MicksGarage pick Neteven for EU marketplaces

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MicksGarageMotor parts are big business and one of Ireland’s leading car parts and accessories e-commerce retailer, MicksGarage, has announced a €2.3million investment to assist with an expansion of 65 new jobs over the next two years. The announcement was made as the Taoiseach Enda Kenny opened the company’s new 32,000 square feet warehouse and office facility in Park West, Dublin 12.

Founded in 2004, MicksGarage has grown to become one of Europe’s largest car parts and accessories online retailers, delivering products across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. The business, which currently employs 34 staff, was set up by brothers, Ciaran and Michael Crean, from Ballina in Mayo.

The €2.3 million investment was made by the Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund managed by NCB Ventures, the AIB Seed Capital Fund managed by Dublin BIC and private investors. It will fund an ambitious expansion of the business including the roll-out of localised MicksGarage websites for nine European markets including France, Germany and Sweden. The MicksGarage website sells over 1.5 million car parts and accessories, across a wide range of car parts and accessories, from braking parts to car care, travel and leisure gear to service parts.

Michael Crean, Head of Online and Technology Director, MicksGarage said: “We’ve witnessed a phenomenal growth in sales in recent years as more consumers have switched to the internet for their car parts and accessories. Currently we are launching localised websites for France, Germany and Sweden, markets which already bring significant revenue for our business.”

Neteven smThe first step for MicksGarage is to launch shops on all of Europe’s leading marketplaces, including eBay, Amazon, C Discount, Priceminister and Rue du Commerce. MicksGarage have chosen Neteven as integration partner thanks to their European implantation, the range of available marketplaces, their scalability to handle such a growing business and their 8 years of experience in the European marketplace environment.

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