With NAPA Auto Part’s first five stores opening in Western Australia, the NAPA blue and yellow has now expanded to Australia’s east coast, taking over Townsville, Queensland.

It is an exciting time for local auto specialists as the Townsville branch extends their range of products to better suit the constantly changing market. The team has worked hard in the leading weeks to ensure all the new stock, signage and storage facility was ready in time for the doors to open on Friday 1st November.

Located at 502-508 Woolcock Street, Garbutt, the Townsville branch, is a rebranded Ashdown-Ingram building, known to local automotive specialists as a destination for a wide variety of parts.

Branch Manager, Darryl Rooker, is very excited to be representing NAPA Auto Parts and launching the brand in Queensland. “We’ve been working for weeks to get the building ready and product range increased. To open the doors as a NAPA Auto Parts this morning was a very exciting moment and the culmination of a lot of work,” he said.

“From the extended range to NAPA PROLink to new opportunities for a wider range of customers, the blue and yellow is a welcome change.”

Importantly, as with all NAPA Auto Parts locations, whilst the outside looks different, inside is very familiar, with the same people you know and trust working behind the counter. For existing Ashdown-Ingram customers, it’ll be very much business as usual. The only change Ashdown-Ingram customers will come to experience is the use of NAPA PROLink.

NAPA PROLink is an online system used to access an enhanced vehicle parts catalogue search engine. It is designed to make it easier for you to efficiently search for and order parts specific vehicles or applications. Key features of the tool is that it provides ‘real time’ information on pricing and inventory at your home branch and surrounding branches, as well as giving you the ability to build customer quotes, order parts online, search for Log Book Service information (requires SmartQuote subscription) plus much more.

GPC Asia Pacific is investing significantly to enhance the product offer and service to our trade customers; the improved storage area will house a significantly expanded range of products and brands, with the in-branch range increasing by around 10,000 products. This represents an inventory investment of over $500,000, meaning NAPA Auto Parts is serious about providing the parts you need, more often, to complete your jobs in a more convenient location.

With a strong range currently available, over the course of the coming year the NAPA Auto Parts range will continue to expand with new brands and products from world renowned brand leaders becoming available. This means greater access to trusted brands through increased stock levels in locations convenient to you.

For the excellent customer experience you’ve come to expect from Ashdown-Ingram, as well as the world’s most trusted brands, head to our new NAPA Auto Parts Branch at at 502-508 Woolcock Street, Garbutt, or give the team a call on 07 4728 6222.