The company was recognised with an FBA Excellence Award for 2023

At Family Business Australia’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Melbourne last month, CoolDrive Auto Parts was presented with the VIC/TAS Established Family Business Award, one of two award winners announced at the proceedings.
“It was an absolute privilege, and surprise, to be named a winner of a Family Business Australia Excellence Award, particularly amongst such esteemed company,” CoolDrive Auto Parts Chief Executive Officer, John Blanchard, said.
“As a family business, CoolDrive places a strong emphasis on building lasting relationships with our customers, employees, and business partners to foster trust and loyalty with these important stakeholders.
“From our humble beginnings in 1977 selling passenger car air-conditioning parts from the family garage, CoolDrive has strategically expanded and established ourselves into a number of other automotive-related categories.
“Now, 45 years later and still family-owned and operated, we are incredibly proud to be considered Australasia’s preferred automotive parts distributor.”
With 38 branches across Australia and New Zealand, CoolDrive says it is driven by innovation, standing apart from the competition with its industry-leading product range and service offerings.
Its expansive range now numbers over 300,000 parts from categories including air-conditioning, auto electrical, engine management, rotating electrical, tools and equipment, underbody and suspension, engine cooling, lighting, brake and clutch, filtration, lubricants, workshop consumables, and performance and motorsport.
This recent award from Family Business Australia is the second accolade CoolDrive has received this year, with Deloitte Australia naming it one of Australia’s Best Privately Managed Companies for 2022.

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