In 1957, our co-founders panel beater Jim Gray and motor mechanic Jim Adams set out with a vision to form a car and body repair business in Fraserburgh to service the local area. Quickly succeeding in making that vision a reality, in the late 50s and early 60s the business moved in to producing some of the first insulated bodies for the transportation of perishable goods – using dry ice to cool the load.
Since our founding, Gray & Adams has developed as a manufacturer, creating new standards for the industry. With a depth of experience, the business has continued to evolve due to our ability to respond to change in market demands and challenges, allowing us to provide customers with cutting-edge solutions, bespoke to individual business needs.
As a family business, Gray & Adams have a strong ethos built around people. With a focus on developing internal staff and talent to ensure our longstanding customer centric approach to service is upheld, we are committed to supplying well engineered vehicles and products of supreme quality.
To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the business HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, was welcomed to Gray & Adams, Fraserburgh on 13th June 2017, to enjoy a tour of the factory and join a celebration for 60 successful years with Gray & Adams Directors and staff, past and present. HRH Prince Charles was joined by James Ingleby, Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire to unveil a plaque to commemorate the visit.
The first Royal Visit in the history of the business marks an exciting milestone for us in our 60th year and begins a full year of celebrations with staff, customers and local communities.
Over the course of the last 60 years we have grown out of all recognition but always stayed true to our heritage, and we remain a family owned business. Now employing more 700 people across our base in the North East of Scotland and four other manufacturing facilities across the UK, we remain driven to deliver innovation, excellence and first class service to all customers.