Alfredo Ferraris set up shop in 1934, distributing parts in the automotive aftermarket. 80 years on and our portfolio has expanded to carry 120,000 product lines from the Automotive and Maintenance & Accessories sectors, but the family values on which the company was built still remain the same.
We now employ over 1,100 people, operating across the UK through a network of 23 sites, including a National Distribution Centre based in Sheffield.
Why work for us?
When you join FPS, you become part of an innovative and forward-looking company, with a reputation for service excellence.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of developments within the industry, and our programme of continuous investment ensures we have a state-of-the-art infrastructure to develop business with new and existing partners.
To be the most trusted distributor and a leader in customer service, we need our employees to share our passion for service excellence and be ready to go the extra mile for the customer. We look for progressive people, with the determination to get things done in-line with our company values:
We act with accountability and do what we say we will.
We do the right thing by both our colleagues and customers.
We work together as one team, combining our skills and strengths towards a common goal.
We provide our customers and colleagues with a consistently high-quality service.
We constantly look for ways to play our part in moving the business forward.
Celebrating Our Employees
Long Service Awards
Whilst we are always on the lookout for new talent, we are fortunate to have many employees who have been with the company for many years. For those who reach 25 years with the company, we hold a celebration in Stratford-upon-Avon to recognise this impressive milestone.
Our long-serving employees toast their achievement over a champagne lunch, before taking in the many local attractions Stratford has to offer. The day is topped off with an awards ceremony and dinner where employees are presented with a framed certificate and special gift.
Our Bright Ideas scheme gives employees the opportunity to share their suggestions for improvements within the company – this has included everything from a reorganisation of stock layout in the warehouse to the creation of a system status notification dashboard for all users. By drawing on our colleagues’ unique insight, we are able to enhance processes and systems for the benefit of our customers and colleagues. Since the launch, we have implemented some fantastic ideas which have had a positive impact on how the business operates.
Extra Mile Awards
The Extra Mile award celebrates employees who have excelled in their jobs, going above and beyond to produce fantastic results. It is clear from the many nominations we have received from both customers and internal colleagues alike that the company is filled with hard-working and talented individuals, who we are delighted to recognise with this accolade.