Bapcor Limited, Australia and the Asia-Pacific’s largest automotive aftermarket company, continues to invest significantly in Australian and New Zealand bricks and mortar.
Despite the major challenges faced during the 2020 financial year, Bapcor opened 45 new branches across its four automotive aftermarket business divisions in Australia and New Zealand in what turned out to be a record revenue-breaking year.
The Australian company also opened a further 27 branches in the first half of FY21 as well as delivering record revenue and profit.
Bapcor believes a key factor in the company’s continued leadership and its future growth can be found in its geographic reach to its customers across all sectors of its automotive aftermarket operations.
To ensure that the company’s specialised automotive aftermarket businesses reach the maximum number of customers across Australia and New Zealand, continued bricks and mortar growth plays an essential ongoing component of Bapcor’s business strategy.
“To achieve the optimum trade and retail automotive customer reach across Australia and New Zealand, encompassing all of the automotive aftermarket sectors in which we trade, investing in more branches and employing more team members is imperative.” Bapcor Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Darryl Abotomey stated.
“We remain the strongest by aligning our growth to trade and retail automotive customer demand, identifying key geographic locations that best meet the requirements of our vast customer base.
“Given how challenging 2020 was, the fact that we established almost 50 new branches across Australia and New Zealand during the year is testament to our unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled industry benchmark in customer service and efficiency,” Abotomey added.
There is a total of 222 Bapcor locations in Queensland alone, comprising of 130 Retail and Service branches, 48 Trade stores and 44 Specialist Wholesale operations.
Victoria has a total of 206 Bapcor locations, including 134 Retail and Service branches, 59 Trade stores and 33 Specialised Wholesale operations.
A total of 196 Bapcor locations operate in New South Wales, including 105 Retail and Service branches, 53 Trade stores and 38 Specialist Wholesale operations.
In South Australia, there are a total of 95 Bapcor locations, with 68 Retail and Service branches, 14 Trade stores and 68 Specialist Wholesale operations.
There is a total of 86 Bapcor locations across Western Australia, including 53 Retail and Service branches, 21 Specialist Wholesale operations and 12 Trade stores.
In Tasmania Bapcor operates a total of 19 locations, including 12 Retail and Service branches, 6 Trade outlets and one Specialist Wholesale operation.
The Northern Territory has a total of 12 Bapcor locations, comprising of 7 Retail and Service branches, 3 Trade outlets and 2 Specialist Wholesale operations.
There are 7 Bapcor locations in the ACT, with 2 Retail and Service branches, 3 Trade outlets and 2 Specialist Wholesale locations.