A new facility marks Don Kyatt’s eighth international and 18th overall branch, continuing its global expansion

Don Kyatt Spare Sparts has opened a new facility in Chile.
It is a far cry from the modest premises in Moorabbin, in Melbourne’s South East, that acted as the company’s home when it first started trading in November 1969.
The Don Kyatt Group has only gone from strength to strength since then, opening branches Australia-wide to service every corner of the country, and expanding internationally to take its Terrain Tamer and Flashlube brands into key markets such as Europe, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and most recently, Africa.
The latest step for the expansion of the company is the new Chilean branch, operating from the capital city of Santiago.
The new branch will act as a launching pad for Don Kyatt for the South American and Central American areas, which have previously proven to be strong markets for the export of the Terrain Tamer brand for many reasons, but in particular the extensive mining sector, including many large Australian companies such as BHP.

Additionally, South American consumption of LPG is among the highest in the world, lending itself as a key market for the export of the Don Kyatt Group’s additives and lubricants brand, Flashlube, and in particular, their original Valve Saver Fluid and kit products.
With stock already available and operations under way as of the 1st of April, the branch is being managed by Nicolas Bonilla, a former Assistant Manager of the company’s European operation in France, and perhaps most helpfully, a native Spanish speaker, who has migrated specifically to take on the task of finding, setting up and running the new location.
“Our brand’s beginnings are rooted in outback Australia and the extreme conditions that the terrain offers, and Chile has very similar environments, so it makes sense as a base for our operations in South America,” Don Kyatt Spare Parts General Manager, Brent Hutchinson, said.
“We have been shipping to the region for 30 years, but it has been a slow process until now, so to have local stock holdings and to be able to service and grow our existing customer base more effectively changes the game for us.”

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