Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

New Auto Part Supplier Has All the Big Brands

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

New Auto Part Supplier Has All the Big Brands

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Emily Prain

AUTOMOTIVE business owners will now be spoilt for choice following the opening of a new auto parts specialist.

Burson Auto Parts has taken over the former Bundaberg Autopro/Autoparts Centre on Barolin St and opened its doors after Easter.

The acquisition is the companyas 105th store in its network stretching across the eastern seaboard of Australia and South Australia.

Regional manager Steve McArthur said the company had set its sights set on breaking into the Bundaberg market quite some time ago.

aOur sales rep was travelling to Bundaberg once a month servicing our customers up there,a he said.

Operating out of its Brendale store in Brisbane, the decision was made to have a more permanent representation in the Rum City.

aAn opportunity came up to purchase the Autopro business,a Mr McArthur said.

Mr McArthur said the store was managed by Mark Harrison, and staffed by former employees of the former Autopro business.

aBesides one, we retained most of the staff,a he said. …

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