Only 18 months since the site went live, UrParts.com won the gold prize for Export Startup of the Year at the Vodafone Startup Awards recently.

It also won silver in the Digital/Online and Women in Business categories.

Started by brother and sister team Simon and Sonya Fitzpatrick, the site connects buyers and suppliers of new and used spare parts around the world.

It focuses on the spare parts industry for the construction, agricultural and commercial truck sectors and is 90pc export-driven.
The Fitzpatricks came up with the concept having learned from the 40 years’ experience of the construction industry through their family business Fitzpatrick Plant Sales (Fitzplant).

“By saving buyers time and money with their free service UrParts.com is becoming an invaluable resource to anyone who requires parts for excavators, bulldozers, tractors, dump trucks, wheel loaders and more,” says Sonya Fitzpatrick.

“With our recent expansion into the US market, UrParts.com proves that Irish-owned tech companies can be market leaders in industry specific user demand online services.”