R.C.Schroder Ltd (now Schrodoco) was formed in 1971 by the late Richard Schroder, with the purpose of importing and distributing Industrial and Automotive Fasteners. The company's current managing director, Tony Carter purchased the operation in 1985 and expanded it's range to include Ball and Roller Bearings, Vee Belts and other Power Transmission Products. In 1990 R.C.Schroder Ltd purchased Lin's Auto Centre (founded in the late 1980's in Masterton by the late Lin Morris). This acquisition added Auto Parts and Accessories, Hoses, Adhesives and Sealants, Motor Oils and Tools to the product range. In 2001 the organisation purchased the assets of Masterton stockist Brakes and Spares Ltd, adding a comprehensive range of Brake and Clutch components. The Wellington Trade and Retail store situated in Tory Street was sold in April 2009 and closed by the new owner three years later. Schrodoco still operate a small distribution warehouse in Wellington supplying wholesalers and manufacturers only. Schrodoco and Lin's Auto Centre list more than 35,000 inventory items. Schrodoco and Lin's Auto Centre offer a full design and consultancy service, including troubleshooting anywhere in the Wellington region.