Home' Australian Automotive Aftermarket Magazine : Australian Auto Aftermarket e-Zine - Feb 13 Contents BURSON AUTO PARTS CONTINUES
EAST COAST GROWTH
After reaching the milestone of 100 stores in mid-2012, Burson Auto Parts has continued to grow by way of store
acquisitions and greenfield sites in New South Wales and Queensland.
Two new Burson Auto Parts stores joined the group in Sydney,
located at Brookvale and in Castle Hill.
There are now 28 Burson Auto Parts stores in New South Wales,
with the Sydney stores servicing automotive repairers extremely well
by carrying some 110,000 line items.
Castle Hill was selected to complement Burson Auto Parts'
presence and distribution in the region, servicing repairers through to
Baulkham Hills, Dural and West Pennant Hills.
Management of the Castle Hill store is handled by former Burson
Smithfield and Blacktown store manager Peter Harrison, heralding the
return of a local who is very well known to the area's automotive
The Brookvale store joins the Burson family in response to major
demand from workshop owners in the Northern Beaches area and its
surrounds who are seeking the premium quality big brands that Burson
Auto Parts is synonymous with.
Highly experienced former Parramatta 2IC Greg Spelman brings
major experience to the management of this store.
Burson Auto Parts has also established a significantly stronger
presence on the Queensland Sunshine Coast with the acquisition of
five former Car Bits stores.
The company has also acquired Mackay based Direct Auto Supply,
which joined the ever growing Burson Auto Parts network on December
This has been a family run business for the past 38 years and
during this time it has reputedly become the pre-eminent aftermarket
parts supplier in Mackay, servicing Mackay and the surrounding
districts of North Eastern Queensland.
All of the current staff will join the Burson team, bringing their
customer relationships and invaluable aftermarket knowledge to the
Burson Auto Parts' national expansion provides more opportunity
for more customers to take advantage of the company's extensive
product range and large network.
The company's suppliers will also benefit from a wider and
continually increasing market exposure for their products.
"We are growing at an unprecedented rate in the history of this
company," Burson Auto Parts CEO, Darryl Abotomey, said.
"It is all about finding locations that best service automotive
repairers in each region by providing all the major brands that they
know and trust, great advice, excellent staff and value for money
"We will have more exciting news about the further national growth
of Burson Auto Parts soon."
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Australian Clutch Services expands its sales team
Australian Clutch Services has always
been committed to sales and customer
service, which has led to the recent
expansion of its sales team.
Bringing more than 25 years of
combined experience, Craig Lee and Luke
Hadfield make a valued contribution to the
ACS sales team.
Mr Lee joins the sales team at Australian
Clutch Services bringing 18 years of valued
experience and knowledge with him.
These years of experience and
knowledge come from the automotive paint
industry and from working as a spare parts
interpreter at a major national retailer.
This level of experience and knowledge,
coupled with his outstanding customer relations,
fits the needs and commitment to customer service
that Australian Clutch Services strives for.
"Australian Clutch Services is known as a
leader in clutch and flywheel technology nationally
and internationally in both of its OE and
performance brands and it is great to see their
ongoing commitment to customer service and
training," Mr Lee said.
"The people that I work with, alongside access
to assistance and having the right tools, makes it
easier to deliver the best customer service and
makes my job much more enjoyable."
In addition to Mr Lee bringing his skills
and commitment to the sales team,
Australian Clutch Services has also expanded
its purchasing department.
Mr Hadfield has eight years of experience
in purchasing and parts interpretation from
his previous role at Sprint Auto Parts head
He also fulfilled the role of Advertising
Coordinator at Sprint Auto Parts head office
and will more than likely transfer those skills
to Australian Clutch Services.
Like Mr Lee, Mr Hadfield brings his skills
and experience to the forefront of his
"The professional and enthusiastic team
here at Australian Clutch really are great to work
with and they strive to bring the best customer
service possible," Mr Hadfield said.
"I enjoy the diverse range of jobs on a daily
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