The company was established in 1992

Original PAT founder Louie Cotsopoulos and son Jim (centre), with current GM Darren Van Gerrevink

Premier Auto Trade (PAT), a leading importer and wholesaler of Vehicle Management Components, is celebrating its 30th year in the Australian Automotive aftermarket.
For 30 years PAT has been distributing products throughout Australia and has developed a loyal customer base in the Australian aftermarket via its reputable network of specialist resellers, national distributors, and leading automotive retail groups.
From humble beginnings in 1992, PAT was established by Louie Cotsopoulos, from a single van servicing the local trade with auto electrical components.
Over the years PAT has undergone many changes including diversifying from auto electrical products to becoming a leading importer and wholesaler of EFI and engine management components.
Joining Bapcor’s Specialist Wholesale group in 2017, today PAT has more than 50 employees and operations across Australia, with multiple offices and warehouses, along with hundreds of distributors and reseller customers throughout the country.
PAT says it prides itself on the high quality products and partnerships it has with some of the world’s leading automotive parts manufacturers including Delphi, Bosch, Pierburg, Denso, Continental, Walker Products, Walbro, NTK, Hitachi, Bremi, TE Automotive, Hella, Airtex, Intermotor, FAE, TI Automotive and Valeo.

PAT today

“We are proud of our company’s success and our 30 years supporting the Australian Automotive Aftermarket,” PAT General Manager, Darren Van Gerrevink, said.
“We are proud of our ability to maintain an edge in the market, where there has been so much change.
“We look forward to serving our customers for the next 30 years with continual innovation and want to offer a huge thanks to our employees, past and present, whose dedication and professionalism has allowed the company to grow.
“We remain focused on our customers and suppliers in allowing us to deliver leading products and services, our history has been an interesting journey, but we think the future is looking even more exciting.
“To have 50 employees sharing our passion and providing exceptional customer service and product solutions is something that I am very proud of.
“I also want to offer a huge amount of thanks to our employees, past and present, whose dedication and professionalism has allowed the company to grow, while also building a strong foundation for the future”.

For more from PAT, visit