Timeline

I'm sure you will agree that we have come a long way since 1917.

By creating this timeline we have tried to capture the complete journey so far, focusing on the more significant moments within our 100 year history.
1917 1942 1957 1963 1978 1983 1984 1987 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

1917

1917 - 1917
Andrew Page opened a motor accessories business in Leeds.

1942

1942 - 1942
Mr J.R Page formed Andrew Page and Son Ltd. in 1942. Shortly after, the business had to close due to the implications of World War 2. However, in 1949 a joint partnership between Mr J. R Page and a Mr K Purcheon was established and together they re-opened the business under the name of Andrew Page & Co Limited.

1957

1957 - 1957
Due to growing success the company opened it's second branch in Wakefield to service the South Yorkshire area.

1963

1963 - 1963
A third branch opened in Harrogate to service the North Yorkshire area.

1978

1978 - 1978
Funds were raised between Mr J.R Page and his son Andrew to purchase Mr Purcheon's share of the business. The company name was changed to Andrew Page Ltd as the ownership of the business was taken by the Page family.

1983

1983 - 1983
The eighties saw further expansion within the West Yorkshire region starting with Bradford.

1984

1984 - 1984
The York depot followed quickly after Bradford becoming branch number five.

1987

1987 - 1987
The company open its sixth branch in Bury, Lancashire. Following on from York and Bradford.

1990

1990 - 1990
The start of the nineties continued with a branch opening in Lancashire, this time in Stockport.

1992

1992 - 1992
In 1992 the Newcastle depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened a depot in Thirsk.

1993

1993 - 1993
Bramley

1994

1994 - 1994
Huddersfield

1995

1995 - 1995
In 1995 the Morley depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened a depot in Beverley.

1996

1996 - 1996
Andrew Page Ltd celebrates its fiftieth anniversary and fifteenth branch, Keighley.

1997

1997 - 1997
Rawdon

1998

1998 - 1998
In 1998 the Hull depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Darlington, Castleford and Selby.

1999

1999 - 1999
Blackburn

2000

2000 - 2000

The AP-Tech division was created in 2000, dedicated to fulfilling customer's tools, workshop equipment and training requirements. AP-Tech now employs six sales advisors, four full time technical representatives and two service engineers, responsible for equipment demonstrations, warranty and customer support.

In 2000 the Middlesbrough depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Halifax, Malton, Preston and Warrington.

2002

2002 - 2002

With a staggering thirty branches, Andrew Page continues to grow with the help of 350 delivery vans enabling 165,000 deliveries a month.

In 2002 the Sunderland depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Durham, Sheffield and Doncaster.2

2003

2003 - 2003

Continuing to develop the existing Training 4 Turnover programme, Andrew Page launched AutoEducation. The training programme covered industry related courses held by in-house training instructors, now in it?s sixth year AutoEducation is still going strong with even more courses to choose from.

In 2003 the Manchester depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Wigan and Bolton.

2004

2004 - 2004
Scarborough

2006

2006 - 2006
In 2006 the Grimsby depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Oldham and Newburn.

2007

2007 - 2007
Mansfield

2008

2008 - 2008

Reaching forty one branches Andrew Page was fast becoming one the UK's largest motor factors.

In 2008 the Boston depot opened (pictured). In that year Andrew page also opened depots in Lincoln and Heeley (South Sheffield).

2009

2009 - 2009
Expanding further into the Midlands area, Andrew Page opened sites in Nottingham, Derby and Peterborough.

2010

2010 - 2010
Andrew Page joined partnership with Phoenix Equity Partners and continued to open five branches throughout the Midlands and East Anglia.

2011

2011 - 2011
Steadily moving towards a sixty branch network, Andrew Page have continued to open seven sites this year within the Midlands and East Anglia regions.

2012

2012 - 2012
2012 was 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. Plus, the new 100,000 sq.ft distribution centre opened at Markham Vale in Derbyshire.



2013

2013 - 2013
Andrew Page continued with its progressive branch growth and re-location policy by relocating the CAF Bristol branch. The new branch offers customers much greater product choice, with twice as much shelf space than the previous premises.

2014

2014 - 2014
The Portsmouth depot is relocated to a larger, more accessible location and becomes the first CAF branch to change its name to Andrew Page. The business acquired 21 sites from the former Unipart Automotive business and carries out a company wide rebrand to become Andrew Page - The Autoparts People.

2015

2015 - 2015
With plans for further growth throughout 2015, Andrew Page expanded its Markham Vale distribution centre, with the installation of a mezzanine level. This increased floor space by nearly 40%, equating to approximately two miles of additional shelf space. New branches opened in Cardiff & Woodford Green.

2016

2016 - 2016
In March, Andrew Page acquires Solid Auto (UK), a leading distributor of Japanese and Korean car parts. Later in the year Andrew Page is acquired by LKQ Corporation.

2017

2017 - 2017
Andrew Page celebrates 100 Years in the Motor Industry.