C F Parkinson Ltd has it was originally known started business in Boston, Lincolnshire in 1923. A family owned business specialising initially in the domestic and automotive electrical business, later to become renowned for being Lincolnshire’s Auto Electrical and Diesel Fuel Injection specialist and general motor factor and the largest independent Lucas dealership in the country. Always looking for new opportunities for product growth and customer support it was decided in the late 1970’s to add a propshaft repair facility within the ever growing portfolio of C F Parkinson Ltd. Now being a seven branch operation all within the East Midlands the decision was taken to site the propshaft business within the existing Boston facility.

Moving to a new purpose built building in 2002 on the Riverside Industrial Estate in Boston Parkinsons continued to grow all parts of the business and the propshaft business in particular exceeded all expectations.

In 2014 the family sold the entire business to Motor Parts Direct Ltd another family own business. Seeing the opportunities to further expand the propshaft division Motor Parts Direct invested heavily in 2016 in new workshop equipment and we now operate as Parkinsons Propshafts.

We now serve the Car, 4×4, LCV, HGV, PSV, Agricultural, Industrial, Plant, Off-Highway, Marine and Military markets our specialist propshaft engineering department with over 36 years’ experience provides a full service for all makes and types of propshafts and power take off shafts. This includes repair, shortening, lengthening, re-tubing and balancing of all types of shafts under the latest ISO 9001standards.

This investment in the very latest equipment enables our dedicated, high technology workshop facility to offer a propshaft repair and re-manufacturing service capability which includes accurate computerised propshaft balancing for single and multiple piece shafts. We undertake any size shaft fitted with a universal joint or CV coupling, everything from the moving limbs on a puppet to large industrial shafts. In addition, we supply high quality, branded replacement parts, such as universal joints, sliding assemblies, centre bearings, splines, gearbox yokes, flange yokes, tubing, steel rod and propshaft couplings.

History has taught us the value of supplying only quality branded vehicle components. We would never compromise vehicle safety, your safety, or that of your customer, by supplying inferior quality products.

Our specialist propshaft repair service includes the ability to replace the original manufacturers “Staked” universal joints fitted to Mercedes Vito, Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit propshafts along with “Staked” universal joints in steering shafts fitted to all popular Car, PSV, Agricultural and Commercial vehicles. Our top quality replacement universal joints for some Steering Shafts can be fitted complete with a grease nipple, something the original equipment units do not usually have. This makes our replacements capable of re-greasing during regular service intervals for total peace of mind.

We can also manufacture propshafts to your individual specification and requirements, please contact us for details of our bespoke service.

Within our facility here at Boston we have our own fully equipped commercial vehicle workshops and offer a propshaft “remove, repair and refit” service for your vehicle.

We can usually repair and return propeller shafts to you within 2 days of receipt and we can supply off the shelf service for replacement aftermarket and brand new complete shafts and components on a next day delivery basis.

Contact us today, whatever your propshaft and steering shaft requirements, and discover how Parkinsons can help you.