The Wathen Company


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We are retail distributors of automotive and truck parts catering primarily to the needs of smaller companies. We sell oil, radiator and fuel caps, hose clamps, flashers, fuses, thermostats and windshield wipers.


Mr. John Wathen, co-founder of The Wathen Company, rose from the 'grass roots' of operating a service station to top sales management with way stops at every level in between. Along the way, he worked with The Anderson Company, The Maremont Corporation, the Teledyne Corporation and the Breeze Corporation. In 1976, Mr. Wathen was asked to start a company that would cater to smaller auto parts dealers across the country. The Wathen Company originated in New Jersey and moved to Paxton, IL in the early 1980s.

Today we are continuing in the same standards that were originally established by Mr. Wathen. We will continue to provide the same "personal" touch that Mr. Wathen was so famous for. He always put the customer first.

Call or fax for additional information, catalogs and/or application help.
The Wathen Company, Paxton, Illinois 60957
Phone (800) 544-6311 - 24 Hour Fax (217) 379-9066
E Mail: 

John Wathen

Our Products Include:

Radiator Caps, Fuel Caps, Oil Caps, Electronic and Thermal Flashers, Fuses, Hose Clamps, Thermostats and Wipers for Automobiles, Trucks, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment and Industrial applications.