• 1959

    Very, very humble beginnings.
    Body repair shop 1,200 sq ft.

  • 1967

    Expanded into buying & selling remanufactured engines.

  • 1973

    Machinery purchased and company then manufactured in-house

  • 1975

    Became members of Federation of Engine Remanufacturers governed by strict codes of quality practice.

  • 1977

    Awarded nationwide contract to “British Telecom” for supply of all light commercial engines.

  • 1983

    Ultra-Parts Ltd Formed to supply aftermarket gaskets & camshaft kits to motor factors nationwide. Commissioned by “A. E Autoparts” to develop the “polystyrene camshaft kit tray”.
    Designed & patented by Ultra-Parts. Became main supplier of Ford pinto camshaft kits to “A.E. DANA & GKN”.

  • 1984

    Innovators of the first true timing chain kits which contained all parts to carry out the repair. SOLE Suppliers to nationals including:

  • 1987

    Entered the prestigious “ITV” television South West Business awards & won the competition with a prize of television exposure & cash.

  • 1990

    First major catalogue hosting engine gaskets & seals, camshaft & valve train, timing & lubrication.

  • 1995

    One of the first automotive
    stockists to achieve BS5750

  • 1997

    Became supplier member to the Factor Services Group for engine gaskets & components.

  • 2002

    Final building extensions taking
    warehouse area up to 16,200 sq ft,
    4.5 acre private site.

  • 2005

    Won “Barnstaple In Bloom” best industrial premises including two acres of landscaped gardens.

  • 2009

    Gaskets & Camshaft catalogue, 1,118 pages. Total parts exceeding 18,000 part numbers. Development of online catalogue inc. Activant & MAM.

  • 2014

    Group Auto & UAN buying groups approved supplier for Engine Gaskets & Parts, Timing Chain Kits & Diesel Glow Plugs

  • 2015

    A1 Motor Stores – buying group approved supplier for Engine Gaskets & Parts, Timing Chain Kits & Diesel Glow Plugs

  • 2015

    Re-branded Ultra Logo and appointed Elcome to re-design and update the look & feel of our ECat & Website

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