Key Dates in The Unipart Story


When many people think of Unipart, they recall a company that revolutionised the automotive aftermarket in the 1970s.

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.

To understand some of the major events that have helped to shape our Group, please click on the relevant tab below. For more details on many of the events, please click here.

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10/02/2020

2020 – Serck wins £1.7m contract to deliver heat exchangers for GPS

2020 – Serck wins £1.7m contract to deliver heat exchangers for GPS

Serck, a leading international supplier of specialist heat transfer products and services and part of the Unipart Group of Companies, won a £1.7m contract to design and manufacture 19 heat exchangers for a Nigerian oil company.

02/03/2020

2020 – Unipart wins JLR Battery Assembly Centre contract

2020 – Unipart wins JLR Battery Assembly Centre contract

Unipart Logistics won a three-year contract to service the new Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre in the West Midlands

24/03/2020

Unipart colleagues practicing safety at work

2020 – Unipart Logistics named among safest organisations

Unipart Logistics was crowned overall country winner in the UK and Ireland in the British Safety Council 2020 International Safety Awards.

07/08/2020

2020 – Digital Twinning helps to create new NHS Supply Chain site

2020 – Digital Twinning helps to create new NHS Supply Chain site

When designing the new NHS Supply Chain warehouse at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds, Unipart captured a very precise (within 2mm) snapshot of the entire site in just one day using digital twinning technology

12/10/2020

M7003 Baler

2020 – Unipart extends Kubota partnership by five years

Unipart Logistics has extended its partnership with Kubota UK to provide Aftermarket warehouse operations for another five years.

04/11/2020

Scotrail train, a Comms Design customer.

2020 – Unipart Group acquires Comms Design Ltd

Unipart acquired 100% of the share capital of Comms Design Ltd, a high-tech design and manufacturing company.

25/11/2020

Panel Lifter Manufacture 1

2020 – Unipart builds new Panel Lifter technology in Coventry

Unipart Rail and Unipart Manufacturing Group successfully built their first McCulloch Rail Panel Lifter at a new production facility in Coventry

21/12/2020

OCC reducing waste Unipart House

2020 – Unipart Logistics gets highest rating ever for environment programme

Unipart Logistics has achieved a five-star rating from the British Safety Council for its commitment to environmental sustainability.

20/01/2021

Pro:Direct Sport logo

2021 – Unipart Logistics wins Pro:Direct Sport contract extension

Unipart Logistics  won a five-year contract extension with Pro:Direct Sport in the US.

03/03/2021

Logistics Awards Winner

2021 – Unipart Logistics and NHS Supply Chain win prestigious ‘New Facility’ Award

Unipart Logistics and NHS Supply Chain were crowned winners of this year’s prestigious ‘New Facility’ Award,for  new state-of-the-art facility, NHS Supply Chain Suffolk Park near Bury St Edmunds