Adams Aviation started operations in 1968 when Ross Adams, a TWA pilot, along with his cousin Dick Adams, an American parts distributor, saw a gap in the European market for a trade supplier of General Aviation parts.
In 1980 the American owners sold their shares as part of a management buyout, making Adams a wholly owned, independent British company.
As we expanded our product range and customer base we relocated to Biggin Hill Airport, this expansion allowed us the facilities to take on major distributorships such as Champion Aerospace.
We quickly outgrew our original building on the airport and in 1992 built a new facility which housed us for a further 18 years.
A major element of our continued growth started in 1995 when we employed our first Territory Sales Executive to target the French market, this was achieved by hiring French nationals, which allowed customers in that country to talk in their native language, with people from the same culture. This was such a success that we have extended our territories to include all of the major countries in Europe, Africa and beyond.
We have grown remarkably from our humble beginnings in the basement of a former pub, now in a large purpose built warehouse and office facility on the outskirts of Biggin Hill Airport, which we completed in 2010.