The Company was founded as Mechanical Services(Trailer Engineers) Ltd by Barrie Badland and operated from the garage of his home in Belmont
The first Trailer Mail Order Catalogue "the Book of Plans" was produced. This book soon became the 'bible' of the trailer parts & DIY trailer build market.
First Indespension Stockist appointed to ease distribution and make product more readily available.
Production was transferred from Belmont to a factory site in Bolton
A second factory was purchased to supplement the original factory as demand for trailer parts increased
Both factories were sold and a new 130,000 ft² Factory was purchased, originally run as a cotton mill, Hillfold Mill on Belmont Road became home to Indespension for many years
First group Stockist Meeting held
J W Philp of Milngavie, an original stockist, becomes Glasgow Trailer Centre, the first of a new era of distribution and retail Depots
Douglas and Rosemary Graham joined Barrie and Sandra Badland as partners in the business
National distribution set up with appointments of regional Depots
4th Edition of the parts catalogue renamed the Trailer Manual was produced
Indespension opens in Dublin, combining with the trading of the long established G & A Parnell Company
5th Edition of the Trailer Manual published
Founder Barrie Badland died unexpectedly.
Revolutionary Computer and Strain Gauge Testing introduced in trailer design
6th Edition of the Trailer Manual published
The easy launch & recovery Hallmark Roller Coaster Boat Trailer range unveiled at the Earls Court Boat Show.
Nottingham based Tow a Van Trailer production Company purchased
Challenger Range of Industrial Trailers introduced
Tony Graham joined the company as a sales & management trainee
7th Edition of the Trailer Manual published
Robotic Welding introduced to the manufacturing process
The Triple Lock coupling was designed and patented
The Super Ride Suspension was developed and patented
Hallmark Dipper Range of Boat Trailers launched
2 Dimensional Computer Aided Design introduced
Ros Graham joined the Company as a HR assistant
The manufacturing company Axles of Watford Ltd Purchased
8th Edition of the Trailer Manual Revised
AD Plant Trailer Range of Trailers introduced
Production and office Headquarters moved to the old Ingersol Rand site in Horwich and Paragon Business Park was created
3 Dimensional CAD introduced to the Design Office
Additional Manufacturing Facilities for finished trailer assembly opened in Altham Lancashire
Manufacturing reorganisation to facilitate automated product manufacture & quality inspection.
Industrial Trailer Range updated and re designed
New Style Tow a Van introduced as well as higher payload Plant trailers
Indespension Stores re branding commenced with the opening of state of the art branches in Dublin, Newcastle & Cardiff
£1mill investment in Laser Cutting and CNC Folding machines to continue the search for excellence with Indespension products
2010 – 2015
Indespension undertook various projects to open new branches (Carlisle/Lancaster) and to relocate others to more suitable properties and so Indespension Northampton/Gatwick (previously Redhill) /Portsmouth (previously Southampton) /Bolton were re-born.
Indespension announces the launch of Express Trailer Parts offering a next day delivery service of fast moving parts to the plant and trailer industry
Company releases the industry’s first multi-manufacturer automatic towbar quotation system on the web site
Heralded the much awaited opening of Indespension Bristol at its new home on Eastgate Road and new Indespension branches in South Wales Indespension Narberth and Swansea have joined our growing retail network in March