SNG Barratt were the first of a long line of premier Jaguar focussed companies to sponsor Xclusively Jaguar, and we are still very proud to work with them. Here is a short history on how the company started, and its aims for the future.
Born from a love of Jaguar Cars over 30 years ago, SNG Barratt is the world’s largest independent supplier and manufacturer of parts and accessories for the marque. With a global span via their HQ in the UK and branches in the USA, Holland & France, there isn’t a part of the world that they can’t reach.
Started in the late 1970s by husband and wife team Hazel and Stephen Barratt, the company began by accident in their sleepy cottage by the river Severn in Shropshire when Stephen put an advert in the paper selling some parts for an E-Type he had used as a donor car to mend his own. Such was the demand for these parts that a gap in the market became apparent and they started to set about filling it, both through acquiring old stock to sell on and then, bit by bit, to remanufacture items for the E-Type that were no longer available at the time.
The remanufacturing process started by out-sourcing a small number of items through contacts in the UKs industrial heartland in the Midlands. Over the years it expanded to 1000’s of parts manufactured both in house with their own comprehensive facilities as well as through this broad range of suppliers.
In the 1990s SNG Barratt purchased Sovy UK, the original supplier of many electrical components for Jaguar, Aston Martin and many other British car manufacturers. This allowed them to manufacture a vast range of electrical lines. They also went on to purchase a number of original Lucas assembly lines allowing the continued manufacturing of a number of switches, washers bottles and lamps. This continued re-investment in the Jaguar marque allows long obsolete parts to once again grace the shelves guaranteeing the future of many historically important vehicles.
Soon after, SNG Barratt also purchased British Autos USA, which became the first of three overseas branches, followed by premises in Holland and France. Weekly shipments from UK HQ to all the branches allow international customers’ access to all the hundreds of thousands of product lines that SNG Barratt offer with fully stocked warehouses and local sales people at each branch.
Still a family run business, SNG Barratt’s range now cover every Jaguar model from 1949 to present day and their customers have unrivalled access to the part required, through the team of dedicated and knowledgeable salesmen. All day to day processes, from manufacturing through to sales and despatch, are compliant to ISO 9001 standards and are inspected annually. The UK branch is accredited by Jaguar as an Authorised Parts Dealership, allowing access to the full range of genuine Jaguar parts and resources. SNG Barratt’s quick and competitive shipping service means that parts can be delivered to your door.
SNG Barratt are not just parts suppliers, they also own several test vehicles for research and development. The opportunity to fit and fully test new parts helps them to deliver the very best to their customers, and paves the way for future enhancements, modifications and remanufacture to take place in-house.
The sales team are out on the road throughout the year at events ranging from club shows and hillclimbs, to international exhibitions, providing great offers and a popular order collection service. For a full list of upcoming shows see the Events section of the SNG Barratt website.
All information correct at time of publishing
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