Take a look at Halfords fascinating history how the company started, what we've achieved over the years and our plans for continued success with our timeline below:
Halfords Cycle Company Limited is formed by Mr F.W. Rushbrooke in Birmingham, England as a local hardwares store.
A further 110 retail stores are opened to the public throughout England.
The first Scottish store opens in Glasgow.
With many members of the workforce serving their country at war, wives and families of managers take over running the stores.
Mr F.W. Rushbrooke passes away.
The main Corporation Street building in Birmingham burns to the ground, although just 10 days later the company is back up and running in a temporary building in Kyotts Lake Road.
Halfords celebrates it's 50th Jubilee year with a special conference for all managers and a dinner at the Grand Hotel in London.
Halfords returns to Corporation Street and opens it's new head office.
The company shortens its name to Halfords Limited.
Burmah Oil buys Halfords Limited, meaning the company portfolio now includes 317 stores and begins trials of specialist motor stores.
Halfords Limited moves to a new head office and warehouse in Redditch.
Halfords opens a motor accessories outlet in Bradford and expands to Holland with the purchase of a small Dutch company, managed by Mark Rushbrooke, grandson of the company's original founder.
Mark Rushbrooke returns to the UK for Halfords 'Year of Revival', helping the company to make steady progress and advance after several difficult trading years.
The first Halfords out-of-town superstore opens in Croydon, introducing the new blue, red and white corporate identity.
Halfords Limited is sold to the Ward White Group, which is then acquired by The Boots Company.
Halfords continues to go from strength to strength, generating consistently high sales and establishing itself as a market leader in its field.
New arcade store formats are trialled successfully, leading to the production of sub-shops for Bikehut, Audio, Parts, Touring and Ripspeed.
Halfords first e-commerce store goes live.
Halfords introduces a new orange and black logo and corporate/brand identity.
Halfords is acquired from The Boots Company by CVC Capital Partners.
Halfords is floated on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE Top 250 company.
The first Republic of Ireland store opens in Coolock, Dublin.
Halfords.com is named as the 2nd most visited UK sport and fitness retail website and also becomes the top Halfords store for sales.
Halfords goes multi-channel with the introduction of Reserve & Collect and three new stores opening in the Czech Republic.
Halfords new-look fully-integrated website goes live and a new catalogue ordering service is launched.
Halfords.ie website goes live