Standard-Triumph Suppliers


Below is a list of suppliers of the various parts of Triumphs (not all in the GT6) in 1973. Unfortunately, many have now gone,  I used to work for one (Dunlop in Leicester).

  Supplier of Location What Happened to them?
GKN Transmission parts Birmingham Still in business.
Triplex Windscreens - Pilkington retired the brand in 1993.
  Wilmot Breeden Bumpers Birmingham Absorbed by the American conglomerate Rockwell Int. in 1979.
  Dunlop, Polymer Engineering Div. Metalastik bonded rubber components Leicester Taken over by BTR in 1985. Sold off in 1998.
Pirelli Seat Webbing - Still in business.
AP Lockheed Brakes Brake Products Leamington Spa Sold to an Indian multi-national, who supplies brake systems under the name Caparo AP Braking.
Vandervell Crankshaft Bearings & Thrust Washers Maidenhead Now part of the MAHLE group.
Armstrong Patents Shock Absorbers Melton Now part of Armstrong Lyon Hydraulics.
Formula Plus Steering Wheels Gravesend No longer in business.
Alford & Alder Suspensions & Steering Racks Hemel Hempstead Acquired by Standard, died with demise of BL.
Intec Thermoplastic Tube & Injection Mouldings Plymouth No longer in business.
T J Filters Oil Filters Plymouth Brand now belongs to Tetrasyl.
Willenhall Tube Heaters, Radiators, Exhaust Pipes Willenhall Wound up in 2010.
Dunlop Wheel Div. Wheels Coventry No longer in business.
Coventry Hood & Seating Seats & Interior Trim Bedworth Went out of business in 1991
  Champion Spark Plugs - Still in business. Mfg transferred from UK to Italy.
Waso Steering Locks Sheerness No longer in business.
  Dunlop Chemical Products Div. Adhesives Birmingham Still in business (building products).
  Kent Plastics Plastic Components Enniskillen Went out of business in 2004.
  Textile Mouldings Injection Mouldings Accrington Went out of business in 1981.
Renold Timing Chains Manchester Still in business.
  Hill Precision Zinc Alloy Castings Birmingham No longer in business.
  W. Wesson Steel Wednesbury Now part of Niagra LaSalle (UK)
  Callow & Maddox Bros. Seats & Trim Panels Coventry Went out of business in 2010.
Trico Wiper Blades - Still in business (US company).
  Pressweld Aluminium Grilles Gloucester -Now part of SAPA Pressweld.
Britax Seat Belts - -Still in business (Car Seats, Pushchairs etc).
Remploy Packaging & Assembly London Still in business.
Hodgson & Hodgson Sound Insulation Burton-on-Trent No longer in business.
Girling Brake Products - Still in business, sadly no longer make calipers for our Triumphs!
Firth Furnishings Ltd. Moulded Carpets Heckmondwyke Rieter Holding AG acquired Firth Furnishings Ltd. in 1994