The UK’s Number 1 Manufacturer of Cables for the Automotive and Marine Industries
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History

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.

2019
2019

Launched Solutions Division

Launched Solutions Division
2018
2018

Auto Marine appoint 13 distributors overseas and thrive in the export market

2014
2014

Auto Marine Cables celebrate 50 years in business and launch sub-brand, ‘Oceanflex’

Auto Marine Cables celebrate 50 years in business and launch sub-brand, ‘Oceanflex’
2009
2009

Begin manufacturing a comprehensive range of tinned low voltage thin wall cable

2003
2003

Become the Official UK Aftermarket Distributor for the range of fuses and circuit protection products from MTA in Italy

Become the Official UK Aftermarket Distributor for the range of fuses and circuit protection products from MTA in Italy
1992
1992

Move the manufacturing facility to Manchester and still to this day are the only low voltage cable manufacturer in the UK

1991
1991

Establish a manufacturing facility to produce low voltage automotive cable in North Wales

1983
1983

Auto Marine Cables Ltd is established in Worsley, Manchester (our current site)

1978
1978

Start to distribute cable throughout the UK

1970
1970

Kar-Bar develops into 10 shops

1964
1964

Howard Hammond opens “Kar-Bar” … a car accessory shop in Bolton

Howard Hammond opens “Kar-Bar” … a car accessory shop in Bolton
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