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AUTO parts supplier NAPA has followed up on its promise by expanding its outlets, most recently its 20th store in Coopers Plains in south-east Queensland.

The latest outlet is the retailer’s biggest store, covering 2600 square metres and amalgamating three businesses – Ashdown-Ingram stores in Archerfield and Ipswich, and K&M Automotive Services.

NAPA Auto Parts, backed by US-based Parts Company and its subsidiaries including GPC Asia Pacific, launched in April 2019 as the umbrella for business units including Ashdown-Ingram, Covs, Appco and ASL.

NAPA said the new location allows room for an extensive product range covering electrical, thermal and mechanical, and has space for expansion as new brands and products from global suppliers become available.

NAPA general manager Scott MacDonald said the merging of the businesses created an established and experienced team able to continue to provide exceptional service to customers and build on new opportunities.

He said that while the NAPA name may still be new, the company has a rich 90-year history in the industry.

NAPA Coopers Plains is the seventh store to open in Queensland, with additional stores planned for rollout across the country.

Mr MacDonald said this represents the strategic plan to build on existing capabilities to ensure it can service customers with the right part at the right time.

NAPA Cooper Plains now joins Emerald, Mackay, Rockhampton, Slacks Creek, Townsville and Toowoomba as Queensland stores.

The brand also has locations in WA, Victoria, ACT and NSW, with more branches opening this year.

NAPA is expecting to grow to over 125 locations across Australia and New Zealand.

By Neil Dowling

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