Autoelectro is the largest independent remanufacturer and supplier of Starter Motors & Alternators in the UK and was founded in Bradford, West Yorkshire in October 1986 by Santokh Singh Bhogal (pictured), formerly, a qualified quality control engineer.
Today, his three sons, who have been involved at Autoelectro since the company’s inception, manage the day-to-day operations and overall strategic direction of the business. This consistent commitment of the directors to the business has been fundamental to our success, ensuring a high level of expertise; knowledge, service and support are on hand to enable solutions to today's more demanding technical environment.
Initially, Autoelectro was set up to offer repair services to local garages and motor spares shops. Towards the end of 1987, premises on Laurel Street were accquired in order to cope with growing demand and to expand production.
As the demand for our rotating electrics grew and grew, we soon found ourselves running out of space on Laurel Street. So, in 1991, we moved to our current site, nearby, on Leeds Road, where the business continued to grow. Our Leeds Road premises were further expanded with purpose built offices & sales facilities in the summer of 1994.
At this time we were Bosch Fuel Injection agents, Lucas Diesel Agents and also the Lucas main distributor for the area. In Leeds we also established manual and automatic gearbox remanufacturing and engine machining facilities. We also had a collaboration with a major original equipment supplier, handling their technical and warranty support for Europe in addition to providing them with sub-contract remanufacturing facilities which saw our products being supplied to OEM and OES companies.
In 2010, our Leeds Road site was developed further, with the construction of additional warehousing adjoining the production facility providing us with over 40,000 square feet of operational capacity and we were now just specialising in rotating electrics.
Being loyal to our Bradford roots, the city having seen the business go from strength to strength in over 30 years, we have shared our success with the local community through involvement in a number of educational institutions, Bradford Classic Car Shows and by being an official club partner & shirt sponsor of Bradford City Football Club.