Motor trade suppliers SQS have gone from strength to strength over the past few years
of trading. To enable the product range and customer base to extend, it bought Autofactors
of Alresford in the mid-nineties, and combined it with a move to larger premises
and a name change of SQS Autofactors.
SQS started in 1993 as a wholesale distributer to the motor trade, supplying garage
equipment, tools, workshop consumables, vehicle and mains lighting, safety workwear
& footwear as well as paper and Deb cleaning products.
For the motor trade in particular, SQS stocks brakes, ignition, steering & suspension
components, bulbs, filters, batteries, tow bars, wiper equipment, fan/timing belts
and much much more.
This extensive range of products is now supplied to trade and retail consumers throughout
East Anglia and London. SQS is an agent for many leading brands, including Bosch,
Draper, Britool, Sealey, Sykes Pickavant and Gedore Tools. SQS Autofactors are also
a supplier of Bmac, Britax, Hella and Rubbolite lighting and accessories. Osram bulbs,
a huge variety of batteries, Durite, Fram filters, EBC brake components, NGK spark
plugs and Witter tow bars and accessories to name but a few.
Founders David Smith and Hilary Throp have between them more than 40 years experience
in the motor industry. Over time, they have built up strong links with bus and coach
companies throughout the region, which has led to a vast quantity of stock for buses,
coaches and trucks, such as mirrors, arms and components.
SQS now employs 10 people, and has four delivery vans, plus 3 fully stocked mobile
shops, each with trained representatives who call in on customers. Richard, a member
of Autofactors since 1986, now manages the new premises, continuing to provide a
familiar face with extensive knowledge and experience. Another long serving member
is Alan Bayliss, who drives the mobile shop. He has been with the firm since the
second year of trading.
For product information, supply and ordering details, please contact us on 01206
308147 , or visit us at 5b/5c Morses Lane, Brightlingsea Essex