About Us

The company was established in 1979 when current Group Chairman Tony Parish and his business partner Alan Stephenson opened their first repair centre in Leeds, combining their first names to call it ‘Alton’ Cars. Having built a reputation for quality and attention to detail, Alton Cars gradually expanded its Leeds operation into two purpose-built units on Saxton Lane and by 2007, Alton Cars Leeds had again relocated to a new, ground-breaking site in the Cross Green area of Leeds.

Further afield, the company had already begun to expand by acquiring other well established bodyshops. In 1999, Minister Coachworks joined the Alton Cars Group to become Alton Cars York. Throughout the next decade, further acquisitions saw Knaresborough Body Repairs, RC Jones Motor Bodies & Huddersfield Accident Repair Centre join under the banner of Alton Cars Harrogate, Alton Cars Barnsley & Alton Cars Huddersfield.

In 2014 the group opened two new repairs centres, Alton Cars Hull & Alton Cars Doncaster, to give the group strategic coverage of the whole of the Yorkshire & Humberside regions. A change of approach at these sites saw Alton Cars create purpose-built repair centres, each equipped with cutting edge equipment & technology.

In more recent times, Alton Cars has have been back on the acquisition trail with the purchase of Beeson & Galloway, Blenheim Express Repairs, JD Bodyworks & Brookstead Panelcraft. Significant renovation works was carried out at each of the sites to bring them up to scratch and they’ve been rebranded Alton Cars Ashbourne , Alton Cars High Peak, Alton Cars Mansfield & Alton Cars Rotherham respectively as the group moves into the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire territories.

In 2018, continued growth has seen the group secure a premise in Sheffield. Intensive renovation works was carried out over a 2 month period to create a new flagship branch, Alton Cars Sheffield. With further expansion on the horizon, the future promises to be exciting for Alton Cars!