Doug Kirkby has been in the motor industry for 50 years having worked for some of the industry’s leading parts distributors. In 1994, Doug ventured into his own business importing and distributing brake parts from Australia.
Ten years later, Doug registered Brake Part Distributors (BPD) which, together with two partners, became the leading distributor of brake and clutch hydraulic components in South Africa sourcing from 15 companies worldwide and with warehouses in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
In 2011, BPD was acquired by one of the industry’s leading distributors of automotive parts in South Africa. After a hiatus of six years, Doug has reentered the brake business specialising in caliper repair components.