1954: The company was founded by Lieselotte and Hans Pries on 01.10.1954. Their starting capital consisted of a used VW Beetle, a portable typewriter and plenty of ideas and energy.
1977: To survive and prosper in the spare parts business, the company decided to go into warehousing operations. The first warehouse to be built for this purpose was built in Ganderkesee, 25 km west of Bremen, in 1977.
1979: Torsten Pries also followed in the creative footsteps of his parents. After completing his degree in computer studies he took overall charge of the planning, development and expansion of software and hardware operations, thus laying the foundation for the continuous expansion of the company. The subsequent years saw the continuous expansion of warehousing capacity and the purchasing of adjacent plots to provide room for that capacity.
1997: To offer to our customers a wider selection of articles, we added a range of spare parts for OPEL to our product range in 1997.
2000: In view of the successful start made by the spare parts for OPEL, we decided to enhance our product range further by adding spare parts for FORD. We presented these for the first time in September 2000 at the Automechanika in Frankfurt.
2002: Hans Pries, an independent family firm, has developed into one of the leading export wholesalers in the spare parts sector. The former two-man show has become a respectable company with around 100 employees.
2004: Because we want to offer to our customers an increased product range we presented on the Automechanika 2004 our new spare part program for MERCEDES and BMW. This at the beginning small range is planned to grow in the next years up to the size of the range that we have already since a long time.
2005: The company Hans Pries invested again into the future and bought, according to his expansion plans, another 5,000 square meter warehouse. The company owns now 15,000 square meter high storage warehouse. Consequently our program has been extended to over 12,000 different high quality aftermarket products for VW, AUDI, SEAT, SKODA, OPEL, FORD, MERCEDES and BMW.
2008: In the last 4 years we increased the range that we already have. Now we will use the Automechanika to show to our customers our new program for French cars. From September we can offer to all our customers the spare parts for PEUGEOT and CITROËN.