keyword on MAM Autocat+, by X-ref or OE number on the F:Drive or by calling an FPS branch.

Stay Updated

We let you know as soon as a new product is added or a range is extended, so you can let your customer know through:
•  Vital News
•  Newsdesk & emails
•  Flyers and eflyers
•  Campaigns & messages
•  F:Drive adverts


If you have enquiries for parts that are not currently in our portfolio please speak to your FPS representative, or email us at:

We will source, review and, if applicable, add it to our portfolio – completing the circle.


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