Jay Dee Auto Cables was officially registered as a business in 1969, but in fact started off in 1968 out of a suburban garage in Carnegie, Victoria. An Auto Parts salesman by the name of Jack deChamp, whose nickname was ‘Jay Dee’, saw an opportunity to branch out on his own due to a lack of Automotive Electrical Suppliers for the repair industry.
Jack soon gained a reputation as the guy to call on when no one else had what you needed and while the product range has expanded greatly over the past 50 years, the original principles of stocking what others in the industry don’t, has never changed.
Jack owned and operated Jay-Dee’s until his retirement in 1978 when he sold it on to one of his employee’s, who then ran it until 1987 out of his own bigger garage on Canterbury Road, Forest Hill. The third owners moved Jay-Dee’s to a Commercial Factory in Ramage Street, Bayswater and continued to grow the business for 20 years before selling in 2007. One of the current owner’s has not only worked at Jay-Dee’s since 1992, but also has the ‘J.D.’ initials which ties in nicely with the origins of the company name.
Today we operate out of factory 4/477 Dorset Road in Bayswater and not only do we still support our Victorian customers, but we now ship Australia wide. Our range of products cover almost everything you need from a minor electrical repair, to a full major rewire for new and old cars, trucks, marine equipment and trailers. Our selection of solid and trace coloured auto cable is now one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and not only contains the highest quality copper, but is manufactured right here in Australia. If we don’t have what you need as a stock item, we always do our best to locate it for you, whether you are a trade customer or a one off project enthusiast.
Our large network of worldwide specialist suppliers not only allows us to stock almost everything you need for your next project, but our team of experienced staff know the products like the back of their hands. While we understand that no one person can know everything, our access to some of the best technicians in the Automotive Electrical industry, ensures that if you are not sure how to do it for yourself, we can help put you in touch with those who do.
At Jay-Dee’s, our philosophy is simple and has kept us going for 50 years. We sell great quality products, at more than competitive prices and most importantly, do it with good old fashioned customer service. Once you’ve shopped with us, we know you’ll come back for the next project and hope that you recommend others to visit us too.