NAPA AUTO PARTS LAUNCHES ON THE EAST COAST
Townsville store now open
With NAPA Auto Parts’ first six stores now open in Western Australia, the NAPA blue and yellow has now expanded to Australia’s east coast, taking over Townsville and Mackay in Queensland.
Opened on 1 November and located at 502-508 Woolcock Street, Garbutt, the Townsville branch is a rebranded Ashdown-Ingram building and is extending its range of products to better suit the constantly changing market.
“We’ve been working for weeks to get the building ready and product range increased. To open the doors as NAPA Auto Parts was very exciting and it was the culmination of a lot of team work,” Townsville Branch Manager, Darryl Rooker, said.
“From the extended range to NAPA PROLink, our new online ordering system which makes it easier for our customers to order products, the blue and yellow is a welcome change.”
As with all NAPA Auto Parts locations, whilst the building has a different colour, the same people you know and trust will be serving you behind the counter.
For existing Ashdown-Ingram customers, it’ll be very much business as usual, with the only change they will experience being the use of NAPA PROLink, an online system used to access an enhanced vehicle parts catalogue search engine. It is designed to make it easier for you to efficiently search for and order parts for specific vehicles or applications.
The system provides ‘real time’ information on pricing and inventory at your home branch and surrounding branches, while giving you the ability to build customer quotes, order parts online, search for Log Book Service information (requires SmartQuote subscription) and much more.
NAPA Auto Parts says it is investing significantly to enhance the product offer and service to its trade customers; stating the expanded storage area will house a significantly expanded range with the in-branch range increasing by around 10,000 products.
This represents an inventory investment of over $500,000, which NAPA Auto Parts says shows it is serious about providing the parts you need, more often, to complete your jobs in a more convenient location. Over the course of the coming year, the NAPA Auto Parts range will continue to expand.
Over the coming months you will see further NAPA Auto Parts locations opening, namely Mackay, Townsville and Wangara in November and more in 2020.