About Us


The strength of A1 Motor Stores lies in its combined membership. By pooling our purchasing power, knowledge and expertise, we are able to provide valuable support to the independent.

A1 has continually grown since its formation in 1983. Initially a marketing group, we have now become a fully-fledged automotive aftermarket buying and distribution group encompassing independent retailers and motor factors alike.

With A1 being totally owned by its membership, all activities are directed towards improving members’ profitability, cash flow and raising their profile both locally and nationally. Most importantly, our members are very proud of their independence and membership of A1 does not encroach on that at all.

Key Benefits of Membership:

  • A12U – Access to our distribution centre with excellent cost savings for members
  • Preferential supplier purchase terms
  • Quarterly paid rebates
  • Group profit sharing
  • Access to exclusive own brands
  • Annual conventions and trade shows for members and suppliers

Valuable Support for Members:

  • A12U Print Works – Bespoke POS and promotional materials from our in-house design and marketing team
  • Members’ Facebook Forum – Exclusive group for members and the A1 team
  • Free legal helpline
  • Savings on card transaction terms, commercial insurance and vehicles