WE ARE AUTOMOTIVE BRANDS

Automotive Brands is a brand owner and development company that develops worldwide market awareness and sales channels for high quality products from automotive manufacturers. We achieve this with website design, social media marketing, search engine optimisation, point of sale design, pay per click campaigns, magazine publications, TV advertising, and sponsorship deals with large organisations such as the BTCC and the Arenacross Tour.
You may find a bigger company but you won’t find better.

We currently supply a range of products to almost every motor factor and motor store in the UK with distributors and agents across the globe. We offer manufacturers a UK based office with sales and marketing support which can be extended to warehousing facilities and distribution.

We consider ourselves specialists in creating product sell through support to all products with effective marketing campaigns in terms of Website’s that rank on the first page of Google, Adword management, POS, Sponsorship and trade shows.

We choose the companies and products we work with carefully, and in many cases we have represented them for years and have grown sales year on year. We will not only protect your brand and its image, in all cases we will develop and strengthen it. It is not just about the quality of the actual product, it is about the professionalism, reliability and honesty of the people we work with.

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    Experience

    Collectively we have over 30 years' experience in the industry. That's a lot of experience.

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    partnerships

    We work with over 3,000 businesses all over the world, and that number keeps growing.

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    Awards

    We won Supplier of the Year by Group Auto & Best New Product by A1 Motor Stores. This year we're nominated for the 2016 Midlands Business Award.

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    Platforms

    We use a number of specialist content management systems to ensure that we are always using a bespoke solution to push your brand online.

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Our focus

Commitment

We are 100% committed to representing and growing your brand.

Passion

We are passionate about what we do. That’s why we handle each project with energy and enthusiasm.

Insight

We listen to your needs to understand your business and what you want to achieve.

Teamwork

Think of us as extra team members with all the skills you need to move you forward.

Meet the team

Adam
Adam
Managing Director
Nickname: Weave

Specialist subject: Crazy ideas

Likes: Laughing

Dislikes: Marmite
Steve
Steve
Export Director
Specialist subject: IT & obscure facts

Likes: Martial arts

Dislikes: Courgettes

Hero: Mike Tyson

“>Nickname: Floss

Specialist subject: IT & obscure facts

Likes: Martial arts

Dislikes: Courgettes

Hero: Mike Tyson

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Specialist subject: IT & obscure facts

Likes: Martial arts

Dislikes: Courgettes

Hero: Mike Tyson

“>Nickname: Floss

Specialist subject: IT & obscure facts

Likes: Martial arts

Dislikes: Courgettes

Hero: Mike Tyson

Wayne
Wayne
Retail Manager
Nickname: Ratfoot

Specialist subject: Website and Product Development

Likes: Family and PS4

Dislikes: No internet

Hero: Morgan Freeman

Graham
Graham
UK Sales Director
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Nickname: Noke
Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Nickname: Noke
Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Nickname: Noke
Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second”>Nickname: Noke
Specialist subject: Seeing the best in people
Likes: Chinese food, LFC, cars, dogs
Dislikes: Questions like this
Hero: IP Man
Favourite Power Maxed product: Iron Off with Glass Cleaner in close second
Marina
Marina
Business Development Coordinator
Nickname: Marinar

Specialist subject: Cupcakes

Likes: Making cupcakes

Dislikes: Eating surplus cupcake stock

Hero: Paul Hollywood

George
George
Global Web Marketing
Nickname: Mr George

Specialist subject: Quantum Physics and the nature of the Universe

Likes: Women

Dislikes: Belly buttons

Hero: Sir Isaac Newton

Rachel
Rachel
Communications
Nickname: Rachie

Specialist subject: Magazines

Likes: Chocolate, art and the beach

Dislikes: Rainy days and cats

Hero: Wonder Woman

Luke
Luke
Trade Accounts Manager
Nickname: Lukeage

Specialist subject: Steel Seal

Likes: Women, cars, gaming – in that order!

