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About Us

For the past 55 years, Auto Marine Cables has been providing OEM and aftermarket parts to the automotive and marine industries. Originally started as a car accessory shop in 1964 by Howard Hammond, the business has continued to develop and has grown to be the market leader in its sector. There are now over 80 colleagues working together to achieve the high standards of service, quality and manufacturing excellence set by the family and expected by our customers who all contribute to the success of the business.

1964
Howard Hammond opens "Kar-Bar" ... a car accessory shop in Bolton
1970
Kar-Bar develops into 10 shops
1978
Start to distribute cable throughout the UK
1983
Auto Marine Cables Ltd is established in Worsley, Manchester (our current site)
1991
Establish a manufacturing facility to produce low voltage automotive cable in North Wales
1992
Move the manufacturing facility to Manchester and still to this day are the only low voltage cable manufacturer in the UK
2003
Become the Official UK Aftermarket Distributor for the range of fuses and circuit protection products from MTA in Italy
2009
Begin manufacturing a comprehensive range of tinned low voltage thin wall cable
2014
Auto Marine Cables celebrate 50 years in business and launch sub-brand, 'Oceanflex'
2018
Auto Marine appoint 13 distributors overseas and thrive in the export market
2019
Exciting new product developments are planned for 2019

The business remains a family run, growing business, now solely owned by Peter Hammond with third-generation family member Grace Hammond also part of the team. At our factory in Manchester, we extrude millions of meters of cable, wind thousands of finished reels and pack over 13,000 electrical components and accessories per week. Having a UK manufacturing facility allows us to be efficient, offer short lead times and maintain superb service levels. Click here for a breakdown of our capabilities.

Our team have excellent product knowledge and experience in the industry enabling us to determine customer needs and deliver fantastic customer care. This level of care combined with our outstanding delivery performance means we are a reliable supplier to our UK customer base. We are continuously driving efficiencies into our processes to be able to react to what our customers need. We pride ourselves on our outstanding delivery performance, delivering 99.7% of your orders on time and in full.