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AUTO ONE OPENS NEW
STORE IN CROYDON
Auto One has just opened a new store at Croydon,
New South Wales.
The store is located on Parramatta Road and is
owned by Joe Zavaglia and Michael Cokinas.
“Our motto is ‘right gear, right advice’ and the
team at our Croydon store is committed to offering
the best customer service possible,” Mr Zavaglia
“Our staff has more than 200 years combined
“With all the leading brands on our shelves, we
are able to provide customers with access to quality
products at the most competitive prices to satisfy
all of their automotive needs.”
When they opened their first automotive spare
parts retail outlet in Ashfield in 1988, they
admitted to feeling nervous. However, their years
of hard work have resulted in a booming business.
As the company grew and the demand for floor
space increased, the pair moved to a new home in
Croydon. Years later, they made their way to
Dulwich Hill and then again to Newtown. Today
they are back in Croydon in what is no doubt their
biggest and best store to date.
“Situated in a high profile position on the
corner of Parramatta Road and Acton Street, we
have finally achieved our dream to be one of the
biggest auto spare parts stores in Sydney,” Mr
With the combined experience of their friendly
staff the team at Auto One Croydon is committed to
providing outstanding customer service and what
they believe to be the largest bank of automotive
knowledge in the industry.
Mr Zavaglia added that being an AAAA member
has been an important part of growing the business.
“Over the years we have found the AAAA
membership to be a great advocate for our business
and for the automotive industry. We have found
their legal and HR advice in particular to be user
friendly and helpful,” he said.
Auto One Croydon is located at 44 Parramatta Road,
Croydon and is open seven days a week.
CONTINENTAL TYRES APPOINTS NEW DEALER
WELCOME TO THE NEW AUTOPRO MUSWELLBROOK
Autopro Muswellbrook in NSW is the latest addition to the expanding Automotive Brands Group operating under the
Autopro Parts Professional name.
Store owner John Daniel has more than nine years’ experience in the auto industry and says he is extremely
excited to be joining the Autopro group.
“The bigger buying power offered by the Autopro Group means we can offer our customers more products at
more competitive prices. We are passionate about the auto industry and want to be able to share our knowledge
and experience with the Muswellbrook community,” he said.
Joining the Autopro Group recognises John’s commitment to the improvement of his business.
“We are focused on growing bigger and better in the future and the Autopro Group can help us achieve that,”
National Autopro Manager Mark Geraghty added: “We are looking forward to helping John and his team
achieve their goals and welcome the Muswellbrook store to the Group.”
The store joined the group in mid-February 2014, with a re-launch to coincide with Autopro’s Easter
marketing campaign in April.
Autopro has more than 110 stores nationwide offering a wide
range of products and a strong customer service focus.
Established in 1982, Autopro is Australia’s oldest and largest
independent automotive aftermarket parts and accessories
Autopro Muswellbrook is located at 11 Maitland Street,
Muswellbrook NSW 2333.
For further information visit www.autopro.com.au.
Ciano Motor Engineers in Five Dock, New South Wales has
become the newest Continental Tyres store in Australia, as
the European tyre giant continues its Australian expansion.
The family-run business of more than 45 years now
sports the yellow and black colour scheme of Continental
Tyres, plus a newly refurbished workshop and its owner,
Joe Ciano is looking forward to being a part of the
"I've always admired Continental tyres and feel they
are the best tyre brand in the world, with products
unmatched in the marketplace when it comes to quality,
safety and technology," Mr Ciano said.
"I completed my apprenticeship at BMW over a
decade ago, and even then in my opinion, Continental
was one of the top two tyre brands and I'm really pleased
that it's expanding its presence in Australia and I'm proud
"The support Continental provides to both me, as a
store owner, and my customers is the best I've ever seen.
The regular promotions are fantastic and a great
incentive, and in fact, one of my customers last year even
won an HSV Maloo Ute thanks to Continental.”
Mr Ciano and his three-man team at Continental Five
Dock provide local residents and businesses a full range
of services including tyres, car servicing, brakes,
suspension and all mechanical repairs.
The fully-equipped, state-of-the-art workshop features
a new 3D wheel alignment machine and various
diagnostic equipment - all situated on top of the new
Continental yellow concrete floor.
"I took the decision to partner with Continental as an
opportunity to upgrade the workshop, which now features
a new wheel alignment machine providing an extra
service for our customers. And while I was at it, I thought
I might add some colour in there too, on the floor," Mr
There are now more than 1,400 Continental retail
outlets worldwide, with 21 located across Australia.
"Our retail store owners are of course our front line,
our brand ambassadors," Continental Retail Development
Manager, David Goldsworthy, said.
"Ciano Motor Engineers' connection with the local
Five Dock community is typical of the retail relationships
we are seeking – stores that understand the needs of their
customer base and want to deliver to them product of a
Continental quality from a thorough knowledge base."
Continental is one of the four largest tyre
manufacturers in the world, with its products fitted as
original equipment on one in every three European-built
Its highly acclaimed range provides the benefits of
an extensive product offering that combines excellent
braking, maximum grip and low rolling resistance tyres,
all with high safety properties.
For further information visit www.continental-tyres.com.au
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