OUR
HERITAGE

SUPPLYING OE AND AFTERMARKET SINCE 1981

Motaquip was established in Coventry, UK, by Peugeot in 1981, to supply independent motor factors. 


The brand’s unique association with an Original Equipment manufacturer meant it was soon revered for its reliability and it quickly grew to offer diverse range of product groups.

With a network of loyal distributors, Motaquip began to explore new ways to make business easier for our customers, in addition to supplying excellent parts and service. This led to our Managed Range program, and substantial investment to in industry-leading product expertise and our expansive quantitative data.
Today Motaquip operates independently and, in addition to driving UK businesses, now has a thriving network of distributors across Europe which grows year on year. 

Our product portfolio continues to develop and grow to accommodate the latest generation technologies.

1981

Motaquip brand created to replace Chrysler’s Mopar brand retained when Peugeot purchased the Talbot business. Significantly, the new brand was aimed solely at independent motor factors.

1983

Motaquip moves to Tile Hill in Coventry.

1988

Motaquip continues to grow, supplying more and more independent factors across the UK.

1989

Motaquip exceeds £10,000,000 turnover per annum.

1995

Motaquip’s free overnight delivery service is first introduced, giving customers delivery of goods before 8.30am – a service that led the sector.

1999

Motaquip launches market-leading Partnership Programme, designed to help budding entrepreneurs start their own motor factor business. Over 70 new independent businesses created.

2005

Motaquip launches its Dedicated Garage Programme providing independent garages with business support to better market themselves and generate revenue.

2006

Motaquip celebrates 25 years in business with a celebration at Blenheim Palace attended by many distributors.

2007

Motaquip launches its industry leading electronic catalogue, ECAT, providing one of the most up-to-date part and application reference systems to the automotive aftermarket.

2009

Motaquip’s ECAT catalogue system exceeds 1,000,000 enquiries per month.

2012

The Motaquip brand moves on, new look, new logo and new website!

2014

Motaquip becomes a stand alone business unit. Warehousing moves from Coventry to Bedfordshire with head office remaining in the Midlands.

2015

Motaquip launch on TecDoc global catalogue, achieving official ‘A Certified’ data accreditation for data quality and accuracy.

2016

Motaquip marks its 35th year with a celebration at Warwick Castle.

2016

First Motaquip export account brings Motaquip to Portugal, soon followed by accounts in Denmark, Lithuania, Australia, Canary Islands, Mauritius and Moldova.

2017

Motaquip makes its Automechanika debut in Birmingham attracting visitors from across the globe with a vibrant, high profile stand.

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