A.G. Bracey Limited was founded in 1962 by Mr Alan Bracey after he served an apprenticeship at Longwell Green Coachworks in the 1950’s.
Initially the Company was established within the old farm buildings of Chesley Hill, Bridgeyate in Bristol. The site was used to repair accident damaged cars and light commercial vehicles.
In the early 1970’s a change of direction occurred which took the Company into the manufacture of Commercial Vehicle Bodywork. The new direction proved to be highly successful and led to a reputation for high quality bespoke bodywork for Blue Chip Companies such as South Western Electricity Board, British Gas, British Road Services, British Rail and the Home Office, as well as standard bodywork for local dealerships.
The Company expansion in 1980 led to the opening of a new manufacturing site in Pucklechurch, Bristol, whilst the Chesley Hill site is continuingly utilised as a Paintshop and bodywork repair workshop. The Bridgeyate site was redeveloped in 1991 and now boasts dedicated paint bays as well as a manufacturing and repair facility for all types of bodywork.
In recent years the Company had continued to expand its product range and now compliments its core business with the production of specialist vehicles such as Landrover cab extensions, Mobile Libraries, Youth Support Vehicles, I.T. Units, and many more.
Mr Alan Bracey has now retired and the business continues to move forward under the leadership of Alan Bracey Jnr. (Chairman), and Maureen Hastings (Managing Director).