The late Andrew Page founded the original company, Andrew Page & Son, in 1917 as a wholesale motor factors based in Leeds.
1946 saw the formation of Andrew Page & Co Ltd, founded by James Page, Andrew's son. Within the following year the company was accepted as a Bosch distributor.
James Page's son Andrew, joined the company in 1974 and with rapid growth maintained through the 80's and 90's, Andrew Page Ltd was steadily progressing towards 40 sites.
The AP-Tech division was created in 2000. Dedicated to fulfilling customer's tools, workshop equipment and training requirements. AP-Tech now employs four sales advisors, three full time technical representatives and a service engineer, responsible for equipment demonstrations, warranty and customer support. With the recent development of AP-Tech's own website: www.ap-tech.co.uk, this outstanding service is now available to workshops UK wide.
The Andrew Page training programme Auto Education, was established in 2003. By acknowledging the need for training within the industry, Auto Education now consists of over 25 courses to improve and advance technician skills. The latter part of 2009 saw the launch of the updated Auto Education website: www.autoeducation.co.uk where garage technicians can now view all up and coming courses and book securely online.
During March 2010 Andrew Page Ltd joined partnership with Phoenix Equity Partners, a leading UK middle-market private equity firm. Phoenix will support the existing Andrew Page management team in continuing to develop and grow the business.
2012 proved to be a busy year with the opening of a further five branches including our 66th branch in Chelmsford. Our expansion
programme continued South with the acquisition of Camberley Auto
Factors, bringing the total number of company branches in the UK to 93. Annual sales exceeded £120 million, an extraordinary example of how business acumen and the support of our loyal staff has created one of the UK's most successful aftermarket automotive organisations in the UK. Further sites acquired in 2014 put Andrew Page well underway to becoming a truly national distributor.
Our aim, is to offer our customers the best parts availability, tools, equipment, technical support and training, all backed up by the best delivery service in town!