Owned by South Australian-based CMV Group, TRP’s new outlet is an extension of both the Hallam and Bayswater Truck Centres and now covers most of the eastern Melbourne suburbs and supports the Yarra Valley and West Gippsland.
TRP supplies high-quality parts for prime-mover trucks, rigid trucks and all types of heavy trailers. It opened its first store in Adelaide in 1934 and now has four in Australia and 136 in other parts of the world.
CMV Group operates the Kenworth/DAF dealerships in Cavan and Berri in South Australia as well as Hallam and Bayswater in Victoria.
The new TRP store was opened officially on May 18 by Michael Crawford, a CMV Group director and grandson of the company’s founder, Sidney Crawford.
The store caters for all major truck brands, ranging from filtration, lube and electrical products, to brakes, suspension, steering, wheel ends, and other parts and accessories.
Trailer parts represent between 20-30 per cent of store turnover, particularly in the areas of brakes, suspensions and lighting.
Backing up the parts is about $2 million of inventory at the Hallam Truck Centre facility just 35 minutes away from TRP Pakenham meaning it is capable of meeting more than 98 per cent of normal demand within a short turnaround time, maximising vehicle uptime.
TRP stores also have a direct link into the PACCAR Parts Distribution Centre at Bayswater for the entire breadth of their product portfolio.
By Neil Dowling