Shortis Group
Shortis Group - Over 50 Years Serving Motorists

The Shortis Group

Family Owned. Family Run.

With nearly 60 years trading, the Shortis Group has unrivalled experience in automotive parts supply and fitting centres.

The group operates several companies across the UK from North Yorkshire to the Thames, from retail shops and fitting bays to trade distribution along with property interests.

Our Companies

With a turnover of over £46m, the Group employs over 600 enthusiastic staff, and owns and operates over 180 vehicles across 87 locations.

EU Ltd

EU Ltd

Trade automotive component distributors serving East Anglia and London from 20 sites, with a fleet of over 90 vehicles.

EU Linco

Linco PLC

Operating from 6 locations in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, Linco distribute automotive components.

Fast-Fit Exhausts Ltd

Fast-Fit Exhausts Ltd

Supply and fitting of tyres, exhausts, batteries and catalytic converters at 14 locations across East Anglia.

Lourimar Ltd

Supplying retail products to petrol station forecourts across the Anglia region.

Wilco Motor Spares Limited

Wilco Motor Spares Limited

Retail sales of car spares. 21 branches across East Anglia with a central distribution warehouse.

Wilco Motosave

Motosave Limited

Spares and accessories sales with fitting centres at 27 branches throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (including Cage A cycle store trading as Motosave Ltd.)

Wilco Direct

Wilco Direct

Online sales of car spares and accessories for home delivery or in-store reservation.

Our Service Partners

Lloyds Bank

Howes Percival LLP, The Guild Yard 51 Colegate

Insurance Brokers 
Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers Ltd., Harbour House, 126 Thorpe Road

Accounts and Auditing
Sexty & Co.
Charter & Certified Accountants
124 Thorpe Road

Marketing, Advertising, PR and Web
Marketing Department
K.J. Shortis Limited
186-200 Salhouse Road
NR7 9AH 

Property Department
K.J. Shortis Limited
186-200 Salhouse Road

Property Requirements

We are actively searching for new trading sites both within the area covered by our existing network and also further afield.

The Shortis Group is a private company with a strong capital base, and as such can make quick decisions on suitable properties. Properties in East Anglia, East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire are of particular interest.

Shops and Fitting Bays

  • Minimum local population 10,000
  • Freehold
  • 5,000 sq. ft. - 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Fronting onto main or secondary roads
  • Own parking in front, or adjacent to, the building

EU and EU Linco Trade

  • Minimum local population 20,000
  • Freehold warehouse style building
  • 3,000 sq. ft. - 5,000 sq. ft
  • Good access to road network for the surrounding area
  • Own parking


We work with our suppliers to provide quality items at the best value for our customers.

We deal with most major suppliers within our industry to ensure our comprehensive range offers the right product at a price that's right for our customers. Our suppliers need to be able to work closely with our buying, warehouse, and distribution team to ensure the supply process is as efficient as possible.

We are happy to consider one-off, clearance or end-of-line items. We have experience in handling these types of products and can offer expedient decisions for suppliers looking for a quick and painless transaction. Our warehouses are capable of handling surplus stock deals of most quantities. Items are sold through our branch network only.

We are always looking for prospective new suppliers and products in our industry.


Contact Us

K.J. Shortis Limited

186-200 Salhouse Road

Tel: 01603 430034

If you have an enquiry which is specific to a company within the K.J. Shortis Group, please contact that company directly.

Shortis Group Companies

© Copyright 2023 K.J. Shortis Ltd. 186-200 Salhouse Road, Norwich, NR7 9AH.
Company Reg. No. 01022321.

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