JCT600: One Million Vehicles in 75 Years

Here’s a fantastic story about a family firm that has worked hard for decades and continues to set the bar in terms of sales and customers service.  We salute the Tordoff family and their dealership group JCT600, formed in Bradford 75 years ago and having sold a million new and used vehicles on their way to that impressive landmark anniversary.

Founded by the Tordoff family and still run by them, JCT600 represents 25 major manufacturers.  Nine family members currently work for the family firm which has achieved a turnover of £1.3 billion.  Not bad, eh?

As well as being one of the largest employers in the region, the business has been named among the Sunday Times’ ‘best companies to work for’.

John Tordoff said: “Our 75th birthday is another huge moment for JCT600, and we’d like to take the great opportunity to thank everyone we work with, our loyal customers, colleagues and partners, for their continued support.

“We’ve seen some massive changes in the motor industry since 1946 when we sold our first vehicle, a Jowett van for £175, and we’ve faced many challenges along the way. However, as we have grown, we have retained our strong family values and I believe it is this that is the key to our longevity and continued success. 

“To have survived 75 years in business is an achievement in itself and we are proud that the JCT600 name is trusted by so many people. We remain committed to putting the customer first and treating our colleagues and partners with respect – the core values which have got us where we are today.”

Well said, sir. A wonderful achievement.