AutoMat Co. was founded by Eric Browner in 1956. After serving in WWII,
he gained experience working for a seat cover company where he saw a golden
opportunity to expand in the auto interior aftermarket. He boldly set off
on his own in a small basement with one cutting table and one sewing machine
-AutoMat Co. was formed.
As a one man show, Eric started by creating patterns for replacement
carpeting for cars, performing the manufacturing and doing the selling.
By stressing quality
and service, business grew quickly. Soon Eric was able to hire employees, then
advertise, expand into larger and larger facilities, and before long, ship
product throughout the country.
In the early seventies, Eric’s son Glenn joined the company and
helped expand to include a full range of auto interior restoration products,
and services, including an in-house installation depatment.
In the early eighties, Eric’s son Tim joined the company, helped
further expand the offerings, and helped develop and implement progressive
marketing and sales strategies.
In the late eighties, Eric’s son Roger joined the company, spearheaded
special projects and helped develop the company's use of technology.
With the further help of a strong, dedicated, family oriented crew, and
a continued emphasis on providing quality products, excellent service and
fair pricing to customers, AutoMat Co. transfomed into one of the most
renown companies in the business.