About Us


In 1958 Whitelaw Machinery Co. bought Axelrod Automotive and began operations as Whitelaw Automotive & Industrial supply Co. Ltd. at 600 Dundas St. Woodstock Ontario.

Axelrod’s had been a traditional automotive jobbing business that supplied the more than 60 service stations that served Woodstock in 1960. We also operated an automotive machine shop department that carried on until 1991. The part of Axelrod’s business which proved unique and active was the industrial products that they had access to. Industrial bearings, belts, power transmission products and,  fasteners broadened both the customer’s base and the scope of the services that Whitelaw’s could provide. In 1977 we moved to our current modern facility at 572 Main st. which is right across from Whitelaw Machinery.
Whitelaw Automotive has had to diversify over the years in order to adapt to the new economic conditions in Oxford. More competitors and more specialized service providers has made business a greater challenge then even Robert Whitelaw faced in 1856. The strength of the company is the expertise and commitment of our staff to service our clientel.

Whitelaw Today

At Whitelaw Automotive and Industrial supply we pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for many customers.  With our wide range of automotive parts, short of Dealer only parts, we’ve got you covered for all your aftermarket parts needs.  Need paint for your car, we’ve got that too ranging from touch up bottles to supplying large car and fleet body shops.  We stay true to our industrial roots and have wide selections of industrial and agricultural bearings and belts.  Our extensive belt inventory also has your lawnmower and snow blowers needs met.  The performance and accessory market is new to us in the last 5 years and is growing steadily every year.