Our journey to becoming the UK’s leading supplier of low voltage cables to the automotive and marine sectors began almost 60 years ago when Howard Hammond opened his first car accessory shop in Bolton in the North West of England. With a vision to supply high quality products, coupled with unrivalled levels of customer support and service, the business grew exponentially – and hasn’t slowed down since.
And, whilst our business looks a little different these days – with cable now manufactured in our state-of-the-art facilities and distributed across the globe, our purpose and vision continue to be built on the same foundations of trust, reliability and the highest levels of quality in both the products we sell and manufacture, and the service we provide.
Auto Marine appoint 13 distributors overseas and thrive in the export market
Begin manufacturing a comprehensive range of tinned low voltage thin wall cable
Move the manufacturing facility to Manchester and still to this day are the only low voltage cable manufacturer in the UK
Establish a manufacturing facility to produce low voltage automotive cable in North Wales
Auto Marine Cables Ltd is established in Worsley, Manchester (our current site)
Start to distribute cable throughout the UK
Kar-Bar develops into 10 shops