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A1 Motor Stores was formed in 1983 and currently consists of 236
independently owned automotive aftermarket retailers.
By combining our purchasing power and
marketing resources the members
of A1 Motor Stores can provide you the customer with an extensive range
of product that includes: accessories, spare parts, in car
entertainment, styling, performance parts, travel accessories and
chemicals all at competitive prices.
Furthermore as owner operated stores we
are very proud of our customer
service and product knowledge. Over the years many of our members
stores have won the trades accolade including the prestigious Accessory
shop of the year award.
A1 Motor Stores is a mature commercial
trade association with an
enviable track record. It has much to contribute to its members, as
well as to the automotive retail sector at large.
The A1 Motor Stores History. Since it was
formed in 1982, (AIMS as
it was then) has become a major organisation. This is how it happened.
The short-lived GKN-Spa sponsored DIY
Motor Stores group of accessory
shops was all very well, but it had no standards for members. Its
demise in 1982 left a number of members seeing the possibilities of
an association of independent retailers...
But if there was to be a successor it
would have to be a very
different creature. High standards would have to be set - and
only shops that could meet them were accepted for membership.
The motor-trade press had been excited by the idea of an independent
retailers body and it was instrumental in bringing together some of
those who were to be what can now be described as 'the founding
fathers'. Some, like Coventry's Joe Elliott, had already been leading
lights in the DIY Motor Stores scheme, and others such as G&B Motor
Accessories Bill Garratt, had seen the pitfalls of such a group that
any 'tin-pot' accessory shop could join, and had avoided such
associations on purpose. Both were subsequently to become chairman
of what was first called the Association of Independent Motor Stores.
A letter went out from Joe Elliott
inviting interested parties to a
meeting on September 29 at the Spiders Web Motel, Watford. At the time
the press said that a group was foreseen 'owned by the members
themselves and run in a professional way'. The meeting was described as
'excellent'. 'It all seemed to come together', was the quote of one of
Thirty seven retailers constituted the
initial membership, with an
initial meeting being sponsored by car-care product specialist Holt-
Lloyd. In 1982 the members were still a long way from becoming what
is now one of the largest retail groups in the UK automotive
aftermarket. Under Joe Elliotts initial leadership, the association
quickly took off, even holding its own conference - in Majorca - in
1984. As Peterboroughs Tony Bate, a future chairman, pointed out at
the time of the associations 10th anniversary, five days in Majorca
were actually cheaper than two nights in Bournemouth. As time was
to quickly tell, these conferences were to become far more business
orientated than the previous DIY Motor Stores conventions.
There was initial suspicion about the
group from certain areas of
the distribution sector seeing AIMS as a threat to their set pattern
of trading. For independent retailers to have a voice was something
rather new. Quite quickly, though, the AIMS that was to become A1
Motor Stores took shape. In 1983 Tony Bate first brought up the
question of a corporate store image - something that was initially
turned down. Tony would not though let go of what he described as
his 'hobby horse' and eventually the A1 Motor Stores identity was
adopted. It wasn't until 1984 that the first brochure appeared, two
years later the first own branded product appeared - a 20/50 oil that
cost ?2.10. The Lutterworth offices were moved into by the headquarters
staff in 1988, and in October 1998 they moved to Peckleton were they
are based today.
Just to show how high standards had
become, 18 out of 20 Accessory
Shop of the Year awards went to A1 Motor Store members in 1991, quite
an improvement on 1985 when the association was even then proud to
point out that it had won seven regional awards, or 25% of the total.
A1 Motor Stores has naturally moved on
since those early days. It
now has members who must have been at school when the association
was founded. Some of those 'founding fathers' have now taken a well
deserved back seat while others have come forward.
Today, our Head Quarters are in
Peckleton, Leicestershire in the
UK. Although A1 Motor Stores is owned by the members, the Head Office
is the hub of the wheel. This is where the running of the association
takes place. It is a highly efficient 'centre of excellence' where
the members' and indeed the suppliers partners' are in good hands.
