Warwick 4x4 moved from Solihull to Kenilworth in the 1980s, following its acquisition of Gostling Trim. The firm went on to establish a strong reputation during the 1990s for its Land Rover rebuilds and bespoke engineering.
David Pym-Smith, the company’s new CEO and the driving force behind its revival, worked in the trim department of Warwick 4x4 throughout the ‘90s. Robin Armstrong, co-founder of the revived enterprise, was also on the team, working on restorations and rebuilds.
Since the business ceased trading in the early 2000s, the pair have forged separate careers involving Land Rovers, building numerous vehicles between them including Series Is, expedition vehicles and comp safari trucks.
Their new business specialises in service, restorations and rebuilds, but also includes vehicle sales, expedition preparation and disability conversions. They are also an Exmoor Trim and Bearmach parts distributor with a retail shop that's currently under construction, due to open in October.
Keen to live up to, and build upon, the reputation of the original business, David Pym-Smith says: ‘I personally believe the current Warwick 4x4 not only carries the prestige of the original company, but also an exciting and refreshing new approach. We never cut corners, have no time for the companies that do, and although we may never be the cheapest on the market, we know we are one of the best.’
The new Warwick 4x4 is based in Redditch at Victor Business Centre, B98 8JY. Visit the Warwick 4x4 website for more info.