DON KYATT CHANGES QUEENSLAND BRANCH NAME
Family owned Don Kyatt Spare Parts is now trading under the same name in all Australian states
The move comes after a truck parts business of the same name in Queensland was sold, leaving the company free to use the trademark there for the first time in over 40 years.
When Frank Hutchinson and Don Kyatt started their spare parts company in Moorabbin, in Melbourne’s east, in 1969, they soon expanded to include a second Melbourne branch to service the city’s west, as well as a Queensland office.
By 1980 Ed Williams, whom the company had employed as a mechanic, had come on board as a third stakeholder, and when the three men parted ways professionally, Ed took control of the Queensland branch, keeping the name but running it as a completely separate company.
Frank Hutchinson has continued to grow Don Kyatt Spare Parts into one of the biggest aftermarket spare parts distributors in Australia and internationally.
Specialising in 4WD spare parts under the Terrain Tamer 4WD brand, and distributing additives and diesel solutions under the Flashlube brand, Don Kyatt Spare Parts now has 10 branches around the country, a further seven internationally and over 50 dedicated stockists, selling into over 80 countries around the world.
In Queensland, however, the company has only been able to operate under the name Sunshine State Spare Parts, due to the already registered business operated by Frank’s former partner, and with branches operating from both Brisbane and Townsville, the chance to use the Don Kyatt Spare Parts name in Queensland was a welcome one.
“The Don Kyatt name has gone from strength to strength over the 52 years since our company began,” Don Kyatt Spare Parts General Manager, Brent Hutchinson, said.
“To finally be able to use it in Queensland, as we do across the rest of Australia and the world means a lot to us, and will mean less confusion for our customers in the area as well.”
For more information about Don Kyatt Spare Parts and the Don Kyatt Group, visit www.donkyatt.com.au