Autogas 2000 Ltd History

Autogas 2000 Ltd History

The following gives an indication through the years as to how the Autogas 2000 Ltd has grown from small family beginnings to date through three generations

1980 Gordon Wise started to move to alternative fuels with a new name of G & J Wise Gas Powered Cars.
1980 Gordon Wise completed a two-day training course on Renzo Landi gas equipment
1981 Gordon Wise and his father John Wise work with the major gas companies and the LPGA in a working group in the writing of a specific Code Of Practise for fitting of LPG conversions to motor vehicles.
1983 Gordon Wise converts and sponsors a kit built car for around the coast of Britain on LPG in aid of blind children
1986 Tartarini Netherlands UK ltd was first registered by Gordon Wise importing autogas equipment direct from the Netherlands.
1986 Chris Wise joined his father Gordon working in the company installing LPG systems following on from training with specific product.
1989 Company change of name to Tartarini UK ltd following close working ties with the autogas Tartarini equipment brand
1991 Tartarini UK ltd moves into purpose built new workshops on the family owned site.
1993 Tartarini UK ltd achieved the first car to travel from lands end to John O Groats solely on LPG
1996 Company change of name to Autogas 2000 Ltd was a natural progression and allowed greater scope within the industry.
1996 Autogas 2000 Ltd working with oil company Jet converts a Rover 827 for the environment secretary promoting the use of autogas as an alternative fuel
1996 Autogas 2000 ltd converts a small number of test vehicles for the gas supplier Flogas
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd registered the website autogas.co.uk for internet marketing.
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd technical director Chris Wise is asked by LPGA to assist in compiling an inspection document as part of the approved installers scheme that later was to become main stream as part of the vehicle conversion process.
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd on behalf of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association host the first Internet online listing of LPG stations for the UK refuelling.
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd offer refillable upright LPG gas bottles and underfloor gas tanks for motorhome use and the leisure market.
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd offers the first internal dealer news letter within the industry promoting autogas products and services.
1997 Autogas 2000 Ltd became the sole UK distributor for Tartarini Autogas systems
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd compile there own training manual for LPG conversions including product awareness and safe handling. This along with an in house training room and training manager resulted in over 200 applicants been trained throughout the country in the safe fitting of LPG conversions.
1998 Chris Wise become a Technical director of the company Autogas 2000 Ltd
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd are asked to advise on the new Powershift government grant scheme along with Department of Transport and the Energy Saving Trust and UKLPG
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd started converting a fleet of vehicles for Humberside police who later won awards for there green credentials converting a large sector of their fleet to LPG.
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd work with the city of York council in converting a fleet of Ford Transit vans to LPG
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd working with Rolls Royce converts a Silver Seraph to LPG for the European alternative traffic convention in Florence Italy.
1998 Autogas 2000 Ltd was awarded the LPG conversion in association with LPGA and Rolls Royce to convert a Royal Rolls Royce Phantom for HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH II to promote the use of LPG in the UK.
2000 Autogas 2000 Ltd received a lifetime achievement award from Calor Gas at the LPGA Industry Awards supported by LP Gas.
2002 Autogas 2000 Ltd builds a new purpose built workshop extension with own in house rolling road test facility for LPG engine calibration and emission testing.
2002 Autogas 2000 Ltd design and obtain there own in house warranty scheme for lpg converted vehicles that are still covered by manufacturer warranty.
2004 Gordon Wise retires from Autogas 2000 Ltd following poor health handing the company over to his son Chris Wise.
2004 Autogas 2000 Ltd was awarded the EAST Industry Commitment to Sustainability
2005 Autogas 2000 Ltd worked with the TV program Wheeler dealers in discussing LPG conversions on one of the there project cars.
2005 Autogas 2000 was the first to host an online shop on the Internet sensation Ebay for autogas spare parts and services.
2006 Two Autogas 2000 Ltd engineers complete and pass a training program to support the Vauxhall OEM conversions in the after market.
2006 Autogas 2000 Ltd was awarded the EAST Industry Commitment to Sustainability for a second year running
2011 Autogas 2000 Ltd is involved in helping to put together a Code of Practise working with UKLPG and the NCC for the fitting of LPG tanks to leisure motor homes.
2012 Autogas 2000 Ltd sponsors a local motorsport event at Croft racing circuit in North Yorkshire promoting the use of LPG as an alternative fuel.
2012 Autogas 2000 Ltd are appointed main importers for the GFI brand of gas equipment to also cover Necam and Teleflex range for after market OEM support
2013 Autogas Leisure a new company is created to take on the LPG tanks for motor homes / leisure vehicles and catering applications along with a new website www.autogasleisure.co.uk
2014 Was a sad year for Autogas 2000 Ltd as a family company with the sad loss of its founder Gordon Wise who died through long term illness.
2015 Autogas 2000 Ltd along with Autogas 2000 Leisure Ltd launch a new LPG tank mounting cradle CAD designed , laser cut and calculations done for ease of fitting to a range of panel van conversions.