Our Milestones

1969
Trading commences

Commences trading as Ronald Lea. specialising in the distribution of caravan equipment.


Incorporation

Incorporated as Arleigh (Northern) Limited.

1981

1992
Marine Mart

Marine Mart is founded by Alastair Thomas.


New identity

Arleigh Northern changes its name to Arleigh International Limited.

1996

1997
Acquisition Merger

Arleigh International & Marine Mart are acquired by Caverdale Group PLC and merged.


New MD

Alastair Thomas is appointed as Managing Director of Arleigh International.

1998

1998
First MBO

Management buyout of Firstserve Group incorporating Arleigh International.


New premises

Arleigh moves to new 11,000 sq ft premises in Nuneaton.

2000

2004
Second MBO

MBO of Arleigh from Firstserve, led by Alastair Thomas and backed by NVM.


Midland Chandlers

Acquisition of Midland Chandlers which enhanced the market position in the inland marine sector.

2006

2007
Crown Products

Acquisition of Crown Products removing a siting equipment competitor.


New Group premises

Relocation of the Group to new 35,000 sq ft premises in Nuneaton.

2009

2010
David Cottam

David Cottom joins the group as a Director.


Nova Leisure

Acquisition of Nova Leisure which expanded the motorhome product range.

2011

2012
Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss joins the company from Thetford.


Premises expansion

Expansion of the Nuneaton site by 11,000 sq ft to accomodate the new Nova Leisure business.

2012

2013
Unipart

Acquisition of Unipart Leisure & Marine’s motorhome business, increasing market share in motorhome sector & number one distributor of key market supplier.


Premises expansion

Work commences on 18,000 sq ft extension of current premises.

2014

2016
LKQ

Arleigh Group was acquired by LKQ Corporation, a NASDAQ listed Fortune 500 company.


ASAP Supplies

Acquisition of ASAP Supplies which increased the market share in the commercial marine sector.

2017

2018
Aquafax

Acquisition of Aquafax which increased the market share in the off shore and inland marine sector.


Further premises expansions

12,500 sq ft expansion to Nuneaton site & a 10,000 sq ft expansion at ASAP Supplies.

2019

2019
New Managing Director

Adam Ramsden is appointed as the new Arleigh Group Managing Director.

Group Acquisitions