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Rimmer Bros have been providing quality parts for classic Rover, Land Rover, MG and Triumph cars since 1982.
Raised in County Durham and apprenticed as Mechanical Engineers in Tyneside, two brothers, Bill and Graham Rimmer, started out by buying, tinkering and fettling their own Triumphs. Later, in 1982, they founded Rimmer Bros., which operated from modest buildings at the family home in Lincolnshire. Those were the days when they bought, sold, restored, serviced and provided parts for Triumph, doing all the work themselves, for they had no other staff.
The business then grew and many years later, the brothers still own the company they founded, where they now have a loyal, expert and hard-working staff of 65 people to keep the wheels turning. Expansion seems to have been continuous during that time, such that the company HQ at Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, now includes 105,000 sq.ft. of storage space, tens of thousands of stock lines, millions of parts – and now covers the Triumph, MG-Rover, Rover SD1, Land Rover, Range Rover and Jaguar ( 1998 on ) ranges. For years it has been one of the ‘classic’ industry’s leading concerns, which not only offers many parts which can often not be found anywhere else in the world, but backs this with an amazing record of technical expertise, and a reputation for high-quality service, and for high-speed response to every request.
As the British motor industry has contracted, Rimmer Bros. has grown larger, to ensure that many well-loved classic cars, now out of production and no longer supported by their original makers, can still be maintained, restored, and enjoyed. While the support for Triumph strongly continues, during the 1990s the coverage of Rover SD1 models was added, and in the 2000’s Land Rover and Range Rover, to include models right up to date. From 2005, Rimmber Bros extended their range to cover more modern MG-Rover cars. In 2012 this range was further extended to cover Jaguar models 1998 onwards.
With the company now well-established, the parts inventory at Bracebridge Heath continues to grow, the technical and service expertise continues to match it, and the company’s strategic aim is to improve on that, even further, as space, time, and new marketing opportunities allow.