AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIES NZ LTD IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET PARTS IMPORTERS AND DISTRIBUTORS IN NEW ZEALAND.
Automotive Supplies is one of NZs largest automotive aftermarket parts suppliers in New Zealand. The aqua, black and white colour scheme with its distinctive logo is well recognised and respected throughout the automotive industry in New Zealand. The aqua, black and white colour scheme with its distinctive logo is well recognised and respected throughout the automotive industry in New Zealand.
The Company began in 1976 as a specialist Brake & Clutch supplier, when Alison and Murray Eade bought an existing small brake business called Friction Linings in Otahuhu.
Starting with only a staff of 4 the business quickly expanded with the addition of 3 more branches and a new name, Auckland Brake and Clutch Services.
Further expansion over the years to include all under car parts plus tools and accessories, and locations away from Auckland, saw a further name change to Automotive Supplies NZ Ltd in 1991.
By 2010 Automotive Supplies was now a major supplier to Retail, Trade and Wholesale customers through its 11 branches trading as Autostop strategically located throughout the greater Auckland area and 4 Extreme Automotive Supplies branches in the major centres of Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. All these serviced from a new Distribution Warehouse and Head Office in Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington.
The Company has always prided itself in the supply of quality parts and accessories and is the NZ supplier of such leading brands as BOSCH BATTERIES, SP TOOLS, GULF WESTERN OIL, REMSA DISC PADS plus Automotive Supplies’ own outstanding XP branded products.
A comprehensive web catalogue and online ordering system developed some 20 years ago has made it quick and easy to assist wholesale customers all over NZ to find parts and order overnight from the Auckland Distribution warehouse.
One of the most important parts of Automotive Supplies’ growth has stemmed from the experienced automotive staff employed in the business and Murray and Alison are quick to pay tribute to their outstanding contributions in making Automotive Supplies what it is today.
42 years on and Murray and Alison have just retired from the busy life of running Automotive Supplies business selling the business to GPC (Genuine Parts Company) 1st September 2016. Under GPC, Automotive Supplies, Autostop and Extreme continue to operate independently and have upheld the core values customers have come to expect when dealing with these businesses. The staff now numbering over 120 still carry the strong work ethics and pride in the business that always existed.