A lot has changed since then; Unipart is now a highly diversified company bringing a wide range of benefits to clients in the rail, technology, retail, automotive, financial and public sectors.
Each of our client relationships is unique, but what is common to most is how Unipart enables significant cost reductions, improvements in capacity and customer service, and a level of engagement with employees that delivers real commercial benefits.
Our operations today span three major areas: logistics, manufacturing and consultancy. But across all three, there is a single approach that enables us to deliver more than our clients expect. We call that The Unipart Way.
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1990 – Launch of Our Contribution Counts Circles
Launch of Our Contribution Counts Circles, which enables all employees to solve problems at their own level
1992 – The Lean Machine opens
Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon. John Patten MP, opens Unipart employee health and fitness centre, The Lean Machine
1993 – Best Factory in Britain award
Unipart’s Coventry manufacturing site wins Best Factory in Britain award by Management Today/Cranfield University.
1994 – Unipart’s silver jubilee
Unipart celebrates the silver jubilee of the Unipart Brand
1996 – New Chairman of Unipart Group
Lord Sheppard of Didgemere named as Chairman of Unipart Group
1997 – Faculty on the Floor launch
The first ‘Faculty on the Floor’ learning centre is launched at Unipart’s site in Kent
1997 – Unipart opens four new joint venture
Unipart opens four new joint venture factories including Kautex Unipart Ltd and Unipart Eberspacher Exhaust Systems
1998 – Unipart supports the Government’s New Deal
Unipart is among the first businesses to support the Government’s New Deal initiative
1999 – Unipart acquires Partco Group
Unipart acquires Partco Group making it the largest supplier of aftermarket parts in Britain