*A1 Motor Stores
3 Peckleton Business Park
Leicestershire LE9 7RN
Tel: +44 145 582 2000
Fax: +44 145 582 4444
Covert Installations Ltd is a
well-established, completely independent
company. With over 10 years' experience, we offer you a completely
mobile service covering London and the South East of England, and the
reason we have to restrict our coverage is because...
We do not sub-contract our work.
We will come out to you at home or at
your place of work whichever is
more convenient. We offer a 24 hour helpline once the product has been
installed. Our Installation Technicians are all highly trained and have
expertise on the installation of every product we advertise on this
We have built this business through
recommendation and are well known
at many vehicle dealerships in the South East as we install all their
after-market security and multimedia systems.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through
our website which has been
designed to be user-friendly and easy to understand.
Products we offer are as follows:
Vehicle Alarms, Vehicle Immobilisers,
Vehicle Accessories, Vehicle
Tracking, Navigation Systems, DVD Navigation, Car Audio, etc.
*Covert Installations Ltd
42 Lower Station Rd
Kent DA1 3PY
Tel: +44 132 255 4035
Fax: +44 132 240 8070
Direct Car Parts offer a wide range of
car interior and exterior
styling accessories including; Performance Wheels & Cosmic alloy
wheels and tyres, MicroSCAN, Toad & Max Power car alarms and car
immobilisers, Snooper & Beltronics radar detectors, Road Angel
GPS, Lockwood white dial kits & stainless steel sill plates, GMAX
Sports suspension kits, ABC Design & Ultra car rear lights, indicators
and side repeaters, Sparco, Richbrook and Simoni interior styling
accessories, RGM body kits and exterior styling accessories, Auto-
Plas & E-Tech rear spoilers, Mountney steering wheels, PreWoodec
dash board styling kits, E-Tech strut braces and many other car
accessories. All of these products are available for purchase on-line
at incredible savings and remember that;
*Direct Car Parts
The North East of England Business & Innovation Centre
Sunderland Enterprise Park (East)
Sunderland SR5 2TA
Tel: +44 870 752 1442
Fax: +44 870 752 1442
FindWare is a London, UK, based business
providing systems and
solutions to "find everything. anywhere".
Our technology is currently being used
GPS vehicle tracking and fleet management
Personal tracking and lone worker applications
Cell ID positioning of assets and RF location finding
Parent / child communication
Gameshows, events and other specialist applications.
Findware's systems can also be bespoked.
We are working with call
centres and control centres around the world to install enterprise
versions of our systems to power their own tracking applications. See
more about our specialist activity here.
Findware power a number of packaged and
ready-to-go GPS GSM tracking
systems for private individuals and businesses. These systems
incorporate all necessary components to 'Go and Track'. We have a
network of resellers and retailers in different markets selling these
Findware was founded by Peter Brooke,
Lawrie Hutcheon and Matthew
Holland in 2001. The founders' vision is to provide intuitive and
simple to use applications that enable the tracking of multiple
entities wherever and whenever the user chooses.
*FindWare UK Ltd
1 - 9 Memel Street
London EC1Y 0UT
Tel: +44 207 014 8915
Fax: +44 207 014 8901
Here @ Top Fleet we have been producing
High Quality Glass & Roof
Racking Systems for all makes commercial vehicle since 1988.
So If there were ever a name to trust it
would be Top Fleet Glass
Carriers. All our racks are made from the highest grade of Aluminium
and conform to safety standards. With care our Glass Racks will last
for years and improve the image of whichever vehicle it is fitted to
from a Ford Escort, Renault Master to a Iveco Daily to name but a few.
We offer a fast and efficient service
from start to finish. This puts
us at the forefront of the Glass Frail Industry offering a service
second to none!
Same Day Quotation: - We will ensure a
written quote is faxed or
e-mailed to you during the same day you enquire. Normally 99% of
quotations will be sent within 1 Hour!
Efficient Fitting: The normal lead time
for fitting is from only 5
days. As you can imagine this is a huge advantage, resulting in the
vehicle will be fully equipped for its duties in the minimum time.
2 Hour Fitting Time: Our standard racking
system, comprising of a
pole or strap racking system with a half roof ladder rack, will be
fitted with in 2 hours assuming all the fitting terms are adhered to.
