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1966 A member of the Sheepbridge Engineering Group (see advert)
1979 GKN purchased Sheepbridge including Advance.
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 to Autoparts Distribution Ltd.
Became Partco AutoParts Ltd.
1994 Flotation of the Partco Autoparts company
1996 Acquired Serck Marston, distributor of radiators