Thomas Group was originally formed in 1977 in a Kent farmyard as J.A.Thomas Fuel Injection Engineers. Later the company became Thomas Auto Injection Centre, known worldwide for its technical expertise and parts sales.
The company is now located in Ashford, Kent with good links to the UK and the Continent.
Since beginning as a purely diesel orientated workshop auto electrics, petrol injection, air conditioning and electronic tuning have been added to our range of services.
Challenging and exciting
After many years in the fuel injection industry we are finding the new technologies both challenging and exciting.
We will continue to invest, believing that all repair work should be done ‘in-house’.
Our parts sales division (Thomas Distribution) has been a natural progression and utilises our technical expertise. New manufacturers added to our range include Mr Funnel and Parker Racor.
Over the past decade Thomas Autos customer base has grown from local businesses to companies worldwide.
In 1995 we became Stanadyne Central Distributors for the UK. Since then we have become responsible for the Republic of Ireland and Kenya.
At the beginning of 2004 a new and exciting challenge began with a change of ownership.
The only Yanmar fuel injection pump workshop in the UK
In more recent years a new large parts stores has been built to handle the increased bulk filter and fuel additive requirements. A new top-of-the-range Bosch test bench has been installed. Yanmar has officially instated us as the only Yanmar fuel injection pump workshop in the UK. An MOT bay has also been added. The work force continues to grow.
Thomas Group Ltd
As the company has continued its growth with additional services and our two parts stores, in 2018 it was decided to rebrand the business. This gave each of the different elements of the business their own identify and recognition. Therefore Thomas Auto Injection Centre Ltd has been rebranded to Thomas Group Ltd.
Thomas Group Ltd consists of the following brands – Thomas Injection, Thomas Classic, Thomas Distribution, Thomas Additive, FuelBright, Diesel Part Direct and Delphi Parts Store.