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Inside A H Panels warehouse.

A H Panels was founded by A H Spares in 2003 to establish a professional sheet metal manufacturer, solely focusing on producing high-quality, precise reproduction body panels for the Austin Healey marque.

Originally opening in a small workshop in Leicestershire, A H Panels began manufacturing aluminium and steel body panels from tooling based on original Austin Healey parts.

Nearly 20 years later, A H Panels is now located at larger premises in Coventry and employs over 10 skilled welders and craftsmen with 240 years' experience in sheet metal work and manufacturing between them.

Timeline:

A H Panels timeline for mobile view.

1972

A H Spares founded by former Donald Healey Motor Company Parts Manager, Fred Draper after buying the remaining Austin Healey parts stock when production of the marque ceased after the dealership was not renewed by the BMC.

Early A H Spares in 1972.
A H Panels at Hinkley, Leicester.

2003

A H Panels started by A H Spares owners Bob Hill and Jonathan Hill with a vision to manufacture accurate Austin Healey body panels in aluminium and steel.

2012

A H Panels is relocated to larger premises in Southam next to A H Spares and investment is made for more tools and to employ more skilled sheet metal workers and welders.

A H Panels at Southam
A H Panels at Coventry

2018

A H Panels expands and is relocated to larger premises in Coventry with additional skilled craftsmen and welders employed to manufacture low volume production runs.

Austin Healey inner body assembly.

Meet The Team

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill

Managing Director


❝  Over 25 years experience in the Classic automotive industry with an extensive knowledge of how to produce and supply superior quality parts.  ❞
Rebecca Kemsley

Rebecca Kemsley

Managing Director


❝  I joined the Company back in 2006 and with the management team pushed ourselves to the position we are in today. I deal mainly with the finances and marketing aspects of the business in which I have almost 20 years experience.  ❞
Mark Friel

Mark Friel

Operations Director


❝  I joined A H Panels in November 2019. A pro-active and committed strategic Manager with over 30 year’s experience in Automotive and Manufacturing industry.  ❞
John Lee

John Lee

Sales Director


❝  With over 30 years motor trade experience, in both service and sales. Committed to supplying the highest quality at all times.  ❞
 
 

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