Dislikes: The cold

Hero: Steve Harrison

Tom
Tom
Business Development Consultant
Nickname: Ken Giraffe / Gibbo
Specialist subject: The Life & Works of Graham Hollis
Likes: Food, football, Dave
Dislikes: Dogs that aren’t Dave
Hero: Graham Hollis and Duncan Passingham
Favourite Power Maxed product: Power Maxed peppermint rock in reception
Reece
Reece
Warehouse
Specialist subject: Viennese Whirls

Likes: Biscuits

Dislikes: People who don’t like biscuits

Hero: Vinnie, Fox’s Chief Biscwit Officer

“>Nickname: Mumbledoor

Specialist subject: Viennese Whirls

Likes: Biscuits

Dislikes: People who don’t like biscuits

Hero: Vinnie, Fox’s Chief Biscwit Officer

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Specialist subject: Viennese Whirls

Likes: Biscuits

Dislikes: People who don’t like biscuits

Hero: Vinnie, Fox’s Chief Biscwit Officer

“>Nickname: Mumbledoor

Specialist subject: Viennese Whirls

Likes: Biscuits

Dislikes: People who don’t like biscuits

Hero: Vinnie, Fox’s Chief Biscwit Officer

Jordan
Jordan
Warehouse
Specialist subject: FIFA 16

Likes: Football, Megan Fox

Dislikes: Spiders, winter

Hero: The White Power Ranger / Ryan Giggs

“>Nickname: Box Monkey / Shelts

Specialist subject: FIFA 16

Likes: Football, Megan Fox

Dislikes: Spiders, winter

Hero: The White Power Ranger / Ryan Giggs

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Specialist subject: FIFA 16

Likes: Football, Megan Fox

Dislikes: Spiders, winter

Hero: The White Power Ranger / Ryan Giggs

“>Nickname: Box Monkey / Shelts

Specialist subject: FIFA 16

Likes: Football, Megan Fox

Dislikes: Spiders, winter

Hero: The White Power Ranger / Ryan Giggs

Martin
Martin
Race Team Manager
Nickname: Marty

Specialist subject: Motorsport

Likes: Engineering, gadgets

Dislikes: Celery

Hero: Colin McRae

Ethan
Ethan
Research & Development
Nickname: Nimrod

Specialist subject: Gear boxes

Likes: Rugby, motorsport, food

Dislikes: Vans

Hero: Ed China

Colin
Colin
Mechanical Fabricator
Nickname: Kitten

Specialist subject: Welding, rock music

Likes: 80s glam rock, food

Dislikes: Brussel sprouts, Radio 1

Hero: Goku

Dave
Dave
Dog’s Body
Nickname: Pig Rabbit

Specialist subject: Graham Hollis

Likes: Food & Steve Harrison

Dislikes: Dancing, Noke leaving a room

Hero: Noke

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Steel Seal Ltd (trading as Automotive Brands) General Purchasing Terms

