In 1980 after a 35.000km trip on his 1942 WLA sidecar combination to India and Nepal, Mr. Aad Samwel started the company. In the years before this journey, his old 1943 WLC took him everywhere else, as he ventured to make many friends around Europe. By doing so he learned all the skills, and gained the knowledge to restore an old Harley to back to perfection. Through his connections, Mr. Samwel got hold of many 'hard to get ' parts, and as his interest in the harley business grew, he also learned all the leather manufacturing involved in antique Harleys as well as the overhauling of gearboxes and engines. The demand of the parts reached such heights that the company decided to go into larger scale of production in different countries. As an expert in the field and with the vision he had, Aad Samwel controlled the manufacturing of the more than 2000 parts made for Samwel's Supplies. Today the company has the largest selection of WL parts worldwide, it is possible to build a complete new WL, using the current replica production line!