THE NEW NAME IN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET
NAPA Auto Parts is set to become the most comprehensive aftermarkets part distributor in Australia and New Zealand
NAPA Auto Parts is the new name in automotive aftermarket parts for Trade, Industrial and Mining specialists in Australia and New Zealand.
The internationally recognised name is the latest brand to be added to the GPC Asia Pacific stable, and will be the face of the specialist automotive parts business.
GPC Asia Pacific is best known for brands like Ashdown-Ingram and Repco, with Ashdown-Ingram and other trade and specialist businesses now transitioning to NAPA Auto Parts.
Standing alongside Repco, NAPA Auto Parts says it will leverage the extraordinary heritage held by Ashdown-Ingram, Appco, Autostop, Covs, Global Auto Spares, R&E Auto Parts and Sulco to become the most comprehensive aftermarkets part distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
NAPA Auto Parts is already the world’s largest supplier of automotive parts and accessories, operating 57 distribution centers and 6,000 Auto Parts stores throughout America.
There are currently 12 NAPA Auto Parts locations in Australia – there are eight in Western Australia, three in Queensland and one in New South Wales.
The first New Zealand NAPA Auto Parts location is also expected to open later this year; while over the coming years, there is expected to be a further 120 NAPA Auto Parts locations.
Having a comprehensive range of products and leading brands is a major draw card for current GPC businesses, however NAPA Auto Parts is also backed by NAPA Know How: “a philosophy of service through specialist knowledge to ensure the right part, every time.”
Those behind NAPA Auto Parts say this ‘Know How’ and service excellence stems from the pedigree of over 90 years of experience in the Australian automotive aftermarket through the GPC Asia Pacific brands.
GPC Asia Pacific says it is investing significantly into NAPA Auto Parts to enhance the product offer and service experience to customers.
It says this includes improved storage for more products and brands, as well as inventory increases to show it is serious about providing the parts you need, more often, to complete your jobs in a more convenient location.
As a specialist aftermarket parts destination, NAPA Auto Parts has a range that includes:
• 4×4 solutions;
• Starter motors;
• EFI modules;
• Engine management tools;
• Under-bonnet and under-body components;
• Workshop tools and equipment;
• Workshop consumables;
• Shock absorbers;
• and more.
Having launched at the 2019 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo, NAPA Auto Parts has been operating in Australia since April 2019.
The NAPA Auto Parts teams joined Ashdown-Ingram, Covs, Global Auto Spares and R&E Auto Parts in celebrating success through 2019 at the recent Branch Manager’s Conference.
The conference was the first time all businesses were able to come together as one under the NAPA brand to learn more about the future of the business and recognise the achievements and significant growth of 2019.
It was here the team celebrated Western Australia as Region of the Year, Ashdown-Ingram Sunshine West as Branch of the Year, various Sales and Safety achievements and inducted another longstanding team member into the Hall of Fame.
The conference was supported by platinum sponsors Brown and Watson, Ecco and Redarc, along with leading brands available from GPC Asia Pacific.
For more information about NAPA Auto Parts and to view its full list of locations, visit www.napaparts.com.au or follow NAPA Auto Parts on Facebook for regular updates.