Our story began in 1964 when Howard Hammond opened his first car accessory shop in Bolton, then known as ‘Kar-Bar’. Over the next several years, Kar-Bar developed into a retail chain of 10 shops, selling a diverse range of automotive parts.
Then in 1978, due to repeated customer requests, we introduced cable to our product range; this was to shape the company’s future for the next 40 years. By 1983, due to the high demand on cable ‘Auto Marine Cables Ltd’ relocated to our current site in Manchester.
Within 10 years we were manufacturing our own low voltage cables, gaining accreditations for our internal quality systems, developing new products and improving our customer service measures. 2014 was a milestone year for us; we celebrated 50 years in business and launched our range of OCEANFLEX® cable.
Throughout these years we’ve continued to invest in new technology and manufacturing equipment, whilst continually extending our range of electrical components offering our customers an unequalled number of parts from stock.
Our primary focus on servicing our customer’s needs alongside our dedicated and experienced team, of which many have been with us for over 20 years has allowed us to enjoy continued growth in both domestic and overseas markets now supplying 49 countries though our expanding network of overseas partners.
Auto Marine Cables Ltd is committed to meeting all legislative requirements of the European Union (EU). These include COSHH, RoHS, WEE and ELV directives.