Auto parts warehouses in the United States have become a hotbed for startups and foreign automakers looking to tap into the Australian market.
Auto parts are a growing business in Australia, and the number of local businesses has risen to more than 1,400 in the past year.
Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementAussie companies like Automotive Parts Warehouse have set up shop in the country and offer a range of services to auto parts suppliers.
These include sorting, testing and shipping the parts, which can be a challenge in many parts warehouses.
“The major thing to do is to work together with your suppliers to make sure they are happy with the quality of the parts that they are delivering,” said Auto Parts Warehouse co-founder Michael McLeod.
“Then you just have to get them on board and do the logistics.”
The company has also launched a partnership with Mopar, a major Australian manufacturer of vehicle parts, and offers a service to help suppliers set up and manage their own shops.
“It’s like being on the team, which is really nice,” McLeod said.
“We have a good relationship with them and it’s a great experience to work with them.”
In fact, Auto Parts warehouse’s partnership with a leading auto parts manufacturer, Mopars, is helping it to grow.
The company started out in the automotive industry in 2012 and has expanded rapidly since then.
“There’s a really strong market out there, which has made us really happy,” McTiern said.
Mopars is also helping to boost its Australian business, and has hired a number of skilled and experienced people to help it grow.
“I think it’s fantastic that they’re doing it in Australia and we’re looking to expand and partner with them in the future,” Mc Tiern said, adding that he was looking forward to working with them again.
Auto Parts Warehouse’s services range from helping to supply parts for Moparis vehicles, to getting parts for suppliers like Moparts and Mopart Parts, which have branches in the states of Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.
“Our focus is on helping them set up their own shop and we can help them get things set up,” Mc tiern said of the company’s customers.
“As far as the logistics, we can sort things out as well.”
The company also has a partnership in place with Blue Sky, a small and emerging Australian manufacturer, which uses the Australian Auto Parts Network to send parts to the country.
“The way it works is you go through our network and the supplier then picks up the parts and we’ll send it back,” Mctiern said with a smile.
“That’s how it’s done in Australia.”
He said it was great to have a customer who was willing to pay the premium for quality.
“They’ve paid well for what they’ve gotten,” Mc Challenger said.