Spartan Motor Factors

Cardiff-based Spartan Motor Factors, which operates a number of branches and employs 145 people across South Wales and the West of England, has entered administration.

The administration process will be carried out by Deloitte’s Cardiff office.

Deloitte also said there have been no redundancies so far, but was unable to confirm whether Spartan’s Newport head office and 10 additional branches were operating as usual.

Spartan Motor Factors

Founded in January 2012, Spartan claims to have “one of the largest distribution centres and stockholdings in the South West”, with over 500,000 individual references available to order. A USP of the firm was a two-year guarantee on each parts sold. In its early years, Spartan won CAT’s Independent Factor of the Year award three times and more recently picked up an award for enterprise from the Welsh government. 

CatMag 17.03.2020


Richard Hawes and Matt Cowlishaw were appointed as joint administrators to Spartan Motor Factors Limited (“the Company”) on 13 March 2020. Following the appointment, the business was successfully sold to MWR Sales Limited on 18 March 2020.


Motor World (MWR SALES LIMITED) is a specialist car parts and car accessories retailer with 37 branches nationwide. Motor World stocks a range of car parts and accessories, car audio, navigation, as well as bikes and leisure products through a network of Super Stores and High Street stores. Motor Worlds retail stores stock an extensive product range from all the leading car care and accessory brands including Carplan, Carlube, Ring, Streetwise, Autoglym, QH and Bluecol.