Version 3 November 2017 General Purchasing Terms Steel Seal Limited, 30 Bidavon Industrial Estate, Waterloo Road, Bidford upon Avon, B50 4JH. CRN 07421424 VAT GB104054761 Acceptance. Seller's acceptance of any PO shall be expressly limited to the terms of the contract. The purchaser objects to contrary terms contained in any quotation, order, acknowledgement, invoice or other document originating with the seller. Any terms and conditions printed on any purchase order, any release order, acknowledgement, invoice or other document issued by either seller or purchaser that conflict with these terms and conditions are superseded by these terms and conditions. By shipping goods or performing services after receipt of a purchase order, seller shall conclusively be deemed to be bound by these terms and conditions and all other provisions of the contract.Steel Seal Ltd (trading as Automotive Brands) General Purchasing Terms Price. The price shall be that stated in the purchase order. That is, unless that price exceeds the lowest price at which the seller is selling items or similar items to its other customers as of the date of delivery to purchaser. In this case, the lower price shall control. If there is no price stated in the purchase order, the price shall not be higher than that last charged or quoted purchaser for such items by the seller. If there has been no charge or quotation by the seller to purchaser for items previously, and if no price is set forth in the purchase order, purchaser shall have the right to return items with seller paying the cost of transportation. That is, if the seller charges a price which is in excess of the lowest price at which the seller is selling items to its other customers as of the date of delivery to the purchaser. If prior to delivery of the items, purchaser is able to purchase a portion of all of the items, or similar items of like quality, and at a price which is less, purchaser shall notify seller. Should seller fail to meet the lower price, purchaser may, at its option, purchase from the other source at the lower price. In this event, purchaser and seller shall be relieved of their obligations under the contract in respect to the items or similar items purchased from the other source. The price shall include any freight charges or sales, use or other similar taxes. No such charges or taxes shall be paid by the purchaser. Drawings and specifications. Specifications, drawings, notes, instructions, engineering information, or technical data furnished by either purchaser or seller to the other or referred to in the contract shall be incorporated into the contract by the reference. Seller shall be fully and solely responsible for obtaining product data adequate to design, manufacture, fabricate, construct and deliver the items in compliance with all requirements of the contract. Purchaser shall retain title to all such documents and branding which it provides or causes to be given to seller. Seller shall not use any of such documents or the information contained therein for any purpose other than in performance of the contract. Seller shall not disclose such documents or information to any party other than the purchaser or party duly authorized by the purchaser. Upon purchaser's request, seller shall promptly return to purchaser all such documents and copies. Changes. Purchaser shall have the right to make changes (including additions and/or omissions) from time to time in the items, any specifications and/or drawings which are part of the contract, method of shipment or packing and/or time and/or place of delivery. Purchaser shall give seller written notice of any such change. The notice may include any increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for performance of the contract determined by the purchaser to be appropriate. If seller does not agree Version 3 November 2017 with such adjustments, or if the notice does not contain any such adjustments, seller shall still be obligated to proceed immediately with all of the changes directed by the purchaser without waiting to reach an agreement on any adjustments. Any claims by the seller for adjustments after its receipt of purchaser's change order must be asserted in writing to purchaser not more than ten days after such receipt by seller or such claim shall be null and void. Delivery. The seller shall deliver the items to purchaser on the date(s) indicated in the purchase order or previously agreed dates accordingly. If seller fails to make delivery of any part of the items on the date(s) indicated, the purchaser may terminate the contract and pursue other remedies. All shipments shall be delivered FOB to the destination designated by the purchaser in the purchase order. Risk of loss of shall remain with the seller until the items in a completed state are received by the purchaser, its agent or consignee, regardless of whether or not purchaser has made full payment for the items. A packing slip must accompany each such shipment. If a shipment is to a consignee or an agent of the purchaser, a copy of the packing slip shall be forwarded concurrently to the purchaser. If no such packing slip is sent, the count or weight by purchaser or its agent or consignee is agreed to be final and binding. The seller, or the carrier it uses to transport items, whichever is applicable, shall maintain a satisfactory safety rating from the Department of Transport. The seller or carrier shall provide purchaser with written proof of such rating on request if the carrier is a motor carrier. It shall maintain comprehensive general liability body injury and property damage insurance in the amount specified in the T&C relating to insurance. That is, unless a larger amount is required by UK law. In that event, such larger amount shall be maintained. Warranty. Seller warrants that for a period of Six years after the delivery of or performance of the items to or for the purchaser, the items will be of merchantable quality. Also, fit for the purchaser's particular purpose, be of high quality, and free from defects in material and workmanship including degradation whilst in storage. In addition, they shall comply with the most stringent of purchaser's or seller's specifications, performance guarantees, and requirements; and, comply with all nationally recognized codes and established industry standards. All items shall be sold by the seller to the purchaser free and clear of any encumbrances. Seller's warranties and guarantees shall survive inspection, delivery and acceptance of the items and/or payment by purchaser. If items do not conform to any of these warranties, then, at the purchaser's option, seller shall repair or replace the defective items, FOB purchaser's designated site at seller's expense. Or, in the case of services, re-perform the services at seller's expense. Seller shall be responsible for all expenses and damages which purchaser incurs, including, but not limited to incidental and consequential damages. The foregoing warranties and obligations also shall apply to the items supplied by the seller in such repair, replacement or re-performance. Seller shall pass on to purchaser the benefit of any manufacturer warranties. Payments and invoices. The specific terms of payment for all items are stated in the purchase order. Unless otherwise specified, there or in a separate written instrument signed by the purchaser, no invoice shall be issued before shipment or performance of the items covered thereby. No payment shall be made before receipt of items and of a proper invoice for such items. Purchaser may withhold any payment otherwise due under the contract to such extent as necessary to protect purchaser from loss. That loss may be because of (a) evidence of financial difficulty of seller which might prevent complete performance of the contract by the seller; or (b) a breach by the seller of any contract provision. Version 3 November 2017