The fitting of accessories such as door
ladders, internal racking
and ply lining will take extra time.
The ethos behind these 3 statements is to
ensure that the purchase
and installation of your racking system is efficient and completed
in minimal time. Allowing you to deliver your products to your
customers quicker! Over the years we have built relationships with
well over 3,000 businesses over recent years. These include Commercial
Dealers, Councils, Body Builders & direct to Window Companies and
525 Birmingham New Road
Wolverhampton WV14 9PG
Tel: +44 190 266 4000
Fax: +44 190 266 7000
With over thirty years experience of the
manufacture and distribution
of components to the commercial vehicle industry, Unitruck has
established itself as a leading name with a reputation of manufacturing
high quality products backed by rapid and reliable delivery schedules.
Manufacturing is based on a series of
cells. Each cell is responsible
fori its own quality control at every stage of the manufacturing
process. This system allows for an extremely flexible response to
incoming orders and has many significant advantages over the old
production line methods.
It allows for more streamlined
stockholding of raw materials amd more
effective control of manufacturing costs with the net effect of being
able to pass on significant savings in the price of the finished
components to customers.
Recent expansion has seen a substantial
investment on new tooling and
machinery for the automatic cutting of mirror glass and a substantial
amount of new mirror models.
With an ever expanding customer base,
currently covering 90% of the
mirror market, Unitruck have also recognised the need for integrated
ordering and distribution and now have the ability to manage the whole
process by means of a computer system which handles the despatch of
goods to any part of the United Kingdom or Europe.
Personal service is still seen as the key
to customer satisfaction and
an Order and Support Hotline is in place, which will answer technical
queries, offer advice on product selection and, of course, take orders.
The Unitruck service is based on despatch
within 24 hours by next day
Unitruck has recently achieved ISO9002
Certification, which illustrates
our commitment to service and quality. All our mirrors are equivalent
to the original equipmant quality, this means that only top quality
materials are used.
Unit 4 Mackeson Road
Lancashire OL6 8HZ
Tel: +44 161 343 2407
Fax: +44 161 343 2455
Newworld Technology Ltd. (our parent
company) is a long established
and reputable business trading from premises in the West London area.
We have formed numerous business
partnerships and alliances with
leading European and international automotive manufacturers. As well
as supplying directly to the public, we've established a nationwide
network for which we also supply direct to the automotive industry.
We are a premier U.K. supplier of light
commercial vehicle accessories
and gadgets. If you can't find what your looking for, give us a call
and we'll track it down!
Every product leaving our distribution
centre is carefully packaged to
ensure your order is protected from damage in transit.
For our customers, prompt delivery is
crucial. Stocked items are
always dispatched the same day (orders must be received before 3.p.m
Monday - Friday).
For your peace of mind, all of our
products and accessories come with
full manufacturers guarantees. (For specific guarantee/warrantee
information, please contact us for further assistance).
We understand that when buying over the
Internet goods may occasionally
not be what you expected. That's why all of our mail-order products
come complete with a 7 day exchange or refund guarantee (subject to
terms & conditions, please see our terms and conditions page). simply
return it to us (unused) in its original condition, including
packaging, and we will happily exchange it or refund your money.
(We are very sorry but any P&P costs are non refundable).
If your order was incorrectly dispatched
or not as described, we
will arrange for it to be collected and the appropriate item will
be promptly returned to you. If goods are received as being faulty
(or signed for as being in damaged condition), please notify us
immediately and we will arrange for the goods to be collected, and
a replacement will be promptly returned to you. Please Note: Before
signing for your delivery, you should remove the outer packaging and
inspect all items to confirm they have been received in good condition.
We realise that as a consumer you have a
choice, which is why we are
100% committed to your total satisfaction. Bring your business to us
and rest assured that you are dealing with a reputable UK company that
has the support infrastructure to handle any problems or complaints you
may have in a fast, professional and efficient manner.
At VanGadgets our customer's always come
first, we always listen and
endeavour to improve the quality and service we offer. Our success is
completely dependent on your total satisfaction!
137 Heston Road
Middlesex TW5 0RD
Tel: +44 208 572 2811
Fax: +44 208 572 8510