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GKN Replacement Services

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* NB This is a sub-section of GKN

1979 GKN purchased Advance Motor Supplies as part of its acquisition of the Sheepbridge Group

1982 the company name was changed to GKN Replacement Services Ltd.

By 1984 the name had changed again to GKN Autoparts Distribution Ltd.

1989 Another name change occurred on 25th Sept 1989 this time to Autoparts Distribution Ltd.

On the 1st January 1990 Partco Ltd acquired GKN Autoparts, except for some businesses that Partco did not want


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